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Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th September 2016

Ellen Dore Watson on “The Hermitage Gift”

We provide a special place where

artists can strive for success, and through their successes, our lives can also be

transformed. The Hermitage Gift for artists like poet Ellen Dore Watson – more than 80 last year alone – is only possible

because friends like you make it possible!

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Posted by brodgers on 8th November 2010

Ringling Museum/Hermitage Partnership

The Hermitage is proud of a new partnership with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. This extensive agreement will bring Hermitage artists to the grounds of the Museum as resident artists staying in the newly restored Ringling Cottage new the Ca d’ Zan mansion. The residency will be known as the Gulf Coast Community Foundation/Hermitage Residency at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 15th October 2010

The Artful Lobster Returns

It’s that time of year again, the time when the Lobsters begin their long trek from the cold waters of Maine, to the warm waters and gentle breezes of the Gulf of Mexico – no easy trip for a creature with 8 legs and two claws. But the Artful Lobster is no average crustacean and we appear right on schedule for our November 20th date. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 24th July 2010

New Website Goes Live

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has debuted its brand new website design. Funded with a generous grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the new site, including this blog, is chock-full of new information, pictures, and conveniences for artists, donors, fans, and supporters alike. READ MORE