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
8/25/18 William Barry’s Vintage Fair
Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 9/8/2018
The Brick Store Museum is now accepting applications to exhibit at its upcoming artisan fair, titled “William Barry’s Vintage Fair,” which will focus on historic and traditional crafts and art, vintage-modern and retro antiques and current works, and local artistry and organizations sculpting the culture of our area today. The fair will take place in the Museum’s courtyard on Saturday, September 8th, from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
The Vintage Fair celebrates this area’s wealth of history and innovation, showcasing current artists and makers that employ history and historic methods in their current work. Antiques, traditional craft, retro-inspired creations, collectibles and foodways are all included.
8/31/18 Rangeley World Record Snowmobile Ride
Silent & Live Auctions/Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to take place 2/17/19
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Northern New England Chapter) is seeking artist donations for the annual Rangeley World Record Snowmobile Ride to be held on February 17, 2019. The event includes the opportunity to participate in a ride from Bald Mountain Camps through Rangeley, hors d’oeurves, entertainment , silent and live auctions. We would be grateful if you would donate a piece of art to be used in the silent and live auctions. In return for your generosity, we will gladly display any collateral material you provide and mail you an in-kind tax receipt letter. Thank you for your consideration.
9/1/18 51st Annual Fall Foliage Festival in Boothbay
Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 10/6/18 – 10/8/18
Every Columbus Day Weekend the Museum’s Village Green welcomes dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train’s steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show. Applications available on the website. Booths assigned in order of application. Show generally sells out by early September.
9/6/2018 Some Reliable Truths About Chairs
Exhibition to take place 10/3/18 – 11/2/18
The UMVA Gallery (516 Congress Street in Portland) is hosting an exhibition, Some Reliable Truths About Chairs, a juried group exhibit of 2D and 3D Art open to all Maine artists, and is seeking work on the simple premise of chairs. The idea of art being reliable as its’ own truth in these uncertain times when even simple facts can be bent and manipulated is particularly relevant now.
Robyn Holman, retired art curator, Atrium Art Gallery at USM’s Lewiston Campus will serve as a guest juror along with painter Janice L. Moore who will curate this exhibit.
Maine artists are invited to submit images of work for consideration. All media will be considered: paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, fiber, metal, and wood. The space is not huge, so scale will be a consideration. Chairs need not be the sole focus, but must be a primary feature of the work. There is no entry fee to submit work for consideration, but accepted artists will need to have their annual Union of Maine Visual Artists membership up-to-date. UMVA Membership is open to all Maine artists. The annual sliding membership contribution ($25-45) is due each January. For more information about UMVA membership and benefits go to: http://www.umvaonline.org/index.php?page=join
9/18/2018 Craft Forms 2018
Juried Craft Show to take place 12/7/18 – 1/26/19
The 24th international juried exhibition Craft Forms is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and/or mixed media crafts.
9/30/2018 Season of Giving Arts Sale
Juried Craft Show 12/1/2018 – 12/22/2018
Buy local for the holidays! The Museum is dedicated to highlighting local arts and entrepreneurs – so this year, we’re bringing back our pop-up shop for artisans and crafters to have their very own brick-and-mortar store. The Season of Giving Arts Sale features over 30 regional artisans of all kinds of handcrafted goods, on display throughout the month of December at the Brick Store Museum.
10/1/18 SHOP SPACE FOR RENT WALDOBORO
Studio/Wood Shop for Rent
Semi-retired furniture maker and antique restorer looking to share pleasant well equipped shop. Includes utilities, bench, all standard stationary power equipment, numerous hand and power tools and many specialty hand tools. $825 per month. Contact Bill Evans 322-4175
10/1/2018 Atlantic Heights 10th Annual Craft Fair
Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 11/11/2018
The Atlantic Heights Craft will be held on November 11, 2018. There will be a plenty of vendors selling their items. Hours: 9am-3pm
To apply email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
1/9/18 Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2018
Juried Craft Show to be held July 13-15, 2018 on the Guilford Green.
