Studio and Resident Artists Information


Resident Artists in the Workhouse Military In the Arts Initiative

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Artists Program
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:

  • Utilizing a unique workspace to create art.
  • Creatively growing within a community of artists.
  • Continuing to learn the business of art.
  • Producing sales of artwork.
  • Gaining professional visibility.
  • All artists in the Program are considered Artists at the Workhouse.


All Media

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

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.


Added Benefits

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:

  • Are innovative in production and concept, culturally relative, and demonstrate a technical mastery of a media.
  • Participate in juried shows, curated exhibitions or are represented in private collections.
  • Show a commitment to their artistic career through an existing body of work.
  • Create all original art and concepts

Jurors are anonymous and do not provide feedback.



For questions about our general studio artist program, contact Sharon Moores, Artist Liaison, at

For questions about our Ceramics and Glass Programs, contact Dale Marhanka, Ceramics and Glass Program Director, at


How to Apply

To apply for our studio artist program, please click the link below and create a free account with Submittable. Once your account is created, select the application titled “Open Call for Studio Artists.”

Applicants are charged a nonrefundable $30 administrative fee.

(To apply for a ceramics or glass studio, please contact Dale Marhanka, Ceramics and Glass Program Director, at



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Contact our volunteer coordinator at 703-584-2900 or click the button to view available volunteer opportunities.

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