Applications are currently being accepted for 2017 Visiting Artist Residencies.

The application deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2016, by midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Each year, MOG invites artists to apply for a Visiting Artist Residency in the Hot Shop, to explore new techniques or continue a current series. Selected artists have full use of our state-of-the-art Hot Shop and the assistance of our Hot Shop Team. Approximately 4 slots are available for applicants, including the Sheldon Levin Memorial Application Visiting Artist Residency for artists whose work draws connections between science and art (more information below).

Sheldon Levin Memorial Application Visiting Artist Residency
Sheldon Levin started his volunteer career with Museum of Glass as a charter docent, participating in the first docent and volunteer training in 2002. He quickly started emceeing on Thursdays in the Hot Shop interpreting glassblowing techniques, helping thousands of visitors understand the art of glassblowing from both artistic and scientific perspectives.

To honor his memory, Museum of Glass invites artists who are inspired by connections between art and science to apply for the Sheldon Levin Memorial Application Visiting Artist Residency.

Residency Details

  • Residencies are open to artists from all artistic mediums
  • Artists work up to 5 days in the MOG Hot Shop
  • Artists work in full view of Museum visitors during the hours that the Museum is open to the public (Wednesday–Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm)
  • Museum offers exclusive use of the Hot Shop and provides support of a three-person Hot Shop Team and two days basic cold-working during the residency
  • Conversation with the Artist: Artists present a public lecture (Sunday, 2–3 pm)
  • Artists retain ownership of the work created during the residency
  • Artists are encouraged to donate two works—one piece made during the residency for the Museum's collection (selected in collaboration with the Museum's Artistic Director) and one piece for the Museum's annual auction
  • Artists are responsible for travel to and from Museum of Glass, accommodations, color, and special order materials
  • Artists are responsible for initiating packing, insurance, and shipping arrangements for artwork PRIOR to residency



Application Materials:

  • Visiting Artist Residency Application Instructions (available as a Word document)
  • Visiting Artist Residency Application (saved as a Word document)
  • Concept sketches and images
  • Résumé/CV (saved as a Word document)
  • 2 images of artist at work (.jpg format, 300 dpi minimum)
  • 6 images of recent work (.jpg format, 300 dpi minimum) 
  • Complete credit information for all images: Title, year, medium, dimensions, credit line (saved as a Word document)

Materials must be submitted by mail or digitally via Dropbox. Submission information is included in the Visiting Artist Residency Application Instructions document.

Applications for 2017 must be DELIVERED to Museum of Glass by Thursday, December 1, 2016, by midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Mailing address:

Application Residency
Attn: Visiting Artist Coordinator
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3217

Questions about Visiting Artist Residency applications? Please contact:

Katie Phelps
Curatorial Assistant/Visiting Artist Coordinator


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