Guilford Art Center would like to announce the Call for Entry for Craft Expo 2018, which will be held on July 13-15, 2018. Craft Expo, a high-caliber exhibit and sale of fine American craft featuring 180 artists and artisans, is held outdoors on the historic Guilford, CT Green at the height of the summer season and is open to crafts made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be handmade in the USA or Canada. For complete prospectus and application, see zapplication.org: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5999. or guilfordartcenter.org: http://guilfordartcenter.org/expo/. Application deadline is 1/9/18.
2/1/2018 Call for new artisans and associates
50 Front Street, Bath,Maine 04530
Presently looking for Fine Crafts Artisans to show at the gallery. Also interviewing for Associate members. Please do not deliver products for review ..only digital photos.
Deadline for review is February 1, 2018. Decisions will be delivered by March 1, 2017. Please no late submissions.
Send product and business info to Nan Kilbourn-Tara firstname.lastname@example.org
3/1/2018 Job Opportunities for Fine Craft Show Coordinators
We are looking for new team members to coordinate our 2018 annual fine craft shows in Scarborough, Brunswick and a new show in Belfast. Please click the links below to review each job description and apply. Positions open until filled.
Belfast: Aug 11+12
Scarborough: Sept 15+16
Brunswick: Oct 27+28
Questions may be emailed to Lisa Gent, President – email@example.com
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.
3/6/2018 Call for Donations – Empty Bowls in Unity, Maine
Fundraiser to take place on 3/13/18
Unity Barn Raisers are seeking artist donations of handmade pottery bowls for Empty Bowls project, an annual Unity College fundraiser to help aid in local hunger relief efforts. Artist donations of soup bowls for the fundraiser may be delivered to the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner, ME to be transported to the event. Delivery deadline: March 6, 2018
Event Contact: Mary Leaming | firstname.lastname@example.org
3/10/2018 Mid-coast Altered Couture Contest
Competition to take place 5/19/18
A spirited show where 25 Designers create a theme based piece, this year’s theme is “Culture Couture” a celebration of Maine’s Diversity, and present to an seated audience of 250 and a panel of 5 local Judges. Held @ Fort Andross in Brunswick – 10 slots still open!
3/15/2018 Studio to Share
Contact Marianne at email@example.com
I am looking for an artist who wants to share my studio. The studio space is available immediately. It’s located on upper Front Street in Bath. Over 150 square feet, doors separate this portion of the studio from the rest of the space. Private bathroom in the shared studio space. The studio is on the second floor, no lift, stairs only. $200/month plus 1/2 utilities (approx. $20).
I am a feltmaker, the portion of the studio that is available has good natural light. The only limitations are that I can’t have open flame in the studio (so most jewelers would probably be out); the floors are carpeted and the studio is on the 2nd floor so wet or dusty work (like ceramics) would also not be a good fit.
3/21/2018 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
Juried Craft Show to take place 9/8/18 – 9/9/18
The world of nature is a unifying theme for this festival, which brings 120 of New England’s finest artists and craftspeople to a spectacular seaside setting. Quality and originality are key criteria used by the selection committee. Proceeds benefit education, conservation, and research programs at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Art in the Park 4/6/2018
Juried Fine Arts Show to take place 6/16 – 6/17/2018
Painters, Photographers and Print Makers will join together for the longest running art show in Bar Harbor. Click the link above to apply.
4/20/18 Picnic Craft Fair
Craft Show to take place 8/4/18
Picnic Craft Fair returns to Lincoln Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018! Save the date and tell all your friends! This outdoor event will be held at Congress and Franklin Streets from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine.
Vendor applications are now open! We are looking for vendors who make unique handmade arts and crafts, as well as vendors who sell vintage goods such as books, clothing, records and household items. Go apply online at picnicportland.com, but hurry up because applications close on April 20.
Also if you make yummy treats and are interested in becoming a food vendor at Picnic, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4/21/2018 Submissions for Museum L-A’s Juried Exhibition
Exhibition to take place 6/13/2018 – 9/15/2018
Please contact Emma Sieh (email@example.com) if you are interested in submitting some of your work for this exhibition.
Museum L-A (Lewiston, ME) is beginning the curation process for our summer exhibit, “The Lost Art of Handiwork”. In this exhibit we hope to showcase some of the amazing crafts and handiwork that the artisans of Maine create, so we are putting out a call to crafters and artisans for submissions to be displayed during this 3 month exhibition. We really want to represent a wide range of Mainers as well as types of handiwork/crafts, including fiber arts, metalworking, woodworking, ceramics, leather work, and weaving. To receive a submission form or more information, contact Emma Sieh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4/28/2018 The Maine Artisan Bread Fair
Fair Date: July 28, 2018
Hours 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Early Application Deadline: April 28, 2018
The Maine Artisan Bread Fair is one of a kind. It is a fair dedicated solely to Real Bread and everything associated with this most ancient and central staple. The Maine Grain Alliance has sponsored the Bread Fair for seven years and the offerings have grown each year. Demonstrations range from bread baking using sourdough (with starters to take home!) to tortilla making. A children’s area will be expanding this year- kids can make (and cook and eat!) their own pizza, play with dough, and lots more. While you will be captivated by the wares in each booth, you will also be able tantalize your taste buds as you sample foods ranging from pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens to tacos in tortillas baked fresh on-site, sweet pastries, and a variety of other locally produced delicious food.
Please complete the online vendor application, or:
Download and mail your application to: Patti Dowse, PO Box 1140, Skowhegan, ME 04976
We will assess applications upon receipt, and quickly alert everyone with the results as soon after April 28th as practicable. Space allowing, we may accept applications after that date.
4/30/2018 Falmouth Fest & Old Home Days
Community Festival to take place 5/26/18
Falmouth Fest and Old Home Days, running from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 26, is a signature event of Falmouth’s year-long 300th anniversary commemoration in 2018. This his family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages event is expected to attract 1500-200 people from Falmouth and surrounding towns. Festival activities include musical entertainment on our main stage, roaming performers, lots of food, old-fashioned games and races, balloon rides, vendors, exhibits, artisans, demonstrations, and other attractions.
5/1/2018 Roost Holiday Craft Show
Juried craft show to take place 11/10/2018
Roost is a curated holiday craft show featuring over 25 of the finest artisans and makers from across Maine. Unique handmade goods will abound including: organic soap, hand-spun yarn, children’s and adult apparel, wooden spoons and bowls, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and much more! There will be music all day and FLEXIT Cafe will be on hand with a selection of soups, sandwiches and sweets.
5/15/2018 Walking The Dawg
Fundraiser for Humane Society Waterville Area & Artists Supporting Artists
This outdoor event is for pet and pet lovers, we have vendor spaces available for $40 (must provide own table and chairs), this outdoor event is a festival for mutts and music. We will have a pet parade and award ceremony, vendors/sponsors, and a music festival. Held 10am to 4pm at the Alfond Center, North St., Waterville (outdoor family play area).
5/15/2018 Art for Science Rising
Grant application due 5/15/2018
The Union of Concerned Scientists is awarding grants to artists across the country who submit winning proposals for public-facing art that highlights the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined. We are looking primarily for outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas–something that will be seen by large numbers of people, in a location of your choice. A limited number of high-visibility, high-trafficked indoor locations will also be considered.
5/29/2018 Community Lawn Sale
Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 6/2/2018
Contact: Adrienne Davis (email@example.com)
“My name is Adrienne Davis and I am a co-advisor for Mt. Blue High School’s class of 2021. We are putting on a Community Lawn Sale fundraiser on June 2 here at the school. (129 Seamon Rd. Farmington, ME 04938)
The idea of this fundraiser is for crafters, vendors, and anyone who’d like to sell something (lawn sale style) to register and reserve a space. The class of 2021 takes care of all the advertising and its a great way to get a lot of people in one place at the same time who are looking to buy lawn sale items, crafts, etc.”
Please contact Adrienne Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information or questions!
5/31/2018 Moosehead Lake Artisan Village, Greenville, Maine
Artisan Cottages for Week/Weekend Lease
Program summary and application are available at www.mooseheadartisanvillage.com or call 207-280-0855.
