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

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.

5/31/2018 Moosehead Lake Artisan Village, Greenville, Maine

Artisan Cottages for Week/Weekend Lease

Program summary and application are available at 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 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

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

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.

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:




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.

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:

8/14/2017 Common Street Arts 2017 Holiday Bazaar

Juried Craft Show to take place 11/15 – 12/23/2017

Click here for event website.

“Common Street Arts is pleased to present its 5th annual Holiday Bazaar. Prior to the winter holidays, the gallery will be transformed into a marketplace filled with handmade items created by Maine artists and craftspeople through this juried exhibition. The most unique holiday gifts will be available at Common Street Arts! All artists will be paid a 60% commission; Common Street Arts Artist Level members will be paid a 70% commission.

Submission Deadline: August 14
Submission Review: August 15 + 16
Notification: September 1
Drop-Off: November 2 + 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Special Members + VIP Preview Sale: November 14, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Opening Celebration: November 15, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Bazaar Dates: November 15 – December 23
Pick-Up: January 8 + 9, 10:00am – 4:00pm

ENTRY FEE: $25 for non-members. Fee can be paid online through the CSA website; by credit card, or by check made payable to Common Street Arts.

CONTACT: Marie Sugden:, 207.509.3364

• This is a juried exhibition and all images submitted must be of the items that will be available for sale and display
• Up to five, high-resolution digital images of sample available items
• Complete caption information for each image including title, media, dimensions
(h x w x d), year completed, and price
• Contact information: name, mailing address, phone, email
• Email all information in ONE email to: Subject line: Holiday Bazaar 2017/artist’s last name””

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

Venue: Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, Maine  

The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association.

Click here to apply:

9/10/2017 Craft Boston 2018

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

CraftBoston Spring 2018
April 20-22, 2018 / Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts

CraftBoston Holiday 2018
December 14-16, 2018 / Hynes Convention Center

 9/15/2017 Maine Women’s Expo

Opportunity to exhibit at Maine Women’s Magazine Fall Expo at Thompson Point in Portland, ME. Register at the link below. Attention painters:  Register to bring your easel and paint during the event!

Showcase your product, service or brand to 1,000+ Maine women as an Exhibitor at the Maine Women’s Fall Expo on November 5, at Thompson’s Point in Portland. This will be Maine Women’s biggest Expo yet with a large space in the newly renovated, spacious Brick South venue at Thompson’s Point. Special speakers, forums and activities are planned to make this a spectacular experience for all.

9/18/2017 Mistletoe and Artisan Holiday Sale

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/3/2017 – 9/25/2017

Historic New England invites artisans to apply to Mistletoe & Holly Artisan Sale, a juried artisan sale at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center in South Berwick. Mistletoe & Holly is not a booth show, but will be set up boutique-style, so artisans who are doing other shows on the same dates can participate. Artists pay a commission of 30% or 35%, no booth fee or jury fee. The show runs three weekends, Friday-Sunday, November 17-19, 24-26, and December 1-3, will offer free admission, and be part of a town-wide holiday program with high visitation in South Berwick Friday, December 1. To learn more and get an application online, visit or email

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

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/7 – 10/8/2017

Venue: Fort Andross Mill Complex, Brunswick, Maine

The $35 jury fee is waived for current Professional members of the Maine Crafts Association.

Click here to apply:

9/30/2017 Season of Giving Arts Sale

Saturdays & Sundays: December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2017

The Season of Giving Arts Sale invites artists, crafters, and makers of all media and categories to submit your items to this holiday arts sale. This event is not intended as a “booth show,” but a display of local art and craft that will be designed more like a retail pop-up store. The Museum is dedicated to highlighting local arts and entrepreneurs, and offer this outlet to artisans without brick-and-mortar stores to reach customers during the holiday season. This call is open to artists, crafters, collectors, and makers who create artwork, three-dimensional items, unique clothing, food, soaps, and other locally-crafted items.

ARTISANS: Apply to participate in the Season of Giving Arts Sale!

10/1/17 Waterfall Arts Handmade Show

Juried Pop-up Gallery/Shop

Pop-up Shop to take place 12/1/17 – 12/23/17


For the past 7 years, the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts, Belfast ME, has become a venue for a month long holiday pop-up show and sale. The Handmade Show provides an opportunity for diverse group of artists and crafters to showcase their work. Waterfall Arts is a vibrant, nonprofit, community art venue committed to its mission “to create community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.” Today, it is the most comprehensive community arts center in Waldo County, and offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. It is also a community resource for cultural activities and a hub for many other community events. Proceeds from the Handmade Show go towards programming costs for the following year.

10/1/17 MECA Holiday Sale

Event to take place 12/1 and 12/2 2017

We will be accepting applications for the 2017 MECA Holiday Sale starting Friday, September 1, 2017. The sale supports MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs while providing an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. FREE Admission – All Ages!

2017 Location and Sale Dates: Maine College of Art, Porteous Building
522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Friday, December 1, 5pm–9pm
Saturday, December 2, 10am–5pm


10/5/17 Picnic Holiday Sale

Event to take place 12/10/2017

Sale will be held indoors at our new location at Thompson’s Point from 11am to 6pm. We are now accepting vendor applications. We want vendors who make unique handmade arts and crafts, as well as vendors who sell vintage goods such as books, clothing, records and household items. You can apply online at until October 5.

