Want to be a part of a one-of-a-kind immersive studio practice program in the heart of the The NEON District? Glass Wheel is now accepting applications for the 2017 Studio Artist Program.
The deadline is November 15, 2016. For more info and to apply click here.
Not sure if you should apply? If you see yourself in any of the following people, maybe you should…
1. Your studio currently doubles as a kitchen table or ½ of a spare bedroom (with slightly more space than the Christmas decorations).
You need space, but having a studio seems like a luxury, so you create wherever than can. You work in garages, and basements, and annoy family or roommates with sketchy piles of ‘art stuff’. You daydream of studio space while purchasing supplies and balancing student loans and/or daycare costs. Glass Wheel wants to help make your studio daydreams a reality. Spaces are highly-subsidized—just $150-$300 per month— and include extra costs like water, electric, and WIFI. We even throw in resources like a wood shop with miter, table and panel saws, nail gun and drill press. And just for good measure, how about small production kilns for glass and ceramics? It’s still not free, but the price is mighty right.
2. ALL ARTISTS, even those not working in glass…
We get it. Our name seems to define us a glass-centric facility. And while we do have a special place in our heart for contemporary glass, we love printmakers and videographers and weavers too. Our first year is chalked full of dynamic exhibitions that juxtapose glass with various other mediums. Materiality is often a huge part of an artist’s work, but we do not believe material has to define or limit you. Who knows, your happy camera-clicking finger could join our little tribe and discover a new passion and aptitude for painting.
3. You want to take your work to the next level and reach new, larger audiences.
Making art is not easy. It is not quick. It takes time and practice. But while you are doing the work, stretching the canvases or perfecting your reticello blown glass vessel technique, who is promoting you? The Studio Artist Program is a built-in network linking you to a larger community of artists, curators and collectors. It guarantees your inclusion in a soon-to-be-legendary group show and has opportunities for multiple pop-up exhibitions throughout the year. Studio Program Artists will also reap the benefits of Glass Wheel’s targeted marketing strategies. That’s free advertising folks! You can thank us later.
4. You want to explore something new or different in your practice.
We all get stuck sometimes. We do the same things, eat at the same restaurants, and have the same exact conversations. This repetitive stagnation is lethal to artists. You start out connected to your work; it’s fresh and engaging and folks dig it. But then, before you know it, you’re on autopilot, phoning in the type of work you once loved to create. If you are an artist trying to get out of a rut, dying to draw, design, photograph different subjects and break free from whatever process or product you are most known for—then the Studio Artist Program is waiting with open arms. We want you to explore, to experiment, to collaborate. And we’re ready to support your grandest artistic failures and all your, “Well, I’ll be damned” successes.
5. Anyone who has ever said—aloud or in your head—any of the following statements…
“If I had a studio space, I could finally focus on my practice.”
“What the hell am I doing? Will anybody get this?”
“I miss art school.”
“I need some inspiration/motivation to start/finish this new/old piece/body of work.”
“Anyone wanna collaborate on an art project?”