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. These artists will be staying with us from June 29th – July 5th, 2020.

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

  • 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 3rd, 2020
The public is invited to the 4th Annual Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale which will feature the work of twelve women artists from 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, prints and jewelry, will be on sale and the artists will donate 25% of the proceeds back to Wiawaka.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, July 3rd from 5-8 p.m. and will continue through Saturday. It is free to attend the art exhibit, no reservations are necessary.