Wood Turning Center

July 2014

NEW at the Center


The Center for Art in Wood has been awarded a grant by the Philadelphia Stewardship Program for a risk assessment survey.  Working with a consultant from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the staff will identify potential risks to the facility and draft an comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. 

This survey will encompass man-made (theft, arson, etc.)  and natural (weather, flooding, infestation, etc) threats.   When we complete this program, we will be qualified to apply for a matching grant for the purchase of emergency supplies as well as disaster training for staff.  This is a huge step for the Center, and we could not be happier with this news. 


If you have any questions about our museum procedures and policies, contact Karen Schoenewaldt, Registrar, by email at Karen@centerforartinwood.org or 215.923.8000. 


Artist Highlight

Reed Hansuld- Excerpt




" A lot has changed since those tentative first weeks. Although I still search for more meaning in the work I choose to make I have been learning (at times the hard way) to embrace the playful space that exists in the uncertainty. I would like to thank the other Windgate ITE residents, they dared me to work beyond my place of comfort, largely on my approach to making as a whole. It has been a refreshing experience, and a longed for challenge that commissioned furniture work had not been satisfying. It will continue on long after this residency concludes, it is not something that can be fabricated, but an understanding of ones self and why we choose to make."

-- Excerpt from the 2014 Windgate ITE International Residency blog.  To read Reed's entire post and to learn more about the residency and the artist's  Word of the Day' visit the blog by clicking HERE.  


Many faces of the Center

Levi Landis




We are happy to announce a new addition to The Center for Art in Wood family!  Levi Landis was hired at the beginning of the month as the Director of Business Operations, an entirely new position at the Center, and one that is graciously funded by the William Penn Foundation.   In his new role here, Levi will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Center. This includes financial, strategic, and capitalization planning as well as human resources.

Levi has worked as a nonprofit executive for over 10 years; his most recent tenure being the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Folksong Society. There, he led the folk arts nonprofit during it's historic 50th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival as well as overseeing the daily educational programs, classes, retreats, workshops, and other programs for nearly 100,000 individuals annually. Levi spearheaded the PFS partnership with 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties and oversaw an increase of over 1,000 new and diverse members in the organization. He holds a master's degree in public administration from Villanova University.

In addition to his direct professional work, Levi volunteers on a number of nonprofit Boards and helps consult start-up and transitioning organizations. Levi lives with his wife Hannah in Center City and enjoys composing and performing music, creative writing, graphic and sound design, theater, and cooking.

If you have any questions for Levi, he can be reached at levi@centerforartinwood.org or 215.923.8000.  




Annual Founder's Fundraising Event
Saturday, November 8th 


Honoring Ron Fleming
Founding trustee and renowned woodworker. 



  Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming event.

Interested in putting an ad in our program book?  Click here for details and pricing. 



The Board and staff wishes to express it's gratitute to our members, supporters and funders. It is through your generosity and involvement that The Center remains a vital resource for

 Art in Wood.


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Quick Links

First Friday in Old City is this week.  The Center will be open until 8pm and is free to the public.  
Come celebrate with the 2014 Windgate ITE International Resident Fellows at the opening celebration of the new exhibition.

Join us for Dinner at FARMiCIA on Friday or the Continental on Saturday.

Click HERE for more details on the dinners and other Opening Weekend events and to register.

Don't forget that parking is free in Old City after 5pm every First Friday.  If you'd like to find out more about all of the First Friday activities, click HERE.


Job Openings


Philadelphia Woodworks is hiring a woodworker / woodshop monitor.


More details HERE!


Call to Artists!

Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Call




The Center for Art in Wood
in the News....
(Click the photos) 

Rikumo Journal
A focus on Japanese wood artists.

American Association of Woodworkers Bartram's Boxes Remix book review.
To purchase your copy of Bartram's Boxes Remix visit our museum store HERE.


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The Center for Art in Wood is an arts and educational institution whose mission is leading the growth, awareness, appreciation and promotion of artists and their creation and design of art in wood and wood in combination with other materials. The Center is located at 141 N. Third Street in the heart of Old City Philadelphia and is a favorite destination for artists, collectors and families.