Current Online Exhibition

In Residence:
Selections from Haystack’s Open Studio Residency

In Residence features the work of eight artists, working in a variety of disciplines, who have taken part in Haystacks’ Open Studio Residency. This exhibition includes work that was either made during, or inspired by, their time at Haystack.

The Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange among peers by providing two weeks of uninterrupted studio time for emerging and established artists working in the field of craft and other creative disciplines. The program extends our commitment to supporting artists and encouraging the development of new ideas.

The Open Studio Residency is generously supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs and those selected attend for free.


Past Exhibitions

An image from   In the Vanguard:    Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969

In the Vanguard:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART
MAY 24, 2019—SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM
DECEMBER 14, 2019–MARCH 8, 2020

Portland Museum of Art presents the exhibition, In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969. Organized by co-curators Rachael Arauz and Diana Greenwold, this exhibition is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the founding years of the school and its monumental impact on the world of mid-century art and design.

Representing four years of research, this exhibition reveals an untold story about the origins of this craft school and its national significance. Archival material such as original correspondence, photographs, brochures, posters, and magazine articles enrich the narrative of Haystack’s growth and transformation. Much of this material has never been published and is now included in a scholarly catalogue representing the most comprehensive resource ever created about the school.

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In 2019 Haystack mounted two exhibitions at the school’s Center for Community Programs, Deer Isle village.


These exhibitions are an incredible resource for the community—featuring work by internationally distinguished makers—and also provide an opportunity to learn about these makers’ creative process as well. Past exhibitions have included recycled and repaired Japanese textiles – to work by traditional artists from Northern New England – to works by artists whose creative process has been influenced by their time at, and association with, Haystack. The Center for Community Programs is open on Wednesday and Friday-Sunday from 1:00–5:00 p.m. throughout the summer season, with informal receptions held one Sunday afternoon for each exhibition. From time to time, we also schedule visits by appointment. These events, free and open to the public, attract a cross section of island residents and summer visitors, as well as our workshop participants.

 
 

MAY 25 – JULY 13

In Residence: Selections from Haystack’s Open Studio Residency

Haystack’s first exhibition of the summer season will feature the work of ten artists, working in a variety of disciplines, who have taken part in Haystacks’ Open Studio Residency. This exhibition includes work that was either made during, or inspired by, their time at Haystack.

The Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange among peers by providing two weeks of uninterrupted studio time for emerging and established artists working in the field of craft and other creative disciplines. The program extends our commitment to supporting artists and encouraging the development of new ideas.

The Open Studio Residency began in 2013 and is generously supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs.
 

Exhibiting Artists

Meg Roberts Arsenovic
Thomas Campbell
Tara Cooper
Donna D’Aquino
Bukola Koiki
Phoebe Kuo
Terry O’Neill
Christian Schmit
Tyler Stoll
Keith Simpson

 

JULY 21 – SEPTEMBER 15

Haystack Hands: An Exhibition of New Work by Polly Apfelbaum

Haystack’s second exhibition of the season  is curated by Kate McNamara and features the work of Polly Apfelbaum.

A brochure with an essay by Kate McNamara will accompany this exhibition.

Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes , by Polly Apfelbaum.

Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes, by Polly Apfelbaum.