Adrienne Kernan LaVallee Awarded Monhegan Artists’ Residency

Maine Art Hill is thrilled to share that Adrienne Kernan LaVallee, one of our artists, has been awarded one of three prestigious Monheagan Artist Residencies for 2024.

The philosophy for MAR describes perfectly what every artist wants and needs.

“The Monhegan Artists’ Residency supports the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space in which to work free of interruptions and constraints in the inspiring environment of Monhegan Island.”

“I am very pleased to announce my acceptance into this year’s Monhegan Artists’s Residency,” shares artist Adrienne Kernan LaVallee. “It is an honor, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to live and work for five weeks on Monhegan Island.”

For well over 150 years, Monhegan Island has inspired countless artists, including Robert Henri, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Reuben Tam, Elena Jahn, and Jamie Wyeth, to name a few. While Monhegan continues to attract artists from across the country and around the world, it is increasingly difficult for Maine artists to find affordable housing for an extended visit on the island.

“The first time I visited was for a few days with a dear friend,” says LaVallee. “We explored headlands, the shoreline, and many parts of the island, but there is plenty more for me to explore and benefit from its inspiration.”

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency provides free, comfortable living quarters, studio space, a stipend of $350 per week, and time for visual artists to reflect on, experiment, or develop their art while living in an artistically historic and beautiful location.

To learn more about MAR, follow this link.

LaVallee is represented by Maine Art Hill year-round and is being featured in a Pop-Up! Show from May 4 to May 19 with another talented local artist, Robin Swennes.