Images by PFCS 2017 Show Award Winners Kreg McCune Pottery and Karina K Steele

OVERVIEW

The MCA presents the fourth annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 25, 2018, 9am – 4pm on Congress Street between High and State Streets, in Portland, Maine. The show is free and open to the public.

The Portland Fine Craft Show features over 100 juried exhibitors from Maine and New England exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood, as well as outreach booth exhibiting the work of international artists new to Maine, booths featuring New England arts organizations, schools and guilds by special invitation, live music and food trucks in Longfellow Square. The Portland Fine Craft Show remains one of the only Maine craft shows open to artists not living in Maine, and has a reputation for being well-organized and high quality, with high attendance.

SHOW PARAMETERS

The Portland Fine Craft Show follows the mission and vision of its creator, the Maine Crafts Association, by providing a retail and marketing opportunity for craft artists, strengthening the local economy and promoting Maine as a crafts destination. In 2018, the MCA has invited select New England area arts organizations to offer works for exhibition and sale in the following media categories: original mixed media 2D works, original prints, hand-printed cards and hand-printed stationary, original drawings, original paintings, and limited edition photographic prints. This expansion of acceptable media categories is offered to a small number of area arts organizations by invitation only and is not open to individual artists.

APPLYING FOR THE PORTLAND FINE CRAFT SHOW

The deadline for the 2018 Show (1/31/2018) has passed. Please join the MCA mailing list to stay informed  about the 2019 application process.

Exhibitor Amenities

• Listing in printed Show Program/Map and online Show Directory
• Lunch delivery, and water delivery throughout day
• Volunteer booth sitters
• Professional Show Producer with staff available daily for assistance leading up to show
• Advertising options in the printed Show Program/Map
• Awards for Best Booth Design and Best of Show

Booth Fees

$155 MCA Member rate
$185 Non Member rate
Double and Triple booths available
Eighteen (18) premium booths (corner booths/booths with extra space around one or more sides) will be available at an additional cost of $40.

Portland Fine Craft Show 2018 Jurors

Thank you to our 2018 jurors.

Devta Doolan
Owner, Devta Doolan Studio, Deer Isle ME | Principal, Devta Doolan Studio, Portland ME
Susan Joy Sager 
Founder, ArtBiz | Author, Selling Your Crafts, Creative Careers in Crafts
Alex Steed
Managing Partner, Knack Factory