Provincetown museum offers grants for mature artists
The late Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed were artists, teachers and active members of PAAM and the Provincetown arts community for over 50 years. Lillian, in particular, was sensitive to the challenges that artists confront, especially artists working against the mainstream or outside of popular schools of art. Her desire to provide financial support to mature artists through this endowment gift speaks to her passionate commitment to art for art’s sake and art created regardless of the demands and whims of the marketplace. This gift has positioned PAAM to be a grantee – an opportunity to financially assist artists on a national level.
Grants will be offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Grants will range from $5,000 to $30,000.
The 2010 grant recipients were D. Morgan Russell of Hingham, Mass., and Jo Hay of Provincetown, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y.
Details and applications are available online at www.paam.org or by calling 508-487-1750. Completed applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15.
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School serves students of all experience levels, offering year-round programming including workshops, art history lectures, scholarships, and free classes for adults and children, led by professional teaching artists.
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Through a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions of local and national significance and educational outreach, Provincetown Art Association and Museum provides the public access to art, artists, and the creative process. PAAM, located at 460 Commercial St., is open Thursday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and by appointment.