Fiore Art Trail

The Fiore Art Trail is an interactive way for people to connect with the work of Joseph A. Fiore and visit artistic, educational and environmental organizations throughout Maine who have been recipients of his art work.

Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) and his wife Mary were avid supporters of Maine Farmland Trust. 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 2012, 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 Gallery parallels Fiore’s own passions, combining art and environment.

The following year the foundation wished to see a large collection of Fiore’s “Rock Paintings,” also known as the “Geological Works,” distributed among Maine organizations that appreciate Maine’s geology, focus on the natural environment, or mirror Fiore’s other interests in art, music, and education.

The following is a list of fifty organizations which have been grateful recipients of Fiore’s work, through the collaboration of Maine Farmland Trust and the Falcon Foundation. Click on an organization to see a link to the organization’s website. Additional information is provided if the organization’s Fiore artwork is on view for the public. Zoom in on the map to see where work is viewable near you, take the day tour suggested on the sidebar, or make a trip of your own!

Organization List

Acadia Institute of Oceanography

Fiore artwork is view able between June 19 and August 19 at 9 Lower Dunbar Rd., Seal Harbor, ME 04675. Call ahead 207-276-9825.

http://www.acadiainstitute.com/

American Farmland Trust
Bates College
Bay Chamber Concerts
Blue Hill Heritage Trust

Visitors welcome to view Fiore artwork during business hours. Check website for location and hours.

http://bluehillheritagetrust.org/ 

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Call 207-633-4818 during office hours Mon-Fri. 9:30-4:30 to see work at 137 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.

http://www.bbrlt.org/ 

Broadreach

Artwork located at Youthlinks 420 Broadway, Rockland, ME 04841. Contact Rachael to schedule at time to view the paintings at rahearn@brmaine.org.

https://www.broadreachmaine.org/

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

Visitors welcome to view Fiore artwork during open hours. Check website for hours and location.

http://www.capelandtrust.org/

Coastal Studies for Girls

Call ahead to view Fiore artwork at 207-865-9700.

http://www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org  

Colby College
College of the Atlantic

Dorr Museum of Natural History on the COA campus, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine.

http://www.coa.edu/dorr-museum/

Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association

The public can view the Fiore art owned by this organization at 36 Water Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
http://www.damariscottariver.org/venue/damariscotta-lake-watershed-association/
Damariscotta River Association
Check website for hours and location.
http://www.damariscottariver.org/
College of the Atlantic
Daponte String Quartet

Work is being displayed at Camp Kieve, see their listed info.
http://www.daponte.org/

Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation

5 Bristol Road
Damariscotta, Maine 04543
Saturday & Sunday 1 – 5 pm
or call David Dewey for an appointment  207-596-7521, or 908-303-6621

http://firehousefalconcenter.com/

Forest Society of Maine

To view FSM’s Fiore work call the FSM main office at (207) 945-9200 with a time and day you would like to view the work. Work is located at two locations.

FSM Main Office: 115 Franklin St. 3rd floor, Bangor, ME 04401

FSM Greenville Office: Located in the Moosehead Lake Region Visitors’ Center (Rt. 15)
480 Moosehead Lake Rd, Greenville, ME 04441
Approximately 1 mile south of downtown Greenville (headed north from Dover-Foxcroft/Monson, on the right-hand side). FSM’s office is located to the left of the visitor center help desk.
http://www.fsmaine.org/

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

Fiore artwork is viewable by calling ahead at 207-621-4100.
http://www.watershedfriends.com/

GrowSmart

Visitors can view Fiore works during 8:30am-5pm M-F. Check website for location and call or email ahead: Nancy Smith or Tyler Kidder with GrowSmart Maine. (207) 583-4330, info@growsmartmaine.org
http://www. growsmartmaine.org
Haystack

Fiore work available for viewing May-October
89 Haystack School Drive Deer Isle, Maine 04627
Call ahead 207-348-2306

http://www.haystack-mtn.org/

Hurricane Island Center for Science & Leadership

May through October work is viewable in the foundations dining hall on Hurricane Island.

http://www.hurricaneisland.net/

Hutchinson Center

Fiore work is viewable at the UMaine Hutchinson Center; 80 Belmont Avenue; Belfast, ME 04915 during open hours listed on website.

https://hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/

Island Heritage Trust

Fiore artwork is viewable during open hours, check website for location.

http://www.islandheritagetrust.org/

Joseph A. Fiore Art Center

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center hosts art, writing and agricultural residencies from May through September. During these months, the gallery of the Center is open to visitors on Saturdays from 12-4. Email Center co-director Anna at anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org to make an appointment to view work on other days or during other months.

https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/jaf-art-center/

Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc.

Fiore artwork is displayed at the Kennedy Learning Center (KLC) on the Kieve campus in Jefferson, contact Joan Hallowell at (207) 563-5172 x 11 or Joanh@kievewavus.org to make an appointment.

https://kieve.org/

L.C. Bates Museum

All gifted Fiore artwork is on view from November though March. Check website for open hours and location. In summer only one or two are on exhibition so call ahead at 207-238-4250.

http://www.gwh.org/lcbates/LCBatesMuseum.aspx

Maine Association of Non-Profits
Maine Cancer Foundation

Artwork is viewable from 9-5pm M-F at 170 US Route 1, Suite 250  Falmouth, ME 04105

https://mainecancer.org/

Maine Medical Center
Medomak Valley Land Trust

Work is viewable at 25 Friendship Street in Waldoboro during business hours. Call first 207-832-5570.
http://www.medomakvalley.org/

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast

MFT Gallery has exhibits year-round which celebrate agriculture through art. There are various Fiore paintings throughout the offices of this building – please ask our gallery representatives Denise or Anna, or Kim at our front desk to be shown where they are located.
https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/gallery/
MFT Portland Office

Work is viewable during business hours at 48 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Work is viewable during open hours check website for times and location.
www.mofga.org
National Resource Council of Maine
Pemaquid Watershed Association
Penobscot East Resource Center
Saint Joseph’s College

Work is viewable at 278 Whites Bridge Road Standish, Maine 04084-5236 in Xavier Hall.
https://www.sjcme.edu/

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

Work is viewable during business hours, check website for times and location.
http://www.sebasticookrlt.org/
Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance

Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance
www.midcoastconservancy.org
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta

Work is viewable during open hours check website for times and location.
http://www.skidompha.org/
Tanglewood

Fiore artwork is viewable at the winter office November – March at 1 Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville. From April-October artwork is viewable at Tanglewood camp office the far end of Tanglewood Rd – #184 – 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays.
https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/tanglewood-lincolnville/
Unity College

Fiore artwork is viewable by the public at 90 Quaker Hill Road Unity, ME 04988. Call ahead and check in with Public Safety at 207-509-7232.
http://www.unity.edu/
University of Maine School of Law
Vose Library, Union

Fiore artwork is viewable during open hours, check website for times and location.
http://www.voselibrary.org/
Gibbs Library, Washington

Viewable during open hours check website for times and location.
http://www.gibbslibrary.org/

Watershed School

Artwork is viewable at the school, please call ahead Laura McGrath or Will Galloway 207-230-7341
http://watershed-school.org/
Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust