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Maine Crafts Association

December 5, 2016

News from MCA

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The Center for Maine Craft, located in West Gardiner is a retail store and gallery selling and exhibiting the work of over 300 Maine craft artists. It the central location for Craft sales, education, and activities in our state. All work for sale at the Center is handcrafted by Maine craft artists or produced by small Maine companies.

CRAFT APPRENTICE PROGRAM

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-8-50-12-amApplication Deadline: December 9, 2016

The Maine Crafts Association is now accepting applications from Maine craft masters and apprentices for 2017 apprenticeships. Participants must be at least eighteen years of age, current Maine residents, and apprentices must demonstrate foundational skills in the medium they wish to pursue.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of Maine professionals for a first round elimination. The panel also interviews the finalist pairs with awards given to three or more joint applicants. Master and apprentice receive honorariums based on a recommended one hundred hours of one-on-one training ($3000 to the master, $1000 to the apprentice). The honorarium for the master artist covers their time and transference of knowledge/expertise, while the apprentice’s funds are for supplies/equipment. To learn more please CLICK HERE.

REGISTER SECONDS & SUPPLIES SALE – June 3, 2017
screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-8-50-24-amMember Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

An outdoor Maine Art and Craft Seconds & Supplies Sale will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Running with Scissors in Portland, Maine. The sale will provide an opportunity for the pubic and fellow artists to purchase studio supplies, material and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists.

The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Running with Scissors designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do!

HOW to EXHIBIT
Vendors will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis within each media category. MCA and RWS members will be offered tables at a member rate before 2/15/17. If space is available, a later deadline and higher rate will be open to non-members and late registrants.  Exhibitors will set up “flea market” style at single 8×4 tables or 10×10 tents that they supply.  No electricity. Exhibitors are responsible for their own sales transactions.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

MAINE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION WEEKEND @ Haystack

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-8-50-38-amMay 11-14, 2017 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts | Deer Isle, ME

Register soon- very few spaces left, early bird discount ($50) applies through Jan. 31

2017 INSTRUCTORS AND WORKSHOPS

Elizabeth Busch*  | Fiber Arts: Creating a Painted Quilt Top (full, waitlist only)
Tim Christensen | Ceramics: Sgraffito on Porcelain Bird Sculptures
Rebecca Goodale*  | Artist’s Books: Interlocking and Pop-Up Books
Scott Minzy | Printmaking: Brayers, Barens and Blocks – an adventure in printmaking
Jacques Vesery* | Wood: Spoons and Such; Carve it, Paint it, Gild it (one space left)
Kate Mess | Jewelry: Enamel Immersion (full, waitlist only)
Jason Morrissey and Nick Rossi Blacksmithing: Function and Form in Damascus Steel (full, waitlist only)

To learn more and to register please CLICK HERE.

CENTER GALLERY: ANNUAL ORNAMENT SHOW

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-8-50-52-amOur Annual Ornament Show features beautiful, handmade ornaments and decorations in a range of craft mediums for the season by MCA member artists. You’ll find Cardinal Wall Hangings by Patti’s Machine Quilting, Snowflake Blocks by Nail Art,  Balsam Pillows by Maine Sales Company, Tree Top Angels by Donna Lausier, Clay Wall Tiles by Lisa Gilman  and much more! Shop the Center for Maine Craft retail gallery and exhibition space, located at 288 Lewiston Road in the West Gardiner Travel Plaza; open every day from 9am-8pm. The Center will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Featured Artists: Carolyn Kemp, Wayne Village Pottery, Al Mather, Priscilla Clark, Gary Poisson,  Erlynne Kitagawa, Donna Lausier, Lola Arts, Lisa Gilman, Mudgirl Pottery, Kaitlyn Duggan Pottery, Maine Lights Collection, The Knotty Shop, Ember Grove Gallery, Jeanne Seronde Perkins and  Ebenezer Akakpo

INTERESTED IN SELLING YOUR WORK AT THE CENTER FOR MAINE CRAFT?

The Center for Maine Craft jury process is open to all craftspeople, including MCA members and non-members who live and work at least seasonally, in Maine. All qualifying work must be well conceived and expertly executed in Maine. It also must be made by hand or with the use of appropriate equipment and tools.

To learn more please CLICK HERE.

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