Avon Street Gallery shows the works of Krisanne Baker, Maia Snow, and Victoria Statsenko

PORTLAND, ME -- Three Monhegan Artists' Residency alumni - Krisanne Baker, Maia Snow, and Victoria Statsenko - recently opened a show of their paintings at the Avon Street Gallery in Portland on Saturday, November 18.

The artists have all previously participated in the Monhegan Artists' Residency. Each spent a month on Monhegan Island where they were given an apartment and studio, a stipend, and the freedom to work as they wished. The residency is awarded annually to artists who are selected by a rotating jury.

Susan Danly, president of the nonprofit Monhegan Artists' Residency, attended and spoke at the opening on November 18. The show runs through December 16. Avon Street Gallery is located at 11 Avon Street in Portland, Maine.

For further information, please contact Jan ter Weele of Avon Street gallery at 207-536-4979 or jtwpaintings@msn.com.

At the opening on November 18

At the opening on November 18

Artist Victoria Statsenko (left) and Monhegan Artists' Residency board president Susan Danly (right)

Artist Victoria Statsenko (left) and Monhegan Artists' Residency board president Susan Danly (right)

Michelle Hauser’s solo exhibition at PhoPa Gallery

June 14 – July 15, 2017
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
PhoPa Gallery | 132 Washington Avenue | Portland, ME 04101

Painting & Photography: An Alliance of Mediums reflects the deep connection her painting has to her photographic work and underscores the broader dialogue and influence that exists between these two disciplines.

A selection of Hauser’s paintings (many of which began during an immersive five-week residency on Monhegan Island) have been transformed into large groups of ziatype, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints as part of her ongoing Album Series.

Hauser’s Album Series amplifies the power and complexity of the print medium by creating compositions that rely on an interplay of pictorial structures between variant prints of the same image. Her intention, through the reiteration of a single image, is to echo the inherent rhythms of the natural world—time in particular—not one moment in time as a single photograph captures; instead, Hauser elects to express the nonlinear way in which we recall time, its relentless repetition and endless variation.

By reducing her paintings into an abundance of sequenced, simplified and toned photographs, a distillation occurs that brings forth an abstraction and a detailed truth of reality.

“ALBUM SERIES: Eclipse: Sun & Moon” Medium: Collection of 42 unique ziatype, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints, using a digital negative made from a photograph of a painting. Size: 30-3/4” square. Date: 2017

“ALBUM SERIES: Eclipse: Sun & Moon” Medium: Collection of 42 unique ziatype, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints, using a digital negative made from a photograph of a painting. Size: 30-3/4” square. Date: 2017

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2017 Monhegan Artists’ Residency Awards Announced

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation has announced their choice of three Maine artists for the 2017 summer residency program on Monhegan Island: Meg Hahn and Mia Snow, who are both painters and recent graduates of the Maine College of Art, and Cory Bucknam, a Gifted and Talented Art Teacher at Brunswick Junior High School who creates abstract ceramic pieces. Hahn and Snow will spend five weeks in June and September, respectively, and Bucknam was awarded the two-week residency in July, recently established for artist-teachers who serve the K-12 grade levels in Maine.

The three were selected by a jury that included Chris Stiegler, curator, art historian, and chair of the MFA in Studio Art at the Maine College of Art, Portland; Hilary Irons, artist, and co-founder/curator of Able Baker Contemporary, Portland; and Kelly Finlay, a Monhegan Artists’ Residency board member and public programs manager at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland.

Cory Bucknam, untitled, 2017, white earthenware, 12″x18″

Cory Bucknam, untitled, 2017, white earthenware, 12″x18″

Meg Hahn, On a String, 2016, oil on panel, 12”x12”

Meg Hahn, On a String, 2016, oil on panel, 12”x12”

Maia Snow, Aiahha, 2017, oil on canvas, 37″x31″

Maia Snow, Aiahha, 2017, oil on canvas, 37″x31″

Artists’ Talk at the Farnsworth Art Museum

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Farnsworth Auditorium.

Krisanne Baker, Night Painting; Photo courtesy of Bradley Beukema

Krisanne Baker, Night Painting; Photo courtesy of Bradley Beukema

In this collaborative lecture program, three artists who participated in this past summer’s Monhegan Artists’ Residency will each present a slideshow presentation of their work, including highlights from their experience creating work on island. Susan Danly, President of the Board of Directors of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency, will also share some of the Residency’s history and its mission in supporting the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space in which to work in the inspiring environment of Monhegan Island.

The three artists include Barbara Sullivan of Solon who makes fresco reliefs of everyday objects; Krisanne Baker of Waldoboro who creates multimedia environmental arts on behalf of water quality, availability, and rights; and Michelle Hauser of South Thomaston who explores natural events that tilt Maine’s landscape into abstraction using painting, photography and a convergence of both mediums. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Cost: $8; $5 members
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2016 Artist Residents Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2016 residents!

Barbara Sullivan from Solon (June) makes fresco reliefs of everyday objects.

Barbara Sullivan, Earth Pigment Globe, 2014, Shaped Fresco, 12″ x 16″ x 7″

Barbara Sullivan, Earth Pigment Globe, 2014, Shaped Fresco, 12″ x 16″ x 7″

Krisanne Baker from Waldoboro (July) creates multimedia environmental arts on behalf of water quality, availability, and rights.

Krisanne Baker

Krisanne Baker

Michelle Hauser from Rockland (September) creates abstract painting and photography.

Michelle Hauser, Nocturne: Eclipse, 2016, Gouache & Watercolor painting on rag paper, 21-1/2” x 21-1/2”

Michelle Hauser, Nocturne: Eclipse, 2016, Gouache & Watercolor painting on rag paper, 21-1/2” x 21-1/2”

Congratulations! And thanks to all the wonderful applicants for submitting work.

2016 Monhegan Residencies Open for Maine Artists and Art Teachers

Alina Gallo, Monhegan, photograph, 2011 Residency Artist

Alina Gallo, Monhegan, photograph, 2011 Residency Artist

Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency for Maine artists. In addition to two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, the program offers a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher.

“Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, the Horizon Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and other charitable organizations, we are again able to support three residencies this year,” said Susan Danly, chair of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC) board of directors.

The application deadline for all three residencies is March 15, 2016. This year applications for the residency program are being accepted on-line only. For guidelines, a history of the program, and a list of past residents, visit monheganartistsresidency.org. Applicants will be notified by April 15th of the jury’s decision.

The residency program provides living quarters, studio space, and a $150 per week stipend. The two 5-week residencies run from May 28-July 1 and September 3-October 7. Only Maine residents are eligible to apply. The two-week Maine art teacher residency runs July 2-15 to accommodate the school-year schedule.

The residency 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. The jury of art professionals this year includes MARC board member and artist Sissy Buck, Polly Saltonstall, editor of Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors and noted collector of contemporary Maine art, and the artist Duncan Hewitt, whose retrospective exhibition is currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art.

Previous Monhegan artist residents include Sarah Knock, Marguerite Robichaux, David Vickery, Lynn Travis, Joe Kievitt, Jim Dugan, Karen Adrienne, Kenny Cole, Jan ter Weele, and Justin Richel.  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.

Artists Selected For 2015 Monhegan Residency

Coreena Affleck, untitled, 2014, bisque fired porcelain, unfired stoneware, wax, glaze, halogen lights, kyanite, saggar

Coreena Affleck, untitled, 2014, bisque fired porcelain, unfired stoneware, wax, glaze, halogen lights, kyanite, saggar

PORTLAND— Three artists with significant ties to Maine have been selected as the 2015 recipients of the Monhegan Artists’ residency: Coreena Affleck (Yarmouth), Justin Richel (Rangeley), and Nathaniel Meyer (South Portland). Affleck and Richel will benefit from five‐week sojourns on Monhegan Island, and Meyer has been awarded the two-week residency for Maine K–12 art teachers, which was added to the program three years ago.

Nathaniel Meyer, Wreck of the Venus, 2013, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Nathaniel Meyer, Wreck of the Venus, 2013, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

This year marked the first time that the Monhegan Artists’ Residency (MARC) was opened up to artists at all career levels, which brought in a 30 percent increase in applications. The jurors for 2015 were Bruce Brown, collector and former curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; artist Lauren Fensterstock; and Laurie Perzley, Fine Art Director and Curator at Thos. Moser Gallery and MARC Board Member. “It took many hours to come to a decision given the high quality of applicants,” says Brown.

Justin Richel, Une Catastrophe Passant ‘A L’atelier, 2013, gouache and ink jet on cut and collaged paper, 16.5” x 11.75”, edition of 5

Justin Richel, Une Catastrophe Passant ‘A L’atelier, 2013, gouache and ink jet on cut and collaged paper, 16.5” x 11.75”, edition of 5

“We selected the multi-media artist Coreena Affleck, painter, printmaker, and ceramicist Justin Richel, and painter Nathaniel Meyer with the belief that their diverse media will result in accomplished work and continue to add luster to the important legacy of MARC as a distinguished residency whose very location on Monhegan Island is truly important in the history of American art.”

 

Monhegan Beckons For 3 Maine Artists

Three Maine artists have won the right to walk in the footsteps of Robert Henri, Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent.

Coreena Affleck of Yarmouth, Justin Richel of Rangeley and Nathaniel Meyer of South Portland have been selected as the 2015 recipients of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency. Affleck and Richel will spend five weeks on Monhegan, and Meyer was awarded a two-week residency for Maine K-12 art teachers.

A dozen miles off midcoast Maine, Monhegan has attracted artists since the mid-1900s. It remains a destination for artists, but the high cost of housing makes it unaffordable for many beyond day trips and overnight visits. The residency allows artists to work on Monhegan for extended periods.

The jurors were Bruce Brown, a collector and former curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; artist Lauren Fensterstock; and Laurie Perzley, fine art director and curator at Thos. Moser Gallery and a residency board member.

They selected a multimedia artist in Affleck, a painter, printmaker and ceramicist in Richel, and a painter in Meyer.

The residency provides artists with time and space to work free of interruption and constraint.

“During the jurying process, we had a lively discussion about art, the possibilities of an artists’ retreat, and the impact of visiting artists in communities,” Fensterstock said in a statement. “Monhegan’s rich history as an artist retreat inspires both a reverence for legacies past and an ongoing framework for innovation.”

Since its founding in 1989, the organization has sponsored more than 50 artists.

Visit monheganartistsresidency.org for information.

Read the full Article on Portland Press Herald’s website.

Monhegan Artists’ Residency 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Left: Top of Rocks and What’s Below, by Sarah Knock, oil on canvas, 26” x 34” Right: Monhegan Lobsterman Rowing, by Michael E. Vermette, watercolor, 19” x 24”

Left: Top of Rocks and What’s Below, by Sarah Knock, oil on canvas, 26” x 34”
Right: Monhegan Lobsterman Rowing, by Michael E. Vermette, watercolor, 19” x 24”

Selected works by MARC Alumni will be on display at the Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom through October 14, 2014

Artists include: Karen Adrienne, Daniel Anselmi, Susan Bennett, Michael Branca, Melinda Campbell, Kenny Cole, Cynthia Davis, Nicole Duennebier, Jim Dugan, Kristin Maria Fitzpatrick, Wes Freese, Alina Gallo, Mercedes Gilbert, Eileen Gillespie, Kelli LK Haines, Mary B. Harrington, Connie Hayes, David R. Higgins, Terry Havey Hilt, John Knight, Sarah Knock, Margaret Leonard, David Little, MaJo Keleshian, Janet Conlon Manyan, Betsy McLellan, Martha Mickles, Marguerite Robichaux, Carol Sloane, Michael J. Smith, Lynn Travis, Emily L. Trenholm, Michael E. Vermette, and Ryan Wight.

Evening Artists’ Reception
Thursday, June 19th from 6-8pm
Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom
149 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032

RSVP:
207.865.4519
freeportshowroom@thosmoser.com

For more information: thosmoser.com

Daniel Anselmi: Monhegan Series & Other Works, A Solo Show

Opens Friday, September 5, 2014 at Carver Hill Gallery

Carver Hill Gallery is pleased to welcome Daniel Anselmi to our gallery with a solo show on First Friday, September 5, 2014. The show will feature Anselmi’s pieces from a residency on Monhegan Island, as well as a collection of larger paintings, collages and sculptures.

The Monhegan Residency Program is a five week retreat for just two artists per summer, carefully selected from many applicants eager to have creative time on this beautiful island. Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, and the Wyeth family, to name a few, have been inspired by the quiet magic of this island. Daniel’s pieces from this residency are wonderful interpretations of his days spent there, and we are delighted to share them in this show.

There is a strong architectural aspect of Daniel’s work that make these pieces very intriguing. His palette is typically earthy, very reminiscent of modernist colors and tones, with wonderful texture and depth. He uses found objects in his 2D and 3D work, but they are so skillfully incorporated into the piece that one might not even notice. The discarded paper, which can be old blueprints, ledgers, navigation charts, etc., is painted over with oil, and then arranged as one would apply different colors with a brush. “Though sourced materials are not intended to be recognizable in my abstractions, sometimes surface traces remain that become a moment of discovery for the discriminating viewer.” The re-appropriated objects in his sculpture seem perfectly planned – like happy accidents, they serendipitously support each other to keep from falling over.

For more information, please visit Carver Hill Gallery.

Q&A with artist Sarah Knock

FREEPORT – Sarah Knock of Freeport is among the 34 artists featured in a 25th anniversary exhibition celebration of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Program at the Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, on 149 Main St. The ongoing exhibition continues through Oct. 14.

Knock said the Monhegan Artists’ Residency was a “pivotal experience” for her. It supports emerging visual artists by giving them living quarters, studio space and a stipend to live and work on Monhegan Island for six weeks.

Knock lives in Freeport with her husband, and is a full-time artist represented by Greehnut Galleries in Portland since 1990. Knock earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Boston University in 1988 and was awarded the Monhegan Island residency in 1989.

Shortly after the residency, Knock began kayaking, which, she says, has given her the unique perspective of being close to the water surface. “I am most interested in reflections and what is underneath the surface,” she said. “The gift of time on Monhegan was pivotal to my career and one of the best experiences of my life. I have only returned to Monhegan a few times. Most of my work is inspired by kayaking on the Maine coast. I love to travel and have painted from experiences in Ireland, Venice, Alaska and the Amalfi coast.”

Read the entire article in the Tri-Town Weekly 

Monhegan Residency, 2014 Fellows

The Monhegan Artists Residency Program is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2014 fellowships.  Multi-media artist, Victoria Statsenko, who graduates from the Maine College Art in May, will be the island resident from May 31st through July 4th.  The second artist-teacher residency from July 5th through July 18th was awarded to printmaker Scott Minzy, an art instructor at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine.  Falmouth painter, Jan ter Weele, will be in residence on the island from September 6th through October 10th.

The residency program is aimed at emerging visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or the digital arts. An important goal of the program isto enhance the careers of serious artists who have yet to gain wide recognition. Quality of work is the primary criterion for selection and the jurors for the 2014 application process were photographer and installation artist Elizabeth Atterbury;  photographer Bryan Graf, who teaches at the Maine College of Art; and Monhegan watercolor painter, Bruce Kornbluth. 

This year marks the 25thanniversary of the Monhegan Residency program. Since its founding in 1989, the organization has sponsored the work 48 Maine artists including Marguerite Robichaux (1990), whose career was the subject of a retrospective at the Pucker Gallery in Boston in 2013;  Joe Kievitt (1996) and Alina Gallo (2011), both of whom had work chosen for the 2013 Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial; and Cynthia Davis (2006), whose inventive “map-making” received critical praise last year in the pages of the Portland Press Herald during her solo exhibition at the Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick.  This summer, the work of 34 former Monhegan Residency artists will be the focus of a special exhibition at Thos. Moser’s Freeport, Maine, showroom and gallery from June 19th through October 14th.

Freeport retrospective celebrates gift of time on Monhegan for artists

The works on view at Thos. Moser reflect 25 years of an island residency program.

