The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Creative Living Award. This award was established in 1983 through the Ruth J. Bogan and Ruth Redding Fund. It recognizes members of the local community who embody Ruth Bogan’s creative spirit, ingenuity and love for the Island, and who have contributed significantly to the quality of life on the Vineyard.

Previous recipients have included Captain Bob Douglas, Trip Barnes, Johnny Hoy and Susan Klein.

To nominate an organization or individual for the 2022 Creative Living Award, please send a letter or email describing their contributions to Island life and describe how they personify the qualities of Ruth Bogan. Submissions can be made online at; in a letter sent to P.O. Box 243, West Tisbury, MA 02575; or by email to Nominations must be received by Thursday, July 21. Award recipients will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

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