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Seconds and Supplies Sale

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This event is a co-production between Artsworth and the MCA.OVERVIEW

This event provides an opportunity for the public and fellow statewide artists to purchase studio supplies, materials and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists. We are now hosting this event every other year between Portland, and Ellsworth, Maine. See details from the Portland event in 2019.

An indoor/outdoor Maine Art and Craft Seconds & Supplies Sale will be held Saturday June 12, 2021 at Artsworth in Ellsworth, Maine, 9-3pm.

The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Artsworth designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do! Artsworth shares the grounds with Fogtown Brewery and Atlantic Art Glass, a public access glass blowing studio, be prepared to enjoy glass blowing demonstrations all day during the event and local beer at the afterparty. 

For Artists & Attendees: Big ticket items will be previewed on the Facebook Event Page. Items will only be available on the day of the sale. Please attend the event to purchase these items.

Seconds & Supplies Sale vendors, volunteers and customers are invited to lunch in the beer garden at Fogtown Brewery.  Fogtown is located directly downstairs from Atlantic Art Glass and the event. Their diverse tap list includes barrel-aged sours fermented with locally foraged berries, stouts brewed with organic Maine oats, refreshing lagers brewed with heritage Maine malts, and IPAs made with fresh, whole cone Maine-grown Cascade hops, and much more.

Winter Marketplace at Fogtown Beer Garden & Atlantic Art Glass

We are combining forces with Fogtown Brewery to bring you a winter marketplace. Since the Annual Firegathering will not be happening this year (due to Covid safety concerns), we thought this could be a good way to get together, and bring you a European style OUTDOOR market.                            Join us on Saturday, December 12th for the “Fogtown Winter Marketplace” in the beer garden!

From 10am to 5pm, Artsworth and Fogtown will be hosting an outdoor marketplace in the beer garden, featuring local artists showcasing and selling their fine art, hand-made products, and crafts, while upstairs at Atlantic Art Glass socially distanced glass blowing demonstrations are open to the public. Many blown glass gift items will also be available to purchase in the glass gallery.

Fogtown corner store will be open from 10am-7pm, offering beer, hot tea, mulled wine, cider, and starting at 12/noon, wood fired pizza and snacks will be available for sale to sustain you during all the lively offerings. 
This outdoor event will still follow strict COVID protocols; please maintain social distancing, and masks are required (and provided) when you are not seated at a table. Restroom facilities and hand sanitizer available in the beer garden.
Rain date: Sunday 12/6
Featured artists and artisans:

Linda Perrin, Atlantic Art Glass, hand blown glass offerings
Sarah Levine, Massage Gift Certificates
Cynthia Lech: Metal Jewelry
Erik Hill: 3D printed art/ fine wood work
Molly Friedland: Dried floral arrangements & wreaths
The Community School: Holiday centerpieces and wreaths
Roberta Sprague: Paintings
Featherfoot Farm; local herbal collective

Freestyle Weaving Workshop

Freestyle Weaving Workshop

Weave fabric to adorn your home or body while learning how to work with a 4 harness loom.

Because it’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Saturdays April 11 and 18th (+ open studio time during the week)                     

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.       $130.00

• Supplies included call 664-0222 to sign up.                                                                               

In this workshop students will choose yarns from our supply to create a one of a kind textile, such as a scarf, table runner or hanging fiber art by combining yarns of different weights and colors.

Martine Nagy and Linda Perrin will guide you in exploring fun and useful weaving techniques such as creating a buttonhole, puffy tapestry weaving and textural insertions. An assortment of yarn and fiber of all types, colors and weights will be available for you to integrate in your “unique creation”. 

Our workshop is unique and differs from other traditional styles of hand weaving.  In traditional hand weaving, weavers highly value the regularity of the woven cloth: if there is an irregular pattern or thread, it is considered as a “mistake” or “flaw”.  In our freestyle weaving workshop free expression is encouraged, embracing the differences between hand weaving and machine weaving.

In this fun workshop we will:

  • Consider the differences between people and machines.

  • Be bold and adventurous

  • Inspire one another and enjoy each other’s individuality.

For your pleasure and to allow participants to dive right into the delights of weaving, you will begin your weaving on a loom that has been warped with about 100 warp threads/ends on their assigned loom. (about 3-3 1/2 yards by 9 inches wide).

However, to supplement your understanding of the craft, a warping demonstration and the use of a warping mill versus a warping board will be discussed before we begin our projects. 

