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

6/7/20 Books Arts Workshops with Rebecca Goodale

Fine Craft Workshop to take place 7/7/20-7/8/20

https://www.cascobaycraft.com/workshopsfees

Two one-day workshops to learn or refine your skills in Book Arts with master crafts artist, Rebecca Goodale. Join us for one or both on beautiful Long Island, Maine.

6/15/2020 RFP – Bowdoin International Music Festival

Request for Proposal

https://bit.ly/Festival-RFP

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is seeking Maine artists to
submit proposals to design and create a new Festival sign at our office
building at 181 Park Row in Brunswick, Maine, which the Festival purchased
in March 2020.

6/15/20 “MATERIALS MASH-UP”: USING & JOINING DIVERSE MATERIALS FOR JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING

Jewelry + Metals Workshop to take place 6/26/20 – 6/28/20

https://www.lisaandscottcylinder.com/ls-cylinder-workshops-classes-long

This course will explore materials beyond metals that can be found, appropriated and used in the creation of making jewelry and small objects, including plastics, wood, glass, rubber, etc. These explorations will include additive and reductive techniques, and deconstruction. Secondly, we will examine methods of joining these materials to each other and to metals and other substrates. Cold joining techniques (miniature nuts and bolts, riveting and glues…) will be investigated primarily, along with soldering techniques in the creation of small and intimate jewelry/objects. Concepts and ideas relating to both jewelry and materials will be considered.

6/20/20 Make a Blanket Chest with Hand Tools

Traditional Woodworking Class to take place 6/22/20 – 6/26/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/gallery

All Skill levels welcome. This 5 day workshop concentrates on traditional solid case-construction and hand-cut dovetails. Whatever your level of skill this piece will improve and enlarge your general woodworking techniques as well as providing you with an heirloom chest to be proud of. Preparing stock and gluing up solid boards without the use of clamps is just one of the traditional methods that high-end furniture-makers use to gain more control and choice. Let Graham show you how easy many of these methods are with the right techniques. 

6/22/20 Book Arts Workshop with Rebecca Goodale

Workshop to take place 7/7/20 – 7/8/20

http://cascobaycraft.com/workshops

Join us on beautiful Long Island, Maine, for one or both 1-day Book Art workshops with Master Craft Artist Rebecca Goodale. July 7, 2020: Book Arts from the Start – single-section pamphlets and accordion books. July 8, 2020: Flag Books and Star Book with Blossoms, Foliage, and Wildlife

6/28/20 Make and Carve a Traditional House Sign or Quarterboard

Wood Workshop to take place 6/29/20 – 7/2/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/peter-mckenna

Visit any coastal village and you will see numerous hand carved sign boards identifying a business, a home’s owner, or a street address. These handsomely carved and gilded “nameboards” were originally made to identify sailing vessels and have specific names according to where they are placed on a ship. This class is designed for those wishing to carve a nameboard for their home or boat. You will learn how to carve incised letters and numbers. We will also show you ways to finish off the ends of your nameboard. Once you have the hang of it, you will be able to layout and carve a nameboard of your choice and design.

7/4/20 Tool Sharpening Class

Tool Sharpening Intensive Class to take place on 7/4/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/alf-sharp

We will be concentrating on the final preparations of a proper edge. The initial shaping and edge forming work can be accomplished via any of a half dozen different methods – oil stones, waterstones, sandpaper, diamond stones, etc. Final honing and polishing of the edge is where the best results lie. 

7/4/20 18th Century Carving Class – Fans, Shells, Acanthus Leaves, Ball & Claw & More

Carving Class to take place 7/5/20 – 7/9/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/alf-sharp

Taught by Alf Sharp, Recipient of the 2008 Cartouche Award from the Society of American Period Furniture-makers.
Work is done in the old-world manner, one piece at a time, and no compromises are made in materials or workmanship. Alf is a master of high and low relief carving, inlay, marquetry, and French polishing. ​ Alf Sharp has over thirty years in the studio furniture field, and has completed fine commissions for a number of historical homes and museums, as well as many private and corporate clients.

