The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium has produced several publications recording the history of this project. A new book was released in 2017, and there are catalogues for each Symposium event, a beautiful account of the achievement and craft of each artist featured on the trail. In addition a DVD of the 2007 Symposium was produced by Richard Kane.

For information on how to purchase any of these publications see information below. Items available for purchase can also be found in our shop.


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    To preview the book please click on the cover image above.

  • The new book Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail: Legacy of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium is now available! Preview the book or click on the cover image below.

    Order the book online or use the order form (form is useful for bulk orders and wholesale purchases). For special orders, (wholesale or bulk) please email Mel Jackson at

    Cost: $38.00 donation per book.

Book Description

The 160 page book chronicles this unique public art project through many voices and photos. It is dedicated to the volunteers who gave so much of their time to this project, to the artists and assistants, and to the many residents of the participating communities, who are now the great stewards of this trail. As Steuben sculptor and founder, Jesse Salisbury, writes in the foreword:

“This is a story of community accomplishment. Beyond the stunning photography showcasing each of the 34 sculptures created during the ten-year run of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, this book also showcases the international community of artists who created these enduring works of public art. It reflects the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers who worked for over a decade to transform a dream into a hugely impactful and sustaining reality. The words and photos offer insight into what this 10-year project accomplished and why, in hindsight, it was worth the considerable efforts invested by those who made it happen. As important, this book offers encouragement to other regions and communities that, with the blessings, experience, insights and advice of all involved in the SISS phenomenon in Downeast Maine, might consider pursuing a similar undertaking.”

Read the review of this book is in the 2018 Feb-Mar issue of Working Waterfront.

Documentary Film

Clip from the documentary film about the first Symposium. The film portrays seven world-renowned sculptors as they gather on the rocky coast of Maine to create monumental works of art. Through the drama and suspense of creating sculpture we learn most about the spirit and joy of creating art and community. To purchase a copy of this documentary visit

Documentary film Rock Solid by Richard Kane about the 2007 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.

Symposium Catalogs

To view and download a copy of each catalog, click on the image of the catalog cover. To order a print copy contact us.

2007 Session I

Communities: Acadia National Park (Schoodic), Ellsworth, Milbridge, Southwest Harbor, Steuben, Sullivan, Winter Harbor


2009 Session II

Communities: Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Franklin, Gouldsboro, Lamoine, Machias


2011 Session III

Communities: Addison, Blue Hill, Eastport, Hancock, Roque Bluffs, Sorrento


2012 Session IV

Communities: Bangor Acadia Hospital, Bangor Husson University, Bangor Waterfront, Old Town, Orono, UMaine Orono: Buchanan Alumni House, Nutting Hall, Planetarium


2014 Session V

Communities: Bucksport, Calais, Castine, Harrington, Jonesport, Lubec, Surry