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Congratulations Krisanne Baker

May 7, 2016

Artists selected for 2016 Monhegan Residency

Press release

Krisanne Baker

Krisanne Baker

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency has announced three artists selected for its residencies during the summer of 2016: Barbara Sullivan of Solon, Krisanne Baker of Waldoboro, and Michelle Hauser of Rockland. Sullivan creates fresco reliefs of everyday objects and will take part in the residency for five weeks in late May through early June. Baker is a multimedia ecological artist creating works concerning water quality, availability, and rights. As a high school art teacher at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, Baker will be enjoying the two-week residency for Maine K–12 art teachers in July. Hauser creates photographic hybrids and paints on paper, and will take part in the five-week residency in late August through early October.

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Krisanne Baker

The jurors for the 2016 residencies were Sissy Buck, a printmaker and book artist, and recent MARC (Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation) board member; Duncan Hewitt, an artist whose work is currently on view in a retrospective exhibition at the Portland Art Museum and professor of art at the University of Southern Maine; and Polly Saltonstall, editor of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine and contemporary Maine art collector. Saltonstall remarked, “It was so hard to narrow down the selection to choose this year’s winners. That said I can’t wait to see how these already amazing artists incorporate Monhegan into their work and how the island shapes their vision.” Fellow juror Sissy Buck echoed these remarks: “It was difficult to choose! Lots of thoughtful review and discussion went on. Each of the chosen artists displayed a deep connection to sense of place in their work. I am excited for these artists to experience and immerse themselves in the slower rhythm, timeless beauty, and community of Monhegan.”

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Krisanne Baker

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency is open to artists at all career levels and strives to support the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing time and space to work free of interruption and constraint in the inspiring environment of Monhegan Island. Since its founding in 1989, the organization has sponsored more than 50 artists, providing them with living quarters, studio space, and a small stipend. The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is a non-profit organization supported by individual donations and foundation grants. For more information visit on Facebook or go to monheganartistsresidency.org.

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