Tag: craft

MCA executive director Sadie Bliss to resign

The Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft Board of Directors announce that Sadie Bliss, executive director of both organizations, will resign from the joint role. Bliss joined the Maine Crafts Association staff in 2009 and has served as executive director since 2012. “Sadie Bliss has been a lifetime member of the craft world,” says […]

Work by Maine artists and artisans showcased in May Day May Day event

Hey Sailor! and Trove presented “May Day May Day” on May 1, showcasing the work of Stockton Springs artist Frederick Kuhn at Hey Sailor!, 25 E. Main St., Searsport. Kuhn is a contemporary artist whose use of color and design creates delightful art that is joyful and unexpected. The five works featured in the event […]

MCA to host spring educational workshops

Registration is open for the following spring workshops via MCA. Wildcrafted Basketry with Rebecca May Verrill  In this hands-on workshop, we will explore an introduction to traditional basket weaving techniques with round, regionally wild harvested, flexible fibers. Great variations will occur! No prior basketweaving experience is required, though strong hands and enthusiasm are recommended. When: […]

Call for Nominations

  Nominations are open for the 2022 Maine Craft Artist Awards. In 2009, the Maine Crafts Association began to honor individual Maine craft artists each year by awarding recognition for a body of work or career of service that is exceptional. This award will confer the prestige and acknowledgment that comes with having the artist’s […]

Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast returns with a new venue

Shop Maine Craft is excited to announce the return of Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast after two years hiding out from COVID, and with a brand new venue: Waterfall Arts. Waterfall Arts, founded in 2000, is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization. It is a community arts center located in Belfast that meets its […]

‘3D Love’: works by The Art Department at MCA

Maine Craft Portland presents the 3D LOVE themed work from members of The Art Department of Portland, Feb. 4 to 27 at at Maine Craft Portland. Many mediums and objects will be represented and for sale in a multitude of expressions of love, life and courage. A love-fest not to be missed!  The Art Department, […]

Karina Steele solo exhibition at MCA

Shop Maine Craft presents an exhibition of work by Karina Steele at the Center for Maine Craft, 24 Service Plaza Dr, West Gardiner. Karina Steele is a woodworker based in Camden. From hand-carved household kitchen objects to sculptural wall hangings, Karina’s work scales from large installations in commercial spaces to kitchen and home goods. The […]

Deadline Fast Approaching: Apply now to the 2022 Portland Fine Craft Show

Application Dates: Through Feb. 1 Application Fee: MCA Members $20; Non-members $25 Late Application Date: Feb. 2 to 15 (fee increased to $50 for all) The online application for the seventh annual Portland Fine Craft Show is open through Juried Art Services. Now is your chance to apply and join 100+ exhibitors from Maine and […]

Shop Maine Craft Program + Event Calendar and Deadlines

2022 EVENTS Feb 1: Deadline: Apply for Portland Fine Craft Show 2022 Feb 3 – April 2: Karina Steele exhibition at the Center for Maine Craft Feb 4 – 27: 3D Love, Works by the Art Department exhibition Feb 15: Deadline: Downeast Magazine (May Issue) co-op ad March 10: Deadline: Portland Monthly (Summerguide) co-op ad […]

MCA’s Weekend Workshop announced for May

At long last, MCA’s beloved Weekend Workshop is back with three and a half days of your choice of seven workshops, held at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle. The Workshop will be held May 12 to 15.  Online registration is open. Students select first and second choices for workshops and accommodations, with […]