The Skowhegan Council

Co-Chairs: Rena Hoffman and Bernard I. Lumpkin

THE SKOWHEGAN COUNCIL IS FOR AVID SUPPORTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND EDUCATION WHO HAVE A DESIRE TO SUPPORT SKOWHEGAN.

The Council offers engaging initiatives and programs featuring the work of Skowhegan’s broad circle of alumni and faculty artists— including those who are just emerging onto the art scene, as well as those with established practices.

Through a series of curated happenings, Council members enjoy access to exceptional artists and their work through studio, collection and gallery visits, plus special invitations to programs held at the Skowhegan’s space on West 22nd Street. A special privilege is an invitation to Skowhegan’s annual Trustees & Governors Weekend on campus in Maine. There, Council members will have a chance to meet an exceptional group of emerging and mid-career artists. and see Skowhegan in action—a rare opportunity given the private nature of the program. Events will take place primarily in New York City, but we are pleased to offer Council members access to art fairs worldwide, as well as a selection of art-based trips, both day and overnight.

Since 1946, Skowhegan has been recognized as one of the most transformative programs for emerging visual artists, and it has played an instrumental role in the development of some of the most influential artists working today. We hope you will join as our partner in ensuring the longevity and viability of this impactful organization, and participate in a variety of fun and memorable activities held throughout the year.

Membership dues in the Skowhegan Council at the level of Artist/Young Patron (ages 21-40) (Ind $600, Dual $900), Supporter (Ind $1,000, Dual $1,500), and Benefactor (Ind $3,000, Dual $4,500) are to be paid annually, with all but $138 (per person) tax deductible. Council dues provide integral support for exceptional emerging artists who attend Skowhegan each year.

For more information, please contact Cerrie Bamford at cbamford@skowheganart.org or 646.681.6423.




Council Levels and Benefits


Artist/Young Patron (ages 21-40)

(Individual $600, Dual $900)

  • Invitations to 10-12 artist, gallery and collection visits/year

  • Access to art fairs

  • Access to select Skowhegan Alumni Alliance events

  • The opportunity to travel with Skowhegan’s Board of Trustees and Governors



Supporter

(Individual $1,000, Dual $1,500)

  • Invitations to 10-12 artist, gallery and collection visits/year

  • VIP access to art fairs

  • Access to select Skowhegan Alumni Alliance events

  • The opportunity to travel with Skowhegan’s Board of Trustees and Governors



Benefactor

(Individual $3,000, Dual $4,500)

  • Invitations to 10-12 artist, gallery and collection visits/year

  • Access to art fairs

  • Access to select Skowhegan Alumni Alliance events

  • The opportunity to travel with Skowhegan’s Board of Trustees and Governors

  • Invitation to Skowhegan’s annual Trustees/Governors Weekend on campus in Maine



* Tax-deductible less $138 (per person)

LaToya Ruby Frazier (A ’07 , F ’15) presenting her work at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 2018.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (A ’07 , F ’15) presenting her work at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 2018.

Opening of  Personals , organized by the Skowhegan Alliance, 2017.

Opening of Personals, organized by the Skowhegan Alliance, 2017.

Alina Perez   (A ’17) with Skowhegan Council Co-Chair Bernard I. Lumpkin during Open Studios at Trustee & Governor’s Weekend, 2017.

Alina Perez (A ’17) with Skowhegan Council Co-Chair Bernard I. Lumpkin during Open Studios at Trustee & Governor’s Weekend, 2017.