ArtWorks! 2017



ArtWorks! 2017 Call for Artists

The Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve is pleased to announce ArtWorks! 2017 Call for Artists. All levels of artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our August 9-11, 2017 exhibition. Artwork can be inspired from any location on Mount Desert Island, Maine but must have been completed since August 2015. Emerging artists welcomed! The venue for the show is The Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville, Maine.

Application dates: March 1 - April 28, 2017
Selected artists will be notified by May 31, 2017

For consideration please submit an application along with:

•Up to 3 high-res images of works that are similar in style to what you will submit to the exhibit. Please send JPEG images only up to 5MB in size.
•Artist Statement

All artwork will be for sale, with artists receiving 50% of final sale and 50% supporting the Preserve.

Use the link at the bottom to download an application

For more information call Deb at 207.276.3727 or send an email to



About the Land & Garden Preserve


The history of the Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve began when David and Peggy Rockefeller formed the Island Foundation as a means to provide in perpetuity for the private gardens and lands they cared about so deeply. In 1970, at the request of the Town of Mount Desert, the Foundation incorporated in order to take on the additional management responsibilities and care of the Asticou Azalea Garden. In 1999, Thuya Garden and Lodge, Asticou Terraces and Asticou Landing also came under the management of the Foundation, and its name was changed to the Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve. A donation of 1,022+ acres of land around and including Little Long Pond by David Rockefeller, Sr., in 2015 is the latest addition to the Preserve.  Today, the Preserve manages and cares for 1,165+ acres of historic gardens, lands and trails for the enjoyment of all visitors. 


About ArtWorks!


ArtWorks! 2017 is a juried art show of original artwork inspired by the scenery of Mount Desert Island.   It is an important fundraiser for the Preserve and proceeds from the sales of all work equally benefits the artist and the Preserve.  Artists do not have to live in Maine but the subject of their work must be Mount Desert Island or the outlying islands.


For an application click here.