Artist in Residence

Years before Yaddo began operating as an artists’ retreat at Spencer and Katrina Trask’s property, the couple built Wakonda Lodge and hosted artists from the Art Students League of New York. Young artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, spent summers painting at Wiawaka.  In the summer of 2016 we continued that tradition by hosting eight talented artists who took up “residence” in Wakonda. We have been welcoming a talented group of artists since.

Our Artist in Residence Week is BACK this year. The week will be June 5th – 11th, 2021. We are excited that these talented artists are part of this week! 

Our 2020 artists – *We congratulate our new artists for 2021! 

  • Judy Bennett
  • Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
  • Sylvia Denger
  • Patti Ferrara
  • Letitia McPhedran
  • April Kennedy*
  • Linda Schultz*
  • Leigh Ann Smith*

Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale

July 9th, 10th and 11th, 2020
The public is invited to the 4th Annual Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale which will feature the work of eight women artists who join us from throughout the Northeast.  Artists will have work that has been completed on site at Wiawaka as well as pieces from their collection.  The art, which features originals and prints that will be on sale. The artists  donate 25% of the proceeds back to Wiawaka.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, July 9th from 5-7 p.m. and will continue through Sunday. Open and Free to the Public!