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
American Farmland Trust
Bates College
Bay Chamber Concerts
Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
Coastal Studies for Girls
Colby College
College of the Atlantic
Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association
Damariscotta River Association
College of the Atlantic
Daponte String Quartet
Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation
Forest Society of Maine
Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed
Hurricane Island Center for Science & Leadership
Hutchinson Center
Island Heritage Trust
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center
Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc.
L.C. Bates Museum
Maine Association of Non-Profits
Maine Cancer Foundation
Maine Medical Center
Medomak Valley Land Trust
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast
MFT Portland Office
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
National Resource Council of Maine
Pemaquid Watershed Association
Penobscot East Resource Center
Saint Joseph’s College
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta
Unity College
University of Maine School of Law
Vose Library, Union
Gibbs Library, Washington
Watershed School
Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust