Listings on this page are artist opportunities but are NOT MCA programs or events. We encourage you to apply / partake but are not managing or responsible for the events below.

Calls are listed by Deadline Date

7/14/17 Maine Crafts Guild – 42nd Annual MDI Directions Fine Craft Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/28 – 7/30/2017
The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association. Click here to apply: 
Venue: Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, Bar Harbor, Maine

7/15/2017 Wood and Whimsy

Exhibition to take place 7/22 – 9/9/2017

The Merrymeeting Arts Center is kicking off its Tenth Anniversary Celebration with a special exhibit, “Wood & Whimsy.” The Opening Reception is Saturday, July 22 from 4-6 p.m. at MAC, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, ME. We are currently inviting submissions from woodworkers, woodcrafters, and woodcarvers for this exhibit which will run from July 22 to Sept. 9, 2017. All work will be selected on a first come, first served basis until the gallery is full. The gallery space is limited. We have room for small tables and benches but not large works. An artist statement with your submission would be appreciated. If you wish to sell your entry, MAC will retain 30%. Submissions will be accepted through Saturday, July 15. The gallery is open Saturdays from 10-1, Sundays from 1-4 or you can call to make an appointment. For more information, call 207-370-5002 and leave a message or email us at

7/17/2017 Oakfest

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/22/2017

Open Air Market that features the best of the best artisans and crafters in Maine as well as other New England States. Our vendor booths are 10X12 and are $35.00 per spot. If interested please see our website or facebook page. You may also contact Kathy Paradis or Gary Bowman at 207-465-7358 for further information. Any and all inquiries are welcome.

7/28/2017 The Extinction Event

Exhibition to take place 8/1/17 – 9/29/2017

Opening August 11, 2017, 4-7pm

Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick

We need your creative voice to speak loudly about climate change! The Extinction Event is an art exhibit that raises alarm for the drastic changes in our climate which is causing the current crisis for all species on the planet. This year’s All Species art show sponsored by Spindleworks will call attention to the urgency of protecting life on our planet. The exhibit The Extinction Event is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. This year artists are called to submit work that focuses on the threat facing all wildlife and how our actions are necessary to protect the planet. We welcome diversity of artistic expression to reflect the importance of this theme. This will be the seventh exhibit in the series, which has drawn artists from across Maine and across the country. A portion of the sales from this year’s exhibit will go to Maine Audubon and will help fund their efforts to protect Maine’s wildlife. 30% from each art sale will be donated to this vital organization dedicated to protecting our planet.
***Entry forms and additional information will be accessible from the Spindleworks website,, or interested artists can email Brian for an application at (subject line: The Extinction Event), or stop by Spindleworks to pick one up. Deadline for entry forms and fee is July 28th.

7/31/2017 Moosehead Artisan Cottage Village

Summer Artisan Opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for the pilot season of a new artisan village on Moosehead Lake. Two lakefront cottages are available for artists to work, display and sell their work to thousands of visitors at beautiful Moosehead Lake. Cottages are leased from 1-4 weeks at the affordable rate of $75/week. For more detailed information and an application form, please contact Carlyn Mathers, Artisan Village Coordinator at 207-280-0855 or email: .

8/1/2017 Greeley Park Art Show

Juried Art Show to take place 8/19 – 8/20/2017

Click here for more information.

The 64th Annual Greeley Park Art Show-two day art show that attract artists from all over New England and beyond. Saturday features the Adult Art Competition for participants of the show. Prizes are awarded by medium and for Best In Show. Sunday features the Student Art Show for ages 6-18–prizes are awarded by age groups and Best In Show. Scholarship Winners are on hand to display their work also. Very well attended show.

8/1/2017 Winthrop Sidewalk Arts Festival

Juried Art and Craft Show to take place 8/19/2017

Side walk Art Festival in downtown Winthrop. Juried fine art, photography, pottery, and fine crafts. Click the link to apply.

