Friday, April 24, 2009

Monhegan Artists Residency and Show Opening May 2nd

This week, Monday to be exact I had just sat down with some coffee to check my emails when I got the call... I was selected by M.A.R.C. Monhegan Artist Residency Corporation for the 5 week residency on Monhegan Island. The term of stay is from August 9th to September 12th and includes a some funds for some paint and supplies to boot. when I originally mentioned this on here I was under the impression that I could not talk about it but it was a misunderstanding on my part so I can blab away. I am really excited for this and am already making plans for supplies, transport of canvases and streamlining my setup. I don't know If I will be able to blog or be on hiatus but I will be writing a journal of the adventure and hopefully sharing some of it here. (I have included a couple photos, two are of the house I will stay in)Thank you to the board of M.A.R.C. and to those that helped me sometimes too much, also my beautiful wife Raquele who has decided to put up with life with a painter, believing even when I was losing faith.

The mailers went out this past week for the show at Tidemark, and they include the much improved photo of my painting "The Point of Pemaquid" 24x36. I thought I would include it here just to show you the actual painting compared to my struggling photo work version. The printing of the mailer looks great and am very happy with Tidemark's over effort to make this show a top shelf production. Thank you Tidemark!
ps: sorry photos are in a group, blogger wont let me move..?.
Quote:"The only merit I have is to have painted directly from nature with the aim of conveying my impressions in front of the most fugitive effects." MONET


Mick Carney said...

What wonderful news. You made it. Well deserved and I'm sure the opportunity is going to be the second big launch pad of the year, the first being your Tidemark show. I am so pleased for you.

Your endeavours constantly make me think of the way you go about your art - enthusiasm, commitment allied to caring about your work and that of others - all done with a degree of personal humility. You provide a good role model to those of us starting out.

"The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it". William Hazlitt

Frank Gardner said...

Awesome! Congratulations again.
The house looks pretty comfy. I would LOVE to do that some year.
You gonna pimp out a bicycle or something to haul your gear around or just hike it?

Mark Bridges said...

Ha! I guessed it. Congratulations. I just put up a photo of Monhegan on my blog yesterday.

JMahorney said...

Yeah congrats Dan! Lord that is a beautiful painting! Much improved photo, but I bet it still doesn't really do it justice. I'd love to see it in real life radiance. :)

Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful work! Can I ask what size this piece is? Did I miss it? I'll be back

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

very way way cool, congratulations! painting looks great, love the light.

Colin Page said...

Congratulations big man!!! I'm on the cape for 2 days braggin to the boys about your getting the residency. We're all real proud of you!

Looking forward to seeing your show soon. And then we'll have to talk panel carriers.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, I hope someday to feel like Im half as good as you described me there, what else can I say....Thank you.

Frank, Thanks again! One of the rules of the residency is you have to be a resident of Maine, but there is Mexico, Maine! haha do they have rent-a-bikes there? I have never been. I was thinking it would be sweet if I had a golfcart, a French Easel-Golfcart!

Thanks Mark!, you read right thru my translucent vails of the truth!

Thank you Jeff, the photo is a tiny bit warped but other then that its pretty close.

Hi Barbara, Thank you,the painting is 36"x24"

Thank you Christine, (between you and me I have been working on my watercolors again, I would like to share some here soon.)

Hey Colin, Thank you for helping me way too much! please pass on a thank you to the gang, and yeah I would love to make a coffin sized box for wet panels, wheels and a motor wouldn't hurt either haha.

Ed Terpening said...

Congrats, well deserved. That leading painting is awesome.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Xs 3 Ed, you are too kind.

Ryan Evans said...

Congrats on the residency! Ihope you get to post some while you are away.


Eric Merrell said...

Hey Dan, congratulations x2! Great news. I was of the same mind as Frank, but then read the fine print. So, that just means we're going to be using your address for our application letters. Either that or we'll all come out and stay in your little cottage (also against the rules, I know I know).

Logan Hagege said...

Dan! Congrats! I'm so glad it worked out for you. Monhegan is radical as you know, looking forward to seeing the work you do out there. P.S. is there a friends on visitation clause?

Dan Corey said...

Hey Ryan, Thank you, since I live about 5mins away from where the ferry leaves from, I may come back once just to drop off some work and reload on supplies. if I do I will probably check in. If not I will be writeing a journal during the stay and I will share some here hopefully when I return. Thanks again Ryan, Dan

Hey Eric, Thank you Xs 2! I think there may be other programs for residents of allstates..?. not sure. I think their already on to my address, but a PO box isn't to expensive.....Im kidding!

Logan, Thank you and believe it or not I have never been to Monhegan, and if it wasn't for this program I probably wouldn't be for a quite a while. As for visitation, that would be great, I didn't get a chance to throw the paint around with you guys in Febuary.

Marian Fortunati said...

Congratulations on your show, your beautiful paintings and the residency....!!!
You are really on a roll!!

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Marian! maybe I should play the lottery this year to..?. :)