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Folk Artist-in-Residence

Sponsored annually since 1990 by the Friends of Joseph Schneider Haus, the Folk Artist-in-Residence Program supports the efforts of local artists and artisans working in traditional crafts and trades. Each year, the museum showcases the work of one folk artist, promotes his/her trade and raises public awareness and appreciation for skills and hand-crafted items that might otherwise be lost to our heritage.

During the course of the year, the folk artist contributes to the ongoing programs of the museum in a variety of ways, which may include guest-curating an exhibition, hosting workshops, presenting lectures and demonstrations, or authoring a booklet or catalogue.

Know an artist who you think might be be a perfect fit for the Folk Artist-in-Residence position at Joseph Schneider Haus? Nominate them today! Download the Nomination Form here. 

Past residencies have included:

  • Philippe Elsworthy, Cabinetmaker, 1990
  • Elizabeth Eby, Fraktur Artist, 1991
  • Kathleen Bissett, Quilt Artist, 1992
  • Ian Bell, Musician, 1993
  • Chicki Mair, Spinner/Dyer, 1994
  • Peter Findlay, Woodcarver, 1995
  • David Robertson, Blacksmith, 1996
  • Daniel Kramer, Straw Worker, 1997
  • Barbara Fauth-Lange, Painter/Sculptor, 1998
  • Nancy-Lou Patterson, Artist/Writer, 1999
  • Ingrid Steiner, Cross-stitch Artist, 2000
  • Wesley Bates, Wood Engraver, 2001
  • Mary-Eileen McClear, Storyteller, 2002
  • Sally Melville, Knitter, 2003
  • Al Forler, Wildfowl Carver, 2004
  • Karen Wadsworth, Master Baker, 2005
  • Marilyn Gardiner, Beadwork Artist, 2007
  • Lori Norwood, Urban Repurposer, 2008
  • Rosemary Aicher, Ceramic Artist, 2009
  • Wendy Durfey, Basket Maker, 2010
  • Marlene Pomeroy, Contemporary Book Artist, 2011
  • Debbie Thompson-Wilson, Miniature Painter/Limner, 2012
  • Trevor Ewert and Sarah Granskou, Wood workers and Performers, 2013
  • Sue Firkser, Fibre Artist, 2014 
  • Laurie Spieker, Glass Artist, 2015
  • James Anthony Usas, Filmmaker, 2016