The Library Welcomes the Women’s Studio Workshop


Work from the Women’s Studio Workshop

This summer, the Library is pleased to present an exhibition curated by the Women’s Studio Workshop.

The Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) located in Rosendale, New York is the largest publisher of artists’ books in North America.   The mission of WSW is to support a society in which women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Founded in 1974 by four graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the State University of New York New Paltz, Ann Kalmbach, Tatana Kellner, Anita Wetzel, and Barbara Leoff Burge have been committed to serving women artists for 42 years.

Today, the Women’s Studio Workshop programs largely focus on book arts, printmaking, and ceramics. Their artists’ books are held in several repositories in the United States including but not limited to Yale, Stanford, Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, and many others. In 2013, the Library of Congress accepted all of the studio’s artists’ books into its Rare Books and Special Collections Division.

Visit the library for a sampling of artists’ books created by Women’s Studio Workshop alums. You can also visit the library’s page on the Club website for a Selected Bibliography associated with the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display through Labor Day.

Questions? Please contact Christina Kasman, Librarian:

This post was written with the assistance of Lauren V. Walling, Deputy Executive Director of the Women’s Studio Workshop.

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