Residency Blog

Week Two: Finding our places and feeling out projects

Week two started a little late for a couple of us - Janice and I didn't get back from the DC/Maryland trip until Monday afternoon.  James was busy for the week, so from Tuesday to the weekend it was mostly Janice, Chris, and me.  I did a bunch of carving and...

End of Week 1: The Maryland/DC Trip

Hello wood friends! We’re into week 3 and I still feel like I've just arrived, but we’ve had some great adventures and conversations so far, and soon Kailee Bosch will be joining us!  I realize I have a zillion pictures to share with y’all about these first weeks,...

Introduction to the 2022 Windgate Artist Residents!

Welcome to the Center for Art in Wood 2022 Windgate Artist Residency Blog! My name is Katie Hudnall and I am the Visual Documentarian for this year’s group. I am so excited to be in Philadelphia and working with the Center for Art in Wood and the rest of these...

Week 8: The End!

I'm writing my last post from home, having moved all my stuff out on Saturday with the assistance of my patient husband. Unfortunately, the elevator in the dorms was broken, so we carried all our stuff down four flights of stairs. The shop was a lot easier, with...

sketch this stunning array of Hartmut’s Diary in Wood as it awaited transport to the gallery.

Week 7: Carpe Diem!

Text and sketches by Amy Forsyth We're really feeling the end of this amazing residency approaching! This past week, everyone scurried around, trying to finish things. Some of the larger pieces have already been delivered to the gallery. In the midst of it all, I...

Week 6: More Inspiration!

Drawings and text by Amy Forsyth. Ellie Richards has added some wonderful photos to the earlier blog posts, so check them out! The weeks are flying by so quickly! And the studios are filling with amazing objects! This week, we've had to write artist statements,...

experience of touring the organ

Week 5: Make first, think second?

Text and drawings by Amy Forsyth, 2019 Sketch Artist This week, our scholar, John-Duane Kingsley, joined us. His arrival gave us the opportunity to pause and assess what we've been doing over the past few weeks and adjust our course for the last three weeks. John...

drawings by Amy Forsyth

Week 4: Work and Play

Text and sketches by Amy Forsyth, 2019 Sketch Artist The first half of this past week we were very productive. Everyone dashed about, carved, cut, shaped, turned, painted, drew, etc. And then, there was July 4 and 5, when the entire building, including the wood...

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Week 3: Time to focus!

Text and sketches by "Sketch Artist," Amy Forsyth This past week was the first one where we really were able to start working and focus for an entire week without interruption. Our heads were full of new ideas and images from our past couple weeks' activities and...