MCA Programs and Events

2020: Upcoming

September
Sept 3: Second annual Fall Fiber Exhibition | Opens @ Maine Craft Portland
Sept 4: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Sept 6: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Sept 6: Deadline to advertise with us in Downeast Magazine
Sept 11: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Sept 13: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Sept 13: MCA Retail Jury @ Maine Craft Portland | 12-3pm
Sept 18: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Sept 20: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Sept 19-20: Guild Fine Craft Show: Scarborough (Cancelled)
Sept 25: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Sept 26: Big Ink Prints @ Center for Maine Craft (Submission deadline postponed, date TBA)
Sept 27: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Sept 29: DEADLINE to REGISTER for: Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop
Sept 30: Workshop Series Part #1: 12pm – 1pm Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop

October
Oct 3-4: Maine Craft Weekend | DIY Edition 2020
Oct 7: Workshop Series Part #2: 12pm – 1pm Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop
Oct 14: Workshop Series Part #3: 12pm – 1pm Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop
Oct 16: Craft Apprentice Program Capstone Open House | @ Maine Craft Portland (Rescheduled from original opening @ Watershed)
Oct 16: Wolfe Editions exhibition | Opens @ Center for Maine Craft
Oct 21: Workshop Series Part #4: 12pm – 1pm Get Ready with CERF Plus: How to Protect Your Career from Emergencies – Workshop
Oct 22: MCA Retail Jury @ The Center for Maine Craft | 2-5pm
Oct 24-25: Guild Fine Craft Show: Brunswick (Cancelled)
Oct 25: “The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power” | Closes @ Maine Craft Portland
Oct 31: Second annual Fall Fiber Exhibition | Closes at Maine Craft Portland

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

December
Dec 1: Center for Maine Craft Annual Holiday Ornament Showcase | Opens (through Dec 31)
Dec 9: Craft Apprentice Program 2021 Application Deadline (application opens October 2020)
Dec 15: Call for Designers | Preferred Deadline for STITCH 2021
Dec 31: The Dining Room (third annual) exhibition | Closes @ Maine Craft Portland
Dec 31: 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)

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 (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 @ Maine Craft Portland (Cancelled)
July 11-25: Saturdays at the Center (Cancelled)
July 15: Peter Asselyn Exhibition: Sabbathday Lake Maple Shaker Bowls | Opens @ Maine Craft Portland
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)

August
Aug 1: PrintCraft: Lisa Pixley solo exhibition and installation | @ Center for Maine Craft (Cancelled)
Aug 1-22: Saturdays at the Center (Cancelled)
Aug 14-16: Guild Fine Craft Show: Belfast, United Farmers Market of Maine (Cancelled)
Aug 14: LAUNCH! East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Aug 16: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Aug 21: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Aug 22: Portland Fine Craft Show 10am-5pm, Free Street Portland Maine (Cancelled)
Aug 23: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm
Aug 25: “The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power” | Opens @ Maine Craft Portland
Aug 28: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 3pm-7pm
Aug 30: East End Vend: Artists + Farmers + Foodies 9am – 1pm

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