MCA Programs and Events

2020: Upcoming

May
May 1: Hey Handsome! men’s jewelry & accessories exhibition opens @ Maine Craft Portland (Cancelled)
May 1: Jean Hardy solo ceramics exhibition opens at Center for Maine Craft (Cancelled)
May 3: Deadline to advertise with us in Downeast Magazine (Cancelled)
May 7: Yoga for Craft Artists
May 12 & 17: #togetherapart Intaglio Workshop
May 2-10: Mother’s Day Sale @ Center for Maine Craft (cancelled)
May 7 -10: MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Cancelled)
May 21: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft | 3-6pm (likely cancelled)
May 30: Seconds & Supplies Sale – Ellsworth Edition! (Postponed)

June
June 7: Jean Hardy solo ceramics exhibition closes at Center for Maine Craft (Cancelled)
June 4: STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway @ Urban Farm Fermentory, (Cancelled)
June 12: Dirigo 2020: Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft opens at Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland (closes July 28) (Cancelled)
June 19-21: Father’s Day Sale @ Center for Maine Craft
June 20: Deadline to advertise with us in Portland Monthly (Art Annual)
June 27: Hey Handsome! men’s jewelry & accessories exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland (Cancelled)
June 27: Saturdays at the Center: Event TBA

July
July 3: Emily Diaz Norton solo ceramics exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland (through July 26)
July 11-25: Saturdays at the Center: Events TBA
July 24: Maine Craft 2020 Gala and MCA Guild Fine Craft Show MDI Preview Party, Camp Beech Cliff, Mount Desert, ME (Cancelled)
July 24-26: Guild Fine Craft Show: Mount Desert Island (Cancelled)
July 28: Dirigo 2020: Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft closes at Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland (Cancelled)
July 31: “The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power opens at Maine Craft Portland

August
Aug 1: PrintCraft: Lisa Pixley solo exhibition and installation at Center for Maine Craft
Aug 1-22: Saturdays at the Center: Events TBA
Aug 14-16: Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast, United Farmers Market of Maine (Cancelled)
Aug 22: Portland Fine Craft Show 10am-5pm, Free Street Portland Maine (Cancelled)

September
Sept 3: Second annual Fall Fiber Exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland
Sept 6: Deadline to advertise with us in Downeast Magazine
Sept 7: PrintCraft closes at Center for Maine Craft
Sept 11: Brant & Cochran | Axes From Maine exhibition opens at Center for Maine Craft
Sept 13: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland | 12-3pm
Sept 19 & 20: Guild Fine Craft Show: Scarborough
Sept 26: Big Ink Prints @ Center for Maine Craft (Submission deadline postponed, date TBA)
Sept 29: Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop @ Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Save the date!)

October
Oct 3-4: Maine Craft Weekend 2020
Oct 12: Brant & Cochran | Axes From Maine exhibition closes at Center for Maine Craft
Oct 16: Wolfe Editions exhibition opens at Center for Maine Craft
Oct 22: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft | 2-5pm
Oct 24 & 25: Guild Fine Craft Show: Brunswick
Oct 31: Second annual Fall Fiber Exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland

November
Nov 6: The Dining Room (third annual) exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland
Nov 14: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland | 12-3pm
Nov 28: Wolfe Editions exhibition closes at Center for Maine Craft

December
Dec 1: Center for Maine Craft Annual Holiday Ornament Showcase opens (through Dec 31)
Dec 31: The Dining Room (third annual) exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland
Dec 31st: MCA 2021 Membership Due

2020: Past

January
Jan 2: Maine Craft Portland CLOSED for inventory day
Jan 3: Hidden Ladder Collective exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland
Jan 7: Artist residency Words Into Wool begins at Center for Maine Craft
Jan 7: Panel Discussion: Preparing for a Wholesale Show 5:30 @ Mechanics Hall in Portland, ME
Jan 15: 2020 Membership GRACE PERIOD Renewal Deadline
Jan 15: Deadline to advertise with us in Maine Gallery + Studio Guide
Jan 15: MCA Guild Level Membership Application opens – rolling deadline
Jan 16: 2020 CAP In-Person Interview Day @ Maine Arts Commission
Jan 17: SNOW DATE: 2020 CAP In-Person Interview Day @ Maine Arts Commission
Jan 24: Resident Artist Sara Palumbo Demo Day @ Center for Maine Craft
Jan 25: Photo Styling Workshop with Basha Burwell
Jan 31: Application Deadline: 2020 Portland Fine Craft Show

February
Feb 1: Registration for 2020 MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows opens
Feb 2: Hidden Ladder Collective exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland
Feb 7: Joseph Webster Glassworks solo exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland
Feb 15: Late application Deadline: 2020 Portland Fine Craft Show
Feb 28: Submission Deadline for Dirigo 2020: Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft
Feb 29: Words into Wool Winter Artist Residency Closing Reception @ Center for Maine Craft

March
March 1: Registration opens for Saturdays at the Center  (Still on Schedule!)
March 1 – Sept 30: Craft Apprentice Program apprenticeship period
March 1 – Deadline to advertise with us in Downeast Magazine  (Cancelled)
March 6: Member’s Invitational Exhibition “The Clever Cupopens at Center for Maine Craft (Gallery Closed)
March 12: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft | 2-5pm (Gallery Closed)
March 20: Deadline to advertise with us in Portland Monthly (Summerguide) (Cancelled)
March 28: Joseph Webster Glassworks solo exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland (Gallery Closed)
March 29: Workshop: Learn Sgraffito with Tim Christensen
March 30: Submission Deadline: Dirigo: A Maine Bicentennial Exhibition of Craft

April
April 1: Deadline to advertise with us in Artscope Magazine (Cancelled)
April 3: “Have a Seat” Invitational furniture exhibition opens at Maine Craft Portland (Cancelled Gallery Closed)
April 18: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland | 12-3pm (Gallery Closed)
April 26: “Have a Seat” Invitational furniture exhibition closes at Maine Craft Portland (Gallery Closed)
April 27: Member’s Invitational Exhibition “The Clever Cupcloses at Center for Maine Craft (Gallery Closed)