8/2/2017 Paris Hill Music Festival

Festival to take place 8/12/2017


Music Expo on Saturday, August 12, as part of our Paris Hill Music Festival in South Paris, ME. All vendors are welcome to participate, but special welcome to musical vendors. There will be free concerts going on all day from 9. a.m. to 5 p.m. Try not to have noise involved in your products. Limited electricity will be available. This is the first year so attendance is unknown, but wide publicity has been given to this event in southern, western, and central Maine. Space for 40 vendors on first come basis. $40 per booth, including electricity as available.

8/4/2017 Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 8/10/2017 – 8/12/2017

This show will take place in and around the grounds of the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The curators, Jodie Aragona and Linda Perrin, select approximately thirty distinguished artisans in a variety of mediums to participate. With the help of the Neighborhood House’s beauty, a simple direct marketplace pops up where artisans bring their wares and meet their audience face-to-face. This show has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, with no admission charge. Join us on Thursday evening for a delightful wine and cheese opening. At this time, we are accepting applications from artisans interested in becoming exhibitors. To apply to this show as an exhibitor, please click this link:

8/31/2017 Maine Wood 2018

Juried Craft Show to take place 1/19/2018 – 4/11/2018

All Maine artists and artisans who work in wood are encouraged to apply, including furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors, luthiers, and others. Submissions must have been made in Maine during the last five years. The primary criterion for acceptance is excellence in design and craftsmanship.

Our thanks to Maine Crafts Association for co-sponsoring this event!

9/1/2017 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 10/7/2017 – 10/9/2017
It’s our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to do something monumental to mark the occasion – so we are adding a day! This year for the first time ever Fall Foliage Festival will continue through Monday. The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village.  Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maine’s railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 60 antique automobiles set this event apart. Artisan demonstrations, live music and a children’s corner adds to the fun of this family tradition.

9/2/17 Maine Crafts Guild – 8th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/16 – 9/17/2017  
The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association. Click here to apply:
Venue: Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, Maine

9/23/17 Maine Crafts Guild – Brunswick Fine Craft Show, American Craft Week

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/7 – 10/8/2017
The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association. Click here to apply:
Venue: Fort Andross Mill Complex, Brunswick, Maine

1/5/2018 UCC Women Leaders of New England Celebration X

Event to take place 4/6 – 4/8/2018

Sell Crafts in our Holy Mall at Holiday Inn Bay the Bay

700 to 1000 women come to this event every 4 years at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. We use the Casco Room for Vendors and Hospitality usage. I suggest you contact me ASAP and I will send you a form to fill out to reserve a space. We have tables with and without electricity. We will put your info in printed material we send out and give out and will also put it on our web site.

3/1/2018 UCC Women Leaders of New England Celebration X

Event to take place 4/6 – 4/8/2018

Vendors and Hospitality in the Holy Mall in the Casco Room at Holiday Inn By The Bay

The Women from all backgrounds and religions join to celebrate being a woman. We have a Celebration every 4 years. This is our tenth Celebration. Our members are from all thee New England States. We have key note speakers, work shops, free time. Our theme is “A Seat At The Table.” Come for all things are ready. Luke 14:17b We are a non-profit group. The money we raise goes to support different charities and for seed money to put on the next Celebration.


9/3/16 Maine Crafts Guild – 7th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/17 – 9/18/2016
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The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association. APPLY
Spend the day at this special venue near Scarborough Beach State Park. The soaring, timbered ceiling of the great room and spacious outdoor facilities offer an inspiring backdrop for our artisans to showcase their heirloom-quality fine crafts. After shopping for treasures created from wood, metal, clay, natural fibers, and glass, Camp Ketcha’s extensive trail network awaits your exploration. Venue: Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough.

9/24/2016 Maine Crafts Guild – Brunswick Fine Craft Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/8/2016- 10/9/2016
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The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association. APPLY
Come meet the makers of tomorrow’s heirlooms at the renovated Fort Andross Mill Complex on the Androscoggin River. We are honored to offer you inspired shopping within a venue that enjoys a long tradition of New England manufacturing. You will experience fine craft in wood, metal, clay, natural fibers and glass. Brunswick is a short 30 minute drive from Portland and the area offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. Venue: Fort Andross Mill Complex,14 Maine Street, Brunswick.

