Founded in 2009, CRAFT is a curated collection of fine contemporary craft by artists with Maine connections.

All craft traditions are represented, with no distinction between fine art and craft, utilitarian and non utilitarian.
The gallery is in a charming yellow carriage house located in a brick courtyard at 12 Elm Street in Rockland.
It is in the heart of the vital arts district opposite the Farnsworth Art Museum and around the corner from the historic Strand Theater, art galleries and restaurants.

Barbara Michelena, CRAFT owner and curator, is dedicated to showing the handcrafted object as a work of art and making contemporary craft accessible and relevant to everyday life. She attended Pratt Institute, where she developed her Bauhaus sensibiities and respect for art, craft and architecture. She has designed for Raymond Loewy in New York and Charles Luckman in Los Angeles, where she opened her own graphics and interior design office. Michelena has served as a juror for the American Craft Council national craft shows and has served on the board of The Center for Maine Contemporary Art. CRAFT shows compelling work by more than twenty foremost and respected craft artists working in Maine today and sought after by fine craft collectors. All have impressive backgrounds and exhibition histories, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Library of Congress. CRAFT is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving. For information please call (207) 594-0167 or email: [email protected]


Barbara Michelena
Owner / Curator of CRAFT
  Barbara Michelena, Owner/Curator of CRAFT

"Making objects by hand is humane, intimate, enduring and empowering"