June 1 - Sept 9, 2018
CCMoA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fine Arts Work Center with this spotlight on artists who originally came to the Cape on fellowships to FAWC and decided to stay on the Cape and mature in their work. They have continued finding new ways of seeing that reflect their personal directions in the contemporary art world.
The Fine Arts Work Center offers emerging artists from around the world the time and space to develop their art in Provincetown. This exhibition celebrates both the extraordinary work of past Fellows and the Work Center’s core mission to sustain and invigorate the creative community of the Outer Cape.
Well-known artists Bailey Bob Bailey and Bert Yarborough offer the reasons they stayed:
Upon arriving in Provincetown as a 1989 fellow at FAWC, it became evident immediately that I was home. It was the first true community I was welcomed into as an artist, both spiritually and physically. -Bailey Bob Bailey
I stayed on the Cape after my residency at the Fine Arts Work Center to take the Visual Coordinator position which I held for 4 years. My time on the Cape, especially my work in the dunes, pine forests and the beaches in and around the Provincelands National Seashore, has formed the core of my work for over forty years. From the execution of site-specific sculpture to drawings and watercolors, executed at Herring Cove and Hatches Harbor, the landscape of the lower cape, provided inspiration and sustenance to all my work, and continues to enrich these efforts today. – Bert Yarborough
The 21 artists in the exhibit are: Bailey Bob Bailey, Susan Baker, Richard Baker, Paul Bowen, Linda Bond, James Esber, Bill Evaul, Jenny Fitts, Jane Fine, Jenny Humphreys, Janelle Iglesias, Maryalice Johnston, Irene Lipton, Susan Lyman, Nathalie Meibach, Jim Peters, Janice Redman, James Everett Stanley, Vicky Tomayko, Tabitha Vevers and Bert Yarborough