Georgia O’Keeffe Week

Before Yaddo was founded in Saratoga Springs, Katrina and Spencer Trask built their first artists’ retreat at Amitola – an Adirondack lodge known as Wakonda where students from the Art Students League of New York held their first retreat. Georgia O’Keeffe (pictured at Wiawaka to the right) was a registered guest-artist in 1908. In honor of her stay we have put together a week filled with programs all about Georgia. Be sure to register early and book you stay, last year we sold out every program!


Wiawaka Tours
(Sign up at the Front Desk) 

Tours offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about Wiawaka’s cherished history and present programs and services. Come view the beautiful gardens, historic buildings, secluded woodland pathways and beautiful Lake George. Tours are free and open the public Guests who wish to stay on site following the tour must purchase a day pass at the front desk in Fuller House.

Movie Night w/ Georgia
July 6th, 2020
7pm – 8:30 pm
Wiawaka Program Tent
Come enjoy the 2009 Georgia O’Keeffe film in which Joan Allen stars as acclaimed artist Georgia O’Keefe. Smitten with photographer Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons), O’Keefe is devastated to discover her beloved husband has strayed. A retreat to Taos, New Mexico, however, provided the painter with the inspiration for “The Lawrence Tree,” one of her most famous works. Ed Begley, Jr. and Tyne Daly co-star.
It is free to come enjoy the movie for overnight and day pass guests. Chairs will be  available.


July 7th, 2020
Georgia O’Keeffe workshop with The Hyde 
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Jenny Hutchinson

Description to follow. Cost: $25 and includes all materials. 

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Black Spot No. 2, 1919″ Study after Georgia O Keeffe.
July 8th, 2020
9:30 – 11:30 am

Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Black Spot #2

A view from Georgia O’Keeffe with the guidance and inspiration of the instructor.
All materials and supplies are provided, so just bring an apron and think Georgia!
Cost: $40

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Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Dr. Katherine Hoffman
Professor Emerita of Fine Arts
St. Anselm College
July 8th, 2020
7pm – 8pm

Kathy Hoffman

Dr. Katherine Hoffman received her B.A. from Smith College and Ph.D. from New York University. She is currently a Professor Emerita of Fine Arts at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, USA, where she worked full-time from1990-2019, and served as chair of the department for over 20 years. She has been a visiting professor at Richmond University in London, was Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, served as the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis, and was a Fulbright Specialist Professor at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, in 2014. More recently she received a Fulbright Terra Foundation award to serve as a visiting professor/scholar in the Netherlands at Radboud University for fall 2017. Her area of specialization is Modern Art, particularly the history of painting, photography, and film. She is also interested in cross-cultural influences between Islamic and Western art; she was a fellow at the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan in 2004, and a Hamad Bin Khalifa Fellow in Doha, Qatar, in 2007. She has written 7 books and numerous articles, as well as having given lectures and papers, nationally and internationally. Her books include: An Enduring Spirit: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe (Grolier Books), Collage: Critical Views ( UMI Research Press), Explorations: The Visual Arts Since 1945 (Harper Collins), Concepts of Identity: Historical and Contemporary Images of Self and Family (Harper Collins), Georgia O’Keeffe: A Celebration of Music and Dance (George Braziller Books), Stieglitz:A Beginning Light,(Yale University Press), and Alfred Stieglitz: A Legacy of Light (Yale University Press, 2011) She is currently working on a new book for Yale University Press: “Fighting for the Light: Female Photographic Pioneers in the Alfred Stieglitz Circle and Collection”. She resides in Peterborough, NH, USA.

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Starlight Night, Lake George 1922
July 9th, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Instructor: Patti Ferrara

So, special for the Georgia O’Keeffe week, students will create a watercolor “study” after “Starlight Lake George 1922”. A few simple watercolor brush techniques will be shown and handling of the brush will be taught. Each student will have fun while learning and will go home with a 9×12″ matted watercolor study of their own.

All materials and supplies are provided, so just bring an apron and think Georgia!

Cost to attend: $45 all materials are included.

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Kate Dudding
Women Artists of the 20th Century: Cecelia Beaux, Georgia O’Keeffe and Margaret Bourke White
July 9th, 2020
7pm – 8pm

In 1989, Cecilia Beaux was called “not only the greatest living woman painter, but the best that has ever lived.” Come learn about this artist who met John Singer Sargent and Claude Monet and painted Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and her daughter while they were living in the White House.

Visit Kate’s web site to watch her tell some of her stories.

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A Presentation by Lake George Historical Society
7:00 – 8:00 pm

The Lake George Historical Society’s Lisa Adamson will present a presentation on Teri Gay’s research and the book the Historical Society published about O’Keeffe and Stieglitz in Lake George… “Spirit of Presence and Place”. The book “is an overview of our area and how the geography of place impacted the artists, and how their” presence” impacted our history,” said Adamson.

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Fire Works Party – Georgia Style!
July 9th, 2020 – 7:30-10pm
Guests will enjoy an evening on the lake celebrating the Georgia O’Keeffe week. The evening will end with a perfect viewing of the Lake George Village fireworks.
Guests may join us for dinner at 6pm while seats remain. Dinner is $20.

Reservations can be made by calling 518-668-9690.