Percy Heath, at left
One of our founding members was Percy Heath, the most recorded jazz bass player, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, quiet Montauk fisherman and great friend of all who knew him. He arranged the initial introduction of our Association to the CEO of the Long Island Railroad, E. Virgil Conway, who helped us get our Depot Gallery. Percy was our first President of the Association and gave this fledgling group of artists immediate significance in our village.
In his memory, Association members created the Percy Heath Arts Scholarship Fund. Every spring a Montauk High School graduate who intends to study the Arts (Music or Visual) in college receives a scholarship award.
The Fund is supported by donations and our 50/50 Raffle. Everyone is welcome to participate.
The ticket form for entering the Raffle is available here.
The ticket form can be printed out and sent to:
The Montauk Artists Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2751 - Montauk, New York 11954-0300
For more information about donations to the scholarship please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.