Studio and Resident Artists Information
With approximately 90 artists juried into the program, the Artist Program is well established and the best known program at the Workhouse. 60+ artists have studios at the Center and 25+ share the Arches Gallery. Studios are priced moderately and provide a much loved creative community. The following information is for artists interested in renting a studio, or being a Resident artist at the Workhouse. For information on the Arches Gallery Artists program, please click here. Artists benefit from being part of a collaborative and learning environment in the greater metropolitan Washington region. Shared values of artists in the program include:
Buildings W-5, 6 and 10 are open to all media, including painting, jewelry, fiber, photography, wood, drawing and more. Artists work collectively to maintain the building and shared spaces, while mounting exhibits.
Studio Artists at the Workhouse rent studios in buildings W-5, 6, 7, 8 or 10 and work within the artist community to help maintain a shared environment.
Ceramics and Glass Resident Artists at the Workhouse
The Ceramics and Glass programs at the Workhouse are acclaimed for their state-of-the-art-equipment, facilities and collaborative work environment. Resident artists are Studio Artists with additional responsibilities, such as teaching, and benefits, such as equipment use. The Ceramics and Glass programs also offer Emerging Artists Residencies. For more information on the Glass or Ceramic program, please contact Dale Marhanka, Ceramics and Class Director, at DaleMarhanka@workhousearts.org
Ceramics Residency Files
Glass Residency Files
Studio facilities include wi-fi, kitchens, and bathrooms in each building. Studio Artists share sinks in the back of each building. Each building acts as a community within a community, maintaining a gallery. The Glass Program offers fully equipped kiln, formed glass and flame working and cold shop. The Ceramics Program offers 21 wheels, two indoor kiln rooms, and an outdoor kiln yard.
Most studios range between 215 sq ft (approx. $370/month) and 430 sq ft (approx. $730/month). Studio rent includes heat/AC, water, historical brick walls, large historical windows, fluorescent lighting, hanging tracks and free internet hookups.
Artists have 24-hour access, sales support (30% commission), marketing assistance, exhibition opportunities, ability to change studios without penalty, and free parking.
All artists are juried into the program. The Workhouse selects artists that:
Jurors are anonymous and do not provide feedback.
General questions, contact Sharon Moores, Artist Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding the Ceramics and Glass Programs, contact Dale Marhanka, Ceramics and Glass Program Director, at email@example.com.
How to Apply
To apply for a Ceramics or Glass program Residency, please email Dale Marhanka, Ceramics and Glass Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a (non-ceramics/glass) studio or to become an Arches Gallery Artist – apply via Entrythingy.
Applicants are charged a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee.