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Smith's Research Studio
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Beautiful Sculptures Pepper the Maitland Art Center Campus

Art & History Museums-Maitland Artist in Residence

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The Art & History Museums – Maitland offers a one of a kind artist-in-residence opportunity. Following in the tradition of artists such as Milton Avery and Ralston Crawford, the A&H invites artists to expand on their current work or experiment with new styles, content, media, and/or techniques at the Maitland Art Center. The Art Center, a 1937 artist’s colony, originally named the Research Studio offered artists winter residencies to take part in an atmosphere of research and collaboration from 1938 to 1959. The Art & History Museums – Maitland is honoring this legacy by starting this program anew. The original artists were known as the Bok Fellows after patron Mary Curtis Bok. Several residencies are offered throughout the year with one artist at a time working and living at the Art Center for three, six, or nine weeks at a time. The artist-in-residence will live in founder André Smith’s original residence and work in a studio nearby on campus. Depending on the residency length, the artist will be asked to interact on varying levels with local artists and the public. The artist-in-residence will also be exhibited at the Art Center galleries within one year of the residency. There is also the opportunity for collaboration with the A&H’s Artists-in-Action if the artist so chooses. The Artists-in-Action program provides studio space to local, professional artists on campus. The A&H’s artist-in-residence program offers an unparalleled architectural environment with opportunities for seclusion, research, collaboration, and contemplation.


Maitland, Florida: United States

The Art & History Museums - Maitland is a premier Central Florida cultural destination and community gathering place. From professional artists working in their studios to hands on 19th century woodworking, our museums offer unparalleled opportunities for enrichment and inspiration. Programming includes artist-in-residence and artists-in-action programs, art classes and workshops, hands-on history programs, interactive exhibits, special events, and more. Our two campuses include a 1937 artists’ colony with Aztec and Mayan architectural influences, a Victorian house museum, a working antique tool museum, an interactive telephone museum, and a local history museum. The Waterhouse Residence Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Carpentry Shop Museum anchor the A&H Lake Lily Campus to the South with two program centers adjacent to the museums, the Cottage at Lake Lily and the Studios at Lake Lily. Several blocks to the North, the Maitland Art Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Telephone Museum, and the Maitland Historical Museum comprise the Packwood Campus. The Maitland Art Center is the location for the Artist-in-Residence program. The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. Maitland is a small, residential community fifteen minutes from downtown Orlando, known for its beautiful lakes and parks, arts and culture, and top rated schools. Next door to Maitland are the historic towns of Winter Park and Eatonville. Within twenty minutes of driving distance is Rollins College, University of Central Florida, and Full Sail University.

Contact Information

231 W. Packwood
Maitland, Florida 32751
United States
Tel: 4075392181