Maine Farmland Trust Announces New Artist Residency Program

DSCF2877Artists painting by the lake at Rolling Acres Farm.

The newly established Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson will launch a residency for Maine-based visual artists in the summer of 2016. The program aims to connect the creative world of farming and art making.

Rolling Acres Farm sits on 130 acres on scenic Damariscotta Lake. Maine Farmland Trust purchased the Rolling Acres property to make sure this beautiful and productive land will be permanently protected and always available for farming. MFT hopes that Rolling Acres will once again become a vibrant farm, so that art and agriculture can truly interweave and cross-pollinate.

Artists interested in applying for a month-long summer residency can visit http://mainefarmlandtrustgallery.com/ and click on the tab ARTIST RESIDENCIES. Stipend, studio space and private lodging provided. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For questions please e-mail Anna Witholt Abaldo: anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org.