Dana Heacock & Abacus Gallery

Published: May 9, 2020

For some people, the work of Dana Heacock has become synonymous with Maine: lobster traps, boats anchored in a shallow cove, birch groves and scenic outlooks. You may have seen Heacock’s now iconic prints in calendar form, perhaps the best know work from Heacock’s Abacus Gallery, with locations throughout Maine.

From the Abacus Gallery website

My name is Dana Heacock. I was born in Maine, a place both rugged and tranquil, just a few miles from where I live now. I grew up in the Connecticut River Valley back when its gentle hills were still home to dusty dirt roads and weathered tobacco barns, a childhood of bicycles, piano lessons and lots of cats.

I studied drawing, color, graphics and photography at Rhode Island School of Design, a great place to learn a new way of looking at the world. You may know my artwork from the Abacus Calendar, a series of twelve posters I paint every year.

From Maine Magazine

Sal Scaglione and Dana Heacock are the owners of Abacus Gallery, which was started in 1971 as a small shop and has now grown to several locations around Maine. Both former students at Rhode Island School of Design, Scaglione and Heacock have curated a series of stores that highlights unique American craftsmanship.

The work of Heacock, not to mention other decor and crafts from Abacus Gallery, are natural pairings for our stylish apartment units. Many of our rentals feature hung prints of Heacock’s art, hearkening to the icons of Maine’s culture, cuisine, industry, architecture and environs.