10/3/2016 UMaine Homecoming Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/15 – 10/16/2016
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We are planning the UMaine Alumni Homecoming Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace, which will take place on October 15 and 16, on the Orono campus. The event showcases only Maine crafters and Maine products. Last year, we had over 5000 attendees visit our Craft Fair. For more information, please visit or contact Diane Muir at (207) 581-1146 or email

11/14/16 Notice of Intent to Exhibit due for the 10th Annual “Noah’s Ark Revisited”

Exhibition to take place 11/17/16 – 12/4/16
Exhibition at the Pearson Legacy Gallery, 13 Down Road, Deer Isle Village. The exhibit will open on Thursday, November 17th and run through December 4th (Thurs-Sun, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)  FMI , call: 348-2535 or

11/15/16 Elizabeth Whelan Design Employment Opportunity

Employment in a Textile Design Studio 11/1/2016- 2/28/2017
My studio is looking for a person in the Portland area to assist with woven design developments and color work.  This is an on-site position.  We work with a 24 harness dobby loom and we have a dye lab to create our own colors.  It is a temporary part-time position.

11/18/2016 Tidings Craft Show

Craftshow to take place 12/10/16
Call to artists and crafts people for “Tidings” first annual art and craft fair on Dec 10th at One Longfellow in Portland from 11-4. Tables are $75. Contact for more information and to apply (for free). This will be a yearly fair with a potential summer fair as well.

12/1/2016 Marathon Artisan Fair

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/9/2016- 12/10/2016 or you can contact Lynn Beaulier at or phone 207.447.5794
Millinocket will be holding its second Free Marathon and a Half Race on Dec 10,16 and this craft fair will be part of the celebration.  Registration for the race is Dec 9, and the craft fair will take place at Stearns High School at the same time.  There will be about 1200 runners plus their families that will be in town for this event plus area residents and families.  There are still spaces available for this two-day event.  All proceeds benefit Our Katahdin a  non profit organization to help our area.

12/3/2016 Call for Fine Craft & Art: One-of-a-Kind

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/7/2016- 12/17/2016
Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “One-of-a-Kind”, a fundraiser exhibition of high quality, locally made fine art and craft, on view December 7-17, 2016. Non-member artists and artisans may each submit one work of art of their choice, while current members of the Harlow Gallery may submit two works of art. All sales will be split 50/50 with the Gallery; proceeds from this fundraiser will support programming at the gallery in 2017. All Maine creatives welcome. You do not need to be a member to participate, and the show is not juried.

12/9/2016 A Handmade Holiday Bazaar

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/11/2016   Join us for some last minute gift shopping featuring local artisans, unique handcrafts, kids activities, raffle offerings from each of the vendors, and a homemade luncheon!

12/18/2016 Call for Art: Annual Holiday Members’ Show

Exhibition to take place 12/23/2016-1/21/2017
Current members of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association only! (Become a member here: Harlow Gallery artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the Annual Holiday Members’ Art Show and Sale. Patrons can buy work off the wall and take it home the same day. If your work is sold we’ll call you and you can bring in new work to replace the one that sold! All two dimensional media welcome including but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, encaustic, and mixed media. We also welcome three dimensional media including but not limited to: fiberarts, pottery, glass work, woodworking, metal, and other mixed media. One work of art per member.

1/21/2016 Call for Art: Posted – a Fundraiser Exhibition

Exhibition to take place 1/25/2017-1/28/2017
The Harlow Gallery invites artists and all members of the community to participate in Posted, a postcard art exhibition and fundraiser at the Harlow Gallery, on view January 25-28, 2017.  Postcards will be sold at a set price of $30 each and can be taken home with the buyer at the time of purchase. Proceeds will support our 2017 exhibition season and other programming.

2/1/2017 Arts in the Park Belfast

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/8/2017 – 7/9/2017
Artist applications, music and food vendor applications are being accepted for Belfast Arts in the Park. Arts in the Park is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in Midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is outstanding, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere. The venue is undeniably beautiful: set on the water’s edge, right downtown, with sailboats and dinghies moored a few feet away   Please do not forget that applications close on February 1st 2017.

