The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, is a 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. The estates of Heliker and LaHotan are represented by Kraushaar Galleries, Inc. in New York.
Residents are lodged in the main house with private bedrooms and use of the large and well-equipped kitchen, library, and other living quarters; your meals are your own responsibility.
The Heliker-LaHotan complex of buildings includes a winterized and thoroughly updated 19th century farmhouse, two separate private heated studios and a large storage barn; all located on a private stretch of shorefront with serene views across a tidal basin known on Cranberry as 'The Pool.' Lawns and informal flowerbeds surround the buildings and a terrace at the side of the house overlooks the water shore.