Congratulations to Christine Lee, winner of our first open call competition!
Christine is a sculptor, furniture maker, and installation artist who has worked with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory to develop an innovative and non toxic panel board. She proposed making furniture and other products with it at Workshop Residence this August.
Click here to learn more about Christine or come meet her at Workshop this August!
Ann, Braden, and Katie
Christine's boards are made without toxins, using only recycled fiber, wood, water, heat, and pressure.
Her residency will investigate a wide range of applications for the material--from replacing MDF or Particleboard, to showcasing the inherent beauty of the fiber when used in everyday products.
Kira the Vizsla visiting Workshop from the East Bay
After two years and twenty projects by invitation, we are pleased to announce our first open call for proposals. The winner joins us in August to develop their idea into a product to be sold in our store.
The winner receives $2,000 honoraria, up to $5,000 in project budget, the use of our large studio/workshop, travel funds, accommodations in our adjacent apartment, technical design and production assistance from our dedicated staff, and an ongoing royalty from the sales of their product.
This competition will create an open dialogue by asking the public to vote and give constructive feedback on proposals directly to artists via our website's submissions page.
Once you submit a proposal, you can choose to participate in our online registry, or if you prefer we can keep it private. You may edit your proposal all the way up to the submission deadline on May 31st.