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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 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.


In exchange for 14 nights in park-provided housing, participants lead one outreach activity for the public, and donate within a year one finished work of art that conveys a fresh and innovative perspective of park experience for visitors. Details are available in the Program Description.
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Apply now through Sept 30, 2022 to an open call for applications for Artist-in-Residence opportunities at Acadia National Park in 2023.

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

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This online catalog surveys artworks donated by participants since the program began at Acadia in October 1993.


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