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Current Exhibit

2017 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence

Opening reception: October 4, 5-8pm

This exhibit at the Schack Art Center will feature new works by artists in the 2017 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence (EAiR) program in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.

Exhibit dates: October 4 - November 3, 2018

About the Pilchuck EAiR program

The EAiR Program through the Pilchuck Glass School 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 2017 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence are as follows:

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 originally from Toledo, Ohio. She grew up in a part of the country rich with the history of glass making. She graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2012. She has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the International Glass School in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. Lydia 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.