2/5/2017 Steeped: The Art of Tea’- Call for Artists

108|Contemporary, in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa, is issuing a call for artists to submit works to be included in an upcoming exhibition, Steeped: The Art of Tea. This exhibition aims to look at the past, present, and future of tea as well as the way this distinctive drink has shaped our sense of personal, ethnic, and global identity. Some of themes that this show aims to explore are memory, community, relationship building, reinforcement of social development, social status, culture, and ceremony

2/17/17 Bucksport Arts Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 8/12/2017
The Bucksport Arts Festival is a juried fine art and craft festival located on the waterfront walkway along the banks of Penobscot Bay in Bucksport.  Now in its third year, the event has attracted a steady crowd of visitors and has increased the number of participating vendors.  40 spaces will be available for 2017, and fine artists and craftspeople of all kinds will be considered.  Booth spaces are $75 for a 10’x10′ space.  In addition to artists and craftspeople, the event also features live music and local food vendors.

3/14/17 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/9 – 9/10/2017
Find 120 of New England’s finest artisans and craftspeople in a spectacular seaside setting. The event, now in its 30th year, features jewelry, apparel, painting, sculpture, photography, and more. Good food, music, and beautiful natural surroundings round out the indoor/outdoor show. Proceeds benefit education, conservation, and research at the Wells Reserve.

3/20/17 Writing needed for Collaborative Art Project

Exhibit of Handmade Books to take place 5/26/2017- 8/20/2017
I am making fifty handmade books that will contain your original, donated writing about either of two things:

  1. An anecdote of a time when you spoke the truth…. perhaps it was difficult to do, perhaps you could only lie in the moment. What was the story of your need to be truthful?
  1. A reflection on the need for truth in society. This could be approached from any perspective: What is truth? Does it matter if one lies? Censorship? The possibilities are endless.

One book will be returned to each of the first 50 donors so that the writing can be shared. They will be gorgeous! I have had writing from numerous people: witty one-liners, and some that are very profound. Any length of writing, sufficient to share what you want to share is welcome, as is a broad interpretation of the topic.  I hope to receive submissions by mid March as emails sent to All writing will remain anonymous. Children will likely read this book and though it is not intended for them, writers should be aware of that.

4/1/2017 Art2017: 22nd Annual Juried Show

The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists to submit artwork to Art2017, the 22nd annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2017 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine. This year’s juror is Corey Daniels. The deadline for electronic submissions is 11pm on April 1, 2017.

4/17/2017 Old Port Festival

Vender Registration for Festival in Downtown Portland

This is a quick reminder that vendor registration for the festival closes in just a few weeks (April 17th). If you plan to be a vendor, please register on Eventbrite as soon as you can.

We look forward to seeing you at the 44th annual Old Port Festival on Sunday, June 11th. If you have any questions, please email Adam. Thank you!

4/21/2017 Call for Art: Contemporary Craft Exhibition

Exhibition to take place 6/6/2017 – 7/21/2017

The Brookline Arts Center invites New England-based artists to submit work for an exhibition of contemporary craft. Since the 1800s, New England has long been at the center of American craft from silversmithing to woodwork to textiles. In recent years, the craft movement has defied boundaries and gained recognition as an art form in its own right. What defines studio craft today? How does it navigate between function and fine art?

4/28/2017 Artisan Days: Celebrating Maine’s Craft Heritage

Demonstrations and Workshops to take place 5/27/2017 – 10/15/2017

Boothbay Railway Village is looking for artisans to demonstrate traditional Maine crafts throughout the summer and/or lead craft workshops. Demonstrators receive a stipend and can sell their crafts. Please email

5/31/2017 Gallery at River Tree Launch Weekend Arts & Craft Fair

Juried Craft Show

Apply to the Gallery at River Tree Fine Arts & Craft Show to be held:

Launch Weekend 2017, Kennebunk, ME

Friday, June 16, Wine & Cheese Reception 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Setup starts at 2:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 17, 10: a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Last year, Launch was a huge success—and the Chamber of Commerce expects an even bigger crowd in town this year. River Tree Arts is conveniently located right in Lower Village near all the action – plus our Fine Arts & Craft Show is being publicized as part of the Launch event. Beginning at 4:30 on Friday afternoon, we will be having a wine & cheese reception, so shoppers can enjoy refreshments while visiting your booths. River Tree Arts is also sponsoring a paint-your-own buoy and maritime clay ornaments downstairs from the Gallery during the show on Saturday. The show is located inside River Tree Arts.

