Thursday, February 8, 2018

Join the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Artists Grant and Exhibition Celebration

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street | Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-1750 | www.PAAM.org | @PAAM1914


Artist Grant Offered by 
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Now Open for Submissions

Provincetown, MA: The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant for artists, offered annually by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), is now open for submissions. The grant is available to American painters over the age of 45, and jurors look particularly for those who demonstrate financial need and/or are under-recognized. Those interested should visit www.paam.org/grant for more information and to apply. Grant recipients receive a cash award and an exhibition at PAAM.

The late Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed studied with Hans Hofmann in both New York and Provincetown. They were very active at PAAM as artist members and instructors in the summer school, and they served on a variety of committees throughout their 50 years on Cape Cod. Orlowsky, in particular, was sensitive to the challenges artists face, especially those working against the mainstream or outside of popular schools of art. Her desire to provide financial support to mature artists through this generous endowment gift speaks to her passionate commitment to art for art’s sake and art created regardless of the demands and whims of the market place.

IMAGE: Photograph by Norma Holt, PAAM Collection


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. 
The PAAM Membership is a vibrant community of over 1,800 individuals. Whether you're an artist or you simply love the arts, a PAAM Membership opens the door to programs and events that enrich and inspire. 
PAAM, located at 460 Commercial Street, is open (October - May) noon to 5pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also open by appointment; (Memorial Day - September) 11 am - 8pm Monday - Thursday, 11am - 10pm Friday, 11am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday. General admission $10. Free to members and children 12 and under. For more information, please call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org
  



After the Hoppers Features Artwork Created by Provincetown Schools Students and Educators in PAAM's Lenore Ross Curating Program

Provincetown, MA: In 2017 when the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) received an unprecedented gift of drawings and watercolors by Edward and Josephine Hopper, and precious ephemera from the couple’s home and studio in Truro, Massachusetts, the acquisition presented a treasure trove of opportunity to use the collection to enrich educational partnerships with local schools.

PAAM’s Lenore Ross Curating Program—which invites educators and students from schools along Cape Cod to work with and be inspired by artwork from the permanent collection, and culminates with an exhibition in the museum galleries—seemed like the perfect place to start. And who better to collaborate with than Provincetown Schools, the institution with whom the Curating Program was launched 26 years ago this February? 

In January seventh and eighth grade students and thirteen educators from Provincetown Schools attended sessions in PAAM’s galleries and Museum School to sketch, write about, and create prints in response to work on view in the exhibition Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection (on view through April 1, 2018). Student and educator work will be on display from Saturday, February 3rd through March 4, 2018.  

Lynn Stanley, PAAM’s Curator of Education, says “Many of Edward Hopper’s works in the permanent collection are drawings from life and preparatory sketches for well-known paintings. Some have been done quickly—gesture drawings of a figure, an architectural detail, or brief sketches capturing a landscape. As Hopper scholar Gail Levin has noted, the taciturn artist would have considered the drawings not worthy of public display. But what the viewer comes away with is the sense of an artist’s daily practice—an intimate look at how Hopper used drawing to study and develop a subject—which demystifies his creative process. And what’s unique about this Curating Exhibition is that visitors will be able to see the work of the Hoppers in total, and then re-experience it through the interpretations of young people and educators.”

After the Hoppers features work by Provincetown Schools educators: Mary Abt, Tracey Anderson, Rick Gifford, Michael Gillane, Beau Harrell, Veronica Londergan, Marianne Lynch, David McGlothlin, Jennifer Paine, Eleanor Richard, Amelia Rokicki, Eric Shannon, Judith Stayton; 7th graders Jamar Afflick, Riley O'Rourke, Dashiell Parlante, Daniel Turner, Iris Elizabeth Wanck, Jack Wells-Benson, Owens Wells-Benson; and 8th graders Kayleigh Brown, Christina Egeli, Katerin Maldonado, Emmanuel Millan, Jodi-Ann Morrison, Tess Olson, Jazmin Perez, Esmerelda Rivera, and James Souza Jr. 

A celebratory reception will be held Friday, February 16 from 1-3pm. The public is warmly invited to attend.  

IMAGE: PHOTO BY LYNN STANLEY


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. 
The PAAM Membership is a vibrant community of over 1,800 individuals. Whether you're an artist or you simply love the arts, a PAAM Membership opens the door to programs and events that enrich and inspire. 
PAAM, located at 460 Commercial Street, is open (October - May) noon to 5pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also open by appointment; (Memorial Day - September) 11 am - 8pm Monday - Thursday, 11am - 10pm Friday, 11am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday. General admission $10. Free to members and children 12 and under. For more information, please call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org.
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