Creative Glass Center of America
6 Weeks: August 27 - October 8, 2014
6 Weeks: October 22 - December 3, 2014
The program is outstanding and unparalleled, providing over 300 Fellowships over the last 30 years.
Artists have the use of private studios and excellent facilities within a respectful sanctuary of concentrated time. This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to utilize one of the finest facilities of the glass medium, known internationally. Not only do artists get exceptional access to these facilities and various process mediums, 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.
The Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) was founded in 1983 by a group of artists, educators and gallery directors who became sensitive to the particular needs and financial burdens facing glass artists. For the past 30 years, 300 CGCA Fellowships have been awarded to artists from around the world, allowing them the opportunity to focus on the development of their artwork. Today, the CGCA Fellowship Program remains the only one of its kind in the U.S. providing emerging and mid-career artists unrestricted access to the facilities and materials necessary for blown, cast and kiln formed glass.
The CGCA Fellowship Program at WheatonArts is a professional level program providing focused and self-directed artists working in glass with a concentrated period of time to work alongside their peers. Fellows work toward a common goal of advancing their careers through the perfection or refinement of techniques needed to develop a new or expanded body of work. The CGCA program is an environment where we provide the facilities, equipment and a technical orientation; however we do not have technical assistance on hand.
CGCA is housed at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey, an East Coast center dedicated to the continuum of glassmaking in America. The Center is located in an area rich in glassmaking history and is within driving distance to New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.