Sebago Days

Community Fair to take place on 7/16/20-7/18/20

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sebagodays

Sebago Days 42nd Annual Community Fair. Midway by Kavanaugh Amusements. 283 Sebago Rd behind Sebago elementary school, East Sebago, Maine.

7/31/2020 Freeport Fall Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/2/20-10/4/20

http://www.freeportfallfestival.com

Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 150 of the best New England artists, craftsmen and local food producers for a three-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus, Key Bank lawn and at the corner of West & Main Streets in Freeport, Maine. The application period is now open. All applications received by February 29, 2020 will be considered in the first round of jury selection in early March. Those received after the end of February will be processed in monthly juries as space allows.

7/31/20 Handbuilt Ceramics Workshop with Lynn Duryea

Fine Craft Workshop to take place 8/17/20-8/22/20

https://www.cascobaycraft.com/ceramicsregistration

Join us on beautiful Long Island, Maine for a 5-day workshop exploring a variety of methods including pinch, coil and, slab in the development and assembly of clay forms, large and small.

8/1/2020 New England Christmas Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 11/27/20-11/29/20

http://www.NEChristmasFestival.com

Call to Artists – 300 artisans and specialty food producers come together for this juried show at the brand new Mohegan Sun Earth Expo Center on Thanksgiving weekend 2020. This will be the new home of the beloved Boston Christmas Festival. Rethink Black Friday…malls are out and small business is in. Produced by Artisan Promotions who have been running shows in NE since 1983 and have partnered with Mohegan Sun for a blockbuster show. 90, 000 attended the resort last year. Be a part of it. Please note that some categories are almost sold out. Visit NEChristmasFestival.com for more info.

8/20/20 Carving Fundamentals Class

Carving class for all skill levels to take place 8/24/20-8/28/20

https://mainecoastworkshop.com

This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any furniture maker who wants to take his or her work to the next level. Alexander will introduce the student to the design process and ways to embellish their furniture as well as give it character.

9/1/20 Lisa & Scott Cylinder’s “the Wedge” – BASIC SKILLS & CONCEPTS FOR ART JEWELRY MAKING

Jewelry Classes to take place 9/8/20-10/27/20

https://www.lisaandscottcylinder.com/ls-cylinder-workshops-classes-long

Learn the basic skills necessary for metal working and jewelry making with a focus on beginning techniques. Or learn a new skill set to apply to your art making from 2 life-long makers in their Studio in historic Fort Andross in Brunswick.

9/21/20 Tool Sharpening Class

Tool Sharpening Intensive Class to take place on 9/21/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/alf-sharp

We will be concentrating on the final preparations of a proper edge. The initial shaping and edge forming work can be accomplished via any of a half dozen different methods – oil stones, waterstones, sandpaper, diamond stones, etc. Final honing and polishing of the edge is where the best results lie. 

9/22/20 Make a Traditional Newport Candle Sconce

Wood Workshop to take place 9/22/20-9/26/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/ray-journigan

This beautiful project packs in a lot of techniques in a delightful 18th century piece: Precision joinery, Gooseneck molding, Carving traditional elements. Come learn to execute features commonly found in many period “Newport” pieces. This class is designed to require little investment in materials so we can concentrate our efforts on advancing your skills in carving.

9/28/20 Make the Iconic John Elliot Style Chippendale Foot-Stool

Wood Workshop to take place 9/28/20 – 10/3/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/ray-journigan

Learn to make a John Elliott, a noted Philadelphia cabinetmaker, Philadelphia style Chippendale Stool circa 1750-1760. Traditional and modern upholstery methods will be discussed. Students will complete the slip seat frame in class. Ray will discuss the upholstery methods they can choose from: i.e tacks vs. staples, horse hair vs. foam, etc. Finish options and techniques are discussed in depth.

Looking for Gallery Artists | The Lighthouse Arts Gallery

earthstonedesignsjw@gmail.com

Want to sell your work in a unique and amazing gallery? Situated on Penobscot Bay with a view of the famous Penobscot Narrows Bridge, The Lighthouse Arts Gallery is a beacon in the growing town of Bucksport. We are seeking quality artists throughout the State to join our 40 artists representing diverse mediums! Let us see your work!

