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
reunion with mentors
base for international artist
a gathering in memorial
a writing retreat
series of focused conversations
by meals and music
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.
- We select a finished work for our collection.
- We facilitate a written reflection to be archived for past and future residents.
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Spring 2021 Resident
Along with her ongoing work as an independent curator and writer, Melissa Feldman held positions for the last several years as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, and Director of the Neddy Artist Awards program supporting PNW artists and audiences. Recent curatorial projects include Indie Folk: New Art from the Pacific Northwest (2020) at Adams and Ollman. Feldman has been a frequent contributor to Art in America and Frieze and has also taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Goldsmith’s College, London. Feldman is credited with organizing the first monographic exhibitions for Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in the 1990s as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
Long Term Resident
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.