Philosophy

The goal of Standard Projects is to share an open and productive environment for making fine art and handmade goods - encouraging material exploration and collaboration across trades.

Started in 2014 by Claire Abitz, Standard Projects is located in the former Hortonville Police Station built in 1952. The space is a continual work-in-progress with dedicated studios and gallery open to the public. We have hosted many artists from an array of trades and vast locations through our residency program.

“In my own work I do everything by hand… my hand will always be imperfect, because it’s human…  If I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line trying to make it straight, I will never be able to make it straight. You can always see the line waiver, and I think that’s where the beauty is.” - Margaret Kilgallen