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The Permanent Collection began with the AAN founders, who saw the need for documenting Nantucket’s art colony history. They also imagined the Collection providing a visual context for the association’s history while offering a precious heritage for the future.

Many early donations were accrued through purchase awards at AAN functions. Today the works number over 1,600 and are carefully catalogued, watched over by committee, and actively guided into an ever-expanding entity. AAN continues to seek donations of important Nantucket artworks as well as seed funds to keep this legacy both preserved and exhibited on a regular basis. To inquire about donations, please contact AAN’s Artistic Director Robert Frazier.

AAN's origins and history are covered in Frazier's 2020 book Born From A Hurricane, 75 Years of the Artists Association of Nantucket, 1945-2020, available here.

The Permanent Collection covers the modern century, from the art colony roots of the 1920s to artists active today. All traditional media are represented, and artifacts include AAN history documents, sketchbooks, biographical materials, photographs, letter, and original show cards.

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  • * Secretary’s Record from 1945-49
  • * 1945 KTG Gallery Day Book
  • * Kenneth Taylor Galleries - photos 1945-49
  • * Sidewalk Art Show ephemera
  • * AAN Historical Docs & Photos
  • * AAN Posters
  • * Early show cards & invitations
  • * Show Cards & Invitations, Since 2000
  • Bob Addams
  • Nicci Aguair
  • John Dary Aiken
  • Joan Albaugh
  • Andres Amodio
  • Edith Folger Andrews
  • Ginger Andrews
  • Frances Arkin
  • William Armstrong
  • Louise Wolf Stark Arnold
  • Paul Arsenault
  • John Austin
  • March Avery
  • Roy Bailey
  • Jane Fay Baker
  • Kasia Baker
  • Sarah Marindah Baker
  • Thomas Bannon
  • David Bareford
  • Grace Dubois Bartlett
  • Edith R. Beach
  • Reynolds Beale
  • Doris Riker Beer
  • Richard C. Beer
  • Nathaniel Goddard Benchley
  • Jonfried Bergschneider
  • Schuyler Bradt
  • Susan Briskman
  • Dorothy Bomeisler
  • Bernadette Brown
  • Colin Brown
  • Jack Brown
  • G.T. "Tom" Burke
  • Lois Watson Wing Burrell
  • Bobby Bushong
  • Polly Bushong
  • Sherri A. Bustad
  • James E. Buttersworth
  • Watson Cady
  • Vince Calarco
  • Jerry Lee Canada
  • Barbara Capizzo
  • Jeannette Carl
  • Jerry Carl
  • Rachel "Rae" Carpenter
  • Barbara Carr
  • Andrew Casner
  • Elwyn Moody Chamberlain
  • Mary Chandler
  • Frank Swift Chase
  • Steven Chase
  • Virginia Chase
  • Margaret B. L. Chatfield
  • Dennis Childs
  • Amy Chuckrow
  • Antonio Ciccone
  • Maud Millicent Clapp
  • Louise Fulton Coffin
  • Patricia Coffin
  • Philip Coffin, Jr.
  • Estelle PIckett Coggins
  • Helen Wieland Cole
  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon
  • Elizabeth Congdon
  • Alison Hall Cooley
  • William J. Coombs
  • Marilyn Crafa
  • Sarah Perry Crane
  • Arthur Morris Crosby
  • David Cross
  • Paul Crosthwaite
  • Herbert Cummings
  • Anita June Coffin Dammin
  • Robert Dandurand
  • Linda Darby
  • Annette Brock Davis
  • George P. Davis
  • Margaret Underwood Davis
  • Patty Day
  • Burnham North Dell
  • John Devaney
  • Phoebe Evans Dey
  • Barbara Dill
  • Loretta Domaszewski
  • Jeanne Donovan
  • Andrea Dougan
  • Dennis Dreher
  • Marshall DuBock
  • Katherine R. Eames
  • Eddy Henry Stephens
  • John Egle
  • Fritz Eichenberg
  • Louise Late Emerson
