Category: general announcements

Important update regarding the 2020 Artists & Makers Conference

Due to the potential impacts of hosting an in-person convening at this time, we are cancelling this year’s Artists & Makers Conference, scheduled for April 16-17 at Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland, in order to do our part to stem the spread of the coronavirus. We are in the process of planning some virtual […]

A Message from Archipelago

Art connects us, inspires us, and reminds us of both our humanity and our immortality. As artists and makers who share our art and selves with our communities, we offer a valuable service to those around us every day. Being self-employed, we also connect with each other to establish our networks, build the local economies around […]

CMCA Executive Director Suzette McAvoy to Retire in September

The Board of Trustees of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland has announced that its Executive Director and Chief Curator Suzette McAvoy, who has led the organization through a transformative decade of growth, will retire on September 1, 2020, marking her 10th anniversary with the art center.  “It has been a tremendous […]

The University of Maine Museum of Art announces: PATTERNS IN NATURE: ART & SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES

The University of Maine Museum of Art announces: PATTERNS IN NATURE: ART & SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES A panel discussion WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 – 6-8 PM Free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please join UMMA for a panel discussion on patterns found in nature. Featured artist Deirdre Murphy will participate to discuss themes in her […]

2020 Maine Crafts Association Craft Shows

2020 Maine Crafts Association Craft Shows: JULY 24, 25, 26 MCA Guild Fine Craft Show: Camp Beech Cliff, MDI AUGUST 14, 15, 16 MCA Guild Fine Craft Show: United Farmer’s Market of Maine, Belfast AUGUST 22 Portland Fine Craft Show, Free Street, Portland SEPTEMBER 19 & 20 MCA Guild Fine Craft Show: Camp Ketcha, Scarborough […]

J. Whitman Studio 2020 Workshops & Classes

J. Whitman Studio 2020 Workshops & Classes Robert Carsten : June 12-14, 2020 Cost $375 Michael Latala: Portrait July 10-12 2020 Cost $425  Landscape July 14,15 2020 Cost $285 Doug Dawson: Sept. 28-30, 2020 Cost $425 Life Drawing 1pm to 3pm every Saturday in February Cost $15 each class CONTACT: Jerri Whitman 207-779-6277  [email protected] 900 Gardiner Rd Dresden, ME 04342

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents ‘The Mid-Winter Valentine’s Day Show’

  The Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents: The Mid-Winter Valentine’s Day Show. An annual party where you keep your coat on, and maybe your hat – It’s on Valentines Day this year! – Featuring the artworks of Louise Bourne, Jenny Brillhart, Molly Blake, Avy Claire, Tom Curry, Devta Doolan, Sarah Doremus, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, […]

Maine Crafts Association Announces Additional Opportunities for Fine Craft Exhibitors

New in 2020, the Maine Crafts Association is managing four fine craft shows previously managed by the Maine Crafts Guild. MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows have a different application process from the Portland Fine Craft Show. To participate in the four MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows, artists must be juried members of the MCA Guild […]

Application Process for the 2020 Monhegan Artists’ Residency Now Open

Maine visual artists are invited to apply for the 2020 summer season residencies on Monhegan Island.  This year there are two openings:  a two-week residency for art teachers from June 27th – July 10th and a five-week residency from September 5th through October 10th  open to artists working in all media.  Applicants should consult the MARC website: for detailed information about the program […]

Apply to the 6th Annual Portland Fine Craft Show

The online application is open now for the Sixth Annual Portland Fine Craft Show, a one-day outdoor show on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Portland Arts District. The juried show will feature 90+ juried exhibitors from Maine and the Northeast exhibiting baskets, ceramics, fiber-decorative, fiber-wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone […]