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Artist in Residence Program

The Works Artist in Residence (AIR) program welcomes talented glass artists from around the country into our community. Our current artist in residence Sarah Band's exhibit of work will be on display April 13 - 29, 2017. Learn more about how to apply here.  

Teaching is an important part of the AIR Program. Each artist shares new tips with kids and adults to make their glass blowing experience fun and educational.

 The Works Artist In Residence (AIR) Program is an exciting way to enhance The Works Glass Studio by welcoming two experienced glass artists each year for three-month residency periods. Artists are from diverse backgrounds with varying craft expertise, and they showcase their talents in a hands-on teaching environment. Each new artist brings new classes, techniques, educational opportunities, and glass art to the museum and community. View videos from past Artists in Residence recapping their experiences at The Works.


Artist in Residence - Spring 2017 Sarah Band

Exhibit Opening & Artist Reception

Thursday, April 13
5 - 7 PM
Free and Open to the public

On display through April 29, 2017.

All ages are welcome. This exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Sarah Band is a nationally recognized artist specializing in glass sculpture. In 1989, Sarah was born into a family of physicists in San Francisco's Bay Area. Scientific thinking and exploration have always been abundant in her life, and are reflected in her artwork today. Her work explores the link between art and science and incorporates different mediums to complement her glass sculptures. Sarah graduated from San Francisco State in 2011.

Her previous glassblowing experience includes: Public Glass, San Francisco, California, where her solo exhibition "Apocalypse," was featured in 2013; STARWorks Center for Creative Enterprise, Star, North Carolina; and the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia. She is currently the artistic director at The Olio, Winston­ Salem, North Carolina.

View the entire art card here.


Previous Artists in Residence:

  • Eddie Magliaro (Seattle, Washington) - Fall 2016
  • Zach Layhew (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Spring 2016
  • Brien Strancar (Toledo, Ohio) - Fall 2015
  • Eric Hernandez (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Spring 2015
  • Phillip King (Minnesota) - Fall 2014
  • Sarah Michalik (Hoboken, New Jersey) - Spring 2014
  • Andrew Newbold (Columbus, Ohio) - Fall 2013
  • Joanna Manousis (United Kingdom) - Spring 2013
  • Shawn Everette (Urbana, Illinois) - Fall 2012
  • Josh DeWall (Illinois)- Spring 2012
  • Dan Alexander (Kent, Ohio) - Fall 2011
  • Sarah Vaughn (Olney, Illinois) - Spring 2011
  • Erinn Bessler (Columbus, Ohio) - Fall 2010
  • Jason Chakravarty (Plainfield, Illinois)
  • Bill Gudenrath (Corning, New York)

To Apply for The Works AIR Program:

The Works Artist In Residency (AIR) Program is a great opportunity for professional glass artists to gain exposure, experience, and build an impressive resume and portfolio. Artist In Residency Programs occur two times per year for a duration of three months (13 weeks) each.

Applicants must meet the criteria outlined in the Artist in Residence Requirements & Application Process and submit the required materials to be considered for the residence program.


Submit information via:

E-Mail: Lawrence Tuber, Glass Studio Manager

Mail: The Works, Attention Lawrence Tuber, 55 S. 1st Street, P.O. Box 721, Newark, Ohio 43058-0721