10/5/20 Make a Tea Cabinet with Matt Kenney

Wood Workshop to take place 10/5/20 – 10/10/20

https://www.mainecoastworkshop.com/gallery

This tea cabinet is one of the highlights of Kenney’s 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks project. During this 6 day workshop, you’ll make your own. It’s a great exercise in traditional joinery, as you’ll learn to cut dovetails, dadoes, rabbets, grooves, and bridle joints to make the case, drawers, and door. You’ll use both hand tools and power tools.

Expired Listings

5/20/20 Maine Coast Workshop Traditional Carving Class

Carving workshop to take place 5/26/20-5/30/20

https://mainecoastworkshop.com

Taught by “The World’s Best Carver”, Alexander Grabovetskiy: “Classical Carving with Flair”
This week will be an opportunity to study under one of the best carvers in the world. Alexander will start the class off with an in depth study of how to sharpen carving tools in the most productive and fastest way. Students will carve a project that will include the technique of using carving tools to do the majority of outlining and defining the lines of the design.

5/5/20 Lisa & Scott Cylinder’s “the Wedge”- BASIC SKILLS & CONCEPTS FOR ART JEWELRY MAKING

Jewelry classes to take place 5/5/20-6/23/20

https://www.lisaandscottcylinder.com/ls-cylinder-workshops-classes-long

Learn the basic skills necessary for metal working and jewelry making with a focus on beginning techniques. Or learn a new skill set to apply to your art making from 2 life-long makers in their Studio in historic Fort Andross in Brunswick.

5/1/20 Festivals of Maine is Promoting a Made in Maine Festival

Event to take place at the Oxford Fairgrounds 6/5/20 – 6/7/20

5/1/2020 Exhibitor Registration Deadline (after 5/1 please inquire for available space!)

madeinmainefestival.com

Connect with us and join THE MADE IN MAINE FESTIVAL. Applications are being accepted for Artisans and Crafters. All wares must be Maine made. Click here to apply.

5/1/20 Available Studio Space

Studio Space Available starting 3/1/20

jessica@ballprop.com

Studio Space Available March 1st in South Portland. Room available in shared studio building at the corner of Rt. 77 and Sawyer Street in South Portland. Clean, Harwood floors and lots of light. $395 per month includes all utilities and access to shared kitchen, meeting space and discounts for new retail space downstairs. Contact Jessica Ball 207.749.55.22 or jessica@ballprop.com

4/30/2020 Summer Pop Up Shop Space in Downtown Freeport

Pop Up Commercial Space in Downtown Freeport for Artists & Makers to take place 7/1/20-8/30/20

http://visitfreeport.com/

Visit Freeport is pleased to announce that we are partnering with local property owners to offer downtown retail pop-up shop opportunities to local artists, makers and producers this summer. These spaces will be shared during the months of July & August and offered at significantly discounted rates. At this time we are confirmed to utilize two available spaces in the village, but we will consider expanding the pop-up experience into other available locations if we are able to obtain volunteers to help us manage the spaces. For details on the 2020 summer pop-ups, including locations, pricing and incentives for helping us to manage both locations contact kelly@visitfreeport.com

4/30/2020 Gardiner Arts & Crafts Fair

Juried Craft Show to take place 6/20/20

Application at Gardiner Main Street Website:
https://www.gardinermainstreet.org/riverfest-vendors

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/218316545874210/

Gardiner Main Street invites Maine artisans and craftsmen to its 19th annual juried arts and crafts festival. The craft fair accompanies the Gardiner River Festival. This fun annual event has been drawing residents and visitors from the Gardiner area for 25 years and is a day of outdoor activities, food vendors, children’s activities, nonprofit tables, art and craft vendors, performance stages of music and entertainment, and fireworks displays. It’s a community tradition, a destination, a festival of Maine’s summer season. New this year, the craft festival is now at Gardiner Waterfront Park, at the heart of the event festivities.

4/20/2020 Picnic Craft Fair – Cancelled

Juried Craft Show to take place on 8/1/20

To apply:
http://www.picnicportland.com/

The 12th annual Picnic Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020, with a rain date on August 2. This juried indie craft fair will be held outdoors in Lincoln Park on Congress and Franklin Streets, in Portland ME. The fair will run from 11am to 6pm. Come shop the best in handmade indie crafts and vintage goods. Admission is free to attend!

Picnic Craft Fair will feature over 130 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, prints, accessories, bags, plush, stationery, ceramics, housewares, vintage goods, and more. 

4/5/2020 The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon

Juried Craft Show to take place 8/29/20-8/30/20

https://www.maineaudubon.org/art/craft-show/

This is a two-day rain or shine juried show hosting the highest quality Maine artists and crafters. Media Sponsor: DownEast Magazine

The Fiber Marketplace

Fiber Show to take place 4/4/20

At The Union Bluff, 8 Beach Street York Beach, Maine
207-363-1333
10-3pm – $5 gets you in the door to see hand dyed yarns, roving, buttons, bags, notions and much more.

3/27/20 Art Providence Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 11/13/20 – 11/15/20

https://artprovidenceshow.com/

The Art Providence Show replaced the long-running RISD Annual Holiday Sale upon its cancellation in 2017. It carries forth the tradition of high-caliber work across a variety of disciplines including jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel and more. Featuring150-175 artists, makers and designers from throughout the US, including but not limited to RISD alumni.

3/16/20 Mural Proposal

Mural to take place 5/1/20 – 8/1/20

http://lhuca.org/submissions

LHUCA is seeking a qualified muralist or collaborative mural team to create an outdoor mural. There is no specific theme for this mural. The mural will be on a wall measuring 72′ x 25′. Artists must be 18 years or older to apply. Chosen artist/artist team will receive a $10,000 budget.

3/31/20 Peaks Island Makers Market

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/26/20

Peaks Island Makers Market – Facebook Event Page

A Craft fair on Peaks Island during peak tourist season! A bar, gourmet ice cream and a food truck will be on site! Sunday July 26 from 11-5. Please email us with any questions at all concerning logistics! peaksislandmakersmarket@gmail.com

11/1/19 1st Annual Lyman Moore Craft and Vendor Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/7/19

https://www.facebook.com/events/lyman-moore-middle-school/lyman-moore-1st-annual-vendorcraft-fair/671017210068992/

Located in Portland, this is an opportunity for vendors, crafters and independent sales consultants to join us to sell their goods and exhibit their businesses. 8am set up with fair running tome 9-2. We are expecting a high volume of visitors and shoppers. All are welcome! Tables still available please contact Michele Frank at frankm@portlandschools.org

10/18/19 Chaya Studio 7th Annual Holiday Pop-up

4 Week Holiday Retail Pop-up 11/21 – 12/24/19

http://chayastudio.com/holiday-popup/

Whether you throw mugs, make oil paintings, design jewelry, knit hats or print calendars, we encourage you to apply to participate. Chaya will be transforming her space into a pop-up artisan marketplace with handmade items from around the state.

This 4-week event attracts buyers from the greater Portland area including Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, South Portland and beyond. It has become a successful event for everyone involved and we consistently raise enough money to sponsor a family at Camp Sunshine. Please join us for year 7!

10/15/19 Call for Craft Donations: MCA Benefit Auction

Donation Deadline: October 15, 2019

The auction will be held online with bids accepted from Oct 31 – Nov 18.  Proceeds from the auction will help the MCA reach our 2019 fundraising goal, which supports our educational programming and outreach efforts. Donations will be accepted through October 15st from MCA members and non members: Handmade craft objects are preferred, but other items and multiple items certainly accepted. Please fill out the form separately for each item you wish to donate.

Click to Donate

10/12/19 Fall Foliage Festival

Non-Juried Craft Show 10/12 – 10/13/19

https://railwayvillage.org/event/fall-foliage/

Fall Foliage Festival draws 2,500 to 3,000 buyers to Boothbay., all interested in the handmade or hand-manufactured goods of area crafters and artisans. This is the Festival’s 52nd year, and is organized by the Boothbay Railway Association and the Boothbay Region Information Center, each a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

10/3/19 Vessel & Vine – Salon Style Exhibition

Exhibitions to take place 10/24 – 12/5/19

https://www.vesselandvine.com/art

Vessel & Vine, nestled at the foot of a historic Brunswick church, has a menu heavily laden with wild-foraged ingredients. The interior is transforming to double as an art gallery. The vine is currently looking for art for a salon-style exhibition.

9/6/19 Textile Arts: Explore and Create Surface Design and Collage – Workshop with Catherine Worthington

Workshop to take place 9/21/19 – 9/24/19

https://www.cascobaycraft.com/workshops

$50 per workshop discount to MCA members

This course will explore the art of transforming fabric through surface design. Participants will learn techniques such as gel printing, mono-printing and mark making, resists and textile painting – building layers of color and texture to create a unique palette of fabrics to use in their textile art.

9/6/19 From Flat to Round: Exploring the sculptural properties of paper and cardboard – Workshop with Anna Hepler

Workshop to take place 9/24/19 – 9/27/19

$50 per workshop discount to MCA members

https://www.cascobaycraft.com/workshops

Paper can be scored and folded to produce complex origami animals or simple solids such as cubes, and dodecahedrons. Cardboard can be glued, stacked, and folded to produce objects of unexpected durability and size. This workshop is a low-tech celebration of these materials purchased in sheets, but with the potential to become amazing forms, and sculptures in the round. We will build models using paper and cardboard and create sculptural or functional free-standing forms.

9/6/19 The Bay School Winter Faire 2019

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/6/19 – 12/7/19

Contact The Bay School at 207-374-2187 or winterfaire@bayschool.org for a vendor application. For more info: https://www.bayschool.org/winterfaire_2014.php

The Bay School Winter Faire is a family-friendly event combining high-quality craft work, delicious food, and fine entertainment. It features the work of 20 juried craft artists, a silent auction, farmers’ market, and children’s activities, singing and a bonfire.

9/14/19 Penquis Valley Craft & Vendor fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 10/5/19

akristiansen@msad41.us

The 3rd Annual Penquis Valley Craft & Vendor fair (75% craft 25%vendor) will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Penquis Valley HS in Milo. We have grown over the past couple of years and are moving into the gymnasium this year with more space, easy access, and students available to help. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the School Improvement Team to support student activities. Please email me for an application and more information.

8/1/2019 Nature Based Craft Fair at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Event to take place 9/21/19

https://www.hirundomaine.org/naturemade

In the spirit of Hirundo’s mission to share our love for nature with the community we are seeking vendors who work from all natural materials. We may not be able to accommodate all requests for participation given the space available. Preference will be given to products incorporating traditional Maine materials. We welcome demonstrations of craft making!

7/18/19 Sebago Days

Community Fair to take place 7/18/19 – 7/20/19

carldolloff@yahoo.com

Sebago days is a small family event located at junctions 114 and rte 11 behind Sebago school. live bands , huge fireworks show, kavinaugh amusements , cruise night , tractor pull and lots of vendors , much more.

7/1/19 Call for Art | Women. RESPOND | Harlow Gallery

Exhibition to take place 8/2/19 – 9/7/19

harlowgallery.org/call-women-respond

The Harlow is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Women. Respond!” – an open call juried show which will be on view August 2-September 7, 2019. The deadline for entries is June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. Entries will be juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds. Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line? Grab your glue guns, knitting needles, chisels, brushes, cameras, or other medium or choice. With a broad brush and open mind answer to the call: Women. Respond! Some restrictions may apply. Hazardous materials and open flames not accepted. All artists are welcome to submit, regardless of gender identity.

6/30/19 Band Camp 10 Music and Arts Festival

3 Day Music Festival & Arts Festival to take place 7/26 – 7/28/2019

www.bandcampfest.com

Band Camp is a 3 day long 2 night music and arts festival on the ocean at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, Maine. Our mission is to try and cultivate a community of creative people for the Mid Coast area for a weekend to show off all of the talented people in Maine and beyond. While we have many options for artists whether it is setting up a booth or a table for small fees, our main focus is in the creation of art live, in demonstrations, performances or simply working on and sharing what you love to do. We welcome all artists to reach out and join!

6/25/19 The Clothesline Project

Competition to take place 8/15/19 – 12/31/19

https://www.wfltmaine.org/clothesline-projecthttps://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hallowell

Attention Artists and Makers living in Western Maine!

The Clothesline Project offers an outdoor installation/exhibition opportunity at Shepard’s Farm in Norway, Maine, along with a $500 honorarium to selected artists and makers. The Deadline to apply is June 25th. To learn more about the program and how to participate, go to the link above.

6/15/19 Call for Stripe-Themed Art | Summer Members Show | Harlow Gallery

Exhibition to take place 6/21/19 – 7/27/19

harlowgallery.org/call-for-art-striped/

The Harlow invites their artist members to submit one piece of art responding to the theme of “Striped” for the annual Summer Members’ Show and Sale. The theme is open to the artists’ personal interpretation. This opportunity is open to current members of the The Harlow/Kennebec Valley Art Association only. (Join anytime at harlowgallery.org.) All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, drawing, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics, installation and more. One work of art per member. Striped is on view June 21-July 27, 2019 in the downstairs gallery at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7pm.

6/1/19 Call for Art | KLT 30th Anniversary Show | Harlow Gallery

Exhibition to take place 10/25/19 – 11/30/19

harlowgallery.org/call-klt/

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 20 at 11:59pm. Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT.

6/1/19 Moosehead Lake Artisan Village

Cottages available for rent 7/3/19 – 9/8/2019

mooseheadartisanvillage.com or call 207-695-3871

The Moosehead Lake Region Economic Development Corporation announces its second annual season for its Artisan Village situated on the southern shore of Moosehead Lake in Greenville. Four cottages are available for three-day weekends and five-day weeks from July 3 to September 8, 2019, for artisans to sell their arts and crafts. Complimentary and reduced-priced lodging is available. Visit www.mooseheadartisanvillage.com for more information and an application or call 207-695-3871

6/1/19 Call for Ceramic Art | Formations | Harlow Gallery

Exhibition to take place 8/2/19 – 9/7/19

harlowgallery.org/call-for-ceramic-art/

The Harlow is seeking submissions of ceramic work to be considered for “Formations” – an open call juried show on view August 2-September 7, 2019. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. Submissions will be juried by Harlow staff and ceramic artist Tyler Gulden. Artists may submit up to 4 pieces. Note: sets will not be considered as one submission – each separate piece will be counted toward the 4 piece limit. Original ceramic art of any type may be submitted including but not limited to: utilitarian, decorative, traditional, contemporary, installation, and more. Work that has been previously exhibited at the Harlow is not eligible. All works entered must be original work by the submitting artist. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost of postage plus $20 to cover staff time.

6/1/19 Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival 2019

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/13/19

http://www.downtownbangor.com/event/sidewalk-art-festival

The Downtown Bangor Partnership and City of Bangor are bringing back the Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival on July 13th, 2019! The jury is looking for artists, crafters, makers and designers who express creativity, skill, individuality and quality in their work! We’re also planning artist demonstrations and public arts activities to take place during the event!

6/1/19 Old Hallowell Day Arts & Crafts

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 7/20/19

https://oldhallowellday.org/2019-arts-crafts-vendor-application/

We invite you to join us for a Festival of the Arts and Crafts being held on OLD HALLOWELL DAY 2019 on Saturday, July 20th. This will be an unjuried show with ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Products must be made by the artisan. Booth spaces are 10 x 12 feet and will be located in the parking lot of McAllister Real Estate, on Water Street, and along Central Street in the heart of Hallowell. 

