Untitled, Tony Sarg, 1914, Gift of George Korn

Portrait of Marta Greene, Bobby Bushong, ca. 1970, gift of the Estate of Thurston Greene

From Down Below, Elaine Gifford, gift of Reggie Levine

Islander, Pamela Pindell, 1997, gift of the artist











How to Donate to the Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection is a significant collection of modern Nantucket art (Post-1920) and a legacy for the future. To keep it vital and relevant, it's imperative that we continue to seek donations of important Nantucket artworks. Below are the guidelines for making donations.

You may also consider making a donation to seed funds to keep the Permanent Collection both preserved and exhibited on a regular basis.

Thank you, Robert Frazier, Curator of Exhibitions.

Guidelines for making a donation

Past artist members — We seek representative work of all of our past members. In addition, if a member of your family was a member, we seek historical information on them and photos of the artists and their art.

Key artists from the Art Colony era — We seek biographical material as well as representative artwork of the artists who were early members of the AAN. We especially seek works by Frank Swift Chase, Isabelle Hollister Tuttle, Emerson Tuttle, Elinor Barnard, Roy Bailey, Bobby Bushong, Julian Yates, Emily Leaman Hoffmeier, Ruth Haviland Sutton, Harriet Lord, Charlotte Stuart Kimball, Louise Emerson, Anne Ramsdell Congdon, and others.

Contemporary artists — We seek prime examples from artists working today, especially winners of our annual Artist / Patron Awards.

For details about making a donation, please contact our AAN Curator of Exhibitions, Bobby Frazier, at 508-228-0722


A 2013 gift in memory of Clarissa Porter from Maarten, Zeppelin, and Jaap Pennink.
Austin Strong's sterling silver pocket-sized palette, Tiffany and Co.

A 2012 gift from Eva-Maria Tausig
Consue Spring
, Elizabeth Saltonstall, oil



Visual Arts Center

24 Amelia Drive
Telephone: 508 228 0722
Fax: 508 228 9700


19 Washington Street
Telephone: 508 228 0294
Fax: 508 228 9700

Mailing Address:

Artists Association of Nantucket
P.O. Box 1104, Nantucket MA 02554