Rebecca Kinkead Honored with Baer Art Center Residency

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Rebecca Kinkead has a very busy summer this year. Not only has she put together a fabulous show at Maine Art Shows in Kennebunk, she has been awarded a Baer Art Center Residency. This means she will be spending four glorious, uninterrupted, weeks of her summer painting in the land of the midnight sun.

Baer Art Center is located on a beautiful seaside farm in Northwestern Iceland, approximately a four-hour drive from the capital, Reykjavik. It sits on the east coast of Skagafjördur, a large fjord facing the Arctic Circle. Kinkead will have access to the ocean, a freshwater lake, extensive birdlife, outdoor activities and Icelandic farm life. The summer months at Baer offer the midnight sun and sublime light conditions during the long hours of daylight.

“We provide visual artists and architects with the opportunity to deepen and develop their creative spirit in a selective group of internationally diverse and professionally established individuals.  It offers it’s residents the unique experience of remoteness, seclusion and sublime nature within a modern society,” says the Baer Art Center.

The Baer Art Center Residency is quite the honor among artists and the art community. With only ten artists being selected each year, this was an invitation Kinkead could not refuse. As much as we missed not having her at the opening of her show, she is in the company of five other fabulous female artists from around the world: a sculptor, two painters, a photographer and an urban planner.

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We can’t wait to see the new work Rebecca produces during her weeks tucked away in this artist’s paradise. This is something many artists only dream about.

“I have been given the gift of time and space,” says Kinkead. “The two traveler pieces in the show are definitely about going to Iceland. I haven’t  left the country in twelve years, so I’m excited and also anxious.”

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To learn more about The Baer Art Center check out their website.

Remember, Kinkead’s one-woman show is open now at Maine Art Shows on 10 Chase Hill Rd. in Kennebunk. We are open from 11-5 everyday. To view the show on-line: Rebecca Kinkead at Maine Art Shows.

To read more about Rebecca Kinkead and her work with Maine Art, click here.

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