10/13/2017 Maine State Archives WWI Commemorative Ornament

Competition to take place between 10/6/17 – 11/13/17

The Maine State Archives invites all Maine artists to submit ideas for a Christmas tree ornament to be included in a World War I commemoration event on Nov. 20. The ornament commission calls for a three-part design, with one section to be presented to Halifax, a second section to accompany the Christmas tree to Boston, and a third section to remain in Maine. Such a design allows the ornament to be reunited at a future event. See website for full details.

10/15/2017 TIDINGS

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/3/2017

Tidings Craft and Art show: We are so excited for our SECOND holiday show this year. We are growing and thus this year will be at The Ocean Gateway on Portland’s beautiful waterfront- Sunday December 3rd from 10-4. Now accepting vendor applications, due 10/15, $8 jury fee. Visit website to apply: 

10/15/2017 Art on the Courts

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 10/15/2017

Art on the Courts, on October 15, welcomes high quality arts from all mediums. This show requires submission of an application and $50 entry fee. No commission is taken from artists. Proceeds will go to support further programing of the Kennebec Valley Tennis Association as well as Maine Medical’s opiod treatment program.
Please request application from Elizabeth Neale:
Deadline for applications is September 1, 2017.
Other events that day are a live auction, wine tasting and healing arts opportunities.

10/20/17 Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape

Juried Exhibition to take place 3/2/18 – 6/1/18

Click here to apply.

The Atrium Art Gallery at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (USM) is hosting an exhibition, Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape, a group show of 2D and 3D Art and is seeking artists whose work is focused on Maine’s industrial landscape.

Painter Janice L. Moore is the guest curator for this exhibition. She has a had longtime interest in Maine’s work landscapes and how they have shaped us both physically and culturally. Robyn Holman, retired curator of Atrium Gallery, will also take part in the artist selection.

Maine artists* are invited to submit images of work for consideration. All media will be considered: paintings, drawings, sculpture, works in clay, fiber, glass, ceramic, metal, and wood. There is no entry fee. Works may be for sale with arrangements between the buyer and artist. Proposal for new works will be considered.

10/30/2017 5th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Show

Curated Holiday Pop-up Shop to take place 11/25/17 – 12/24/17

Chaya Studio Jewelry presents the 5th annual Holiday Benefit Art Show at 22 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME. This call for art is open to all artists and craftspeople.

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 for two years we raised enough to sponsor a family at Camp Sunshine. Please join us for year 5! FMI you can contact Chaya at 207-221-6552 or

11/1/17 Atwood-Williams PTA Craft Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 11/4/17

The Atwood-Williams PTA and community members have joined to put on this event. Come and support the many talented crafters and vendors.

11/11/17 Casco Bay High School 12th Annual Craft Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 11/18/17

Casco Bay High School is having it’s 12th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 9am-3pm. If you are interested in joining us please e-mail so that we can send you a detailed welcome letter and application.

Enjoy three floors of hand made items by local artists & craftspeople. There will also be a silent auction of beautifully handmade ornaments, a delicious homemade lunch, live music, and Portland’s longest and most delicious cookie walk! Please come support the school at 196 Allen Ave. – plenty of free parking!

Set up begins at 7am. Contact ATTN: Michele Turner. We hope you will join us!

11/15/2017 MillRun Holiday Market at Frontier

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/1 – 12/3/2017

Friday December 1st
10am–4pm | Vendors load in and set up
5pm–9pm | Opening Night | Cash bar & Live Music
Saturday December 2nd
Sunday December 3rd
5pm | Vendors load out and final clean up

1 ) Booth size is 8’x6′. All tables and displays must be provided by the vendor.
2 ) Electricity is available. Please provide Frontier with any electrical or special set up needs.
3 ) Vendors are solely responsible for their sale transactions.

Contact Emily Wolf with any questions.

11/20/2017 The 11th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/2/2017

Contact Ed Steltzer at for more information.

The Village Baptist Church in Kennebunkport, Maine is having it’s 11th Annual Christmas Craft Fair during Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 10am-3pm. The church will be selling beverages, bakery goods and soups during the fair. Location of the church is: 6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046. Thank-you!

11/24/17 Small Business Saturday & Fall Craft Fair

Downtown Westbrook Coalitions event for small businesses & crafters

Fair to take place 11/25/17



12/1/2017 Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Holiday Sale

Juried Craft Show to take place 12/1 – 12/3/2017

Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans annual Holiday Sale. Come and shop local. Featuring fine crafted jewelry, photographs, prints, cards, fiber, baskets, stained glass, pottery, batiks, and woodworking. We will have live music and refreshments! This is a 3 day event.
December 1 (6-8pm)
December 2 (10am-3pm)
December 3 (10am-1pm)

12/1/17 2018 Temporary Public Art Installation

Exhibition to take place 5/1 – 9/30/2018

Call for Proposals

The Waterville Creates! Public Art Task Group invites artists to submit proposals for a temporary public art installation from May 1 through September 30 of 2018. A minimum of two artists (or groups of artists) will be selected to provide works of art for exterior display, installation, and/or performance in the City of Waterville, Maine. This invitation is open to artists whether they live within or outside of the state of Maine. The application deadline is Friday, December 1. To learn more about this opportunity, visit our website by clicking on the link provided, or give us a call at 207 – 872 – 2787.

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.

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  or Application deadline is 1/9/18.

2/1/2018 Call for new artisans and associates

Markings Gallery

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

3/1/2018 Job Opportunities for Fine Craft Show Coordinators

Maine Crafts Guild

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 –

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 |

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

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, 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 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 ( 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 (