The Great State of Illustration in Maine

Waterville Creates + Illustration Institute

Ticonic Gallery

April 17 - July 16, 2023 (closed Tuesdays and Federal Holidays)

93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04901

Curated by the Illustration Institute, this exhibition will showcase the past, present, and future of illustration in our state, representing history and contemporary culture through narrative imagery. By viewing historic work alongside contemporary illustration, visitors will experience the breadth and depth in narrative art and gain a further appreciation for the enduring, beautiful work created in the state we call home. Featured artists include Barbara Cooney, Lucky Platt, Daniel Minter, Ashley Bryan, Rockwell Kent, Dahlov Ipcar, Bruce Hutchison, Edward Hopper, and many more.

For more information on the Illustration Institute visit:

Image: Barbara Cooney

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: Kennebec Savings Bank, The Lunder Foundation: Peter and Paula Lunder Family, Maine General Health, Morning Sentinel + Kennebec Journal, and PRO Moving Services.


Associated Programming:

June 9 @ 7pm: Beauty Is Embarrassing screening with post-film Q&A by Scott Nash and Nancy Gibson-Nash, directors of the Illustration Institute, where Wayne White was a former artist in residence.

June 10 @ 9am: Life Drawing with Stuffed Animals + Action Figures

June 14 @ 6pm: Draw-off! with Scott Nash + Tim Sample

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