The Ruby Jubilee

Maine Crafts Association Celebrates 40 Years!

Shop Maine Craft presents a group exhibition of Maine Craft Association members at Maine Craft Portland.

On view November 3-24, 2023

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MCA Members are invited to submit work for inclusion in this exhibition with a central theme of the Ruby; the gemstone associated with the 40th anniversary representing a lifetime of shared experiences, memories, and growth.

The Maine Crafts Association was founded in 1983 to support and connect Maine’s craft artists. Over the past forty years MCA has grown to serve over 600 members living and working statewide, offering unique programs designed to help artists grow their creative practices and businesses and engage with the greater arts community. In 2023 we will celebrate this landmark anniversary by showcasing a collection of craft objects created by our members.

Please contact Maine Craft Portland manager, Mia Del Bene, to make a submission:

Exhibition timeline:
Submissions due on or before October 1, 2023
Delivery deadline: October 27, 2023
Installation date: November 1 + 2, 2023
Exhibition opening: November 3, 2023 (Portland’s First Friday Art Walk)
Exhibition closing: November 24, 2023
Pick-up deadline: December 1, 2023

Maine Craft Portland is a retail gallery + resource center in the historic Mechanics Hall downtown Portland, Maine. It promotes craft in Maine through exhibitions and public programming and directly benefits Maine craft artists through sales of their work. Maine Craft Portland opened in July 2018 and exhibits and sells the work of 200 Maine Crafts Association members. Learn More

521 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 (map)

Mia Del Bene
Retail Gallery Manager