It's Maine! It's Art!
Here at Maine Arts Publishing there is always something going on. And in the lives of our trove of artists who we work with. For us, the spring through the summer of 2016 was settling into our new offices in Hancock Village, Maine. Nobody likes to move having to experience the challenge of settling into a a new space, but we did it! We are now comfortable, waiting for the next big thing after a busy summer filling our customer's orders.
As to our stable of artists there is lots going on in their lives with Milt Christensen back in Maine from a year away traveling the USA; Beth Lambert relocated in Southwest Harbor, Maine in her new home and studio; Susan Bartlett Rice creating a massive mural depicting clammers working in the mud in search of clams on the side of The Snug, one of Portland, Maine's favorite watering holes; and Philip Frey and Judy Taylor continuing with their small, personalized painting workshops.
For us big news arrived in our email in-box in early October with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston placing an order with us. Early November was the opening of the Robert McCloskey Retrospective that will run through the Spring, 2017, and the MFA has chosen our line of products from the works of Robert McCloskey to be sold in the gift shop on Huntington Avenue. We also supplied the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Mass with Robert McCloskey products for their shop in the summer of 2016.
The Acadia Centennial for Acadia National Park was a huge success this summer as the national park celebrated it's 100th anniversary. Maine Arts Publishing teamed up with Friends of Acadia as a Centennial Partner where we offered a line of beautiful, photographic images by Collen Minuik-Sperry as posters and notecards. As a Centennial Partner 5% of the sales of Collen's products go to Friends of Acadia. We were proud to be a partner.
And finally, we have at last launched our newest website. With the professional eye of Marko Schmitt his design company BizWorks.com has helped elevate Maine Arts Publishing with our new site. We love the new look and hope you do, too. We wanted to accomplish an easier way for our visitors to navigate the site. With Marko's experience and keen eye we feel that we have accomplished just that. Building sites is never an easy task, but Marko with his patience and understanding met our needs as he helped us through the process. We recommend him highly.
With 2016 coming to a close, we at Maine Arts Publishing are excited about the year ahead. Lots of new products and happenings. Hope to meet with you along the way.
It's Maine! It's Art!