Independent contractor providing general administrative assistance for the Beatrix Farrand Society: coordinating open days and special events at Garland Farm, photography and layout for print materials & web content, management of e-marketing campaigns, appeal campaign execution, A/V management for presentations, management of online shop and Garland Farm point of sale systems, bookshop sales, shipping and receiving

Freelance Photography for businesses, events and families on Mount Desert Island and vicinity

Nikolai is working on a body of photography and paintings for exhibit summer 2017 (to be announced)

Independent contractor providing general administrative assistance, photography, layout for print materials and email marketing campaigns for Sassafrass Catering & Town Hill Take-Out





Advanced Digital Cinematography Workshop at The Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine

- studied advanced techniques in digital cinematography with Michael Minok

2001 - 2002

Certificate Studies in Drawing and Painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Classical figurative studies including anatomical, and perceptual drawing, painting and sculpture techniques


Bachelors of Arts in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine

- My senior thesis was an exhibit of oil paintings in Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic

1994 - 1995

Undergraduate Studies at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona


Publications & Awards


2013 & 2015

Photography selected for publication in Sun Magazine’s May 2013 and November 2015 issues


Readers Choice Best Photographer of the Main Line by Main Line Suburban Life & Main Line Times, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

- award for professional photography services


My photograph, “Mom’s Parents” was awarded 1st place in the Imago Gallery 8th Annual Juried Exhibit for Photography in Warren, Rhode Island


Recipient of the Jane Morrison Foundation Grant for Emerging Filmmakers in Maine


Full Fellowship Residency at The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont

- a one month all inclusive merit based residency providing studio, lodging and board in order to encourage artistic development


Teaching Experience


2014 - 2016

Professional performing and teaching musician for fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass.

- creation of personalized curriculum for beginning and intermediate students that draws on traditional musical styles such as bluegrass, southern old-time (mountain music) and blues using the ’nashville number system’ to navigate basic music theory as applicable to playing by ear.


Instructor for Basic Principles of Design and Figure Drawing open enrollment classes at Drift Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

- adaptation of the curriculum from The Foundation Program at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland for open enrollment summer workshop students of all ages and abilities

- weekly figure drawing sessions open to the public


Instructor for a filmmaking workshop at Spindleworks Art Center in Brunswick, ME. 

- Spindleworks artists directed, shot, edited and scored a remake of the last five minutes of the western classic, “High Noon”

2003 - 2005

Instructor for “Painting Intensive”, oil painting and drawing intensive course for students 14 to 17 years old at The Putney School Summer Programs in Putney, Vermont

- The Painting Intensive course accepts 4 to 10 highly motivated visual art students who work five days a week, six hours a day for three weeks, developing their personal vision and visual vocabulary while studying the history of oil painting and drawing


Instructor for children’s art classes at Oak Street Studios in Portland, Maine

- various art and craft projects for children under the age of ten


Instructor for Saturday morning oil painting course for students 14-17 years old at Maine College of Art’s Continuing Education Program

- College preparatory oil painting course for high school students with a focus on perception and limited palette color theory

2000 - 2001

Director of Summer Art & Craft Program at Mount Desert Island YMCA’s Camp Cadillac Summer Day Camp in Bar Harbor, Maine

- responsible for designing and implementing arts and crafts projects for ten hours per week of day camp activities 


Drawing & Sculpture Instructor at Summer Festival of the Arts in Southwest Harbor, Maine

- curriculum design and implementation and studio prep and maintenance for drawing and painting sections of SFOA program


Cinematography & Photography


2008 - 2014

Event and commercial photographer, cinematographer and editor

- offering creative professional photography services for events, and corporations

- Clients including: Roland Park Country School (Baltimore, MD), Mighty Engine Group (Philadelphia, PA), Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar Law (Philadelphia, PA), Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox Law (Bala Cynwyd, PA), Rita's Water Ice Franchise (Philadelphia, PA), Temple Fox School of Business (Philadelphia, PA), Well Spun Wedding Films (Maple Glen, PA), Sierra Club (Maine Chapter), Spindleworks (Brunswick, ME), Preble Street Shelter (Portland, ME), Space Gallery (Portland, ME), Sail Maine (Portland, ME), 317 Community Music Center (Yarmouth, ME)




All films directed, shot and edited by Nikolai Fox


Everything in Sight - 22min - Documentary - Contracted by Spindleworks Art Center to create a film about the role of filmmaking at Spindleworks as a part of the thirty year anniversary celebration

2005 - 2008

Music for the Sky - 60min - Documentary - A cinematic portrait of eight revivalist old-time musicians living in Vermont and Massachusetts


Island - 3min 10sec - documentary short featuring a remote mid-coast Maine Island


In The Brook Where I Belong - 5min - documentary short in which fiddle player Ahmet Baycu of Northham, Vermont describes how he acquired his first fiddle


Administrative Positions


2016 - current

General Coordinator for The Beatrix Farrand Society at Garland Farm


Administrative Assistant at 317 Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine


Drafting and office assistant at SPG3 Architects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania