The Incubator studio began in 2014 as a way to bring in newer artists who need inexpensive studio space. Our goal is to promote the progress of 6 emerging artists who are not ready to apply for membership but want to learn the discipline of a studio practice. The members of McGuffey act as mentors and help them learn skills needed to FUNCTION As professional artistS. Workshops and field trips are available throughout the year to help the residents broaden their scope of exposure. Artists are able to gain skills in the operation of McGuffey Art Center through committee duties and maintain at least 10 studio hours a week while developing a body of work for a gallery exhibition the following spring. Applications are accepted in April for the coming year.