Rez Williams, the renowned Vineyard artist and conservationist, will receive this year’s Creative Living Award, the Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard announced this week.
“He has painted landscapes and portraits, but is best known for his paintings of hulking fishing trawlers using a vibrant palette and sure, determined brushstrokes,” the fund said in a press release about the award.
Mr. Williams will be honored in a ceremony on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The public is invited to attend.
The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard has announced the addition of Carlene Gatting and Paul Karasik to its governing board. Ms. Gatling, a native of Connecticut, has worked both as a nurse and as a lawyer for the New York firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She moved to the Vineyard full-time in 2001 after the birth of her twin girls. She has served on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the Dukes County Commission .
The executive director of the Seafarers' Friends told a group
of Islanders on Wednesday night he is working on a plan to leave a
sizable portion of the Goldberg Fund to the Permanent Endowment Fund for
The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard, the Island’s community foundation, made grants to 14 nonprofit organizations for a total of $28,000 in October, chairman Deborah L. Hale has announced.
The foundation provided a grant to Martha’s Vineyard Museum to support the development of an American history course curriculum for high school. Development of the new course work will be done in collaboration with the Vineyard school system.
Seven Island nonprofit organizations have been awarded spring grants totaling $12,870 from the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard.
Recipients are the Farm Institute, Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha’s Vineyard Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ disability services, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools, Vineyard Health Care Access and the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard awarded $27,550 in grants to 12 Island organizations this fall. The grants will help support the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard, Island Grown Initiative, Island Housing Trust Corporation, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Sail Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Bellydance and Revue, Vineyard House, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Yard.