Opportunities for Artists

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

Festival of Fine Craft, October 1 & 2, 2022

Held annually during the first full weekend of October

The Festival of Fine Craft, now in its 23rd 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, 2022 Midnight EST

Festival of Fine Craft 2022 Prospectus
Click Here for the Festival of Fine Craft Artist Inquiry Form
Click here to visit the Festival of Fine Craft page

For New and Returning Artists:
Festival of Fine Craft 2022 Exhibitor Application

interior Glass Studio at WheatonArts

Creative Glass Fellowship Applications

Three-Month Fellowship Application (Not Currently Available)

WheatonArts offers four 3-month Fellowships during the year. These three-month Fellowships are no longer available to former Creative Glass Fellows. Only artists who have never been through the program may apply for three-month sessions. All artists can apply for a short-term, project-based Fellowship to take place during scheduled times within the months of September – DecemberHowever, we request new artists choose one or the other. All project-based Fellowships will be given by invitation only as part of our 50th Anniversary. 

During their Fellowships, 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 stipends, the use of private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing, and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 45+ acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary.

Click Here for the Three-Month Fellowship Application Guidelines
(Not Currently Available)

Click Here to learn more about the Creative Glass Fellowship Program. 

Interested in Renting the Glass Studio?


  • Rentals where glass volume is an issue will be priced on an individual basis. Special projects will be considered and priced individually as well.
  • Gloryhole rental includes approximately 10 lbs of glass per hour.  $2.00 charge for each additional pound per hour, including moyle and scrap glass3 hour minimum for gloryhole rental and all usage takes place between 9 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Pipes/punties, handtools, & gloves are not provided to renters.
  • Prices Subject to Change without notice. All rentals are per hour or per day. Rentals will be scheduled during the hours of 9 am – 5 pm. No half hour portions. All renters must be qualified glassblowers who are of an intermediate ability or better.
  • Please check the Glass Studio Equipment and Facilities for specific dimensions, etc.

Click here  for more information