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ArtWaves is seeking artists for our Artist in Residence program for 2024!

Artist in Residence

Proposal Criteria and Requirements: 

  • ArtWaves seeks applications that are creative, unique, and engaging. 

  • Instructors should have a professional background as an artist or arts educator, higher education in the arts, or commensurate experience. 

  • Artwaves requires 6 hours of workshops per 1 week of residency. Workshops generally run between 1-3 sessions, each session lasting approximately 2-6 hours. 

  • We schedule Residencies Sunday through Sunday, with arrival after 2pm and departure by 10am.

  • Residencies will be scheduled in one week increments, with most residents scheduled for one or two weeks.

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis. 

To apply:

Submit the following information as an attachment to

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your artist website or resume
  • Preferred date and duration of residency
  • A workshop proposal explaining the workshop or classes you would like to teach. If you would like to teach multiple classes or workshops, please include a workshop proposal for each class.

Workshop Proposal:

  • Workshop Title 
  • Target Audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced, children, teen, adults, family)
  • Materials List
  • Workshop Description 
  • Supporting Images (between 2-5) images of the class process or product or related images
  • Brief Instructor bio or artist statement and photo 


The accommodations are on the Artwaves Campus in the residential farmhouse. Private room and private bath, with a shared kitchen. Please bring queen sheets and towels. Residents will have access to the Artwaves studio space during residency, wifi, parking, with a convenience market and bus stop next door.

2023 Artists in Residence and Guest Artists

Kat McClelland-April 2023

Join our Artist in Residence for April, Kat McClelland, to create a Black and White Needle Felted Portrait on April 11th and 12th!

Kat will also be teaching a two day workshop on April 14th and 15th, Felting a Pet Portrait!

Deena Ball-July 2023

Kristen Walsh-October 2023

Join our October Artist in Residence, Kristen Walsh, for a two-day Plein Air Landscape Workshop!

On October 7th and 8th, Plein Air Felt with Kristen on MDI.

Christine Medley-June 2023

Join our Artist in Residence for June, Christine Medley, for three different classes/workshops!

Relief Printmaking on June 6th

Nature Printing on June 6th and 7th

Accordian Bookmaking on June 7th

Christine Lafuente-August 2023

Join Christine Lafuente, our August Guest Artist and our Artist in Residence for two workshops!

En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente on August 14th-17th.

Second Workshop TBA

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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