a commitment

our approach

At the core of Township10’s residency is the opportunity to utilize the entire property and its resources in service of the artist’s needs/desires.


Artists are invited and empowered to plan a residency. This can include filling the other four bedrooms with guests, or hunkering down for a quiet experience free from distraction. There is a studio tech on-site to welcome and support. The possibilities for how the property can be utilized are numerous and exciting to consider.


  • Residencies vary in length from 3 weeks to 2 months.

  • Accommodations and studio access are free of charge for invited artists and their guests.

  • Expenses do include travel, meals, and materials/firings.


We are thrilled to dedicate Township10 as a space for those who teach, lead, mentor and disrupt to further their personal, intellectual, and/or community goals.

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In addition to invited artists, we will open a call for 2021. A panel of peers will review applications and award a residency to two applicants. The application will be available on this website in November 2020.


Township10 will launch in 2020-21 with a series of invited artists.


Experiences during this inaugural year will inform and shape the future direction of the project. We have asked artists to activate and enjoy the property, connect with the community, and offer us feedback.

a place for


a work intensive


a collaboration


reunion with mentors


base for international artist

a gathering in memorial


skill-building workshop


kiln-building residency


a writing retreat


series of focused conversations


interdisciplinary duet 


summit punctuated
by meals and music

an exhibition




Township10 is envisioned as an intimate space reserved for deep art practice, material exploration, and community building.


We have the highest expectations for the respect, thoughtfulness, and care that guests will bring to this experience. A few things we lay out are: We ask artists to incorporate shared meals and poetry into their stay. We encourage artists to connect with the local community and find ways to share their perspective. Residents donate a finished work to our collection. This work resides on the property as a marker of those who have been a part of the project. And we facilitate a written summary of the experience at Township10 to be archived for past and future residents.

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August 2020 Resident

Rubens GhenoV

Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989.  He holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art (1999) and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2010) both in Painting. Ghenov has shown in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman (NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami (FL), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Whitespace Gallery, (GA), Hoffman LaChance (MO), Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (TN), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) amongst others. In 2013, he co-curated with Dona Nelson the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum. He has been featured in Art in America, Hyperallergic, Bomb Magazine, Village Voice, ARTSATL, The Tennessean, Title Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Artist Remarks

Long Term Resident

Kyle Lawson


A skilled potter and woodworker, Kyle Lawson graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Craft. He spent the past few years working with the crew at Sarah Wolf Ceramics and assisting artists Dirk Staschke and Jeffry Mitchell among others. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Kyle relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina to take on the challenge of building out the studios, caring for the property, and delving into his art practice as Township10’s first Long-term Resident. Kyle looks forward to welcoming residents & visitors to the property.