Visit for the application application. Space for 2D artists is full, but we are open to 3D artists.

6/1/2017 ROOST

Juried Craft Show to take place 11/11/2017

Visit our Facebook page for application info

“Coming November 11th 2017! A curated and juried gathering of the best in handmade goods.

Join us at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine for ROOST! Roost is a “”boutique”” craft show featuring 25+ sellers of handmade wares: pottery, fiber and textiles, jewelry, glass, body care, and more. Support local small businesses and area makers and artisans while enjoying savory and sweet ready to eat foods and live local jazz.”

6/1/2017 Rockland Sculpture Race

Event/Race/Competition/Exhibition to take place 8/12/2017

People, Sculpture & Wheels… Pushed, Pulled or Pedaled!  This is family friendly, community event just for the sake of spectacle!  Individuals, teams, families and community groups are encouraged to submit.  Jurors are Suzette, McAvoy, Donna McNeil and Michael Komanecky.  Awards given for speed, spectacle, creativity, craftsmanship, uniqueness, artistic merit, daring, wildness, significance, engineering, innovation and people’s choice.

6/3/2017 Trunk Sale or Pop-Up Shop in Bangor Boutique

Trunk Sale/Pop Up Shop to take place 6/1/2017 – 8/81/2017

Valentine Footwear is a locally-owned & operated women’s shoe boutique in Downtown Bangor, Maine. Our space is large and open. We have paired with Maine artisans over the past few years to offer our space as a location for a trunk sale. We are always looking to bring in new customers and expose the shop organically, while assisting local artisans sell their items in a new location. Categories we’ve supported previously: clothing, soaps & beauty, jewelry, notecards & art prints. Please contact us via email if you are interested in exploring the possibility of an afternoon, evening, or multi-day event at Valentine Footwear this Summer! References of previous participants are available on request.

6/16/2017 Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects and Images

Exhibition to take place 6/16 – 7/23/2017

This exhibition will present serving ware and art created by American artists that are fit for the table, or represent gathering to share a meal. Front of the House—restaurant lingo for where guests are seated—is open to works from the purely functional to the fanciful and even conceptual, and can include two-dimensional works. $300 in prizes to be awarded by the juror. Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries.

7/1/17 Naples For the Arts: Arts and Crafts show

Craftshow to take place 8/5/2017
6th annual arts and crafts show located on the Naples Causeway, a large tourist community in the Lake Region.  Featuring painting, sculpture, jewelry, textile art, and photography.

7/1/2017 Call for Imaginative Seating


Questions: 207 626-0738

The Downtown Art Committee for the city of Augusta Maine is seeking unique outdoor seating with a design concept related to the Kennebec River. Several $500. commissions will be given to those individuals whose proposals best fit the following: A 2-seater bench that’s constructed to be:

• durable and safe

• easy to clean and to remove during winter months

• with a form that’s exciting and has a Kennebec River theme.

All are invited to submit one or more ideas by sending: a brief description of your concept(s) with a sketch; please include size and materials proposed, by July 1, 2017. You may include photos of past work.

Send submissions to: with the subject line: Downtown Seating Proposal, or mail to Downtown Art Committee c/o Michael G. Hall, Executive Director, Augusta Downtown Alliance, 295 Water St., P.O. Box 2066 Augusta, ME 04330

7/10/2017 Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival

Competition to take place 7/21 – 7/22/17

Kite flying, triathlon, human foosball, huge kids area, medieval encampment, music and wine and beer tent- family focused fun day.