5/26/18 – 10/14/18
The Moosehead Lake Region Economic Development Corporation (MLREDC) will launch its Artisan Village on the southern shore of Moosehead Lake in Greenville, after a successful initial pilot last summer. Four cottages will be available throughout the summer season (for a five-day “week” and, during the shoulder months, for a two-day weekend) as an affordable venue for artisans to display and sell their handmade arts and crafts to the thousands of tours who visit the Moosehead Lake region during the summer. Complimentary and reduced-priced lodging is available.
6/1/2018 2018 All Species “Waterways”
Exhibition to take place 6/4/18 – 8/6/2018
The deadline for Waterways is coming up quickly! We hope that you will be able to participate in the show which is always dedicated to a great cause. Submissions are open to any work that represents, features, or calls attention to our fragile waterways and the aquatic life that we all depend on.
The exhibit “Waterways” is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species on our planet! We are seeking artists to submit work for this year’s All Species Art Show which will raise funds for Cathance River Education Alliance. Deadline for submissions is June 1st.
“Waterways” will be on display at Frontier 14 Maine Street from June 4th to August 6th. We invite all community artists to participate to help continueto make this event a success and raise funds and awareness for our environment at a local level. Applications and details are available at our website:
We need your creative voice to speak loudly about the environment! “Waterways” is an open call art exhibit to benefit the Cathance River Education Alliance, set for June 4th through August 6th in Brunswick Maine. The exhibit “Waterways” 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 we as artists to submit work about or relating to the health of our oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, bogs and the life that depend on these habitats. We welcome diversity of artistic expression to reflect this huge part of our natural environment, but we reserve the right to turn away art that does not relate to this topic. Although this is not a juried show and we do our best to include as many submissions as possible, space is limited to 80 submissions. This will be the 8th annual All Species exhibit, which has drawn artists from across Maine and across the country. This year we have chosen the Cathance River Education Alliance to receive the funds raised. We recognize the important role that this organization plays in educating the public and protecting species in our local community. 30% from each sale will be donated to this important and well-loved local organization.
***Entry forms and additional information will be accessible from the Spindleworks website, www.spindleworks.org, or interested artists can email Brian for an application at email@example.com (subject line: Waterways submission), or stop by Spindleworks to pick one up. Deadline for entry forms and fee is June 1 st, 2018. Spindleworks is a non-profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Gallery is open M-F 9-4 and artists are on site M-F 9-3.
6/1/2018 Bethel Art Fair
Juried craft show to take place on 7/7/2018
Please join us for the 29th Annual Bethel Art Fair on the Common in Bethel, ME. Applications is ongoing until June 1, 2018.
6/14/2018 Warrior Extravaganza
Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 6/30/2018
The Warrior Extravaganza is a fundraiser for Windham Christian Academy, a small non-profit school in the Lakes Region of Maine. This one day event runs from 8:00AM-3:00PM and will include crafters, vendor, demonstrations, yard sale tables, food trucks, concessions, and children’s activities. The event will be highly publicized and vendor table are reasonably priced. For a vendor application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/30/18 Artisan Days/Boothbay Railway Village Traditional Arts Demonstrations
Ongoing program of daily demonstrations of traditional arts typical to Maine from 1850 – 1950 to take place 5/26/28 – 10/14/18
Seeking artists to demonstration your work at our Museum in Boothbay for one day or multiple days this season. We have existing relationships with a blacksmith, metalsmith, fiber artists (weaving, spinning, etc) and a cooper. We are particularly interested in connecting with those working in wood, clay, and other media we are not yet featuring. We pay artists a daily stipend and take no commission on work sold. Also offer opportunity to offer hands-on classes with the Museum providing venue, marketing, and admin support. Contact Margaret@railwayvillage.org. Booking now!
