The Maine Crafts Association is pleased to announce that the tenth anniversary of our Master Craft Artist Award Program will be celebrated with an exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA in 2019. The exhibition will feature the Master Craft Artist Award Recipients from 2009 through 2018.

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – October 27, 2019

Public Opening Reception: Sunday June 9, 2019 2-5pm

The 2018 Award Recipient will be included in the Tenth Anniversary Exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum

In 2009, the Maine Crafts Association began to honor individual Maine craft artists each year by awarding Master Crafts Artist recognition for a body of work that is exceptional. This award confers the prestige and acknowledgement that comes with having the artist’s work achieve a distinguishing mark of excellence.

For the tenth year of this award program the MCA is re-opening the public nomination process! Nominations are due February 28th, 2018; Award Juror Andy Verzosa will review and select from the nominees based on the award criteria (see below). The 2018 Master Craft Artist Award will be announced in April 2018 with award presentation and exhibition later in the year. Andy Verzosa is an art advocate, collector, curator, and writer. He was formerly Director of Aucocisco Galleries, founder of Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, and most recently the Interim Executive Director and Curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Verzosa has served on the boards of the Maine College of Art, Quimby Family Foundation, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and was President of the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance. He currently serves on the boards of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art and the Maine Historical Society.