Opportunities for Artists

Glass Studio Summer Internship

WheatonArts is excited to announce a two-month summer internship in our Glass Studio. Designed for emerging artists pursuing or having recently completed an undergraduate degree in glass, this competitive internship provides professional experience in a museum setting. Interns can be expected to assist with WheatonArts studio production, public classes, and studio technician classes, averaging 25-30 hours per week. To learn more about the Glass Studio Summer Internship, click here. 

Internship Session Dates: July 15 – August 23, 2024
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Visitors take a stroll in a row of vendor tents at the Festival of Fine Craft.

Festival of Fine Craft, October 7 & 8, 2023

Held annually during the first full weekend of October

The Festival of Fine Craft, now in its 24th year, is our premier annual event and one of the most highly-rated shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. Named one of Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best in 2018 & 2019, this campus-wide event continues to grow in attendance, programming, and quality overall.

Approximately 150 exhibitors, ranging from new & emerging artists to masters in their mediums, are carefully selected by a jury of WheatonArts professionals and experienced staff artists. We take pride in maintaining an artist-friendly show with a high standard of quality and a balance of mediums, styles, and techniques.

WheatonArts provides convenient day-before setup, overnight security, booth sitters, and unequaled hospitality throughout the show. Lodging at reduced rates is offered to exhibitors at some nearby hotels. Open Studios, craft demonstrations, live music, exceptional food, and a variety of interactive activities add to the excitement, making the festival both entertaining and educational.

Our comprehensive marketing plan includes extensive print, radio, and electronic media campaigns, full-color publicity, and year-long promotion through our other events and outreach programs.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023 Midnight EST

Festival of Fine Craft 2023 Prospectus
Click Here for the Festival of Fine Craft Artist Inquiry Form
Click here to visit the Festival of Fine Craft page

interior Glass Studio at WheatonArts

Creative Glass Fellowship Applications

WheatonArts offers 6-week long Creative Glass Fellowships, available April through November

This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to utilize one of the finest facilities of the glass medium, known internationally. During their Fellowships, artists join a creative community that offers private studios, stipends, technical assistance, comfortable housing, and institutional support. They are embraced by dedicated staff on a beautiful 45-acre campus, a true creative sanctuary. To learn more about the Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts, click here. 

Application Deadline: September 15, 2023 Midnight EST

Glass Studio Rentals

  • Reheating Chamber rental includes approximately 10 lbs of glass per hour. There will be an $8.00 charge for each additional pound per hour, including moyle and scrap glass. There is a 3-hour minimum for reheating chamber rental, and all usage takes place between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Hot shop rentals include the use of one reheating chamber, clear glass (up to 10 lbs), and pipewarmer. Annealing cycles will be billed by day, prices listed above. Pipes/punties, hand tools, gloves, and paddles are not provided to renters.
  • Rentals, where glass volume is an issue, will be priced on an individual basis. Special projects will be considered and priced individually as well.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. All rentals are per hour or per day. Rentals will be scheduled during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No half-hour portions. All renters must be qualified glassblowers who are of intermediate ability or better.
  • Please check the Glass Studio Facilities and Supplies list for specific dimensions, etc.
  • Renters are expected to allot time for cleaning in their rental space. Failure to clean up during your rental time will result in a $40 cleaning fee. All rental bills must be paid in full upon receipt of the invoice.

All Glass Studio rentals must be booked in advance. To book, please contact the Glass Studio Coordinator at kmurphy@wheatonarts.org or 856.825.6800, ext. 135 First-time renters, please provide a brief history of your glassmaking experience.