Founded in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) is a visual arts organization in upstate New York whose mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists. WSW provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. WSW is equipped with specialized studios for printmaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. It provides residencies, classes, and other professional opportunities for women artists around the country. After the successful completion of a five-year capital campaign, WSW has significantly expanded its campus; it now features two renovated exhibition galleries, a book bindery, a climate-controlled archive for prints and artist’s books, and additional housing for visiting artists.
“The Foundation supports the broadest spectrum of contemporary art practice in this country, from full-scale retrospectives at major institutions to the independent projects organized by members of Common Field. Common Field mobilizes and serves a woefully under-recognized community of experimental artists and creative instigators who are the life blood of the contemporary art world”
Joel Wachs, President