Provincetown Art Guide with fine dining 2008 fifth anniversary edition
 


ong Point Studio was born in 2003 when we conceptualized and redesigned the Provincetown Gallery Guide brochure into a full-color, 32-page booklet. The following year, we launched our own labor of love, the Provincetown Art Guide, a comprehensive index expanded beyond galleries to include artists, artisans, museums, cultural events and fine dining. This year we’re delighted to be celebrating our fifth anniversary!

Toward that end, we’ve put together a very special edition that pays tribute to some of the many artist families who have called Provincetown home for generations. Artists like Ferol Sibley Warthen, who began summering in Provincetown in 1950 and was among the second generation of artists to work in a unique printmaking method that originated in Provincetown. Years later, her granddaughter Kathi Smith lives here and continues to carry on the “whiteline” tradition. We feature the Malicoat family, descendants of noted painter Philip Malicoat whose successors include a talented coterie of artists, sculptors, writers and musicians; abstract expressionist Robert Motherwell and his artist daughter Jeannie; and the Packard family, talented granddaughter and great granddaughters of our renowned cover artist, Max Bohm. These artists settled in Provincetown, drawing inspiration from its strong yet vulnerable psyche, its luminous yet fragile body. As important as those featured here are, equally notable are those missing from our pages. There are many more talented artist families who call Provincetown home. This year, we mourn the loss of three members from this group—Tony Vevers, Carol Whorf Westcott and Norman Mailer.

I’d like to publicly thank all who expressed support and encouragement for our continued endeavors. Our mission has never wavered: To present Provincetown as the artistically inspiring, unique, beautiful, culturally rich, accepting and diverse place that it truly is! As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we look forward to hearing from you and serving your needs for years to come!

SPECIAL FEATURE: PROVINCETOWN'S PROMINENT ARTIST FAMILIES