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 talented artists who took up “residence” in Wakonda. We have been welcoming a talented group of artists since.

Our returning Artists in 2022

Judy Bennett
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Sylvia Denger
April Kennedy
Linda Schultz

This inspiring and art-filled week will be July 4th – 10th, 2022. We are excited that we have such talented artists from all over the Northeast joining us. They will be happy to meet you while you watch them create beautiful art on the grounds of Wiawaka. Come meet these talented artists and have the unique opportunity to see their talent at work. 
*Email the Executive Director at for information on joining our returning artists in 2023.

Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale

July 8th, 9th and 10th, 2022
The public is invited to the 6th Annual Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale which will feature the work of five 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 8th from 5-7 p.m. and will continue through Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm.

Open and Free to the Public!