Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Once again the residency program at WheatonArts is trying to reach out more directly to artists through the Internet. Included in this e-mail is a link to the current Fellowship application to the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts.
The CGCA residency program affords artists a break from the pressures of the external world, allowing them to work on ideas and projects that one might not be able to risk otherwise.
The facilities are some of the finest internationally, broad in scope and able to support vast possibilities. Artists get exceptional access and freedom with these facilities, but they also receive generous stipends, private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 65-acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary, just 45 minutes south of Philadelphia.
This year the artists will have use of three brand new furnaces and many other recently upgraded facilities. We are constantly improving and growing. I encourage you to utilize this resource!
If you are interested in applying or know someone who might be, please use the application form or forward it on to someone who might be.
Only ten Creative Glass Center of America grants are given per year but the process is free and easy and surprisingly open. Check the web site at www.wheatonarts.org for any program details and please come visit the organization for other activities all year long.
P.S. This year our first residency session will begin in April 2010. This has allowed us to extend our application deadline and jury process on into October. So you still have plenty of time to apply!