Inland’s mission is to support artistic practice and amplify the MidCoast arts community through an artist residency and dynamic programming by creating a conduit to the greater contemporary art world. It is a supportive ecosystem for creation and sharing of artistic practices.
Inland values experiential activity, genuine connectivity, and process by utilizing collective knowledge and support. It functions as a bridge between the local arts community and the greater contemporary art world. Inland provides a space to support local artists, welcomes the community in to experience art and programming, and fosters emerging artists. It is intentional about engaging with and bolstering the existing arts community to create connections from here outward towards larger communities. The program utilizes the off season, bringing artists here during the non-summer months to engage and enhance the already vibrant arts community. This structure allows individual artists to dig in during the slowest seasons while sparking public engagement and prioritizing hyperconnectivity of summer.
Inland is located in Hope, a small town in Midcoast Maine.
Anna Queen (b.1990, she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture and video. She graduated in 2013 from Maryland Institute College of Art earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Anna has been a Resident Artist at the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Monson Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Vermont Studio Center, and The Banff Centre. In 2015 she was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Postscript Gallery (U-Penn), Philadelphia, PA, Interloc Projects, Rockland, ME, New System Exhibitions, Portland, ME, and Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL. She has been included in recent group exhibitions at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME, Winter Street Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Penn State Abington Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Critical Distance, Toronto, ON, Knot Project Space, Ottawa, ON, and Skowhegan, New York, NY. From 2019-2021 Queen was part of the collective, SISTERED, hosted in Portland, Maine. SISTERED was a multi-use project space, providing a platform for artists working across mediums to experiment with, show, and produce work at all stages of creation.
From 2017-2022 she was the Curator at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine. She continues an independent curatorial practice alongside her studio work. In 2023 she joined the Board of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Queen currently lives and works in Rockland, Maine.
Cover image: Rendering of studio and exhibition space