Artist Colonies: Contemporary
The Golden Age of Plein Air Painting on Monhegan: A Walking Guide by Sally Babylon – Paperback; Art Legacy Publications (2012)

This guidebook introduces you to the island of Monhegan as it was painted by those who made up its first artists' colony in the early decades of the 20th century. With its 25 vintage photographs the book shows the reader or visitor the sites where the artists created the masterpieces of the golden age of plein air painting on Monhegan Island

Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies by The Alliance of Artists'''' Communities, Robert Macneil (Introduction) Paperback: 336 pages; Allworth; 1st edition (Apr 1, 2005)

The bible of creative residency programs returns, with fresh information and new features for artists of all disciplines. More than 300 programs worldwide are described, with 95 leading communities featured in two-page spreads with photographs. The user-friendly layout allows for quick scans of facility descriptions, deadlines, fees, selection processes, odds of acceptance, special programs, and more.

The Worpswede Artists' Colony (in Germany) by Doris Hansmann Hardcover; Prestel Verlag. (2011)

From a reader:What a delightful small book, I was expecting a much more extensive study of the artists and their work (1st generation and later artists) than was in this book but found it to be sufficient and entertaining to recommend it to any art lover.

The 100 Best Art Towns in America: A Guide to Galleries, Museums, Festivals, Lodging and Dining, Fourth Edition by John Villani – Paperback: 504 pages; Countryman Press; 4th edition (Apr 19, 2005)

Whether you're looking for a great place to buy a painting on a weekend road trip or an inspiring and beautiful community in which to start a new life, The 100 Best Art Towns in America puts you on the right track. New Mexico author John Villani details all you need to know—from a town's lifestyle to interesting places to dine and must-do art festivals—written from the perspective of the nation's top arts travel writer.

Art Towns California: Communities Celebrating Creativity by John Villani – 272 pages; Countryman Press; 1st edition (Oct 17, 2008)

Santa Fe Art Colony by Sharyn R. Udall, Melissa Totte – Paperback: 127 pages; Gerald Peters Gallery; 1st edition (Aug 25, 2005)

Artists and Writers Colonies: Retreats, Residencies, and Respites for the Creative Mind by Gail Hellund Bowler – Paperback: 285 pages; Blue Heron Publishing (Oct 1995)

This comprehensive directory lists nearly 200 retreats, colonies, and fellowship opportunities for architects, poets, novelists, visual artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians, potters, photographers, and others interested in the world of the arts.

Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists by P. Andrew Spahr, William Nathaniel Banks – Paperback: 103 pages: Currier Gallery of Art (Oct 1996)

Artists: by Milton Avery, Gregory Gillespie, Susan Hambleton, Carol Hepper, Illla Cabot Perry, Kristine Yuki Aono, Christina Bertoni, Glenn OColeman, Simon Dinnerstein, Jeanne Duval, Janet Fish, Miyoko Ito, Raymond Jonson, Helen Farnsworth Mears, Paul Pollaro, Faith Ringgold, and others. Note: Located in In Peterborough, New Hampshire, see their web site here.

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