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Dear Friend of the Center,

The Center for Art in Wood is excited to for the return of the Windgate International Residency Program! This prestigious residency program is an essential destination for artists and researchers from all over the world who are seeking a deeper connection with the material of wood, or are looking to test their vision and skill in a collaborative setting. Now in its twenty-fifth year, the residency is renowned for fostering creativity, excellence, innovation, and scholarship in art in wood.

Selected from a competitive and international pool of applicants, each cohort of Windgate Fellows is made up of professional artists, a student artist, a visual documentarian, and a scholar. The resident fellows arrive in Philadelphia in June and spend the next two months living and working communally. During their residency, they focus on studio work, engage in collaboration and discourse with their peers, and host a public open-studio event that invites the public to view and discuss their work in-process. Their work is presented in a highly anticipated exhibition, which unveils the insights, breakthroughs, and discoveries made by the fellows during their time in the residency.

Thanks to generous support from the Windgate Foundation, an endowment fund was established in 2013 to ensure that this singular opportunity will be available for scholars and artists for many years to come.

But we need your help. The Center for Art in Wood depends on you to continue providing all-inclusive support to the resident fellows. From studio facilities at NextFab makerspaces, access to advanced woodworking tools, and raw hardwoods, to housing, transportation, and meetings with important collectors, curators, and influential artists, the Windgate Fellows experience the best in art, craft, and design this abundant region has to offer.

The costs of the Windgate International Residency Program are considerable and mounting. The Center endeavors to build on the program each year, to foster an experience that is as enriching, accommodating, and impactful as possible. Your donation will help ensure that artists will continue to have access to this exceptional opportunity.

Please take a moment to get to know this year’s Windgate International Resident Fellows. Will you join us in securing the future of this inspirational program, which contributes so much to deepening creativity and building awareness of art in wood? Our goal for 2022 is $30,000. With your help, we can close the gap for this year. 

For information about the 2022 Windgate Resident Fellows please click HERE.

Will you join us in securing the future of this inspirational program, which contributes so much to the developing field of art in wood?

If you have any questions regarding the Windgate Residency Program, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by email at

With appreciation and gratitude,

Jennifer-Navva Milliken
Artistic Director

*Pictured above Open Studio Day, in Memory of Lee Bender at NextFab North, 2022, photo by Melissa Guglielmo


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