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

10/1/20 Lighthouse Gallery – Call to artists

New gallery opening to take place 10/1/20

sarah.personeni@gmail.com

We are seeking 2D and 3D visual artists for representation in Lighthouse Gallery – a new gallery on the beautiful Bucksport waterfront. For more information on how to apply, email sarah.personeni@gmail.com

Expired Listings

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

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.

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.

8/1/2020 New England Christmas Festival – cancelled

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.

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.

7/31/2020 Freeport Fall Festival – cancelled

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.

7/16/20 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.

7/4/20 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.

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. 

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.

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

6/20/20 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. 

6/15/20 “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.

6/15/2020 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.

6/7/20 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.

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

4/4/20 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.

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