Arts in Acadia

Painter with small easel works by open ocean
Lise Greil, of Indianapolis, IN, shares this image from September 2017 of a painter using a smartphone to snap a photo of the coastline in Acadia. "Hiking the path along Otter Cove I spotted this artist out on the rocks. Nevermind what he was painting, but was more impressed with his climbing skills to get out there and the balancing act with all his gear.  I never spoke to him, but hope one day he discovers this photo so I can say thanks for the image and send him a copy."

Photo by Lise Greil @lisegreil. Used with permission.

 

Creating New Ways For Visitors to Experience Acadia


Art and artists have played a key role in the history of Maine’s Downeast Region, and the founding of Acadia National Park. The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts.

Artist-in-Residence

Participants lead one outreach presentation for the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of the park for visitors that's drawn from their own experience. Applications are now open through Dec 31, 2019 for residencies in 2020. Details are available in the Program Description.

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Ask An Artist

Got a question or comment? We want to make it easy for you to engage with the artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and others who have participated in Acadia's Artist-in-Residence program. We'll get an answer for you, and post it to our online blog.

 
Thumbnail image of woodcut by Nancy Haver
"Schoodic Point" by Nancy Haver

Online Catalog

A comprehensive and permanent online catalog is now under development for artworks donated by Artists-in-Residence since the program began at Acadia in 1993.

 

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