Pilchuck is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 "Emerging Artists in Residence" program. Successful applicants will head to Stanwood, Washington, which runs from September 17th through November 9th, receive a $1,000 stipend, studio space, kiln access, cold-working equipment, and room and board. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2018.
The program debuted in 1990 under then-artistic director Dale Chihuly. The aim is helping "recent glass-program graduates and artists changing their direction (with at least 3 years experience) looking for some time and place to develop a particular idea or body of work," according to current Pilchuck artistic director Tina Aufiero in an email exchange with the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet.
Resident artists have the opportunity to explore, research and experiment in different mediums using kilnforming, coldworking, printmaking, mixed media, but not hot glassworking. Students will not be given instruction, so some experience in glassmaking is required. Artists will have glass-plate vitreography equipment to make prints; plaster studios for mold-making; kilns for fusing, slumping and casing; torches for flameworking; and equipment for cold working.
Past emerging-artist residents include Lydia Boss and Courtney Dodd from 2017; and Bryan Brown, Jennifer Crescuillo and Chilean-artist Josefina Muñoz from 2016. Students will not be given instruction, materials, or reimbursement of any kind so experience in glassmaking is required. Artists will have glass-plate vitreography printmaking, plaster studios, kilns for fusing, slumping and casing, a flameworking torch and equipment for cold working.
Applicants must submit a proposal outlining equipment needs, skill and experience level, creative intent, and whether or not they have past experience at Pilchuck. A resume with names, addresses, emails of at least two references and a 50-word biography of the applicants are also required. Artists must submit a total of five pieces with titles, materials, dimensions and year made. A total of six artists will be chosen for the residency. There is a $50 fee for submitting applications. Applications can be submitted here.