Anita Wetzel Residency Grant

Anita Lynn Wetzel was the founding spirit of Women’s Studio Workshop. In her life and in her art she epitomized generosity and grace. Anita was a true humanist, in one with nature. In honor of Anita’s legacy, her friends and WSW are establishing the Anita Wetzel Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop. The Anita Wetzel Residency Grant is a new opportunity focused on mature artists (45 years old and up) to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. This residency gives artists the gift of time, 4-6 weeks, to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screen printing, darkroom photography, or ceramics (facilities reopen 2025). This residency is fully subsidized. WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost. Additionally, the selected artist will receive a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, and up to $250 toward travel within the Continental US. Artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, although studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. The artist is responsible for any other expenses such as meals and incidentals while in residence.

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A brief description of your proposed project, including the studio(s) you’d like to use. 300 word maximum.
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date of each image


Applications open: August 15**
Applications due: November 15, 11:59pm EST
Notification date: April
Residency length: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: 1-2 years after application, September through June



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The Anita Wetzel Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop is funded with the generous support of the Anita Wetzel Memorial Fund. If you would like to make a contribution you may do so here: