Artists selected for 2014 Monhegan Residency

May 25, 2014

So proud of  my former middle school student, Scott Minzy, Erskine Academy Art teacher


Artwork by Scott Minzy

Multi-media artist Victoria Statsenko of Portland and Falmouth painter Jan ter Weele have been named the 2014 Monhegan Island artists-in-residence by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation. Printmaker Scott Minzy, an art instructor at Erskine Academy in South China, has received the artist-teacher residency. Scott will be developing statewide art materials. Scott has a solo show this month at KAHBANG.

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,” says board chair Susan Danly, “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 2014 jurors were photographer and installation artist Elizabeth Atterbury; photographer Bryan Graf, who teaches at the Maine College of Art; and Monhegan watercolor painter Bruce Kornbluth.

Since its founding in 1989, the organization has sponsored 48 Maine artists, including Marguerite Robichaux, subject of a retrospective at the Pucker Gallery in Boston in 2013; Joe Kievitt and Alina Gallo, whose work was chosen for the 2013 Portland Museum of Art’s Biennial; and Cynthia Davis, whose inventive “map-making” received critical praise in the Portland Press Herald during her solo show at the Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick last year.

To help mark the 25th anniversary of the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program, the work of 34 former resident artists will be the focus of a special exhibition at Thos. Moser’s Freeport, Maine, showroom and gallery, June 19 – October 14.

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is supported by individual donations and foundation grants. For information, visit www.monheganartistsresidency.org.




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