Posts in WSW Community

Daydream Believer: Ann Kalmbach at Retirement

Apr 24, 2017

Ann Kalmbach is retiring, but you’d never know it. Without hesitation, she outlines her vision for Women’s Studio Workshop in 10 or 20 years. “We’d have yet another building, and we’d own the property behind us, and we’d have a beautiful pavilion for kids programming, and we’d have the largest archive of women artists in… View Article

On Robert “Woody” Woodruff, Zen, and the Art of Problem Solving

Apr 21, 2017

I’ll do anything for anybody’s art. Anything. Anything… within reason. -Woody, WSW Maintenance Mogul mo·gul ˈmōɡəl/ noun 1. an important or powerful person, especially in the motion picture or media industry. yms:            1. magnate, tycoon, VIP, notable, personage, baron, captain, king, lord, grandee, nabob, etc. 2. a steam locomotive with… View Article

Chili Bowl Intern Profile: Mel Doiron

Feb 18, 2017

With our 20th Anniversary Chili Bowl only a week away, we wanted to catch up with one of the people making this year’s event happen: Chili Bowl Intern Mel Doiron. Since January, Mel has been a daily presence in our studio, and in only eight weeks she has produced hundreds of bowls for the big… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Spring 2017 Edition

Jan 25, 2017

This January, we welcomed four new artists to Binnewater Lane! From left to right, meet Ceramics intern Mel Doiron, Nonprofit Management intern Chrissy Cooper, and Studio interns Adreena Cook and Megan Borseth. These ladies are bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to our busy spring lineup, from the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta to our upcoming Art-in-Ed workshops. Keep reading… View Article

Meet the Press: Introducing Our New Digital Content Manager

Sep 21, 2016

There’s a new addition to the WSW team, and she’s bringing her fresh voice to our blog. Kathryn Scudier joined us in early August from Ohio, where she studied art and art history at Wittenberg University and spent 13 months working as assistant curator for a small art museum. “A lot of what I did… View Article

Rachelle Spero: Opening Doors for Inclusive Art

Aug 24, 2016

When the Medieval builders began using stained glass, the intention was highlighting the brilliant interior of the cathedral. Light was tinted with vibrant colors to cultivate a transcendent atmosphere. Likewise, the stained glass windows of the Dutch Reformed church in Cottekill illuminate an inspirational space. Today, light shines through as artist Wayne Montecalvo designs a… View Article

From Plant to Page: ArtFarm & Homegrown Papermaking

Jul 29, 2016

Behind the Women’s Studio Workshop, up a small hill and tucked just out of sight, is the ArtFarm.  A morning breeze rustles through the rye and the towering kenaf, which has grown a couple feet in just the last few days.  Above the rows of flax, a cohort of bumblebees make their breakfast out of… View Article

New Faces at WSW: Fall 2016 Edition

Jul 20, 2016

Mid-June saw the arrival of WSW’s newest interns.  They’ve quickly set to work, jumping in on their own projects amidst preparations for the Summer Art Institute.  From left to right, WSW is happy to welcome Kate Farrell, Summer Intern; Molly Berkson and Sarah Rose Lejeune, Studio Interns; and Chloe Horsma, Non Profit Management Intern.  Read on to meet… View Article

Her Own Way: The Life & Work of Taťana Kellner

Jul 18, 2016

Through the side door and up the stairs of the barn on Binnewater Road is Taťana Kellner’s spacious, pitch-roofed and many-windowed studio, filled with an artistic practice spanning over 40 years. She apologizes for the mess: she’s screenprinting for Poisoned Well on one table; figuring out a new digital process for an upcoming class on another;… View Article

Spring Intern Exhibition: Whatknot

May 31, 2016

The spring 2016 intern exhibition, Whatknot, is the result of an interweaving of four emerging artists—Mary Gordon, Allora McCullough, Elizabeth Melnyczuk, and Kieran Riley Abbott—who arrived at WSW from different backgrounds, but who will leave with new ties, both artistically and personally. These newfound connections are evident in their exhibition. All four artists found themselves… View Article