A long time resident of Maine, Jude completed her BFA at the Maine College of Art and MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and an Individual Grant Award from the Council of Creative Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
“The residency on Monhegan was a very meaningful experience. The setting and pace of Monhegan was so helpful to allow access to my interior world. I am so grateful for the time there. I feel it is a miracle that this program exists—that Monhegan Island as an artist retreat exists.”
Sarah Haskell is an award-winning artist/educator who has been weaving and teaching for over forty years. Since her graduation from Rhode Island School of Design in 1976, she has traveled as far away as Japan to learn and teach about her love of weaving. Sarah balances her work as a community artist with her career as a studio artist. Sarah regularly exhibits her work in local and regional galleries, universities and art shows.
“…With this generous chunk of time I was able to connect with the subtle energy and beauty of the island. Just like the erosion of physical objects requires time and the repetitive motion of weather - my creative heart and mind needed the duration of weeks and an intimate connection to the natural world to shift.”
Raegan Russell is an art educator and artist, who works in oil, mixed media and printmaking. Her current body of work is figurative, painterly and evocative of the light and space found in the neighborhoods and changing landscape of rural Maine, and in her travels. Her paintings, while sensitive and observational in nature, look for the quirky, unusual or profound lying just beneath the surface of the mundane.
She is a graduate of Boston University’s School for the Arts where she earned both her BFA and MFA.
“I felt embraced by the community, painted with local plein air painters, met artists and was invited to drawing sessions and open studios. I know that I will come back to Monhegan again and again - as a painter and as a part of the community.”