Honoring tradition. Embracing the future.
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020!
A message from the Executive Director….
Happy 2020! I hope you are filled with excitement and anticipation for a fabulous summer at Wiawaka. I am very excited about our upcoming summer which will be filled with NEW programming, NEW events and NEW speakers!

Here are some highlights this summer:
  • Save the Date for our Ladies of the Lake Luncheon on June 15th and our Dock Party on June 26th.     
  • The return of our Women’s Lecture Series Tuesday nights with NEW speakers and presentations featuring The Katrina Trask Gateway lecture, Grandma Moses, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Women’s Suffrage Movement celebrating 100 years and so much more.
  • Our Georgia O’Keeffe week with additional themed presentations including new topics about Georgia O’Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz.
Go to our website www.wiawaka.org to see our daily updates. If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to book your stay by contacting us at wiawakareservations@gmail.com or by calling (518) 668-9690. We are booking now with your 50% deposit to secure your reservation.

2020 will be exciting! I hope that you will plan time to join us this summer for an event, program, workshop, overnight, or a day visit!

I look forward to seeing you and as always stop by to say Hi!

Warm Regards,

Doreen Kelly  
Save the date for these
upcoming events!
Artist Residency
June 29th - July 5th

Years before Yaddo began operating as an artists' retreat at Spencer and Katrina Trask's property in Saratoga Springs, NY, the couple built Wakonda Lodge and hosted artists from the Art Students League of New York. Young artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, spent summers painting at Wiawaka.  In the summer of 2016 we continued that tradition by hosting eight talented artists who took up "residence" in Wakonda. We have been welcoming a talented group of artists since. This summer these artists will be staying with us from June 29th - July 5th, 2020.

We are accepting submissions from new artists with applications consisting of emailed images, a resume, and letter of interest until Feb. 15.

Please put the words "artist residency application" in your subject line.

All artists will be notified on or by March 1st.
Please send to wiawakadirector@gmail.com.
Ladies of the Lake Luncheon June 15th
Join us for our popular annual luncheon at the Lake George Club!

We are currently accepting applications for our annual
Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award. This coveted award is presented at the luncheon.

Kick off to our 2020 season!
Dock Party June 26th

Georgia O'Keeffe Week:
July 6th - 10th, 2020

Save the Date for these upcoming speakers:

July 7th - Katrina Trask Gateway Presentation, presenter Rumara Jewett


July 8th - Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz presented by Dr. Katherine Hoffman Professor Emerita of Fine Arts at St. Anselm College and author of several Georgia O'Keeffe books


July 9th - Women Artist's of the 20th Century Cecilia Beaux, Georgia O'Keeffe and Margaret Bourke White, presenter Kate Dudding


Volunteers Needed for Many Projects
Spring Cleanup Weekends
May 16th and 17th - 9 am - 4 pm
May 30th and 31st - 9 am - 4 pm
Please send your interest to  wiawakadirector@gmail.com  
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2020 Season Pass On Sale Now! Click here to purchase.
Make Your Wedding & Private Events Special
Wiawaka hosts weddings and private events in our shoulder season. We are currently booking for 2021.
Arts and Crafts Workshops Now Available. Go to www.wiawaka.org for more information. Updates are being made every day!
Artist Ruby Silvious, who will make a return to Wiawaka this summer, has "Recycled and Refashioned"exhibit at the Albany Institute of Art
I n photos: Top, Kimonos made out of teabags, by Ruby Silvious; across bottom: "Dunkin' Dancing Shoe" by Silvious, a photo of the artist in her Coxsackie studio, and an image of the Albany Institute of History & Art she painted on recycled teabags.

Stay tuned for Ruby's 2020 classes at Wiawaka!
Wiawaka Center for Women
3778 Route 9L,
Lake George, NY 12845