John H. Hauberg Fellowship Program

MAY 21 - JUNE 1, 2021

The 2020 Hauberg Fellowship recipients have been transferred to the 2021 season. Stay tuned for applications for the 2022 Hauberg Fellowship opening in the fall of 2021. 

Named for Pilchuck co-founder John H. Hauberg (1916–2002)—philanthropist, art collector, and important patron of artists—the fellowship was established to encourage collaboration among a group of outstanding artists.

Groups of up to six members are invited to submit an application to utilize the Pilchuck studios and campus environment for research and development of artwork based on a common theme or a collaborative project.

Group members provide technical support for each other in the exploration of new working methods and engage in critical dialogue. Visual artists in all media as well as writers, poets, art critics, and curators are encouraged to apply; however, if proposing to use glassmaking equipment, some members of the group must have previous experience with Pilchuck’s facilities, as limited technical assistance is available.

Open studio space and access to Pilchuck’s Mold & Kiln Shop, Cold Shop, Print Shop, and Wood & Metals Shop is provided. During this time, Pilchuck’s hot glass facilities are being used for production, and therefore no hot glassworking is available. Hauberg Fellows are provided living accommodations, meals, and limited supplies. Reimbursement for travel costs and honorarium are not provided.

For more information, please contact the registrar, at or 360.445.3111 ext.29.



The goal of the 2021 John H. Hauberg Fellows is to use light to activate the natural environment surrounding Pilchuck in an interactive site-specific installation. Light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. They intend to use light to explore contrast, touching upon ideas of man vs. nature, internal vs. external, and tranquility vs. activation. This common vision will utilize their expertise in glassmaking, fabrication, lighting, and sculpture. The unique connection between glass and light will illustrate water’s dynamic relationship with the Pilchuck environment. By investigating light along the surface of water, they will be able to harness motion as a way to activate the audience’s participation.

Combining neon with kilnforming, engraving, and printing with glass, this year’s Hauberg Fellows will use light to expose imagery as a way to manipulate form. Collaboration is a driving force behind the legacy of Pilchuck. The installation will exist as fragmented elements that are illuminated by audience engagement, creating a single image that can only be revealed with touch. The distortion of the image allows the installation to have multiple experiences within a single space. By harnessing the creative community, they are playfully exposing imagery to manipulate the viewer's perception of their surroundings.


KT Hancock is glass and metal artist based out of Seattle, Washington. Hancock has shown nationally and internationally. Hancock has completed a number of residencies and has demonstrated at various establishments including the Tacoma Museum of Glass and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Bornholm, Denmark.


Julia Chamberlain has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and in public art throughout Seattle. Her work is in the collection of the City of Seattle and has been featured in New Glass Review. Chamberlain earned her BFA from the University of Washington in 2015. She has worked at Microsoft since 2017.


Bri Chesler is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in glass and mixed media. Her work draws from the wild and erotic character of the natural environment and its relationship to our own internal structures. She was recently featured at the Bellevue Arts Museum and a 2019 Pilchuck Emerging Artist-in-Residence.


Sarah Elizabeth Terry grew up in Irvine, Kentucky a small town ankle-deep in Appalachia. Now working and living in Seattle, Washington as a designer and fabricator at City Lights Sign Company in Ballard. She graduated with a BFA in sculpture and metal fabrication at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program. Discovery of neon and glassmaking found at Pilchuck Glass School has since developed into a professional career in the Pacific Northwest.



Minhi Winkempleck is a Seattle based artist working primarily in glass/metal. She earned her BFA from Alfred University, where she fell in love with glass and shifted her 2D practice to sculpture. After graduating in 2010, Winkempleck has been working as a professional glassblower and designer at numerous studios throughout Seattle.