PAAM Announces 2016 Recipients of Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant
Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is thrilled to announce the 2016 recipients of the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant: Frank Gregory (Greenfield, MA), Masako Kamiya (Dorchester, MA), Marjorie Kaye (Cambridge, MA), Gail Spaien (South Portland, ME), and Clay Wagstaff (Tropic, UT). A cash award of $35,000 is distributed between the recipients, who also receive an exhibition at PAAM in 2017.
This year’s recipients were selected through a blind process out of nearly 300 applicants by three jurors: Jeff Andersen, Director of the Florence Griswold Museum; Jason Andrew, Curator and Archivist for the Estate of Jack Tworkov and Founding Director of Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts; and Honour Mack, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.
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.
The deadline for the 2017 grant is April 3, 2017. The grant will be made available in September at www.paam.org/grant.