Tag: craft

Third annual Guild Fine Craft Show to be held outdoors in downtown Belfast on Sept. 17-18

Shop Maine Craft will hold its third annual Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast, in conjunction with Waterfall Arts, on Sept. 17 and 18. Featuring exquisite fine craft designs for special occasions and everyday use, the show will be held outdoors on the lawn of Waterfall Arts in downtown Belfast. All fine craft is handmade by […]

Portland Fine Craft Show returns to Free Street on Aug. 27

Presented by Shop Maine Craft, the Portland Fine Craft Show returns for its seventh annual event, a festive, one-day, outdoor juried fine craft show in downtown Portland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27. The show is located in the heart of Portland’s arts district in the large parking area at 120 Free St. […]

Alison Godburn to lead Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft as executive director

The joint board of directors of the Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Craft is pleased to announce that Alison Godburn has been selected as the new executive director of both organizations. Godburn has held executive positions in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors including WGBH, The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, The Volunteer […]

Join Maine Crafts Association for an Evening on the Runway in Portland

You’re invited to STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway, a Fashion Fundraiser Benefiting the Maine Crafts Association featuring an evening of style, celebrating seven Maine designers in a live runway show and offering opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and followers of design, art and craft. STITCH will also feature a fashion based […]

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, […]