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Ora Schneider Residency Grant for Regional Artists

Ora Schneider residents Marian Shoettle and Kate Hamilton

Ora Schneider residents Marian Shoettle and Kate Hamilton created elements for their experimental event “DaDa spill ” during their residency.


The Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant is for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin (Ora’s daughter), gifted artist and former WSW board member, is funding these residencies, to honor her mother’s long time commitment to the cultural life in our community.

The grant will support two artists in month-long residencies in any of the Workshop’s studios. A $1500 stipend and unlimited access to the studios is included. Onsite housing can be arranged. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching/intaglio/monoprint, letterpress, hand papermaking, screenprinting, photography and ceramics.


Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by January 31

Residency Length: 1 month
Residency Occurs: The year after application, September through June


  • The application form
  • A one-page description of the project, not to exceed 100 words. Description should include the media or studio needed.
  • Resume
  • A CD with ten clearly marked images of recent work. An image script with descriptive text, which should include title, media, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications. WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not properly formatted.
  • Applicants who do not want to receive decision information by EMAIL can include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED and adequate postage and packaging material is included with the application.

WSW, P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472


  • Plant dreams

    Inspired by the artist’s involvement with growing and harvesting flax, Plant Dreams is a meditation on the cycles of growth, decay, and regeneration.

    Ann Marie Kennedy, 1999. Buy it now.