CRAFT Gallery announces Craft Apprenticeship Program
CRAFT Gallery in Rockland announces the inaugural 2016 Craft Apprenticeship Program (CAP). Gallery owner Barbara Michelena was honored to be one of three jurors who selected the recipients. The Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission implemented the new statewide program offered to contemporary craft artists with Maine connections. The program supports the role of master/apprentice partnership whose purpose is to develop and nurture the next generation of makers in perfecting their craft skills and prepare them to meet the challenges of current and future demands of exhibiting, marketing and selling their work.
CRAFT Gallery is dedicated to this purpose by offering exceptional, fine craft by artists working in Maine today to buyers and serious collectors. The gallery is pleased to be part of the new CAP program and the recognition and financial support it brings to the craft community. The gallery will be exhibiting the work of the three pairs of CAP recipients: machine knitter Anne Emlein and her apprenticeRose Allard, glass artist Linda Perrin and her apprentice Jacquelyn Jensen and blacksmith Doug Wilson and his apprentice James Crawford during Maine Craft Weekend in October.
The gallery is now closed for the season and will re-open in late May 2016. Below are images of work shown in 2015. Some items are still available for purchase during the winter months. Please email [email protected] or call 207 236 8930 (our winter phone number) for prices and more information.