The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard is accepting nominations for the 2013 Creative Living Award. Established in 1983 through the Ruth J. Bogan and Ruth Redding Fund, the award recognizes members of the Vineyard community who embody Ruth Bogan’s spirit and love for the Island. Ms. Bogan was a nurse by training but was also a self-taught painter, sculptor and photographer. She retired to the Vineyard in 1969 after first visiting in the late 1940s.

To nominate an organization or individual for the award, send a letter or email describing their contributions to Island life, and explain how they personify the qualities of Ruth Bogan. Nominations are due by June 24, 2013. After a review of the candidates, the board of the Permanent Endowment will determine the recipient. The award will be presented at an event hosted by the endowment at a later date. The mailing address for nominations is P.O. Box 1182, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or