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Mixed Media Artists

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.
Photo by: Rebecca Dobler-Chale.

Priscilla Dobler Dzul

Medium: Mixed Media
Residency:
December 1, 2021 –
February 28, 2022

Priscilla Dobler Dzul is an interdisciplinary storyteller, who creates multimedia installations in wood, textiles, ceramics, food, and paintings. Her work is focused on reframing the context of America’s prideful nationalism and colonization of indigenous cultures, while critiquing identity and examining the structures of power in the domestic realm. 

Dobler Dzul’s work has been exhibited domestically and internationally. Most recently, she has shown at Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Consulate of Mexico, Seattle, WA; The Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; 125 Maiden Lane, NYC, NY; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA; King Street Station, Seattle, WA; The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA and Decentered Gallery, Puebla, Mexico. In addition, she was a 2014 recipient of Grants for Artist Projects from the Artist Trust, 2015 Bailey Award, 2016 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship, 2017 & 2021 Tacoma Artist Initiative Program Grantee, and 2021 Puffin Foundation Awardee. Since 2016, she has completed seven successful artist residencies on full fellowships. She received her MFA in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2013. 

Learn more about her work at http://priscilladoblerart.com/.

Above, from top to bottom: Sarah Mizer. Photo courtesy the artist. Sarah Mizer, “Rainbow Rocks.” 2013. Ink, Gouache and vinyl on paper. Photo courtesy the artist.

Sarah Mizer

Medium: Glass
Residency:
June 1, 2014 –
August 30, 2014

Originally from Providence, RI, Sarah Mizer is a Richmond, Virginia-based artist whose work ranges from billboards to small glass objects. Sarah has exhibited extensively, reaching galleries from Los Angeles to New York, Milwaukee to Houston, and including her hometowns: Richmond and Providence. Recently, her glasswork was part of a contemporary craft exhibition, Ambiguity and Interface, curated by Ray Cass and Howard Risatti at the Taubman Museum. Sarah’s work is in public collections at Alfred University and Pam and Bill Royall’s Try-Me, as well as many private collections.

While in residence at HCCC, Sarah will be working to bridge her glass installations, drawing, and billboards practices into a more cohesive body of work. She is taking time off from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is the administrative director and assistant professor in the Art Foundation Program. Sarah also sits on the Board of Directors for 1708 Gallery. With a background in glass, she holds her MFA from VCUarts, in the Craft/Material Studies department, and her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Sarah will be with HCCC through August of 2014. Learn more about her work at https://www.sarahrbmizer.com/.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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