PROVINCETOWN, MA: The deadline for the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, offered annually by Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), is April 1. Applications are available at www.paam.org/grant, and can be submitted online or typed and mailed.
"We strongly encourage local artists to apply, as that best captures the spirit of the grant's namesake," writes Grant Ryder-O'Malley, who administers the grant. 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. Previous recipients include Joy Hay, Donald Beal, Daniel Bodner, Irene Lipton, Deborah Martin, and Joan Ryan.
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.
Recipients are selected by a diverse group of jurors—artists, curators, professors, writers—based on the strength of the materials submitted in this application as well as the perceived adherence to the spirit of the grant: to assist under recognized artists. Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 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.
ABOUT PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
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.
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PAAM, located at 460 Commercial Street, is open Thursday through Sunday, 12-5pm, October - May; and daily at 11am, June - September. General admission $12.50, with free admission for members and visitors 16 and under, and to the public on Fridays after 5pm. For more information, please call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org.