2019 Craft Apprentice Program Exhibition & Opening Reception

Please join us for an artist reception and refreshments: Friday October 4, 5-7pm

The exhibition will feature new work created during the seven-month apprenticeship by both Masters and Apprentices:

Joe Ascrizzi, Master sculptor & jeweler with
Lisa Neuman, Apprentice

Kim Dailey, Master woodturner with
Jedediah Malcore, Apprentice

Gabriel Frey, Master basketmaker with
Frances Soctomah, Apprentice

Nisa Smiley, Master jeweler with
Lauren Beach, Apprentice

David Wolfe, Master printmaker with
David Connor, Apprentice

Craft Apprentice Program

The Maine Craft Association’s Craft Apprentice Program, developed and offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission, provides Maine-based master craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create and connect. The program is designed to advance and expand the apprentice’s craft skills and professional experience.

Five master – apprentice pairs were selected for the 2019 program cycle and have worked side by side for seven months. New work created during the apprenticeship period is on view in the 2019 Craft Apprentice Program capstone exhibition at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts’ new gallery: 103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb, Maine.

CAP Partners & Funders: Thank You

The Craft Apprentice Program is managed by the Maine Crafts Association and made possible by important and crucial partnerships, collaborations and funding:

Maine Arts Commission: Program Partner & Funder since 2016

Maine Home & Design: Exclusive CAP Exhibition Magazine Sponsor since 2016

National Endowment for the Arts: 2019 Funder

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts: 2019 Organizational Partner

2019 CAP Organizational Partner: Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

The Craft Apprentice Program is grateful to our Organizational Partner, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, as we mount the 2019 CAP Exhibition in their new ADA-compliant gallery located in the Joan Person Watkins House. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts is a nonprofit arts organization that offers summer and fall residencies, workshops, artist exhibition and talks, and other public events.

Watershed’s Joan Pearson Watkins House, located at 103 Cochran Road in Edgecomb, opened in summer 2019 and now offers permanent administrative offices, gallery space, a community gathering spot, and a retail shop for the nonprofit.

The Joan Pearson Watkins House (and gallery) is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Craft Apprentice Program – 2020 Application

The 2020 Craft Apprentice Program application will open mid October and be due Tuesday December 10th. The number of apprenticeships awarded will depend on pending funding applications, stay tuned.

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – 31, 2019