Hewnoaks gives artists time and space to create within a natural, rustic environment.

Learn about our 2018 Residency


Our juried residency program invited more than 50 artists to spend time on the shore of Kezar Lake this summer, based on artistic merit and the artists’ intention for their use of the time. Two additional groups were invited to attend, bringing our total number of artists served to more than 60. Click here to view the list of residents.

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“No matter how well appointed a home studio is, or how much time is allotted for work, there is nothing that compares to the particular freedom of a residency. To think, and re-think, explore, and imagine a life outside and away from life at home is inevitably generative and a little wild. Only good can come of it.”
– Anna Hepler, 2018

Artist Residency

Artist Residency

Situated on the eastern shore of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine, Hewnoaks offers an extraordinary setting of inspiration and beauty. We encourage applications from emerging and mid-career artists and curators in all disciplines, especially for people with no or little residency experience. Maine artists are given preference, but anyone is welcome to apply.

Hewnoaks invites participants for one or two week sessions from late June until late September each year and offers self-catered accommodation in rustic cabins complete with basic kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

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Hosting artists since 1901

Courtesy Maine State Museum

Hewnoaks was established in 1901 by artists Marion Larrabee Volk and her husband Douglas Volk, where it was the home of Marion’s drawn rug business Sabatos Handcrafts. The Volks hosted numerous artists there, inspiring the current use of the property as an artist residency.

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