MCA Programs and Events


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5-6: Maine Craft Weekend 2019
Oct 26 & 27: Fort Andross Fine Craft Show Brunswick (Maine Crafts Guild)
Oct 27: Master Craft Exhibition @ Fuller closes

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


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

March 1 – Sept 30
Craft Apprentice Program apprenticeship period

May 7 -10 MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Registration opens October 2019)

Aug 22: Portland Fine Craft Show

Oct 3-4: Maine Craft Weekend 2020

The Center for Maine Craft

March 1: The Clever Cup: MCA Member Mug Invitational opens
May 1-12: Mother’s Day Sale
May 4: Deep opens
May 12: Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop: Honeysuckle Way Flowers
June 5-July 30: Flora and Fauna
June 14-16: Father’s Day Speakeasy Sale
June 29-Aug 31: Saturdays at the Center
July 2 – Sept 2: Joe Dumais and Katie Thurlow,