Resident Artist

Rex Silvernail

Medium: Wood Artist
Residency: January 1, 2003–
January 1, 2004

Rex Silvernail is a wood artist who holds an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. He primarily creates sculptural items from stud grade 2 x 4’s, examining the relationships that exist between exterior surfaces and interior structures and textures. Once employed in the foundry business, Silvernail was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study Northwest Coast Indian design at Kitanmax School of Indian Art in Hazelton, Canada.

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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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