Bullseye Projects



Bullseye Studio

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Bullseye Studio is located inside Bullseye’s factory in Portland, Oregon. The Studio is where Bullseye’s large-scale design and fabrication team collaborates with artists, architects, and designers, tackling projects that expand the boundaries of contemporary kiln-glass. Bullseye Studio offers artist residencies, architectural-scale design and fabrication, and assistance to artists seeking public commissions.

Bullseye Studio projects are innovative and often technically challenging. Collaboration allows Bullseye to respond to and learn from those who wish to push the limits of kiln-glass, resulting in exemplary art and architectural-scale work.

View Bullseye Studio's projects on Flickr .
View Bullseye Studio's Glass Bridge press release.


ARTIST RECEPTION The Emotional Life of Objects

Events - ARTIST RECEPTION The Emotional Life of Objects
Saturday, January 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition exploring our relationships with the objects in our lives, featuring work by Silvia Levenson, Dante Marioni, and Heidi Schwegler.  

ARTIST TALK Heidi Schwegler

Events ARTIST TALK Schwegler
Saturday, February 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Join Heidi Schwegler as she discusses her 2015 residency at Bullseye Studio and the ideas behind her work in "The Emotional Life of Objects."  

Glass Lab


Glass Lab initiatives are part of Bullseye Projects' efforts to explore contemporary glass with makers and viewers of all ages.

The Glass Lab is both a place and a practice that engages kiln-glass as a catalyst for igniting imaginations from hand-held objects to architectural installations.

We invite children and their families to participate in inquiry-based learning and hands on making through drop-in activities, kids and family classes, and multi-session workshops.

We create programs that travel to museums and schools in support of Bullseye Projects exhibitions and activities.

We collaborate with artists, educators, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and foundations.


The Glass Lab explores forward-thinking educational models including 21st Century Skills and the Habits of Mind.

We work with community partners who wish to delve into inquiry-based, hands-on experiences with kiln-glass:

To design and implement student inquiry-based programs that foster a growth mindset including creativity and critical thinking;

To encourage experimentation, investigation, and skill-sharing as ways of thinking through making;

To tailor programs to the sensitivities and learning styles of ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11;

To create programs that focus on families working and learning together to develop collaboration and communication skills;

To offer best practices in order to leverage unique resources in our communities.

Intrigued? Have questions? Contact us to learn more and get involved
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Please visit our Events page to view current and upcoming programs.


Artist Residencies

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APPLY NOW - Applications for the June - December, 2016 program are due on March 1, 2016

Bullseye Glass Co. was founded in 1974 by three recent art school graduates and has remained, at its core, a factory for artists. Since its inception, Bullseye has invited artists to the factory in Portland, Oregon, to collaborate, experiment, ask questions, and push the boundaries of the material. Established artists in the glass community such as Klaus Moje, Narcissus Quagliata, Richard Whiteley, and Dante Marioni have come to Bullseye to develop new formal, color, or conceptual languages for their work. Meanwhile, artists known for their work in other media—including Jun Kaneko, Deborah Horrell, Munson Hunt, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa—have worked with Bullseye to translate their ideas into kilnformed glass. These collaborations, formerly called exchanges, emerged from invitations, referrals, and the occasional uninvited guest who shows up with a question too intriguing to ignore. They resulted in the development of materials and techniques that are widely used today throughout the kiln-glass community.

Forty years later, Bullseye has grown beyond a single factory. In addition to the factory studio in Portland, we now have studios at our Resource Centers in Santa Fe, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York. These locations provide us with the opportunity to work with even more artists. Bullseye will host two residencies per year at each of our RC studio locations, allowing even more artists to experiment with tools and techniques while we all collaborate on pushing the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual boundaries of kiln-glass.


Bullseye Glass Co. offers two types of residencies.

  • RC residencies at our Resource Centers in Santa Fe, the Bay Area, and New York are open to regional artists and artist groups and provide extended (up to three months) access to facilities as well as a materials budget. Artists are responsible for food, travel, housing and other expenses.

  • Factory residencies at our Portland studio are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory Residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Bullseye will provide access to facilities, a materials budget, and, if required, housing. Residents are responsible for food, travel, and other expenses.

Artists are not required to finish a project during their residency, but will share their work, developments, and research with the Bullseye community through notes, blog posts, images, public lectures, studio visits, and various events throughout and closely following the residency. Artists are encouraged to invite their friends, peers, and the local community to visit while they are in residence.


For Residencies that take place between June 1 and December 31.

  • March 1- Applications due.
  • April 1 - Selections are announced.

For residencies that take place between January 1 and May 31.

  • September 1 - Applications Due.
  • October 1 - Selections are announced.

Panels will meet twice a year to review applications.


A panel comprised of Bullseye staff, fellow artists, and art professionals chooses 8 artists or artist groups for residencies each year. Awards of residencies are at the discretion of Bullseye Glass Co. In some instances, artists are invited to participate without submitting an application.

Proposals must be compatible with the available studio tools, space and must accommodate the multi-use nature of Bullseye Resource Centers as well as Bullseye's mission. Established as well as emerging artists are encouraged to apply.


Accommodations are not available for artists at our Resource Centers. Accommodations are available, based on need, at our Portland facility. Residents are not allowed to sleep overnight in the studios.

Collaborations / Artist Teams

Proposals for Artist Teams or Collaborations must be clearly identified and each artist must submit images and indicate their level of experience. Preference is given to artist teams that contain at least one person with extensive training in kiln-glass practices.


Resource Center Residencies are available to current residents of the region. Established and emerging artists from all disciplines are eligible for a residency at Bullseye. Artists with little to no experience with kiln-glass are encouraged to apply, but may be asked to attend a workshop in advance of the residency to familiarize themselves with the studio and kiln-glass methods.


Only applications submitted through Call For Entry will be considered. If you have any questions regarding the residency program or the application process, you may contact us at:  

Art Byre Professional Studio Symposium @ North Lands Creative Glass

Education  Art Byre Professional Studio Symposium

July 16 – 25
Lybster, Scotland

The stark landscape of Northern Scotland is home to a deep history. Neolithic and Pictish ruins dot the landscape, rising up next to the remnants of a once bustling fishing industry or the scattered footprint of a village that was cleared
by the lairds in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is also the site of North Lands Creative Glass, one of the foremost glass studios in the world. Combined, the history, the place, and the studio create the ideal location for a Professional Studio Symposium, built to address the architectural, cultural, historical, and mythical responses to place.

Join artists Silvia Levenson, Emily Nachison, Karlyn Sutherland, and Michael Rogers for a studio-based symposium at North Lands Creative Glass that will run in conjunction with the opening of their group exhibition at the Art Byre. The nine-day symposium will be comprised of ample studio time, group discussions, technical demonstrations, group tours, and lectures. Participants will have use of the Kiln Studio, Casting Studio, Coldworking Studio, as well as a clean studio for Drawing and Printing.

(accommodation, local transportation, and evening meals provided. Airfare not included.)

For more information or to register please email at:

About North Lands Creative Glass
Located in the wild and dramatic landscape of Caithness on the North East Coast of Scotland, North Lands Creative Glass is one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an artform, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world.

About the Art Byre
Behind the Victorian façade of Latheron House sits a small complex of old stone barns. The barns – or byres as they are called when used to house the animals – have been recently but minimally renovated to retain the spirit of their origin. This year, we invited four artists to create or contribute art in response to one of the four rooms in the Byre. On July 25, 2016 Bullseye Projects will open what may be the most remote “gallery.”