Emerging Artists In Residence 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, 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.

Applications for the 2018 EAiR program are closed. The deadline for 2019 EAiR applications is January 9, 2019.

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




Collin Bampton is a sculptor living in Seattle, WA. He received a BFA from the University ofWashington where he worked as a teaching and studio assistant. Bampton continues to assist various local artists while developing a contemporary craft built around ideas of structure, activity, and environment. 
Lydia Boss is an multimedia artist whose work investigates themes of identity, time, and nature. She graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2012. She has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the International Gall School in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. Boss has exhibited her work internationally and currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington. 
Courtney Dodd was a Core Fellow at Penland and holds a MFA from VCU in glass and a BFA from MSU in graphic design and illustration.She has completed residencies in photography and glass at OCAC and STARworks. In 2015 and 2016, she was nominated for the Irvin Borowsky Prize.
Morgan Gilbreath is an artist whose work investigates the formal similarities between religious traditions, art history, and contemporary culture.  She holds a BFA in Glass and a BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.  Exhibiting nationwide, Morgan currently lives, works, and teaches in Philadelphia.
Bryan McGovern Wilson is a trans-displinary artist whose work addresses the themes of time, ritual, and the body.  Through his material investigations, images, and performance, he blurs the boundaries between established and marginalized ways of thinking and working. Wilson received his BFA from the RISD Glass Department and received his MFA at Columbia University.