Joseph A. Fiore Art Center

The mission of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is to actively connect the creative worlds of farming and art making.

Historically, artists have celebrated the beauty and richness of the American landscape. Our purpose is to continue and evolve the dialogue between human and environment within the context of our current culture and time.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and development of new farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a working farm.

The late Joseph Fiore was an artist and active environmentalist who, with his wife Mary, generously supported Maine Farmland Trust for many years.


Rolling Acres Farm is a beautiful, 130-acre farm property located on Damariscotta Lake in the town of Jefferson. The setting is remote and peaceful, but not far from the lively and picturesque village of Damariscotta. The property boasts a large, renovated farmhouse with a large connected barn.


In 2017 we will be offering the following residencies; please click on the residency of your choice to see more information about the residency and link to the online application.

Artist Residency for Visual Artists:
Six, month-long residencies: two in July, two in August and two in September.

Historical Writing Residency:
A one-time, six-week writing residency with the objective to research the history of Rolling Acres Farm, and then write and present the farm’s story.

Agriculture & Art Residency:
Our Ag and Art residency has been changed to a seasonal PT Resident Gardener position. All previous details such as timeline, responsibilities and compensation have remained the same, with the following exceptions: the deadline for application has been extended to March 1st; there is no application fee; you do not have to be from Maine or New England to apply. Please follow this link to the job description on MFT’s website for more information. If you have already applied for the Ag and Art residency, your residency application will be accepted as a job application.


Applications are open to artists from Maine, living in Maine, or with a significant connection to Maine and must be submitted online. Please refer to specific application guidelines above.

Applications are free for Maine Farmland Trust members whose membership is current. To check the status of your membership, please email Kim Sanborn:

Applications are $15 for non-members (your application fee will be counted towards a Maine Farmland Trust membership.)

For general questions about the residency programs, please contact Co-Director of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center Anna Witholt Abaldo:


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