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resident artist studio available at the workhouse arts center lort=

updated fri 10 sep 10


Dale Marhanka on thu 9 sep 10

on Virginia


Please forward the below info that a resident artist studio space is
available at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia (Northern
Virginia/ metro DC Area).

Thank you.



Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program=3D20


The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the
emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the
individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a
dynamically cooperative educational environment. The Ceramics Residency
Program provides the serious ceramics artist an opportunity and ability
to function independently and to refine and exhibit their work, expand
on their educational experiences, and contribute to the growth and
promotion of the cultural arts in our Community, our Artists, Students,
Ceramics program and the Lorton Arts Foundation. The new state of the
art facility comprising 8,000 sq. ft. with 5- 220sq. ft. individual
resident artist studio spaces, a dedicated retail gallery space for
resident artists, classroom space, two indoor kiln rooms(8 kilns),
outdoor gas kiln space, raku kiln, raw materials lab, slab roller,
extruder, clay mixing room and spray booth allows the artist to expand
their use of a variety of tools and processes available for the ceramic
artist. =3D20


The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a dynamically creative and
educationally cooperative environment. Facilities and equipment
resources are offered at a reasonably low rate. =3D20

* Minimum 25 hours of weekly presence in studio (working) and
gallery watch in our dedicated Ceramics Gallery.=3D20

* Active contribution and participation towards growth and
daily operational activities of Ceramics program whether by
instructing(paid), assisting, mentoring, supervising or maintaining
various areas of program. =3D20

* Follow all guidelines, procedures and policies as set forth
in contract and residency program guidelines.


Self-sufficient Ceramic Artists with a substantial background/working
knowledge of ceramic techniques and processes including hand-building
and/or wheel-throwing, firing and glaze making skills. All accepted
applicants will go through a short orientation and training on studio
procedures and guidelines with the Ceramics Director and must follow all
safe handling practices with materials and equipment.


The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program is a function of
the Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program. Cost is $3,960.00 per year
or $330.00/month (3 year lease term) for a Long Term residency. Costs
for Short Term Residencies (one year lease term) are $4,290.00 per year
or $357.50/month. Monthly membership ($40) with Workhouse Arts Center,
Electric and Gas Firing fees (bisque or glaze), clay and use of raw
materials are an additional fee. Credit for contributory efforts to
Ceramics Program is given and can be allocated towards the resident
artist's cost of firings and raw material use. Newly accepted Residents
may begin at any time during the calendar year (based on studio
availability) and with approval of Ceramics Director. The Workhouse
Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program is limited to 5 Ceramic Artists.=3D2=

How to Apply

Review of applications for the Ceramics Residency program is ongoing.
If your application for the Ceramics Residency Program is accepted and a
studio is not immediately available artists can request to be placed on
a wait list (first come/first serve basis for studio space) for a fee of

If accepted into the Ceramic Resident Artist program and the artist is
interested in an immediate on-site presence prior to obtaining a studio
space, they may apply and jury ($75 fee and separate application
process) as a WAA (Workhouse Artist Associate) member and if accepted,
exhibit and sell (60 artists/ 40 Foundation) their work in the Workhouse
Arts Center's main gallery (W16). WAA members pay $75/year, $25/month
fee(s) for the privilege of exhibiting/selling their work in the Main
Gallery (W16).


For application materials or more info contact: The Lorton Arts
Foundation-Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program C/o Dale Marhanka-
Ceramics Director, 9504 Workhouse Way -Bldg. 8, Lorton Virginia 22079
703-584-2982 or




Dale Marhanka

Ceramics Director

Lorton Arts Foundation

Workhouse Arts Center

9504 Workhouse Way-Bldg. 8

Lorton Virginia 22079

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