Category: Announcement

Mother’s Day sale at MCA Retail Gallery 

As we approach Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year, we have much to reflect on. The Maine Crafts Association has missed the familiar faces of its patrons and members as people locked down and changed their lives to become teachers, caregivers and more during the pandemic. Many of you have been the glue holding […]

MCA partners on condominium staging project in Portland

  The Maine Crafts Association has long dreamed of outfitting a home with member-made decor and jumped at the chance to partner on a staging project with Hay Runner this spring. Hay Runner, a real estate, design and construction company owned by MCA board member Shannon Richards, partnered with New Height Group, the building developer, […]

Camden Falls Gallery will open its doors with the spring show ‘Homecoming’

Howard and Margaret Gallagher of Camden Falls Gallery are especially grateful to be opening their gallery doors as planned this year. “The gallery is looking forward to reconnecting with artists, friends and patrons,” they said. The first show of the season will be “Homecoming.” Camden Falls Gallery showcases original fine art, furniture and sculpture from […]

Spring Greetings from the Cynthia Winings Gallery

  For the first time, in a while, I am feeling hopeful. It feels so great to be able to say just that much. To begin to experience some enthusiasm for the future; have a sense that, perhaps, we might be together with greater comfort, and with our hearts more open to inspiration and beauty. […]

New issue of MMPA Antidote now available online

In response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and local closings, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland began creating the online series MMPA Antidote, which includes photographic artwork, audio interviews, and artist statements and reflections from Maine artists, aimed to serve as inspiration during times of isolation. Published bi-weekly, Antidote features contemporary photographers and interviews […]

Maine Arts Commission Awards $127,000 in COVID Relief

The Maine Arts Commission announces more than $127,000 in economic aid will be distributed directly to artists and cultural organizations. By creating two new grants, the Resilience Artist grant and the Organization Relief Grant, the Arts Commission is able to award $36,000 to individual artists and $91,436 to support arts organizations who are experiencing economic […]

Archipelago celebrates springtime

Spring forward! It’s a great time to look ahead, and Archipelago is doing just that. Staff is receiving new items from artists and makers each day that will be available online and in the store. On Main Street in Rockland, staff has painted the walls, are training new team members, and will open the doors […]

Call for nominations: Maine Craft Artist Award

The 2021 Maine Craft Artist Award will be announced in May with an award presentation and exhibition later in the year. In 2009, the Maine Crafts Association began to honor individual Maine craft artists each year by awarding recognition for a body of work that is exceptional. This award will confer the prestige and acknowledgement […]

SHOP Maine Craft [by artist]

SHOP Maine Craft: The MCA Online Gallery offers a diverse selection of handcrafted items made exclusively by the artist members of Maine Crafts Association. With hundreds of artists to choose from and 16 shopping categories (organized by medium and location of work), there are dozens of pages of unique Maine craft wares for you to […]

Ogunquit Museum of Art 2021 exhibition schedule

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) launches its 2021 season with exhibitions that cover a variety of mediums and forms of artistic expression from painting to sculpture, found objects to photography. The museum opens May 1 with three exhibitions that continue through July 16: “One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman,” “Remember the Ladies: Women Painters […]