Monday, February 6, 2012

Apply to the Monhegan Artists’ Residency!

David Higgins' "Harbor View" was taken during the photographer's 2005 residency.

Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency for emerging Maine artists. This summer, the program will provide five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for two Maine-based visual artists.

The residency program provides living quarters and separate studio space at Fish and Maine plus a $500 stipend. The 2012 residencies run May 26 through June 30 and Sept. 1 through Oct. 6. Only Maine residents are eligible to apply.

The program is aimed at visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture or the digital arts. An important goal of the program is to enhance the careers of serious artists who have yet to gain wide recognition. Quality of work is the primary criterion for selection. Previous artist residents include Sarah Knock, David Little, Marguerite Robichaux, Karen Adrienne, Lynn Travis, Joe Kievitt and Alina Gallo.

A jury of art professionals will select the artists. This year’s judges are Michael Shaughnessy, sculptor and professor of art at University of Southern Maine; Portland gallerist June Fitzpatrick; and Daniel Fuller, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art.

The application deadline is March 16 (postmarked). For guidelines, a history of the program and a list of past residents, visit
Applicants will be notified by March 30 of the jury’s decision.

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