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.

Application materials will be available in summer 2016.

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 curator) 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


Meet Su-Chen Hung, Application Visiting Artist 2014 


Application Materials:

  • Visiting Artist Residency Application Instructions (available in summer 2016)
  • Visiting Artist Residency Application (available in summer 2016)
  • 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 (available in summer 2016).

Applications for 2017 must be DELIVERED to Museum of Glass by December 1, 2016.

Mailing address:

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


If you have questions about the Visiting Artist Residency application, please contact:

Katie Phelps
Curatorial Assistant/Visiting Artist Coordinator


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