Current Exhibition:


allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014
(August 01 – October 25 2014)

Celebrating the Center’s 19th year hosting the Windgate ITE International Residency program, the residents will work together for 2 months in Philadelphia to collaborate and focus on new directions in their work. The grand finale exhibition for the 2014 ITE program is the exhibit. This multidisciplinary exhibition will reflect each resident fellow’s experiences including objects produced before and during the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, essays, films, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. Included will be each fellow’s statements about their personal and professional experiences.

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Past Exhibitions:


Bartram’s Boxes Remix
May 2 – July 19, 2014

Three years in the making, Bartram’s Boxes Remix is a collaborative project between the Center and Bartram’s Garden of Philadelphia (home of famed 18th  century explorer and botanist John Bartram). In the spirit of John Bartram’s    desire to share his passion for trees and other plants,  Bartram’s Boxes  Remix brings together artists who created works in wood and other materials from Bartram’s Garden. Artists were able to select from 13 types of wood from the Garden which fell during a wind storm over 3 years ago.
Bartram Boxes Remix continues a “Challenge” series initiated by the Center in 1987, which has provided emerging and established international artists with a dynamic forum for advancing new work.

View the exhibition online.

David Stephens: Auguries of Idolatry
Feb 7 – Apr 18, 2014

Nationally recognized sculptor David Stephens lost his vision as an adult practicing artist over a period of years. During that time, he planned projects that include the four wall-mounted and freestanding installations he is currently completing for his solo show at The Center for Art in Wood. View the Exhibition online

Roy Superior:
Patent Models For a Good Life

Feb 7 – Apr 19, 2014

The Center for Art in Wood will host a visual biography of painter, sculptor, and wood worker Roy Superior, featuring his functional furniture, pen and ink drawings, and patent models of imaginary machines. View the Exhibition online



Center News:




The Center for Art in Wood would like to send a big THANK YOU to our friends over at Boomerang for donating the furniture needed in our New Director of Business Operations office.  

The 2014 Windgate ITE International Resident Fellows have arrived in Philadelphia!  Keep up with the group by following their blog.  Learn about the day to day routines of our fellows while getting a glimpse into their creative process.  The culmination of this work will be on display during our allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014 exhibition beginning August 1st.

 Can’t make it into the Center?  Check out our new virtual tour of the gallery  and permanent collection on Google Maps!





The Center is happy to share the new Old City Highlights video created by Old City District. Showcasing the large variety of great businesses, attractions & activities in our neighborhood that take place every day! Watch the video.