The Pacific Northwest is the leading regional hub for glass art in the United States with more than 100 studios calling the area home. To celebrate our rich community, Visit Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and many other organizations are coming together to host “Refract – The Seattle Glass Experience” on October 17-20, 2019. This city-wide event will include a mix of exhibitions, parties, talks, tours and demonstrations, and more – providing visitors an opportunity to learn about what makes our arts community so special.
We invite all Seattle-area glass artists to apply to participate in Refract’s series of community-wide open studios. The open studios will be held October 19 and October 20. Artists hosting open studios can anticipate visitors with varying knowledge of glass – many Refract attendees may be new to the medium and curious about the process. Studios can have pieces available for sale if desired, however the goal of open studios is to provide visitors with insight into the process of working with glass.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Refract Planning Committee and priority will be given to artists who meet the following criteria:
Approved submissions will be confirmed by summer 2019 with follow up material to be delivered soon after.
Artists participating in open studios may be promoted in several ways, including, but not limited to: the Refract website, social media, blog posts, email newsletters, news/media outlets, print or online ads, and more.
Please note, if you are unable to participate in the open studios portion of Refract, there will be other opportunities for you to be a part of this event. Stay tuned for additional details.
For questions, please contact Jodie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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