OUR MISSION
To host inspiring spaces where professional artists can perform, teach and work in a natural environment. 

 

 OUR VISION
The Foundation will strengthen communities through the power of art.


OUR VALUES

With a spirit of hospitality, the Foundation will bring three powerful elements together: artists, nature and diverse communities.

1) We value artists because they are our storytellers 

2) We value nature because it centers and refreshes us

3) We value diverse communities because they make 

    society healthier

4) We value the art of hospitality because it’s what makes us

    feel at home

WE BELIEVE
Nature is an inspiration and a balm for artists. When they restore and recharge at Everwood, everyone benefits.

ARTIST SERIES (PERFORM)

A wide array of professional artists are invited to perform or show in the 100 year-old barn, a 140 seat venue. The Series brings together rural audiences hungry for the arts and urban audiences looking for unique experiences. The Series will be produced four times a year, on average, from June through October. 

The Foundation just finished its fifth season and has welcomed artists such as Jeremy Messersmith, Theater Latté Da, Chastity Brown, Kevin Kling, Sally Wingert, John Mark Nelson, Peter Rothstein, Ten Thousand Things, Rogue Valley, ARENA Dances and Dark & Stormy Productions. Artists have used the opportunity to try out new material or present existing material to a new audience.

 

Over the past 5 years, the Foundation

has provided $14,500 to local school programs.

 

The Foundation provides half of the proceeds from each event to the artists and the other half to a local school programs. Over the past 5 years, the Foundation has provided $14,500 to local programs. Depending on the art form, events are limited to approximately 140 guests with a “pay what you can” ticket price (suggested between $10 - $20). We guarantee a mutually agreed upon minimum payment for the artist. In addition, a custom-built merchandise table is provided for artists to sell items before or after the show. The Foundation does not keep any of the proceeds from either the box office or the artists' merchandise table.

CHRIS EVERETT, President

MICHELLE HAYWARD, Vice-president

BILL UNDERWOOD, Secretary & Treasurer

CHRIS ANDERSEN

JOAN BARTZ

Inspired by the beauty of the land and the history of the buildings, the owners believed that Everwood would be a perfect place to nurture artists and strengthen communities.

 

In 2014, they launched the Everwood Farmstead Foundation with a mission to host inspiring spaces where professional artists can perform, teach and work in a natural environment.

PERFORM

TEACH

WORK

WHO WE'RE SERVING

1. PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

The professional artist who is looking for a unique performance venue with a diverse audience, an inspiring space to teach their craft or advance an artistic pursuit, and a circle of kindred spirits.

 

2. ASPIRING ARTISTS

A student or adult who is looking for a way to explore and hone their artistic talents and just the right performance, workshop or mentor could make a difference.

 

3. AUDIENCE MEMBERS

The arts enthusiast who appreciates our unique venue and its connection to nature.

OUR PURSUITS

ARTIST WORKSHOPS (TEACH)

Launched in 2015, the Workshops are designed to inform and inspire both aspiring and professional artists with focused, hands-on practice. Our inaugural workshops focused on watercolors and writing. These small groups become supportive communities for both instructors and students to share conversation and progress long after the workshop is done. 

Prices and seat availability are based on the individual workshops. After covering the cost of a catered lunch and any other agreed upon hard costs, Everwood provides all of the proceeds of the workshops to the instructor. 

 

 

ARTIST RETREAT (WORK)

Launching in 2017, professional artists will be invited or will apply to stay on the property for a period of 1–8 weeks to further or finish an artistic pursuit. The program will be available between April and October. The retreat will be separate from the main house and fully furnished with an un-catered kitchen. Guests will be required to provide tools of their trade and will have access to other portions of the property. They will not be required to participate in the Artist Series but synergies between the two activities may naturally result. While on retreat, they will be encouraged to participate in some kind of local school outreach to talk about their craft. 

 

OUR BOARD

IT STARTS WITH A RETREAT

We welcome artists to join us as our guests in the farmhouse for the entire weekend of the performance or workshop. The farmhouse has three comfortable guest rooms (2 queens and one twin). Spend some quality time on a hammock, hike the property or get to know one of the 12 resident chickens!

The Everwood Farmstead Foundation is grateful to the following individuals, corporations and foundations that have invested in our mission in 2016. We hope you will consider joining them.

 

If you would like to support this work with a donation, send it to the address below. Thank you!

 

EVERWOOD FARMSTEAD FOUNDATION
E580 Country Road X
Glenwood City, WI 54013

 

INDIVIDUALS:

$1000+

Jeremy Anderson & Michelle Hayward

Jeff Brockmann & Shane Swanson

Carol & Kim Culp

Chris Everett & Bill Underwood

 

$500–$999

Jim Gearen

Doug Kubach & Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

Dr. Rodney McFadden & Sarah Oquist

Eric & Tracey O'Neill Ruzicka

Dawn Roetter

 

$200–$499

Tim Danz & Sally Wingert

Rob Dingmann

Craig Futterer & Terri Simard

Doug Kline & Bill Venne

Anne Mahle & David McCarthy

 

$100–$199

Jenni & Joe Armitage

Kristy Docabo

Jerry & Nell Everett

David Feroe & Linda Svitak

Molly Rice & Andy Slothower

Jeff Turner

John & Kelly Wheaton

Greg & Julia Yager

 

$1–$99

Reggie Aligada & Kirsten Andenas Aligada

Andrea Gerasimo

Sheila Thompson

Anonymous

 

FOUNDATIONS +

CORPORATIONS:

Bartol Charitable Foundation

Thrivent Financial Foundation

The Toro Foundation

 

CULTIVATE SUPPORTERS:

Chris Andersen & Eric Butler

Jeremy Anderson & Michelle Hayward

Jenni & Joe Armitage

Jack Barber & Mitch Flattum

Joan & Dave Bartz

Laura & Pietr Bednarski

Gary Bennett & Mike Olafson

Kelly & Toby Bent

Ann Brimacombe

Jeff Brockmann & Swane Swanson

Kristy & Paul Brown

Jim Cashman & Mary Germscheid

Grace Chou & Jason Suss

Ian & Rachel Craig

Tammy Dickinson

Jennifer Duerre

Sarah Ehlinger & Craig Gooder

Edward Eichten & Emily Marsden

David Feroe & Linda Svitak

Jacob Frey & Sarah Clarke

Jim Gearen

Liz Griesse & Randy Woodworth

Derrick Hansen & Jennifer Okerlund

Jennifer Haskin Will & Jerry Will

Doug Kubach & Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

David & Susan Lima

Peter Malmstrom

Lynne Mehlhop

Shawn Monaghan & Greg Plotnikoff

Colin & Erin Oglesbay

Judy Olstad

Ally & Jen Schultz

Chris & Sonya Seidl

Bob & Mary Shaffer

Cecily Sommers

Paul Thissen & Karen Wilson Thissen

Jason & Kristin Walbourn

Amy Wink

Jean & Terry Wright

Greg & Julia Yager

Thank you!

OUR DONORS

ADAM COX

SHANE SWANSON

SUZANNE TACHENY KUBACH

SALLY WINGERT

The following list represents contributions made in 2016. We have made every effort to prepare this donor list accurately. 

Please accept our sincere apologies for any mistakes or omissions. If you note an error, please contact us.

Everwood Farmstead Foundation is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).

 

PROFESSIONAL

GOODS + SERVICES:

HotHouse Collaborative 

Built and hosted the Aspiring Artist Fund submission platform

Piney Hill Farms

Provided produce, herbs and flowers for CULTIVATE

T H E   F O U N D A T I O N