Schulenburg Paints Provincetown
Thanks to grant from Boston’s
Copley Society for a residency at the Fine Arts
Work Center, some of the distinguished members of America’s
most prolific and oldest continuous
art colony, Provincetown, have been
immortalized by Paul Schulenburg. Schulenburg’s
work has received numerous national
awards and can be found in prestigious collections
throughout the United States,
in Canada, Europe and Hong Kong.
Greatly influenced by Provincetown and its people,
include artists in their studios, the waterfront,
street scenes and restaurant
interiors. The list of artists that will be featured
reads like a Who’s Who in the Art World: Paul
Bowen, Arthur Cohen, Michael
Davis, Salvatore Del Deo, William
Evaul, Robert Henry, Brenda Horowitz,
Jack Kearney, Cynthia Packard,
Pepitone, Romanos Rizk, Selina Trieff.
Many of the paintings Schulenburg has completed in
recent years focus on dock
workers and fishermen on the pier in Provincetown,
a way of life that has been
gradually disappearing. Most recently he has been
drawn to capture the artistic
heritage of this community as well.
These works were presented to collectors, historians
and the general
public at a show sponsored by the AddisonArtGallery
in November and at the Cape Cod Museum of Arts
in January and February, 2006. A
highlight of the show was seeing the finished
artists portrayed in the
town that has inspired generations of artists.
The Fine Arts Work Center was founded in 1968 “to
give young artists and writers
the chance to live on their own and work . . . bringing
new blood into the community
and encouraging artists to settle here.” It’s
founders include Robert
Motherwell, Myron Stout, Jack Tworkov, Alan Dugan
and Stanley Kunitz. The Copley Society
is the country's oldest non-profit art organization.
Please call AddisonArt
at 508.255.6200 for details.