Save the Date: The next Portland Fine Craft Show will be held August 27, 2022!

PORTLAND FINE CRAFT SHOW

2022 Portland Fine Craft Show
Saturday, August 27, 2021 | 10am-5pm
Free Street Parking Lot, 120 Free Street, Portland ME

Admission is free and open to the public!

Featuring approximately 100 juried exhibitors from Maine and the Northeast exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber-decorative, fiber-wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, stone and wood, as well as outreach booths featuring New England and Portland arts organizations, international artists new to Maine, guilds and schools by special invitation, and several sponsor booths. 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.

Application Process:

Exhibitor applications will be accepted on November 1, 2021, through Juried Arts Services.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
Late Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

SHOW LOCATION: New in 2021

For five years (2015-19) the Portland Fine Craft Show occupied Congress Street between State and High Streets, with this segment of Congress Street closed to vehicles on the Show day. In 2021, the Portland Fine Craft Show will move to a private parking lot at 120 Free Street, a location familiar to returning exhibitors. The Free Street Lot location is attractive for its proximity to the original show location, and, like the original location, its accessibility from major Portland Arts District attractions – Portland Museum of Art, the Children’s Museum and both the Old Port and the West End. The change of location is on the advice and conditions of the City of Portland.

Kaveh Mojtabai, 2022 Show Juror 

Founder and publisher of Artscope Magazine, a multi-platform magazine dedicated to reviewing exhibits and artist profiles; covering cultural events, connecting artists with their audience; and creating access to the arts. Previously, he worked for a global consulting firm. He has juried several shows including the Newburyport Art Association, Milton Art Center and gallery invitationals.

PFCS Visual Identity Project

MCA is pleased to announce Portland Fine Craft Show exhibitor Ebenezer Akakpo of Westbrook and South Portland, ME created the design and development of a visual identity for the 2021 Show.

Julie Horn, 2022 Show Juror

Julie is the visual arts director for the Maine Arts Commission and manages the State’s Percent for Art program. She relocated to Augusta after working for six years as the director for visual arts, craft, media and design at the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville. Her tenure there also included curating and managing the TAC gallery. Her education includes a BFA in painting from the University of Arizona, a MFA in print media from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a fellowship at the Wexner Center for the Arts, at The Ohio State University. Her professional work experience includes facilitating a variety of studio and lecture classes at several colleges in TN and serving as adjudicator for grants for Louisiana and Tennessee.

Vicky Rodriguez, 2021 Award Juror + 2022 Show Juror

Vicky Rodriguez is an artist and arts administrator with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She primarily considers herself a problem-solver, and has used her project management skills to produce educational videos and print resources, visual and written digital content, websites, exhibitions, events, and large-scale fine craft trade shows. She has worked with non-profits and small businesses, including the Society of Arts + Crafts and the New England Sculptors Association. A lover of art and a maker of things, Vicky loves applying her organizational skills to build platforms through which other artists can also thrive.

Thank you to our 2021 Show Sponsors & Supporters!

Become a sponsor: contact: 207-805-4918 or Simonne Feeney, Show Director, Simonne@shopmainecraft.com

Exhibitor Amenities

• Listing in printed Show Program/Map (a collaboration with West End News)
• Listing in online Show Directory
• Social media promotion/post of each individual artist
• Lunch delivery in compostable packaging – no plastic
• Water cart refill delivery and refill stations – no plastic throwaway water bottles
• Volunteer booth sitters
• Professional Show Producer with staff available daily for assistance leading up to show
• Pre show and day-of-show advertising opportunities for exhibitors
• Awards for Best Booth Design, Best of Show and People’s Choice with prize of auto entry and free booth in 2021 show

For more information please contact the shows Program Manager, Simonne Feeney, simonne@mainecrafts.org.

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