Monhegan Artists’ Residencies open for 2018

Jan 31, 2018
The cliffs of Monhegan have proved to be a compelling muse for generations of artists.

Monhegan — The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is calling for applications for its 2018 summer program. Two five-week residencies are available to Maine-based visual artists during the weeks of May 26 to June 29; and Sept. 11 to Oct. 16. There also is a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher (K-12) June 30 to July 11. Applications are being accepted online via Submittable.com Thursday, Feb. 1, through March 17.

For well more than 150 years, Monhegan Island has inspired countless artists and continues to attract contemporary artists to its unique coastal island landscape. MARC keeps this tradition alive and well by providing housing, studio space and a weekly stipend to its artist residents. Not just for landscape painters, the residency is open to artists working in new media, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and multi-media. For more information about the program, its past residents and applications details, visit monheganartistsresidency.org.

This year’s applications will be reviewed by a panel of three jurors: Kathryn Jovanelli, assistant director of the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor; Henry Wolyniec, artist and building manager, SPACE Gallery, Portland; and Nathaniel Meyer, artist and teacher at Lewiston High School.

Founded in 1989, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by donors, art galleries, corporate sponsors and foundation grants.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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