Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience

Artist Open Studio Application

Thank you to all artists who are interested in partnering with Visit Seattle for “Refract – The Seattle Glass Experience” held October 17-20, 2019.  All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required, INCLUDING THE AGREEMENT TO TERMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM.


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:

  • Artist working in the medium of glass
  • Studio open on October 19, 2019 and/or October 20, 2019 between the hours of 10 am – 6 pm and artist in attendance while open
  • A completed body of work on display
  • Studio can accommodate at least 10 people at a time

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

Application Form

Please submit this form indicating your participation no later than APRIL 18, 2019. Thank you!

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.


  • For visitor questions/information
  • Please check the days your organization/studio will be open to the public during Refract.
  • Please list the hours your organization/studio will be open to the public:




  • By checking this box, you agree to the “Refract – The Seattle Glass Experience” Terms of Participation, which are as follows:
    • Submit required form no later than April 18, 2019.
    • I understand that my organization may be promoted via a multichannel marketing campaign funded and managed by Visit Seattle. I have the authority to host an open studio on behalf of my organization.
    • If my submission is approved, I will provide Visit Seattle with the necessary details and photos needed to promote this event by the date specified when submissions are approved.

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