The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation is dedicated to the artistic vision of the painters who were its founders: John Heliker and Robert LaHotan. In New York City and Maine, where the two artists spent many of the most productive periods of their lives, the Foundation is engaged in a variety of projects that perpetuate their legacy, including a residency program on Great Cranberry Island for painters and sculptors of established ability.
The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private charitable foundation incorporated in the State of New York in 1993. It was the wish of John Heliker and Robert LaHotan that their home and studios continue to be used by artists. To this end they left their estates to a Foundation with a mandate to operate the complex of buildings on Great Cranberry Island in Maine as a place for artists to live and work. The Foundation also maintains an archive of the paintings and works of art remaining from their long and productive respective careers and a digital database of works, personal papers and other information about both artists.
Officers & Directors of the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation:
Caren Raphael, President
Richard Hatter, Secretary
Patricia Bailey, Treasurer
John-David Wissler, Director
Patricia Bailey, Executive Director
Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 82, Cranberry Isles, Maine 04625