Tag: Maine

Maine Crafts Association & Shop Maine Craft announce new board president

Lawrence Hollins is the new president of the board of directors of the Maine Crafts Association & Shop Maine Craft. Hollin is the associate publisher at Down East Enterprise, where he manages Down East Magazine and all its ancillary products, including its retail shop, adventure trips and custom publishing solutions. Hollins joined the board of […]

New book of art stunningly captures the beauty of Penobscot Bay

Maine-based book publisher Islandport Press released “Art of Penobscot Bay,” a stunning book of fine art assembled by brothers Carl and David Little, on Feb. 20. Glorious Penobscot Bay, with its quaint mainland towns, bustling tourist centers and island fishing villages, has attracted and inspired generation after generation of artists.  For “Art of Penobscot Bay,” […]

Maine Craft Weekend returns for its 11th annual statewide event

Produced by Maine Crafts Association in partnership with Maine Made, Maine Craft Weekend is a statewide tour of Maine’s craft artist studios, businesses and special events, held on Oct. 7 and 8. The weekend is an educational, community-oriented, family-friendly event welcoming the public to explore and celebrate the lives and work of craft artists in […]

Saltwater Artists gallery voted No. 1 in Best of Maine Art Gallery category

Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor has exciting news as it enters its fall show season. The gallery is very grateful to its patrons and visitors who voted SWAG No. 1 in Down East magazine’s Best of Maine Art Gallery category.  They are also pleased to announce the opening of their satellite gallery featuring food-related […]

Maine arts scene dazzles NEA chair: A message from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Maine’s vibrant and thriving communities are living examples of the incredible impact the arts have on our lives. Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD, to our great state for a comprehensive tour of the arts communities in Waterville, Rockland and Portland. During […]

Group exhibition at Landing Gallery showcases interpretations of the Maine environment 

Landing Gallery announces the opening of “Currents,” which runs June 30 to July 30, featuring new works by gallery artists J.M. Wilde, Russell Slocum, Carol Sloan, Michael Weymouth, Christopher French, Roberta Baumann and Bruce Busko. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 7 during Rockland’s first Friday Art Walk. Art […]

State arts group expanding and seeks volunteers

The UMVA (Union of Maine Visual Artists) board of directors recently held a reenergizing retreat and expanded its board of directors to better serve artists in the state. UMVA is reputed to be the oldest arts organization in the state with a 50+ year history of advocacy for Maine art and artists. This volunteer-run group […]

David Greenham appointed executive director of Maine Arts Commission

The Maine Arts Commission appointed David Greenham to a five-year term as executive director during its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 17. Greenham of Gardiner has worked as interim executive director of the state arts agency since January 2021, when he transitioned from his role as chairman of the commission to help lead the agency […]

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts welcomes new executive director Liz Seaton

The Board of Trustees of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts recently announced its new executive director, Liz Seaton (pronoun flexible). A longtime civil rights leader and lifelong potter, Seaton moved from Washington, D.C., to Edgecomb to join the Watershed team starting on Jan. 17. Seaton takes the helm from Watershed’s outgoing executive director, Fran […]

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 […]