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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.

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, and original show cards.

  • Bob Addams
    Bob Addams
  • Nicci Aguair
    Nicci Aguair
  • John Dary Aiken
    John Dary Aiken
  • Joan Albaugh
    Joan Albaugh
  • Andres Amodio
    Andres Amodio
  • Ginger Andrews
    Ginger Andrews
  • John Austin
    John Austin
  • Doris Riker Beer
    Doris Riker Beer
  • Bobby Bushong
    Bobby Bushong
  • Polly Bushong
    Polly Bushong
  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon
    Anne Ramsdell Congdon
  • Frank Swift Chase
    Frank Swift Chase
  • Fritz Eichenberg
    Fritz Eichenberg
  • Mary Patricia
    Mary Patricia "Pat" Gardner
  • Emily Leaman Hoffmeier
    Emily Leaman Hoffmeier
  • Edgar Whitfield Jenney
    Edgar Whitfield Jenney
  • Philip Burnham Hicken
    Philip Burnham Hicken
  • Charlotte Stuart Kimball
    Charlotte Stuart Kimball
  • John Lochtefeld
    John Lochtefeld
  • Harriet Lord
    Harriet Lord
  • Henry Emerson Tuttle
    Henry Emerson Tuttle
  • Isabelle Hollister Tuttle
    Isabelle Hollister Tuttle
  • Charles Green Shaw
    Charles Green Shaw
  • Elizabeth Saltonstall
    Elizabeth Saltonstall
  • Ruth Haviland Sutton
    Ruth Haviland Sutton