On September 26, a small group of ACE members had the rare privilege of touring Yaddo, the world-famous artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs.
Yaddo’s mission is “to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.” On March 11, 2013, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Yaddo offers residencies to artists working in choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Yaddo artists have been awarded 71 Pulitzer Prizes, 68 National Book Awards, a Nobel Prize, three Academy Awards, 456 Guggenheim Fellowships, 42 National Book Critics Circle Awards, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, numerous Emmy and Grammy awards, and many other honors.
ACE extends our deepest thanks to our sponsor The Foundry for Art Design + Culture. The Foundry, based in Cohoes and Troy, fosters innovative collaborations between creatives, civic and educational institutions, non-profits and businesses to create viable, livable and imaginative communities.
Photos courtesy TM Williams Photography.