Call for Farmers/Artists/Artisans/Writers to Participate in HOMELAND

  • July 06, 2018

A multimedia exhibit exploring our collective and diverse relationship to home/land. 

MFT Gallery invites farmers, artists, artisans and writers living in Maine, from diverse social-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to create art, craft or poetry which reflects on their unique relationship to home/land. 

We are particularly interested in works that speak to a deep relationship which comes from cultivation the land, or a longing for connection with the land. For example, we invite work by farmers/artists woh have been separated from home/land in some way and are cultivating a new relationship to the land they are on; we invite work by those who are longing for a renewed relationship to home/land.

Maine Farmland Trust wil host the exhibit at its Gallery in Belfast from November 12, 2018 thorugh March 1, 2019. This exhibit is promoted and curated in collaboration with GEDAKINA and several other organizations.

Depending on the number of participants, up to three pieces per artist/writer will be exhibited. If there are ore submissions than gallery space, final selections will bel made by panel. The objective is to have all who submitted work included.

The schedule for submissions:

By July 15, 2018: Contact Anna Witholt Abaldo, MFT Gallery Curator ( , phone 207-338-6575, X 112) to let us know your intent to participate, stating medium/type of work.

By August 15, 2018: Submit up to 5 didgital images of proposed work to Anna Witholt Abaldo ( . For each image, please include title, media, and dimensions. Photos can be of work in progress. Please add a brief artist statement/bio to accompany exhibited works.

September 15, 2018: Notification to participants confirming how may pieces will be included.

November 5-6, 2018: Works must be delivered to Maine Farmland Trust Gallery.

November 5-9, 2018: Exhibit wil be hung.

November 12, 2018: Exhibit opens.

November 16, 2018, from 5-7 pm: Artist reception with artist talks by those who wish to speak about their work. at 5pm. There can be room for song and poetry reading as well.

March 1, 2019: Exhibit comes down and works are available for pick-up.



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Anna Witholt Abaldo

Maine Farmland Trust
97 Main St.
Belfast  ME  04915 

207-338-6575 112