Emerging-Artists-In-Residence Program

September 18 - November 10, 2017

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 EAiR residency.   

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.

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



Bryan Kekst Brown is an artist from Ohio currently working out of Philadelphia. He received his BFA in Sculpture & Expanded Practices from Ohio University and will receive an MFA in 2016 in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art where he has worked as 3D Print Lab and Studio Technician. 
Julia Chamberlain earned her BFA in Sculpture and BS in Engineering from the University of Washington in 2015. Chamberlain’s work focuses on human touch, digital interactivity, and physical phenomena. Her glass work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, exhibited nationally, internationally, and in public art across Seattle. 
Jennifer Crescuillo is an internationally exhibited artist living in Silver Point, Tennessee. Jennifer earned her MFA in glass at Southern Illinois University.  She has worked and taught at various glass schools across the USA.Together with her partner, Jennifer operates High Polish Studio specializing in custom cold working services. 
Karin Forslund received formal training as a glassmaker in Orrefors, Sweden, earned a B.A. from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art on Bornholm, Denmark, and has worked numerous art glass production jobs in Scandinavia and internationally. Her artistic approach takes interest in the subjectivity of materiality and execution of craft.

Nate Ricciuto is an artist living and working in Columbus, OH. He earned  an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where he was the recipient of a University Fellowship. Nate’s work has been featured in the New Glass Review and he continues to exhibit across the United States. His absurd and imaginative sculptures seek ways to reconsider the relationship between craft, technology and intuition. 

Josefina Muñoz is a multi-disciplinary artist from Santiago, Chile, who often works itinerantly creating pieces in and about environments she encounters, mainly focusing on space, architecture, and place. Josefina shows her work, lectures and develops research internationally. Her most recent projects involve extreme field investigation, including living with the Turkana nomads in Africa. Muñoz received a Masters in Fine Arts in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design -RISD- (2013), and a BFA with Honors from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2006).