MCA Programs and Events

2019

January
Jan 15: Membership renewal grace period ends (due 12/31) membership renewal form
Jan 31: Portland Fine Craft Show Application Deadline

February
Feb 2: Dynamic Layers: Surface Design Workshop with Rebecca May Verrill
Feb 15: Sign Up Deadline for Mother’s Day Ad in Downeast Magazine

March
March 16-18: New England Made Mentor Booth Program featuring 33 By Hand

April
April 5: Sign Up Deadline for June Maine Magazine Co-Op Ad
April 6: Intellectual Property Basics Workshop at Maine Mechanics’ Hall
April 20: Speed Designing with Jolene McGowan at Maine Mechanics’s Hall

May
May 3: Sign Up Deadline for July Downeast Magazine Co-Op Ad
May 9-12: Annual MCA Workshop Weekend @ Haystack

June
June 1: 2019 Seconds & Supplies SALE @ Running with Scissors
June 6: STITCH: A Fashion Fundraiser
June 9: Public Opening Reception MCA Master Craft Artist Ten-Year Anniversary Exhibition @ Fuller Craft Museum
June 17: Application Deadline: MCA Mentor Booth @ CraftBoston Holiday
June 28: Sign Up Deadline for Portland Monthly Art Annual Co-Op Ad
June 30: Registration Deadline for Maine Craft Weekend (pre-late fee)

July
July 15: Submission Deadline: MCA Hats & Hoodies Design Contest
July 26, 27 & 28: Directions Fine Craft Show at Mount Desert Island (Maine Crafts Guild)

August
Aug 16: 2019 6:00 MCA Master Craft Artist Award Presentation, and Reception, Belfast – Free and open to the public!
Aug 16, 17, & 18: Belfast Fine Craft Show (Maine Crafts Guild)
Aug 24: Portland Fine Craft Show

September
Sept 6: Sign Up Deadline for November Downeast Magazine Co-Op Ad
Sept 14: Curatorial Talk with Lissa Hunter @ MECA – ICA (free & open to the public)
Sept 14 & 15: Scarborough Fine Craft Show (Maine Crafts Guild)
Sept 23: Artist Application Deadline: Tandem Holiday Open House & Fundraiser

October
Oct 1-16: 2019 MCA Luthiers Invitational @ Center for Maine Craft
Oct 1-31: 2019 Craft Apprentice Program Exhibition @ Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Oct 4: 2019 CAP Exhibition Opening @ Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Oct 4: Two Exhibition Openings @ Maine Craft Portland: 2019 Master Craft Award Tom Ferrero & Dark & Stormy
Oct 5-6: Maine Craft Weekend 2019
Oct 5: Pop-up Shop & Demo w/ Donna Lausier @ Center
Oct 15: Donation Deadline for the 2019 MCA Auction Fundraiser
Oct 19: Retail Gallery 101 @ Maine Mechanics Hall
Oct 26 & 27: Fort Andross Fine Craft Show Brunswick (Maine Crafts Guild)
Oct 27: Master Craft Exhibition @ Fuller closes
Oct 31: Bidding Opens: 2019 MCA Auction Fundraiser

November
Nov 9: Artist Statement Workshop in Presque Isle
Nov 21-Dec 31: Annual Holiday Ornament Showcase @ Center for Maine Craft
Nov 18: Last day to bid in the 2019 MCA Auction Fundraiser
Nov. 18: Are you Ready for Wholesale Panel Discussion, Portland

December
Dec. 1: Holiday Card Printmaking Workshop @ Maine Craft Portland
Dec 7: Tandem Holiday Open House & Fundraiser 12-5pm
Dec 10: 2020 Craft Apprentice Program Application Deadline
Dec 13, 14, 15: MCA Mentor Booth @ CraftBoston Holiday, Hynes Convention Center
Dec 14: Tandem Holiday Open House & Fundraiser 12-5pm
Dec 20: Emily Shaffer Trunk Show @ Center for Maine Craft | 10am-2pm

2020

January
Jan 16: 2020 CAP In-Person Interview Day @ Maine Arts Commission
Jan 17: SNOW DATE: 2020 CAP In-Person Interview Day @ Maine Arts Commission

February
Feb 28: Submission Deadline for Dirigo 2020: Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft

March
March 1 – Sept 30: Craft Apprentice Program apprenticeship period
March 12: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft

April
April 18: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland

May
May 7 -10: MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Registration opens October 2019)
May 21: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft
May 30: Seconds & Supplies Sale – Ellsworth Edition!

June
June 12: Dirigo 2020: Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft Opens at Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland (closes July 28)

July
July tba: Guild Fine Craft Show: MDI

August
Aug tba: Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast
Aug 22: Portland Fine Craft Show

September
Sept tba: Guild Fine Craft Show: Scarborough
Sept 13: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland
Sept 26: Big Ink Prints @ Center for Maine Craft

October
Oct 3-4: Maine Craft Weekend 2020
Oct 22: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft
Oct tba: Guild Fine Craft Show: Brunswick

November
Nov 14: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland