2018 Visiting Artist

The Visiting Artist Program is back for 2018. This artist-in-residence program offers one visual artist or writer two weeks of rustic cabin lodging in August in order that they can immerse themselves and draw inspiration from this 200,000+ acre paradise. The selected artist can shed the burdens and responsibilities of modern society for a brief moment while finding truth in nature and practicing their skills with few distractions. In return, the Visiting Artist will hold one evening program and one open studio for Park visitors during which their skills and techniques can be explained and demonstrated.

This year we are pleased to announce the selection of Rachel Church. Rachel is a book artist and printmaker in Portland, Maine. She holds a B.A. in Art with a concentration in entrepreneurial Studies and a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking and minor in Book Arts from the University of Southern Maine, and is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in Intermedia at the University of Maine in Orono. She interned at the Engine House Press, on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine, and she spent a year printing with the Peregrine Press in Portland, thanks to the Kate Mahoney Memorial Scholarship. She currently creates at Running with  Scissors Artists Studios, and teaches workshops at Still Life Studio, both in Portland, Maine.

Rachel will be with the Park from August 11-24 so look for flyers describing her evening program and open studio during those weeks.