Image: Embergrove shot by Michael Wilson | Artists In Their Studios 2018
MCA Program Calendar: Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Oct 6: Last day to view Winterstick Snowboards @ Center for Maine Craft Gallery
Oct 8: Maine Craft Weekend YARD SIGN ordering deadline (for MCW participants)
Oct 9 – Nov 18: The Luthiers’ Craft @ Center for Maine Craft Gallery
Oct 13: Maine Craft Weekend Mini Craft Show @ Center for Maine Craft 9am-3pm
Oct 13 & 14: Maine Craft Weekend
Oct 15: Craft Apprentice Program 2019 application opens
Oct 15: Portland Fine Craft Show 2019 application opens
Oct 23: CAP Artist Talk & 2019 CAP Information Session @ Maine Craft Portland
Oct 27: Photography for Craft Artists Workshop (Portland)
2018 Looking Ahead
Nov: Center for Maine Craft 10th Anniversary Month!
Nov-Dec: Annual Ornament Showcase @ Center for Maine Craft Gallery
Dec 7: Craft Apprentice Program 2019 Application Deadline
Dec 14-16: MCA Mentor Booth @ CraftBoston
January 31st: Portland Fine Craft Show Application Deadline
June-October 2019: MCA Master Craft Artist Ten-Year Anniversary Exhibition @ Fuller Craft Museum
May 9-12: Annual MCA Workshop Weekend @ Haystack
June 1: 2019 Seconds & Supplies SALE @ Running with Scissors
October 5&6: Maine Craft Weekend 2019
Detail, Nancy Giesberger (2018 Master)
CAP Artist Talk and Information Session October 23, 3pm, Free
Free and Open to the Public, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Maine Craft Portland | 521 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-808-8184
Craft Apprentice Program Info Session (Application tips, program description, Q&A) and 2018 Masters & Apprentices Artist Talks by Christine Peters (2018 Master), Nina Devenny (2018 Apprentice) and Nina Ruit (2018 Apprentice)
The 2019 program has funding to support five Master/Apprentice pairs thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and we have simplified the CAP application – there is no better year to apply!
The session will provide information about the program and application process as well as serve an opportunity to connect with other artists looking for a master or apprentice match. The session will take place in the new Flex Space at Maine Craft Portland, currently featuring work from the 2018 Craft Apprentice Program masters and apprentices.
Maine Craft Weekend
Plan your tour! Next weekend October 13-14, hundreds of artists will open their studios, offer pop-up shops, mini workshops and demos, special events and collaborations with craft venues (including brewers!) as part of this annual statewide celebration of Maine craft. This year visitors may ‘check-in’ on the event website to receive special tour recommendations, email updates/social media alerts and provide feedback.
Late registrations accepted through October 8, small fee applies. Don’t forget to order your yard signs – deadline is midnight October 8! Check out these tips for promoting your event.
2018 Sponsors Artscope, Maine Made, Maine Crafts Association, Maine Arts Commission, The Betterment Fund, City of Hallowell, Heart of Ellsworth, Discover Gardiner, DownEast, Portland Pottery, Moosehead Lake, Cyber Copy, Maine Charitable Mechanics’ Association and Maine Gallery + Studio Guide.
For Event Information go to: https://mainecraftweekend.org
Photography for Crafts Artists
Good photography is crucial to sharing your work online, and can help set you apart in world full of social media. While a professional photographer can provide amazing and consistent results, this may not be in the budget for all of your projects. Sign up to learn these essential skills with professional photographer, Andrew Davis in Portland, ME on October 27, 2018.
Visit: https://mainecrafts.org for more information
LEARN MORE & CONTACT US
Center for Maine Craft
P.O. Box 342
Gardiner, ME 04345
288 Lewiston Road, West Gardiner, ME
Maine Craft Portland
521 Congress Street, Portland, ME
MCA Office: (207) 205- 0791