allTURNatives: Form + Spirit–25 Years of the Windgate ITE Residency Program

October 23, 2020 – January 23, 2021

Curator: Jennifer-Navva Milliken

In 1995, Albert LeCoff, co-founder and executive director emeritus of the Center for Art in Wood, launched the first residency program designed for artists working with the material of wood. That summer, five artists and a photojournalist—four from abroad and two from the United States—arrived in Philadelphia for eight intensive weeks of studio experimentation, collegiality, friendship, and creative stimulation. Conceived as an annual program, the residency grew, adding fellowships for scholars and students, and moved, from the rural George School in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to the middle of Philadelphia. 

 Now in its 25th year, the Windgate International Turning Exchange Residency (known as “The ITE”) is a sought after stop in the careers of artists interested in delving into the creative possibilities of wood, communing with peers, and making abundant piles of wood shavings. The relationships forged during these intensive eight weeks are enduring, extending far beyond the compressed time in Philadelphia’s bustling Center City neighborhood. The alumnus body now numbers 166 artist, photojournalist, and scholar fellows, all of whom are notable in their fields. Though some of the fellows have passed, all remain close members of the Center for Art in Wood’s family. In many cases, their works become part of the Center’s permanent collection, and thus are held in the public trust for study and inspiration. 

 A selection of those works is on view in this exhibition, which marks the program’s landmark year. As a whole, they tell a story of breakthroughs, collaborations, explorations, disruptions, and documentation. As the Center lays the groundwork for the next 25 years of the residency, it will be led by the same commitments to fostering exchange, passion, and knowledge for the expansive world of art in wood.

 

Special thanks to our partners, 1995–2020: The George School, The University of the Arts and Dr. Don Miller, Fairmount Park Wood Recycling Center, The Echo Lake Conference, Fleur Bresler, Phil Brown and Barbara Wolanin, Dr. Judy Chernoff and Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, Doug Finkel, Marc and Diane Grainer, Ed Grossman and Shelley Stanfield, James E. and Pam Grumbach, Bruce and Marina Kaiser, Jerry and Deena Kaplan, Neil and Susan Kaye, Greg and Regina Rhoa, Mark Sfirri, Palmer Sharpless, Carter Sio, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Nakashima Woodworkers, NextFAB, Wharton Esherick Museum, A Workshop of Our Own, and members of the ITE Selection Committee.   The Windgate ITE Program and Exhibition, 1995–2020, is generously supported by the Cambium Giving Society members of The Center for Art in Wood, donors to the Windgate ITE appeal, the Arcadia Foundation, the Bresler Family Foundation, Craft Supplies, Bill Hilgendorf, The Phil F. Brown Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Oneway Manufacturing, Packard Woodworks, Penn State Industries, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, William Penn Foundation, and Windgate Foundation. In-kind support was provided by Boomerang, Inc., Signarama Center City, Sunlite Corporation, and Wineland Woods.   This exhibition would not have been possible without special efforts from Fleur Bresler, Albert LeCoff, Danielle Lehr, Dan Saal of Wonderfull Design, and Karen Schoenewaldt.

WINDGATE ITE FELLOWS 1995–2020

1995

Richard Hooper | UK | Artist
Todd Hoyer | USA | Artist
Jud Randall | USA | Journalist
Bo Schmitt | Australia | Artist
Hayley Smith | Born UK, active USA | Artist
Timothy Nicholas Stokes | UK | Artist

1999

Henri Gröll | France | Artist
Dina Intorella-Walker | USA | Artist
Terry Martin | Australia | Artist/Photojournalist
David Rogers | USA | Furniture Maker
Betty Scarpino | USA | Artist
Remi Verchot | France | Artist

2003

Eli Avisera | Israel | Artist
Kevin Burrus | USA | Artist
Mark Hancock | UK, Wales | Artist
Ron Kanter | USA | Photojournalist
Alexandra Kirtley | USA | Scholar
Thierry Martenon | France | Artist
Jamie Russell | Canada | Furniture Maker

2008

Jason Busch | USA | Scholar
Hunt Clark | USA | Artist
Peter Exton | USA | Artist
Satoshi Fujinuma | Japan | Artist
Stephan Goetschius | USA | Artist
Peter Oliver | New Zealand | Artist
Martina Plag | USA | Artist
Vincent Romaniello | USA | Videographer

2012

Maria Anasazi | USA | Artist
Darrell Copeland | USA | Artist
John Hallett | Australia | Artist
Daniel Ostrov | USA | Artist
Jeannette Rein | Australia | Artist
Sarah Archer | USA | Scholar
Michael M. Kohler | USA | Photojournalist

2016

Ashley Eriksmoen | Australia | Artist
Amy Forsyth | USA | Artist
Katie Hudnall | USA | Artist
Rebecca Kolodziejczak | USA | Student Artist
Betty Scarpino | USA | Photojournalist/Artist
Michaela Crie Stone | USA | Artist
Nucharin Wangphongsawasd | Thailand | Artist

1996

Michael Brolly | USA | Artist
Ned Cooke | USA | Scholar
Jean-François Escoulen | France | Artist
Terry Martin | Australia | Artist/Photojournalist
Hugh McKay | USA | Artist