Think of this workshop as a kind of weaving sampler, where you can explore different techniques and traditions that speak to you, with our guidance.

This workshop is designed for beginners or anyone wanting to try their hand at weaving with a 4 harness loom.  All levels are welcome.  All materials needed to create a complete piece will be provided. Please feel free to bring your won specialty yarns (cashmere, silk, hand spun yarn, etc…).

Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot 

Warping Weaving Workshop with Linda Perrin and Martine Nagy

 

Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational Arts & Crafts Show

 

Please Join us August 13-15th at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Maine

1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Thursday, August 13, 2–7 P.M.

Friday, August 14, 10–5 P.M.

Saturday, August 15, 10–5 P.M.

Please join us for this wonderful summer event! We are excited to help organize the fourteenth annual Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational Arts and Crafts Show.

The curators, Jodie Aragona and Linda Perrin, select a house full of distinguished artisans in a variety of mediums to participate in this “not to be missed” cultural event on Mount Desert Island, Maine. In the beauty of the historic Neighborhood House, an elegant atmosphere is created where one can find artisan made housewares, wearable art, sculpture or gifts for friends back home.

This show has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, with no admission charge for the public. We kick off the annual gathering with a Thursday evening wine and cheese opening. 

Seconds and Supplies Sale

Because it’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

For current updates from the Maine Crafts Association, please visit: https://mainecrafts.org/mca-covid-19-updates-information/

This event is a co-production between Artsworth and the MCA.OVERVIEW

This event provides an opportunity for the public and fellow statewide artists to purchase studio supplies, materials and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists. We are now hosting this event every other year between Portland, and Ellsworth, Maine. See details from the Portland event in 2019.

An indoor/outdoor Maine Art and Craft Seconds & Supplies Sale will be held Saturday May 30, 2020 at Artsworth in Ellsworth, Maine, 9-3pm.

The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Artsworth designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do! Artsworth shares the grounds with Fogtown Brewery and Atlantic Art Glass, a public access glass blowing studio, be prepared to enjoy glass blowing demonstrations all day during the event and local beer at the afterparty. 

For Artists: Vendor applications are open to MCA members January 31 – March 31. Open to non-members April 1, 2020.

For Artists & Attendees: Big ticket items will be previewed on the Facebook Event Page. Items will only be available on the day of the sale. Please attend the event to purchase these items.

Seconds & Supplies Sale vendors, volunteers and customers are invited to an afterparty at Fogtown Brewery 3-6pm. Join us to visit, connect and celebrate clean studios and new purchases.  Fogtown is located directly downstairs from Atlantic Art Glass and the event. Their diverse tap list includes barrel-aged sours fermented with locally foraged berries, stouts brewed with organic Maine oats, refreshing lagers brewed with heritage Maine malts, and IPAs made with fresh, whole cone Maine-grown Cascade hops, and much more. (Attendance @ the sale not required to attend!).Grab convenient lunch or dinner from Eat At Joe’s food truck.

Artsworth”s neighbor Atlantic Art Glass, demonstrate their amazing glassblowing craft during the event.

Introduction to Pure Silver Clay

 

$130. includes a tool kit and all materials 

Precious Metal Clay is a clay-like compound consisting of powdered silver in an organic binder. It can be formed and textured using simple tools to make earrings, pendants and other jewelry. When fired the organic binder burns off and the metal particles sinter leaving pure silver. It is fun and easy to work with.

A basic tool kit and packet of PMC3 are included in the class price. Students will go home with at least one finished piece of jewelry.

Bring to Class: notebook, pencil, ideas and curiosity. If you have things you would like to use to texture your work bring those too.

The Instructor-Janelle Delicata is a Certified PMC Instructor and local artist and small business owner living in Blue Hill, Maine. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an MFA in Weaving & Textile Design at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Craft with a minor in Jewelry & Metals. 

She sells her jewelry in local shops and galleries and at selected fine craft shows in the New England area. She also exhibits fine art mixed media work in many venues.

Call 664-0222 to register

Rainbow of Natural Dyes

Call 207-664-0222 to register!

Jackie Ottino Graf is a colorful fiber artist with lot’s of professional and creative experience, this is her dying with natural materials “101”course. If you have ever wondered how in the world one can make so many amazing colors naturally, this is the class for you.  Everything is included, (600 yards of merino yarn, all dyes and equipment, handouts etc). At the end of a fun and informative day,  you will go home with a stash of small skeins of yarn in each color. 