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Yates Ensign
  • John Fandel
  • Julija Mostykanova Feeney
  • Piero Fenci
  • C. J. "Jim" Fleming
  • Gabriella Fiabane
  • Elle Foley
  • Annie Barker Folger
  • J. S. Foster
  • Margaret Fox
  • Howard Fraker
  • Barbara Brown Frazier
  • Robert Alexander Frazier
  • Robert J. Freiman
  • Laetitia Frothingham
  • Heidi Funck
  • Mary Patricia "Pat" Gardner
  • Nancy Gares
  • Paul Garro
  • Maryann Gelula
  • Elaine Gifford
  • Dorothy Goerger
  • Ardale Vautier Golding
  • Sage Goldsmith
  • Sybil Goldsmith
  • Rose Gonnella
  • Elinor Gibson Graham
  • Susanne Greene
  • Virginia Greenleaf
  • Peter Guarino
  • Louis A. Guarnaccia
  • Sue Cory Guenther
  • Kerry Hallam
  • Sara Halm
  • Steve Hannock
  • James Harrington
  • William Haseltine
  • Henry Havemeyer
  • Loring Hayden
  • Peter Hayward
  • Rob Head
  • Coah S. Henry
  • Marianne Herlitz
  • Philip Burnham Hicken
  • G. S. Hill
  • Grace Powell Hilliard
  • Megan Hinton
  • Emily Leaman Hoffmeier
  • Eric Holch
  • H. Gordon Hughes
  • J. D. Hunting
  • Hazel Beauregard Ives
  • Julia M. Jelleme
  • Edgar Whitfield Jenney
  • Peter Johnston
  • Virginia "Dinny" Joffe
  • Jennifer Jones
  • Illya Kagan
  • Nikita Karpenko
  • Ani Kasten
  • Barbara Kauffmann-Locke
  • Elizabeth Keller
  • Kathleen Potter Kelliher
  • Richard Kemble
  • Halsey Kent
  • William Kent
  • Gerta Kerr (Mason)
  • Peter Kerr
  • Bernard M. Keyes
  • Charlotte Stuart Kimball
  • Peter Koster
  • Whitney Kreb
  • S. Warren Krebs
  • Paul La Paglia
  • Leslie Lane
  • Florence Rand Lang
  • Charlotte Layman
  • Kenneth Layman
  • David Lazarus
  • Katie Trinkle Legge
  • Reggie Levine
  • M. J. Levy Dickson
  • Barbara Lewis
  • Sherre Wilson Liljegren
  • Karol Lindquist
  • John Lochtefeld
  • Peter Lochtefeld
  • Paul Longenecker
  • Harriet Lord
  • Laura Lovett
  • Cynthia Lyman
  • Scott Maclain
  • Melissa MacLeod
  • Dee Macy
  • Wendell F. Macy
  • Lisa Marie
  • Lynne Marie
  • Keith McDaniel
  • Robert McDougall
  • Janet Ball McGlinn
  • Robert McKee
  • Barbara Melendy
  • Anne Mellin
  • Maggie Meredith
  • Jan Purdy Metcalf
  • Robert Miklos
  • Gladys Milligan
  • Sarah Mills
  • Elizabeth Moore
  • Jean Morin
  • John W. Morgan, III
  • Mercy Moyo
  • Sterling Mulbry
  • George Murphy
  • Mary Sarg Murphy
  • Elliot Melville Offner
  • Barbara Owen
  • June Owen
  • Katharine Dunn Pagon
  • Leigh Palmer
  • Charles Parsons
  • Jan Pawlowski
  • Joseph Pennell
  • Rebecca Jusco Peraner
  • C. Robert Perrin
  • Richard Peterson
  • Carol W. Petit
  • Pamela Pindell
  • Hal Polin
  • Jo Polseno
  • Joan Potkay
  • Betsy Potlach
  • Helen Sharp Potter
  • Nathaniel Pousette-Dart
  • Harry E. Pratt
  • William Webb Price
  • Romana Rainey
  • Naima Rauam
  • Jane Brewster Reid
  • Mabel Agnes Rice
  • Michael Rich
  • Hubert Ripley
  • Louis Ritman
  • Mary Turlay Robinson
  • Sara Roby
  • Sheila Rogoff
  • Anne Rose
  • Lucille Gruliow Rosen
  • Edwin Rudd
  • Donn Russell
  • Elizabeth Saltonstall
  • Christine Sanford
  • Tony Sarg
  • Esther Hoyt Sawyer
  • Lizbeth Schaeffler
  • Penny Scheerer
  • Gerry Scheide
  • Florence L. Schepp
  • William Cotton Schöntzeler
  • Lloyd F. Schultz
  • Joan Scudder
  • Katherine Seeler
  • Ellen Selden
  • John Oliver Sharp
  • Marion Potter Sharpe
  • Charles Green Shaw
  • Helen Wilson Sherman
  • Phyllis Shetterly
  • Andrew Shunney
  • Elizabeth Sibley
  • Nicola Simbari
  • Nancy Simonds
  • Jane Fay Smith
  • Lillian Gertrude Smith