2016 Dune Shack Residencies announced; artists and writers selected

Greetings from Provincetown,

It’s a typical Cape Cod spring: rain, sun, wind, sun, warm, cold. But the shad bushes in the dunes are in full bloom and we’ve begun our residencies in the dune shacks! The Provincetown Community Compactwidget would like to thank everyone who applied for stays in these historic dwellings in the Cape Cod National Seashore. We are honored to be managing these two dune shacks; C-Scape and Fowler.

We had a record number of applicants this year, most likely due to the ease of the online application. If you have not heard from us then you were not, unfortunately,  selected for this year. The artist in residence selection process was the most competitive we’ve ever had. Please do not be discouraged, our jury is different each year so please apply again. We are happy to announce the three, three-week artists in residence:

Top choice, with a $500 fellowship, is Cynthia Consentino of Northampton, MA. (Above: detail of Birdies II; hybrid bird/women figurines, with drawn cut-outs in back; altered commercial figurines, ceramics, ink, 28″ x 36″ x 5″, 2015.)  She states: “Working in such a secluded area would be incredibly helpful. I would draw and make small sculptures out of wax and clay. These would be part of a larger installation exploring our relationship to nature. I would also photograph birds and plants in the area for source imagery”.

The other selected artists are Hilary Lorenz of Brooklyn, NY, and Yura Adams, Athens, NY. Check out Lorenz’s image, Own Wilderness Fantasy – detail, linoleum printed and cut paper. And Adams’ image, Quantum Water View, (60 x 40″).

The writers selected through our lottery for the two funded weeks are: poet Pam Murray Winters, Churchton, Maryland, and, poet/performance artist Moheb Soliman, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thanks again for helping us maintain this vital, historic resource for the public to enjoy. The deadline for next year is January 15, 2017. Applications will be available in November.

Please join us for the 29th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla on September 10, 2016, a benefit for AIDS, women’s health and the community. It has raised $4M since 1988.

Have a fun summer.
Jay Critchley & Tom Boland

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