Artist Residencies: Stretching Your Creative Boundaries
Saturday June 3, 1:00 – 2:00pm @ Elmira Building

This presentation will focus on the different types, styles, and places Artist Residencies are available. Participants will come away from this presentation with a stronger sense of the range of opportunities and better able to select the appropriate programs to apply to at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Greg will share his experience working within different residency communities from Norway, Maine, California, and Washington State.  The presentation will also include a brief overview of his experience working in shared community artist studios that offer a more long term experience than typically provided by a residency. In addition, there will be time for discussion and questions on tips about the application process, grants, and scholarships that exist to support such an adventure. Participants will be inspired to discover the potential Artist Residencies provide for experimentation, networking with new artists, and getting out of their own studio to recharge their creative batteries.

 

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Greg Pierce

Gregory Pierce is a studio artist and educator living in Kennewick, Washington. He completed his B.F.A. at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and his M.F.A. at San Diego State University. In addition he has worked and taught in various professional art studios in Texas, California and Massachusetts, and participated in artist residencies at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Maine, the Mendocino Art Center in California, North Cascades National Park in Washington, and the Lokstallen in Kirkenes, Norway. Research grants and other opportunities have led Pierce to England, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Ecuador to participate in workshops and exhibitions abroad.

Pierce exhibits his work regionally and nationally, and he is currently a member of Gallery 110 in Seattle, Washington. In 2015 Pierce became Chair of the Fine Art Department at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington.