Posts in WSW Community

Rachelle Spero: Opening Doors for Inclusive Art

Aug 24, 2016

When the Medieval builders began using stained glass, the intention was highlighting the brilliant interior of the cathedral. Light was tinted with vibrant colors to cultivate a transcendent atmosphere. Likewise, the stained glass windows of the Dutch Reformed church in Cottekill illuminate an inspirational space. Today, light shines through as artist Wayne Montecalvo designs a… View Article

From Plant to Page: ArtFarm & Homegrown Papermaking

Jul 29, 2016

Behind the Women’s Studio Workshop, up a small hill and tucked just out of sight, is the ArtFarm.  A morning breeze rustles through the rye and the towering kenaf, which has grown a couple feet in just the last few days.  Above the rows of flax, a cohort of bumblebees make their breakfast out of… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Fall 2016 Edition

Jul 20, 2016

Mid-June saw the arrival of WSW’s newest interns.  They’ve quickly set to work, jumping in on their own projects amidst preparations for the Summer Art Institute.  From left to right, WSW is happy to welcome Kate Farrell, Summer Intern; Molly Berkson and Sarah Rose Lejeune, Studio Interns; and Chloe Horsma, Non Profit Management Intern.  Read on to meet… View Article

Her Own Way: The Life & Work of Taťana Kellner

Jul 18, 2016

Through the side door and up the stairs of the barn on Binnewater Road is Taťana Kellner’s spacious, pitch-roofed and many-windowed studio, filled with an artistic practice spanning over 40 years. She apologizes for the mess: she’s screenprinting for Poisoned Well on one table; figuring out a new digital process for an upcoming class on another;… View Article

Spring Intern Exhibition: Whatknot

May 31, 2016

The spring 2016 intern exhibition, Whatknot, is the result of an interweaving of four emerging artists—Mary Gordon, Allora McCullough, Elizabeth Melnyczuk, and Kieran Riley Abbott—who arrived at WSW from different backgrounds, but who will leave with new ties, both artistically and personally. These newfound connections are evident in their exhibition. All four artists found themselves… View Article

Chili Bowl Intern Profile: Allora McCullough

Feb 19, 2016

With our 19th Annual Chili Bowl only a week away, we wanted to catch up with one of the people making this year’s event happen: Chili Bowl Intern Allora McCullough. Since January, Allora has been a daily presence in our studio, and in only eight weeks she has produced hundreds of bowls for the big… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Spring 2016 Edition

Jan 22, 2016

A few weeks ago, we welcomed our first group of 2016 interns to WSW. Mary Gordon couldn’t get enough of the studio after her Summer Internship with us in 2014, so she returns as a Studio Intern along with recent SUNY New Paltz graduate Elizabeth Melnyczuk. They are joined by Allora McCullough, Chili Bowl intern,… View Article

Intern Exhibition: i forgot i was worried about you

Dec 10, 2015

It’s that time of year again: the fall 2015 intern exhibition, i forgot i was worried about you is up in our gallery! WSW provides interns with unlimited studio access and now we can celebrate all they’ve accomplished—professionally and artistically—in their time here. Emma Bilyeu has been a studio intern since July, working primarily in… View Article

Lara Giordano: Shaping a Community

Sep 14, 2015

A conceptual artist explores gender roles by dipping dolls in pink and blue paint. An animator designs a multi-screen video piece involving a character climbing through each connected screen like a large canvas.  A printmaker creates a letterpress series listing reasons to live, prompted by a friend’s contemplated suicide. These are not works by renowned… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Summer 2015 Edition

Jul 15, 2015

It’s that time of year again: a few weeks ago, we welcomed our latest group of interns to WSW. Studio interns Emma Bilyeu and Mara Hyman will be here for the next six months, assisting Summer Art Institute (SAI) instructors, working with resident artists, and maintaining the studios. Summer intern Paula Lycan will be with us until the… View Article