The Coast Walk Project


Jennifer Steen Booher lives and works in Bar Harbor, Maine




1997        MLA, Landscape Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation, University of Virginia,

   Charlottesville, VA

1989        BA, Art History and Asian Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY


2014        Coursework in photography at Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME

1989        Coursework in sculpture and metals, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA



2017                   Frenchman Bay Partners Environmental Stewardship Award, Bar Harbor, ME

2017                   Kindling Fund Grant, Portland, ME   The Kindling Fund is administered by SPACE Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Regranting Program

2015-2016        Artist-in-Residence, Acadia National Park, ME



2018     Beholding the Past, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Somesville, ME.

2017     MDI Photo Club Annual Show, Northeast Harbor, ME

2016      Designing Acadia: Creating Maine’s National Park Experience, Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

2016       Art Meets Science Exhibition: “A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia”, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (opens June 20)

2015       Archipelago, Kingspoke, Portland, ME

2015        Island Photographers, Northeast Harbor Library, ME

2015        MDI Open, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

2014        Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse, Bar Harbor, ME (sponsored by Maine Home + Design)

2014        MDI Open. Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

2013        Art Meets Science, MDI Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

2012        MDI Open. Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME



2017         Autumn Leaves, Featured Photographer, September, Yankee Magazine website (

2016         Island Artisans, Northeast Harbor, ME

2015         Selections from the Beachcombing series, Art Waves, Bar Harbor, ME

2015        Maine Beaches Conference, Portland, ME

2013         Jesup Library, Bar Harbor, ME

2013         Buy Some Damn Art, (online exhibition)

2012         No.27 Gallery, Rochester, NH

2011          The Insatiably Curious Beachcomber, Coffee by Design, Portland, ME

2011          Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor, ME

2011          Jesup Library, Bar Harbor, ME



2017    “Coast Walk and Still Life,” MDI Photo Club

2016    “Coffee and Conversation” (with Dru Colbert, Professor of Art), College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

2016    “Trivial Pursuit: The Otter Creek Edition,” PKMDI, Bar Harbor, ME (Pecha Kucha)

2016     Guest lecturer in two classes at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

2015    Artist Talk, Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park, ME

2015    “Stories from the Coast Walk,” Bar Harbor Historical Society Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME

2015    “The Coast Walk,” Frenchman Bay Partners Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME



2015      Playing with Nature: Digital Art from Found Objects, Art Waves, Bar Harbor, ME (weekly series July-August)

2015     Playing with Nature, Acadia National Park, ME (3 outdoor sessions)



Lisa Hall Jewelry, Northeast Harbor, ME

The Sail Locker, Belfast, ME



Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

Royal Carribean (on board Quantum of the Seas), Miami, FL (20 photographs)

21 Broad Street Hotel, Nantucket, MA (36 photographs)

Nautica, New York, NY (16 photographs)

Works held in private collections in Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.


PUBLICATIONS (as author)

“An Artist in the Archives,” Chebacco, Vol.XIX, 2018.

“Healthcare Series”, Mount Desert Island Hospital Historic Journal, 2017

“The Coast Walk,” Chebacco, Vol.XVII, 2016.

“The Coast Walk,” project website and blog,, 2015-present


PUBLICATIONS (photographs)

Yankee Magazine, September/October 2016

Friends of Acadia magazine, Winter 2015

Smithsonian magazine, July/August 2014

Outside magazine, November 2014

Daily Mail (UK) online, November 28, 2013

Spider magazine, May/June 2012

Handmade Sewing, September 2012



 Alamy (licensing)

Bar Harbor Historical Society, Bar Harbor, ME

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Frenchman Bay Partners, Bar Harbor, ME

Friends of Acadia, Bar Harbor, ME

Island Institute, Rockland, ME

Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Mount Desert, ME

Union of Maine Visual Artists


In an alternate timeline, I am a licensed landscape architect working with LARK Studio of Bar Harbor.

I also own and manage a vacation rental apartment in Bar Harbor.