2000

Judy Gotwald | USA | Photojournalist
Jack Larimore | USA | Furniture Maker
Rolly Munro | New Zealand | Artist
George Peterson | USA | Artist
Graeme Priddle | New Zealand | Artist
Mike Scott | UK , Wales | Artist
Christopher Tyler | Canada | Scholar

2004

Linette Messina | USA | Photojournalist
Michael Mocho | USA | Artist
Andrew Potocnik | Australia | Artist
Marcus Tatton | Australia | Sculptor
Joel Urruty | USA | Sculptor

2009

Derek Bencomo | USA | Artist
David M. Bender | USA | Artist
Jérôme Blanc | Switzerland | Artist
Robert F. Lyon | USA | Artist
Leah Woods | USA | Artist
Howard Risatti | USA | Scholar
Terry E. Johnson | USA | Photojournalist
Ms. A.M. Weaver | USA | Photojournalist

2013

Carpenter, Ben | USA | Artist | 2013
Dowling, Gaynor | Artist | 2013
Kelsey, John | USA | Photojournalist | 2013
Martin, Malcom | England | Artist | 2013
Lineberry, Heather | USA | Scholar | 2013
Turner, Neil | Western Australia | Artist

2017

Max Brosi | Artist | Ireland
Felicia Francine Dean
| USA | Artist
Daniel Fishkin | USA | Artist
Anastasia Leto | USA | Student Artist
Megan McGlynn | USA | Artist
Jason Schneider | USA | Artist
Samuel Lang Budin | USA | Photojournalist

1997

Glenn Adamson | USA | Scholar
Mark Bishop | Australia | Artist
Tony Boase | UK | Photojournalist
Andrew Gittoes | Australia | Artist
Christophe Nancey | France | Artist
Merryll Saylan | USA | Artist

2001

Mark Gardner | USA | Artist
Doug Finkel | USA | Furniture Maker
Louise Hibbert | USA | Artist
Brock Jobe | USA | Scholar
Stuart King | UK | Photojournalist
Marc Ricourt | France | Artist
Jason Russell | Canada | Artist

2006

Marilyn Campbell | Canada | Artist
Dennis Carr | USA | Scholar
Liam Flynn | Ireland | Artist
Hilary Pfeifer | USA | Artist
Vincent Romaniello | USA | Photojournalist
Neil Scobie | Australia | Artist
Jo Stone | USA | Furniture Maker

2010

Stefano Catalani | USA | Scholar
Luc Deroo | Belgium | Artist
Irene Gafert | Denmark | Artist
Jay Heryet | UK | Artist
David Huntley | USA | Photojournalist
Wonjoo Park | South Korea | Artist
Karl Seifert | USA | Photojournalist
Derek Weidman | USA | Artist

2014

Eric Adjetey Anang | Ghana | Artist
Miriam Carpenter | USA | Artist
Jordan Gehman | USA | Artist
Reed Hansuld | Canada | Artist
Maggie Jackson | USA | Scholar
Amber Johnston | USA | Photojournalist
Yuri Kobayashi | Born Japan, active US | Artist

2018

Cha Jong-Rye | Korea | Artist
Vivian Chiu | USA | Artist
Morgan Hill | USA | Artist
Jack Mauch | USA | Artist
Michael Puryear | USA | Artist
Janine Wang | USA | Student Artist
Cristina Tamarez | USA | Photojournalist
Seán Breen
| Galway Ireland | Scholar

1998

Daniel Guilloux | France | Artist/Photojournalist
Alain Mailland | France | Artist
Fabrice Micha | France | Artist
Gael Montgomerie | New Zealand | Artist
Jack Slentz | USA | Artist
Seth A. Thayer III | USA | Scholar

2002

Richie Garrison | USA | Scholar
Laurent Guillot | France | Artist
Friedrich Kuhn | Germany | Artist
Rudiger Marquarding | Germany | Artist
Gord Peteran | Canada | Furniture Maker
Robin Rice | USA | Photojournalist
Gordon Ward | Australia | Artist

2007

Elisabeth Agro | USA | Scholar
Jean-François Delorme | France | Artist
Peter Harrison | USA | Furniture Maker
Sean Ohrenich | USA | Artist
Lesya QPopil | USA | Dancer
Siegfried Schreiber | Germany | Artist
Lynne Yamaguchi | USA | Artist/Photojournalist

2011

Noah Addis | USA | Photojournalist
Michael de Forest | USA | Artist
Daniel Forrest Hoffman | USA | Artist
Beth Ireland | USA | Artist
Carl Pittmann | USA | Artist
Kimberly Winkle | USA | Artist
Jennifer A. Zwilling | USA | Scholar

2015

Seth Bruggeman | USA | Scholar
Julia Harrison | USA | Artist
Rex Kalehoff | USA | Artist
Zina Manesa-Burloiu | Romania | Artist
Adrien Segal | USA | Artist
Grant Vaughan | Australia  | Artist
Winifred Helton-Harmond | USA | Photojournalist

2019

Per Brandstedt | Sweden | Artist
Joshua Enck | USA | Artist
Heide Martin | USA | Artist
Hartmut Rademann | Germany | Artist
Ellie Richards | USA | Artist
Jacob Zimmerman | USA | Student Artist
Amy Forsyth | USA | Sketch Journalist
John-Duane Kingsley | USA | Scholar