Support the Residency
Monhegan Island offers a rich and varied artistic history that has inspired generations of artists. In particular, it is a tradition that has meaning and value to many Maine artists, and it is the mission of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program to give emerging Maine artists the opportunity to share directly in this legacy through this opportunity for creative exploration offered by the five week residency on the Island. But the days of inexpensive excursions to Monhegan or renting an abandoned fish shack for a few dollars a month are long gone.
The program has an annual operating budget of approximately $12,000 to support the two residencies and related educational events. The Board of Directors raises these funds from individuals, art galleries, and businesses, as well as from grants and foundations.
If this program seems right to you, please support both the program and the vision with a check. If you know of a corporation that would like to be associated with this artists’ fellowship program, won’t you please bring it to their attention by using the recommend links at the bottom of the page?
Make sure that your favorite “Maine emerging artist” knows of the Residency. Use the “recommend to a friend” links at the bottom of the page, or forward her/his name to email@example.com.
You can also show your support by buying The Carina House Residency: A Gift of Monhegan, a handsome, full-color book published by the Monhegan Artists Residency, celebrates 34 artists who have been artists-in-residence at Carina House on Monhegan Island from 1998-2006, including some of Maine’s most renown artists such as Connie Hayes, Marguerite Robichaux, Terry Hilt, and Jim Dugan. The book features art work and text by all 34 artist fellows in an elegant design consisting of a pair of facing pages for each artist: on the left, a statement describing her or his residency experience on Monhegan with a small image of a work, and on the right, a full-page reproduction. Though each artist had a unique experience on Monhegan, the statements reveal common threads: finding inspiration from the magnificent island environment; time to reflect; and the opportunity to try new techniques and take risks. The artists confirm that the residency was a powerful catalyst for furthering their art and careers.
The cost of the book is $24.00 plus $2.00 for shipping. To order your copy of The Carina House Residency: A Gift of Monhegan , send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your support! Please send your check to:
Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation, 305 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849
The Monhegan Artists Residency program gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its many individual and business supporters, especially the following organizations and individuals:
The Quimby Family Foundation
Lida P. Underhill Trust, Bank of America, Trustee
Monhegan Boat Line for complimentary ferry passage for the MARC Artist Fellows.
James Robie Design Associates for the design of the new MARC logo.
Alina Gallo for the Monhegan Island Artist Residency Blog.
Shining Sails for underwriting the cost of the studio rental.
Tebo Design Studio for the new website.