Gallery at Rolling Acres Farm
The Gallery at Rolling Acres
The Gallery at Rolling Acres hosts one exhibition per year, from June through September. During these months, the gallery is open on Saturday from 12-4, or by appointment. Our 2017 exhibit “Conversations: Studio and Table” featured work by various artists who had been invited to attend dinners and studio visits with our 2016 residents. Our 2018 exhibit was curated in connection with the newly released book “Nature Observed: The Landscapes of Joseph Fiore,” and showcased a selection of Fiore’s landscape works. Our 2019 exhibit will feature new works by our alumni from the past three years.
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The Artwork of Joseph A. Fiore
The Center houses a large collection of work by the late Joseph A. Fiore.
Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) and his wife Mary were avid supporters of MFT. A contemporary of Lois Dodd and Alex Katz and a well-known avant-garde artist during the 1960s, Fiore divided his life between New York City and Jefferson, Maine. While Fiore is perhaps best known for his abstract compositions, his key inspiration was always the natural world – and this is where his heart lay.
Fiore’s family created the The Falcon Foundation after he passed, to manage the artist’s impressive collection of paintings. In subsequent years, the Foundation donated a generous number of Fiore’s landscape works to MFT—owing to the artist’s longstanding commitment to the organization and the fact that MFT brought together several of Fiore’s own passions, combining art and environmental stewardship.
When in 2016 MFT and the Falcon Foundation partnered to create the Fiore Art Center, plans were made to transfer all of Fiore’s remaining art to the Trust, to find its permanent home at the Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm.
Many of Fiore’s works are for sale through MFT Gallery and proceeds directly benefit the Fiore Art Center.
The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation in Damariscotta regularly features Joseph Fiore’s art in themed exhibitions. Their website of Fiore’s work provides an excellent overview of the artist’s entire oeuvre, organized by style and period.
Joseph Fiore’s estate is represented in New York by Meredith Ward Fine Art.
Fiore’s work is in collections of the Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, Asheville; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.