Maine invites applicants for summer visiting artist program
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) has opened its 2023 Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) Visiting Artist Program application period. The program invites visual artists to the remote wilderness of Maine for two consecutive weeks of solitude. One artist and a guest will receive lodging at the AWW Lock Dam Camp for two weeks of the artist’s choosing during August and an orientation and regular visits from AWW Rangers. Visual artists may apply on the AWW webpage. The application period ends Monday, February 6.
“Each year, we invite artists to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway with the hope that the unique experience in a place of such natural beauty will propel their careers forward while contributing to the enduring legacy of the Allagash,” said DACF Commissioner Amanda Beal.
“The waterway is a spectacular place, and the opportunity to spend time there as an artist is as unique an experience as you can find. The rangers and I look forward to this opportunity and work to make the artist comfortable and confident in this endeavor,” said AWW Superintendent Mark Deroche.
Interested visual artists should learn more and apply on the AWW webpage, or contact Mark Deroche at 207-941-4014 or 207-557-1372.
About the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW)
The AWW, which stretches 92 miles, was established by the Maine State Legislature in 1966 and designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1970 as the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. Explore the Allagash at http://maine.gov/allagash, discover the AWW Foundation and order a copy of the Allagash Explorer.