Support for Artists | What We Do

Support for Artists

Rudi Gritsch addresses a group of glass artists

Supporting the success of artists and all Bullseye users is central to our mission. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned kiln-glass professional, you'll find a wealth of opportunities in the following resources.

Artist Residencies

The Bullseye Projects artist-in-residency program offers artists the opportunity to develop their work in kilnformed glass. Our well-equipped studios in California, New Mexico, New York, and Oregon provide artists with opportunities to explore new avenues of research and the freedom to experiment using a wide variety of techniques. Past participants include: Narcissus Quagliata, Jun Kaneko, Rudi Gritsch, Richard Whiteley, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and Anna Mlasowsky.

Emerge

Hosted at Bullseye Projects, this biennial exhibition acknowledges the work of students and early-career artists working in kiln-glass. All who are not represented by top galleries are encouraged to apply to the Emerge competition.

Bullseye Projects (formerly Bullseye Gallery)

Set in Portland’s art-rich Pearl District, Bullseye Projects explores contemporary glass with makers and viewers of all ages. The Bullseye Projects learning studio—combined with Bullseye's existing gallery spaces and in collaboration with Bullseye's factory studio—allow artists, designers, architects and visitors of all ages new opportunities to see exemplary work and expand their creativity through glass. Bullseye Projects programs include exhibitions and educational programming, hands-on making and learning experiences, arts events encouraging exploration and dialog, artist residencies in Bullseye's facilities across the US, assistance to artists seeking large-scale commissions, and collaboration with museums, schools, and arts organizations around the world.

Classes

Our teaching studios in the Bay Area, Los AngelesNew York, Portland, and Santa Fe offer short-term courses year round for students at all levels, from glass fusing beginners to advanced kilnformers. These workshops encourage fine design and craftsmanship in kilnforming, kilncasting and torchworking. Bullseye staff instructors and respected guest artists meet with students in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, in state-of-the-art facilities. New classes are posted throughout the year in the.

Online Video Lessons

Bullseye Kiln-Glass Online, our online video lesson subscription program offers first-rate instruction in the art and craft of glass fusing. Lessons (designed by the artist/instructors in Bullseye's Research & Education department) provide foundational skills as well as inspiration and leading-edge approaches for more advanced kilnformers. Subscribers enjoy access to our complete library of more than 80 lessons, and new lessons are added regularly throughout year.

Technical Publications

Many glass art practitioners resolve their questions with our ever-expanding library of free technical articles, while About Our Glass provides information about the working properties of individual glass styles.

Technical Support on the Bullseye Forum

Bullseye Forum is a great way to tap into the advice of Bullseye technicians and experienced artists and craftspeople working in their own studios. Access to the Forum is free (if you subscribe to our videos lessons, you're already registered).