5/24/19 Hallowell Pride

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 6/8/19

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hallowell

We would like to welcome you to Hallowell as we celebrate LGBT Pride Weekend. This year we are expanding our festivities to include space for craftspeople and vendors at Granite City Park from 1-3pm. As this is our first year, we are not requiring a fee, but welcome donations to support continued community based events if you find yourself having a successful day. For applications, email us at hallowellpridefest@gmail.com

5/15/19 Auburn’s 1st Annual Art in the Park Juried Art Show

Juried 2D and 3D Art Show to take place 5/27/19

https://www.auburn150.com/artshow

The City of Auburn is organizing their 1st Auburn Art in the Park juried art show to take place Monday, May 27th on Memorial Day. There will be a huge parade with floats from area businesses and organizations to celebrate Auburn’s 150 Anniversary. This is going to be a big event with lots to do and see.
Artists are invited to participate in Auburn’s 1st Annual Art in the Park juried art show. There will be purchase prizes as well as juried awards, the Public’s Awards and Mayor’s Choice Award. There will high profile people visiting and speaking at the event. This is a wonderful opportunity for local Maine artists to take advantage of. Information on the upcoming event can be found at: https://www.auburn150.com/artshow

Registration deadline is May 15, 2019

If you have any questions, please email apgraphiceme@gmail.com or to call: 207-782-5118 to speak to the Chair of the event.

5/1/2019 Norway Music and Arts Festival

Festival to take place 7/13/19

www.nmaaf.org

A one day (10-6) music and arts festival in downtown Norway. Featuring live music, dance performances, theater, poetry, video art, food, street performers, artists, and crafters.

4/27/19 Stitching and Piecing- Workshop exploring vintage Japanese textiles, Boro mending and quilting techniques in Tuscany

www.flyingwithscissorsstudio.com

Join us to explore Japanese inspired patchwork piecing and stitching techniques.
Through hands-on projects, learn about a variety of traditional techniques and how to incorporate them into your own work. Boro, Katazome, Sashiko, Shibori, Indigo and Ikat. We have hired an Italian chef to prepare our meals and are looking forward to using the beautiful Tuscan countryside as inspiration.

4/26/19 Raw Space Art Walk

Juried Craft Show to take place 5/17/19

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Postings/Blogs/Detail/Call-for-Art-Augusta-Art-Walk

The Raw Space Art Walk is an annual art walk held in downtown Augusta celebrating the dichotomy of rough, raw undeveloped spaces, alongside existing developed businesses. We welcome all mediums of art, including fine craft and performance pieces. The event draws into the high hundreds and features live music and entertainment, as well as juried art exhibitions.

4/30/19 Home Garden Flower Show @ Fryeburg, Maine

5/17/19 – 5/19/19

www.homegardenflowershow.com

Conway Daily Sun will present the 19th Annual Home, Garden & Flower Show @ Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Maine on May 17th, 18th and 19th. This popular show will feature Artisans, along with Home Improvement companies, Garden/Landscape exhibitors, Food Trucks, Outdoor Displays, our “Meet The Chef” Series, Craft Beers, Light Entertainment and a Cannabis Expo within its own “Over 21” building. Contact: jeannie@conwaydailysun.com for registration information.

4/22/19 Art Providence Show

Juried Craft Show to take place 11/8/19 – 11/10/19

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1518

The Art Providence Show was created in 2017 to replace RISD’s well-loved, long-running annual holiday sale upon its cancellation. While maintaining the same location and much of the pre-existing audience, the show differs from RISD’s in that it is juried and open to all artists/makers/designers working in the included categories – including but not limited to RISD alumni. The new format has received rave reviews and swiftly gained a reputation for attracting some of the country’s top makers and designers. This year’s show will take place November 8-10 at the RI Convention Center in downtown Providence and will feature the work of approximately 175 artists.

4/21/19 Mid-Maine Lacrosse Craft/Vendor/tag fair

Fundraising craft fair for our Lacrosse team to take place 4/27/19

https://www.facebook.com/events/2318242618422183/https://www.maineaudubon.org/art/craft-show/

We are holding a fundraising craft, vendor and tag fair to purchase needed equipment for our K-8 lacrosse club. Fair will be in Palmyra, Maine at the Community center on Rt. 2 from 9-3. We are the feeder club to the high school team and have grown a great deal over the past couple years.

4/20/19 Picnic Craft Fair Vendor Applications

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/3/19

http://picnicportland.com/

Picnic vendor applications close very soon! Don’t miss the April 20 deadline! Click here to apply online.