7/1/2018 Boothbay Harbor Fest Vintage & Artist Market
Juried Craft Show to take place 9/8/18 – 9/9/18
The Vintage & Artist Market is part of Boothbay Harbor Fest, a ten-day celebration missioned to support local businesses. Other major events include: Food Tasting and Live Music at 12 scenic venues, 5k & Half Marathon, Art Events and the one and only Fishin’ For Fashion Show
7/7/2018 Lincoln Loon Festival
Festival to take place 4/23/18 – 7/21/18
The 2018 Loon Festival is July 19-22nd! This year’s theme is Loon-Di Gras! Get ready to party with us! The Loon Festival is Lincoln’s Premier family-friendly summer festival! There will be food, music, artisans/crafters, train rides, beach events, and activities for the kids! Some of the featured events include; A 90’s Dance Party featuring The Shizzle, The Redneck Regatta, 71st Annual River Drivers’ Supper, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, The Children’s Parade, The Loon Festival Parade, Tribute Band Guns 4 Roses, a Fireworks Spectacular at Cobb Field, and much more!
7/9/18 Bay School Winter Faire
Juried Craft Show to take place 11/30/18 – 12/1/18
A holiday tradition for thirty-five years, the Bay School Winter Faire is a community celebration featuring music, food, art, puppet shows, craft projects, and games. Free and open to the public, this annual event draws over 1,200 visitors from across the state.
7/15/18 Open Call for Mural Proposals
Fathom Companies is seeking Maine-based artists, or artists with a strong connection to Maine, to submit proposals to design, create and install a wall mural at 80 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine. The 80 Exchange Street Mural project is an investment in the city’s future and will provide a contemporary visual public art display and add color and visual interest, character and a unique sense of place to the location. The purpose of the 80 Exchange Mural is to enhance an already thriving public space with public art that is non-commercial, beautiful and thought-provoking. This public work will add a new layer to the city fabric and serve as a featured canvas for contemporary art.
7/18/18 16th Annual Greater Portland Festival Of Nations
Festival to take place 7/28/18
The festival is a collaboration with many corporations, agencies and foundations in the Greater Portland, Maine, area. The festival has been recognized as one of the most outstanding family-oriented cultural events held in the state of Maine. It highlights Maine’s ethnic diversity and traditions, encourages greater understanding, and promotes a healthy Maine.
7/30/18 Old Orchard Beach – Art in the Park Summer Art Show
Exhibition to take place 8/11/18
Calling all Artists to Old Orchard Beach’s 2nd Annual Art in the Park Summer Art Show! We are seeking Maine-made Art, Pottery, Photography, Jewelry and more!
8/1/2018 Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show
Juried Craft Show to take place 8/9/18 – 8/11/18
By Invitation Only
This show will take place in and around the grounds of the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The curators, Jodie Aragona and Linda Perrin, have selected approximately thirty distinguished artisans in a variety of mediums to participate. With the help of the Neighborhood House’s beauty, we create a simple direct marketplace 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.
8/1/2018 “Tactile” textile art exhibit
Exhibition to take place 9/7 – 9/29/2018
“Tactile”, an open-call, juried show to be held at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, will pay homage to the decorative, domestic and utilitarian roots of textile art, while emphasizing the application of textile techniques for the purpose of communication and expression. Such techniques include (but are not limited to) stitching, weaving, knitting, crocheting, pleating, and felting. Tactile aims to feature work both large and small, 2-D and 3-D, abstract and representational, made of synthetic as well as natural materials, made by hand as well as by machine, “pure” textile as well as mixed with other media.
8/10/2018 WMCA Super Summer Sale
Yard Sale / Craft Sale to take place 8/18/2018
Vendors wanted – do you have unwanted items to sell? Are you a crafter or own a home business? Call 207-860-4470 today to reserve your space. 10×10 spot is $25 – Early Bird pricing ends Aug 1st.
8/12/2018 The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon
Juried Craft Show to take place 9/29/2018
The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon is a fine art and craft show to take place on Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm. This juried event will include 50 fine artists and artisans, demonstrations, hands on activities for all ages, live music, and food trucks. We are looking for artists and artisans of the highest quality who exemplify the best of Maine and who include fine art and fine craft handmade in Maine, nature and wildlife-related themes, sustainable products, and/or environmentally conscious processes.