Meet the fellows-in-residence

CRANBERRY ISLES — The four July fellows-in-residence at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation will attend a “Meet the Artists” event at the Cranberry House on Saturday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Painters Susanah Howland of Lincoln, Mass., and Tom Fitzharris of New York, N.Y., printmaker Gene Shaw of Lancaster, Pa., and sculpture/ceramic artist Linda Casbon of Brooklyn, N.Y. will be in residence at the foundation from June 30 to July 24. They are part of the first group of artists awarded residency fellowships this year. This event is jointly sponsored by The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation and Great Cranberry Island Historical Society.

The foundation has scheduled two more residency sessions for 2016, each with a Meet the Artists event and an open studio. To learn more about the artists’ residency program at The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation and dates of future events, visit

Artists John Heliker and Robert LaHotan, who painted in New York and Maine for more than 50 years, established the organization that bears their names in New York City in 1992. In 2002, Robert LaHotan bequeathed their properties and studios on Great Cranberry Island for artists to spend month-long residencies in Maine. Since 2006, more than 130 residencies have been awarded in fulfillment of LaHotan’s vision.

The foundation’s Meet the Artists and open studio events are free and open to the public. Ferries are available to the island from Southwest Harbor (Manset) and Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island.

Visit or call 244-7772.


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