Located in mid-coast Maine, Waldo is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to experimental exhibition-making. It was founded by Tobias Czudej in 2018 to support emerging, established and under-represented artists who challenge our ways of understanding and experiencing contemporary art.

Situated within the sublime Maine landscape, Waldo offers ample space to think about, produce and experience art. Isolated from the pressures and pace of the major metropolitan cities, Waldo functions as a laboratory for large scale experimentation, as well as a platform to generate new dialogue between artist and audience.

Waldo is able to exist through the generosity of public and corporate sponsorship. Contributions are tax-deductible and directly support artists in the commissioning of new work.

Each year Waldo invites a single artist to mid-coast Maine. The invitation comprises two parts:

Part 1. A residency period (1-3 months) in which the artist lives and work in Maine. This period functions as a laboratory to experiment with new ideas amd materials. develop work and engage with the local community and landscape. The artist is provided with accommodation, studio space, materials, transport and a per diem for day-to-day living expenses.

Part 2. An exhibition in Maine (1-2 months) in which a newly commissioned body of work by the artist is presented to the general public and wider online community. The exhibition space is itinerant, chosen according to availability and the specific artists project. Past and future spaces include 19th century barns, industrial marine buildings and high-school gymnasiums.


Director and curator:
Tobias Czudej
Elizabeth Baribeau
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Waldo is located in Searsport, Maine.
It is free and open to the public.
Parking is available. 

Our address:

7 Barn Rd
Searsport, ME 04974

We are open by appointment Tue – Sun, 12 – 5pm, during the exhibition period.
Make an appointment here.

Waldo is dedicated to making our exhibitions open and accessible to all visitors. We welcome assistance dogs at events and in the exhibition spaces. Large prints exhibition materials are available upon request. If you have any accessibility enquiries please get in touch prior to your visit and we would be happy to assist.

Please direct post to:

PO box 471
Lincolnville, ME 04849