Picnic Craft Fair returns to Lincoln Park in Portland, ME, on Saturday, August 3, with a rain date on August 4.

4/19/19 Maine Adult Education Association (MAEA) Conference 2019

Exhibition to take place 6/19/19 – 6/20/19

https://association.maineadulted.org/conference-2019/

Educating Maine’s Adult Education Community, its affiliates, peers and communities in our mission to serve and educate Maine’s youth. For more information in exhibition participation, please contact: colleen_gleason@msad40.org

Tuesday Keynote Address: Cintia Miranda, Pulse Marketing: “”Marketing to Adult Learners on a Shoestring Budget””
Wednesday Keynote Address: Tom Dowd, Professional Development and Coaching, LLC: Manage Your Time or It Will Manage You

4/5/19 The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/28/19

https://www.maineaudubon.org/art/craft-show/

This juried event will include 70+ fine artists and artisans, demonstrations, and food trucks. We look for handmade creations, nature and wildlife related themes, sustainable products, environmentally conscious processes, or items made in Maine. Categories include: 2D Art, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Stone, Wood

4/1/19 Arts Are Elementary

Residencies to take place 10/2/19 – 6/15/20

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Postings/Blogs/Detail/2019-Call-for-Artists-Arts-Are-Elementary?fbclid=IwAR0gxGksvCr0PknKXkwSZqV9mLu-tZRp49dY6IhXQI0JsmdGLO31h0wmVC0https://www.wellsreserve.org/crafts

Arts Are Elementary provides professional artist residencies to Brunswick’s elementary schools. This is our Call to Artists seeking professional teaching artists to offer a residency for the 2019-2020 academic calendar year. Proposals should be directed towards a particular grade and artists should plan on offering 2-4 sessions for each class. Details in the Call to Artists.conservation programs of the Wells Reserve.

3/31/19 Pop Up on Maine Art Hill (Weekly Shows)

Weekly Space Rental / Juried Submissions to take place 5/21/19 – 8/31/19

https://www.maine-art.com/studios/pop-up/

Pop Up on Maine Art Hill is a gallery/retail venue in Kennebunk rented weekly by guest artists and artisans. Maine Art Hill offers this to help create a vibrant, ever-changing atmosphere and make new connections between artists, artisans, and clients. Situated just steps from our 2 main gallery spaces, all on Chase Hill Rd, the addition of the ever changing Pop Up Gallery has turned this small street into an “art destination” right in the heart of Kennebunk Lower Village.

We are just wrapping up Pop Up’s first season with over 20 shows exhibiting over 40 artists; it was really amazing to watch each artist/gallerist transform the space with their works each week. We are now looking for artists and artisans for our Spring/Summer 2019 schedule of shows.

4/1/2019 Haystack 2019 Summer Workshop Sessions

Craft Workshops to take place 6/9/19 – 8/31/19

https://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/summer-workshop-sessions/

Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Workshops are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced professionals. Studios are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. The Haystack community is made up of approximately 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Instructors determine the format of their workshops.

Join us in Freeport, one of Maine’s top visitor destinations for a three-day art and music festival. With over three million visitors each year, the L.L.Bean campus attracts more shoppers to its flagship location than any other destination in Maine.

3/1/2019 Haystack 2019 Open Studio Residency

Open Studio Residency to take place 5/26/19 – 6/7/19

https://www.haystack-mtn.org/programs/open-studio-residency/

“Haystack’s Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers and provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers and those selected attend for free. The program supports approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios are staffed by technicians who can assist with projects.
The Haystack Fab Lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for residents to augment and complement their creative practices. In addition to open studios, there will be time for participants to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft media.”

3/15/19 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/7/19 – 9/8/19

https://www.wellsreserve.org/crafts

The 32nd annual Laudholm show will bring 120 artisans to a spectacular seaside setting on Maine’s southwest coast. The historic site, expansive property, event camaraderie, and thousands of attendees make the nature crafts festival a one-of-a-kind experience. Proceeds from the event benefit the education, research, and conservation programs of the Wells Reserve.