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Once a year Monterey GlassWorks shuts down its operations to support glass artists from around the globe.  

Resident artist blowing glass

For Artists

We provide accomplished artists opportunities to use MGW's studios to advance their careers.

Artists are granted complete studio access with support of MGW artist staff for a full week of:

  • Studio usage

  • Staff artist support

  • Materials & supplies

  • Artist demo & open house

Artist selection happens annually with applications for '24 open now

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For Designers

We support architects, interior and product designers looking to work with an accomplished glass working studio.

We host design teams on site for week long collaborative design sessions leading to important:

  • New Products

  • Architectural Installations

  • Public Art Commissions

Design residency applications are open year round.

Join us in Helping Emerging Artists

Group watching a glass artist demo in studio.
Furnace gallery

Join Monterey GlassWorks Patron of the Arts Membership program to help fund emerging artist residencies and to enjoy the benefits of Arts Patronship at MGW.

Benefits of becoming an MGW Patron of the Arts


Artist Selection Committee

All MGW Patrons of the Arts members will get to review artists' applications and participate with MGW artists in voting to award residencies.


MGW Member Appreciation Event

Celebrate with the artists at our private Patron's party. 


Discounts and Access

Enjoy early access and discounts on all MGW public and private events. Diamond patrons receive 2 free tickets to all four MGW seasonal parties.


Collectable Art Ownership

Patron of the Arts - Diamond Members are each funding an individual artists residency and will receive a piece completed by that artist during their residency. Pieces range in value at Gallery from $3000-8000.

Patron's standard Members enjoy a 20% discount on all work by past and present year artists purchased through our Furnace Gallery.

Choose your Patron Level

Find one that works for you

  • Patron of the Arts - Member

    Support our artist residency program
    Valid for one year
    • 1 vote on Artist Residency Selection Committee
    • 20% discount for two to all MGW public events (~$320 value)
    • 10% discount on private parties
    • 10 % discount on hot time in the hotshop events
  • Patron of the Arts - Diamond Member

    Sponsor an individual artist's entire residency
    Valid for one year
    • 1 piece of work created by the emerging artist while at MGW
    • 2 free tickets to all MGW party events(4 parties) this year.
    • 1 vote on the Artist Residency selection committee
    • 15% discount on private events and hot time in the hot shops
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