Quimby Foundation Awards Grant to Monhegan Program

The Monhegan Artists Residency Corp. has been named the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the Quimby Family Foundation.

The five-week residency allows for creative exploration and experimentation “in the crucible of artistic tradition that is Monhegan Island,” said Susan Danly, chairperson of the MARC board.

The Quimby Family Foundation grant will provide general operating support to expand MARC’s donor base and increase the level of donations of current supporters. Additional grants from the Underhill and Davis Family foundations have helped support the residency program, now in its 21st year.

Alina Gallo of Portland and Gail Hollenbeck of Bailey Island are the 2011 Monhegan Island artists in residence.

Since its founding in 1989, MARC has hosted 41 Maine artists on Monhegan Island. The program depends upon the financial support of individual donations and foundation grants. For information, visit monheganartistsresidency.org.