Michael Vermette’s Monhegan Lobsterman Rowing Courtesy The Monhegan Museum

Michael Vermette’s Monhegan Lobsterman Rowing Courtesy The Monhegan Museum

FREEPORT — Back in the day, making art on Monhegan was a fairly simple proposition. Artists could rent a cottage for the summer, and many had the means to buy seasonal homes.

But as the island became a destination for the wealthy and well-endowed, the costs associated with island life eclipsed what most artists could afford.

For 25 years, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency has given artists the ability to live and work on the island, which sits about 12 miles off the Maine coast.

This summer, Thos. Moser in Freeport hosts a 25-year retrospective of work by artists who have benefited from the residency program. For five weeks each summer and fall, two Maine artists are given the opportunity to live and work on the island. Recently, the residency also has awarded Maine art teachers a two-week stay.

“Monhegan has been an artist colony for more than 100 years. It’s had this strong tradition, but it’s become financially out of reach for a lot of artists, particularly emerging and mid-career artists,” said Susan Danly, president of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corp., based in Lincolnville.

“It’s just such a beautiful place. To spend a week there is a drop in the bucket. This gives them a longer term.”

It also keeps the art tradition alive on the island.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE at www.pressherald.com 

Artists Selected for 2013 Monhegan Residency

Anselmi, Artist’s Studio, 2012, oil on paper and collage

Anselmi, Artist’s Studio, 2012, oil on paper
and collage

Portland – Daniel Anselmi from Belfast and Kristin Fitzpatrick from Portland have been named the 2013 Monhegan Island artists-in-residence by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation.

Thanks to a new initiative supported by the Maine Arts Commission, Melinda Campbell from Old Orchard Beach will take the first-ever art teacher residency offered by the program.

Fitzpatrick, reciprocal 4/4, 2013, monotyped, beeswax, etching ink, and aquacolor on kitikada paper

Fitzpatrick, reciprocal 4/4, 2013, monotyped, beeswax, etching ink, and aquacolor on kitikada paper

Fitzpatrick, a recent graduate of the Maine College of Art printmaking department, will be on Monhegan June 1-July 5; Anselmi, an abstract painter, August 31-October 4; and Campbell, a teacher in the Auburn School Department, July 6-20.

This year’s fellows will lodge in two new studio spaces, Elva’s Old P.O. and the Shumaker Cottage, both of which feature outdoor working spaces overlooking the island’s distinctive landscape.

Jurors for the 2013 residencies were Suzette McAvoy, director, Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Charles Melcher, associate professor for Graphic Design, Maine College of Art; and Virginia Sassman Rose, director, Rose Contemporary Gallery in Portland.

Campbell, Maine Morning Mist, 2011, acrylic on canvas

Campbell, Maine Morning Mist, 2011, acrylic on canvas

Noted Maine artists who have taken part in the Monhegan Artists Residency program include Marguerite Robichaux, Lynn Travis, and David Vickery, who will have a solo show at College of the Atlantic this summer. Two other past residents, Joe Kievitt and Alina Gallo, will be featured in the 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

Now in its 23rd year, the Monhegan Artist’s Residency program is supported by individual donations and grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Lida P. Underhill Trust, and the Maine Arts Commission.

For information, visit www.monheganartistsresidency.org

Winter Warehouse Show

Featuring Large and Small Works From Monhegan

Wreck, oil on canvas, 24×22 inches, 2012

Wreck, oil on canvas, 24×22 inches, 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
5pm – 8pm

Rising Tide Brewing Company
103 Fox Street, Portland, ME 04101

This fall, I spent five weeks working on Monhegan with an artist grant from the Monhegan Artists Residency Corporation. This show is a an exhibition of paintings and prints created during that time and later in my Yarmouth warehouse studio. Works range in size from 4 x 5 feet to 10 x 10 inches. Please join me for an evening of art and beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company in East Bayside.

 - Emily Leonard Trenholm

For more information and to preview images go to: emilyleonardtrenholm.blogspot.com

Monhegan Artists’ Residency Fellow Featured in Printmakers Exhibit in Portland

Monhegan Artists Residency Fellow featured in exhibit at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA

Portland –  This exhibition which runs December 7th through December 29th, is guest curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown and calls attention to Maine’s lively and ever-growing fine art printmaking activities both by artists creating work in their own studios and especially at community-shared presses. “Fine art presses are alive and well in Maine and growing in numbers in recent years,” Brown contends.

In this show, there are two significant artists who have turned more seriously than ever to printmaking this year. They are Kenny Cole of Monroe and Alan Bray of Sangerville. The recipient of a five week residency granted by the Monhegan Artists Residency Program, Cole essentially mastered the art of silkscreen printing on his own using basic portable equipment transported from home to Monhegan Island where he created 27 works this past Spring. Bray accepted an invitation from Tim Higbee who founded Hope Editions in 2008 to work together at the press in Hope for two weeks in September. Their collaboration resulted in “Ghosts,” Bray’s first lithograph in decades. Higbee has a recent lithograph and etching in the exhibition as well.

“What’s New?” Exhibition

River Arts in Damariscotta, invited the public to its “What’s New” Exhibition opening and reception on Friday, November 23. The exhibition, which will run throughDecember 20th, displays works by local Maine artists in a wide variety of media including paintings, pastels, sculpture, photography and assemblages andexplores the idea of “the new,” whether as a subject or as an expression of an artist’s new approach, method, materials, or genre. The show marks the first at River Arts’ new headquarters at the old tavern complex on Route One, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber, and will offer viewers an open house tour of its new, expanded quarters.

Juror for the show is artist Martha Miller, a Carina House Monhegan residency award winner, Maine College of Art faculty member, and well-known artist in over two dozen solo and invitational exhibitions in Maine, New Hampshire and California. Her work is in the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation collection and the Aschenbach collection for San Francisco Museums. Among her recent solo shows are exhibitions at CMCA, University of New England, Maine College of Art, Katz Library at UMA, Mast Cove Galleries in Kennebunkport and several shows of former Carina House award recipients. Martha Miller has pursued an especial love of portraiture since her teens, developing a bold and expressive style and a flair for exciting mixed media.  She is a graduate of Maine College of Art.

The show is being presented at the River Arts gallery at 241 US Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta. River Arts is open 10am-4pm- Tuesday through Saturday and 10-2 on Sundays.   River Arts holds approximately 10 juried shows each year which are open to all Maine artists. The mission of River Arts is to nurture appreciation, encourage participation and provide opportunity in the arts.

Painter James Fitzgerald Subject of Slide Talk

MONHEGAN – Gail Scott and Robert Stahl will present a slide talk on the James Fitzgerald Legacy Project at the Monhegan School House on Sunday, August 12, at 7:00 p.m. The talk is a benefit for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency (MARC).

In 2004, longtime Monhegan Island summer resident Anne M. Hubert bequeathed to the Monhegan Museum the estate of painter James Fitzgerald (1889-1971), including all his art work (drawings, sketches, watercolors, oils) and his house and studio (both of which had been designed and built by Rockwell Kent and eventually acquired by Fitzgerald). The James Fitzgerald Legacy Project promotes, documents and maintains Fitzgerald’s estate, including artwork and historic buildings.

Stahl is associate director of the Monhegan Museum and director of the Fitzgerald Legacy. Art historian and author Scott joined the Legacy committee in 2009 and is currently researching, visiting collections, and assessing Fitzgerald’s large body of work.

The talk will focus on Fitzgerald’s art and the history of Anne and Edgar Hubert’s patronage and support. The Huberts first met the painter in 1958 and purchased many works by him over the years. Stahl and Scott will also outline efforts of the Legacy to bring wider public attention to Fitzgerald’s art, life and contribution to American modernism.

Founded in 1989, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by individual donors, art galleries, corporate sponsors and foundation grants. In addition to offering two five-week residencies each summer on Monhegan for emerging Maine artists, MARC presents public education programs.

For more information, visit www.monheganartistsresidency.org

A $5 suggested donation (at the door) will benefit MARC. To confirm time and date, call (207)-315-8233.