The ANNEX, located in the heart of Castine, Maine, is an artist-in-residency program and a center for workshops, panel discussions, screenings and community events.  Our mission is to operate and maintain artists’ workspaces that provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers and to benefit our community both by 1. offering a series of programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts;  and 2. stimulating professional and economic development for diverse populations working within our region with special consideration for working women.  


Some residents of the 2019 summer!


ELIZABETH POLINER is an award winning author and will be coming to the Annex to work on a novel for the month of June. Join us June 12th at 4pm for a reading by Elizabeth Poliner at nearby Compass Rose Books.


MICHELLE L. MORBY, in residence staring June 7. Michelle’s current body of portraits, seek to celebrate an eclectic group of people from history, pop culture and somewhat forgotten history. Come meet Michelle with Clarissa on June 7, 5-7pm at the Annex and we’ll have a closing exhibition on June 14, 5-7.


CARISSA POTTER, also in residence beginning June 2. Her prints and small – scale objects reflect her hopeless romanticism through their investigations into public and private intimacy. Join us for Open Studio with Clarissa on June 7, 5-7pm at the Annex and a closing exhibition on June 14, 5-7.