The Holy Grail: Miraculous Items of Power

Maine Craft Portland presents a challenge for our MCA craft artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces that embody one of the many meanings The Holy Grail has held over the centuries.

“The Holy Grail is a treasure that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance, often in the custody of the Fisher King. The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.
Scholars have long speculated on the origins of the Holy Grail before Chrétien, suggesting that it may contain elements of the trope of magical cauldrons from Celtic mythology and later Welsh mythology combined with Christian legend surrounding the Eucharist.” See source 

You are invited to submit your work for exhibition and sale. These items can be in your medium of expertise and can be as small as a ring to as large as a water fountain*
(*items over 12×12”-please notify Maria to ensure placement)

Quantities to be delivered will be considered based on thematic relevance, craft and price point, etc of an individuals proposed work(s). Reminder: a current Basic, Professional, or Guild membership is required to be included in this member’s exhibition! Please let us know if you have any questions about your 2020 membership status.*

Exhibition timeline:
Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 31st
Delivery deadline: July 26
Exhibition opening: July 31
Exhibition closing: Aug 30
Pick-up deadline: Aug 31 (some pieces may be asked to stay in gallery-space allowing)

Please send submissions to: 
Maria Wolff
Maine Craft Portland Manager
maria@mainecrafts.org
207.808.8184

*Please note: MCA Jury participation is not a prerequisite for this exhibition, however, if you wish to be in the retail galleries on a regular basis you will need to set up a jury appointment with retail gallery management. You may be required to upgrade your membership if you are accepted.
The MCA is not responsible for shipping fees to and from the retail galleries – please make shipping arrangements in advance if needed.
All work for sale in the exhibition will be sold on consignment. Please reference our terms and policies in the MCA consignment agreement.