Thursday, May 28, 2009

Private Money Funds Public Sculpture in Maine

Six public art projects have received a combined total of $60,755 in funding from the Maine Arts Commission thanks to a generous donation by the Harry Faust Art Fund. Recipients of the funding are artists Christina Bechstein, Randy Regier, Susan Camp, Robert Rainey and Sandy MacLeod, as well as the City of Gardiner.

The Harry Faust Art Fund, created in memory of Waterville’s well-known community leader, mentor, educator, advocate and supporter of the arts, has allowed the Maine Arts Commission to administer a one-time competitive grant that offered up to $20,000 for artists, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations in Maine to create or exhibit public sculpture. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 became available in January for projects promoting the quality of public spaces through the incorporation of sculptural artwork. Applications requesting a total $448,156 in support were submitted. The review committee chose six projects for funding.
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Photo: "Untitled" By Susan Camp

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