An unique introduction to wholesale and an opportunity to exhibit at the New England Made Spring Show in Portland, Maine.
The MCA offers a guided introduction to the wholesale experience for Members at the Professional level. The MCA @ NEM Booth Program offers a reduced cost space, booth development and wholesale paperwork design assistance.
NEM draws more than 2,000 buyers from across the country and provides a primary showcase for New England-made businesses. The larger booth draws more buyers, which could mean more orders for you!
We are an established exhibitor at NEM and buyers look for our booth each year.
2018 Program Info Coming Soon. Meet the 2017 Artist:
Akakpo & Co
A native of Ghana, Ebenezer Akakpo of South Portland, ME earned diplomas in Jewelry Design and Stone Setting from Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy before moving on to the Maine College of Art (MECA) for a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. A deep-seated desire to solve problems through art led Akakpo to pursue an MFA in industrial design at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Akakpo specializes in using 3D computer modeling and rapid manufacturing processes in conjunction with traditional jewelry making techniques to produce work that explores the intersection between technology, the machine and the hand-made. Akakpo & Co creates everyday and wearable products in polycarbonate, wood, felt and metal. Symbols rooted in African culture and Maine identity drive the simple, elegant and modern designs offering both aesthetic and identity-based connections to the work.