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Emerging Artist in Residence (EAiR) Program



The EAiR program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.

The residency requires a project proposal and supports kilnworking, coldworking, printmaking, and use of mixed media but not hot glassworking. The EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, so no instruction is available and some glassmaking experience is required.

Residents have access to many Pilchuck studios, including the glass-plate printmaking (vitreography) studio; plaster studio; fusing, slumping, and casting kilns; flameworking torch; and coldworking equipment. No hot glassworking is available.

The residency requires full-time participation by six artists. Residents should expect to partake in communal studio clean-ups and be available to visitors during the Auction Tour, among other activities.

Included in the residency award is a stipend of US$1,000 per artist, open studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a private room in a cottage with shared bath. Materials, instruction, food, and travel reimbursement are not provided.

For more information, please contact Becca Arday, Registrar, at registrar@pilchuck.com or 360.445.3111 ext.29



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NATHAN BRAUNFELD recently graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 3D4M (including sculpture, glass, and ceramics). Collecting imagery from landscapes around the world, he investigates how specific sites can serve as catalysts for personal transformation. Nathan uses topographical models of these sites to create cast glass forms.

ERIN DICKSON is an architect by training, earning her PhD at the University of Sunderland. She uses recorded data of invisible phenomena, such as cracks in the walls, leaking roofs, and ambient sound, to produce a three-dimensional design. Based on metaphoric associations, Erin reinterprets architectural spaces through sculpture and installation.

KAREN DONNELLAN is an Irish Artist and Writer whose work is informed by the metaphysical process of using repetitive methods as meditation. Her practice incorporates performance, sound, and film. Donnellan earned a B.Des from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and holds a MFA in glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

KIM HARTY graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and moved to Chicago in 2011 to pursue her MFA in the Art and Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Her work combines glass with new media, and recently organized a group of interdisciplinary artists for an experimental performance in the Chrysler Museum of Art’s hotshop.

JOHN HOGAN was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, the home of the Studio glass movement. John has been working with glass for ten years, and recently traveled to the Czech Republic where he studied kiln-formed glass and cold-working. He is currently a member of Studio 5416 in Seattle, he works in many studios around the city, and his projects include hot sculpted glass, cast glass, blown glass, mixed media, and new media.

JESSE JENNINGS received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in the 3D4M program at the University of Washington in 2012. He is interested in cyclic patterns created by the growth, evolution, and innate behaviors of living organisms. Through experimentation in his studio practice, Jesse gains a clearer perspective and awareness of our surroundings.


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