We will go over proper fiber preparation and mordanting techniques for both safety and vibrancy.  While natural dyes can be used on all types of fiber, we will be focusing on wool yarns in this workshop. 

Please bring a lunch, any note-taking materials you may wish, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Please also bring a plastic bag or container to bring home wet yarns.

🙂 Dyeing has an element of waiting, so feel free to bring along some handwork, like knitting or spinning to do while you visit and wait!

Cost is $150. PLEASE Call 207-664-0222 to register.

 

10th Annual FireGathering

10am-6pm: 10th Annual FireGathering  

Glass blowing and Artisan Demonstrations and a Holiday Marketplace 

For the 10th consecutive year, we open our doors and welcome you to an event full of fiery energy and creativity. FireGathering 2019 isa day to celebrate the winter solstice like an artist!!  at 25 Pine St., Ellsworth, ME we will be doing what we love in the studio – blowing glass and having fun connecting with you. Let’s take the time to tell each other stories of our busy summers, our winter plans and who that special someone is in our lives at the moment! At the warehouse we host a marketplace featuring work by local artisans and it is a great opportunity to get last minute Holiday gifts for loved ones or for yourself! 

At this annual event we share our love of  the fire arts with you as we do demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery and torch-working. This open studio event is our way of saying “hey neighbor, come gather around our hearth!  Let’s enjoy community and creativity together as we beat back the cold and dark of approaching winter.” Come warm yourself by our fires and welcome the winter with us.

Then at sunset head downstairs for local brews and live music at Fogtown Brewing.

if you would like to show your work at the marketplace please email me at artsworthstudios@gmail.com or fill out this online form.

Questions? Call 207-664-0222

Maine Craft Weekend at Artsworth Studios

 

Saturday October 5, Sunday October 6
10:00am-4:00pm

Artsworth is celebrating a weekend of creative activity hosted by the Heart of Ellsworth and Maine Craft Weekend. Maine Crafts Association artists will gather at the warehouse to demonstrate and show their work. 

Ken and Linda Perrin delight in creating a hub of fine arts activities while they demonstrate their glassblowing craft to the public. The Atlantic Art Glass team demonstrate traditional glassblowing  all day as they make glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors! The studio of Atlantic Art Glass will be turned into a “glass pumpkin patch” as the molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe. The glass pumpkin patch charms visitors of all ages.

Emi Ito, Weaver from Bath, Maine:  will bring her unique Saori loom to the Atlantic Art Glass warehouse in Ellsworth. Her lively masterful wearable woven art is a celebration of creativity. This weekend festivitiy is a rare opportunity to see Ito doing demonstrations of various fun weaving techniques. Wrapping up in one of Emi’s pieces makes the cool weather a treat! Her scarves and shawls will be available for sale.

Kristi Frank, an intuitive abstract artist, using the highest environmental standards, creates jewelry with distinctive silhouettes. She owns Salt Grass Jewelry in South Portland, ME and will be coming up to Ellsworth to join the festivities. She will be doing metalsmithing demonstrations. She will also have work available for sale at special Maine Craft Weekend prices!

Kreg McCune, from Mt. Desert Island is a potter, he will be offering pottery wheel demonstrations for the public on Saturday. Kreg will provide opportunities for visitors to experience and create on the potter’s wheel and learn more about the process of creating fine ceramics from start to finish. Kreg McCune Pottery will have work available for purchase and over the course of the weekend will be creating a set of hand thrown mugs for Fogtown Brewery! (Saturday only.)

Huggybear from Mount Desert Island will bring his trusty torch to the festivities, and do glass lamp working demonstrations. 

Speed Designing w/ Jolene McGowan at Artsworth Studios – a Maine Crafts Association workshop

 

Maine Crafts Association and Artsworth Studios presents
Speed Designing w/ Jolene McGowan

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10am – 12:30pm

Artsworth
25 Pine Street
Ellsworth, Maine

MCA Member: $100 per student – Lunch Provided
Non-MCA Member: $115 per student – Lunch Provided

Register:
https://mainecrafts.org/speed-designing-with-jolene-mcgowan/

Instructor Bio
Before starting her own communications business, Jolene worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Jill McGowan, Inc., where she helped the company expand its reach from 4 boutiques in New England to 200 specialty stores throughout the United States. During Jolene’s tenure with the company, Jill McGowan was a guest designer on Martha Stewart TV and appeared in local and national media. Jolene led the effort to increase online sales by championing the launch of the company’s first website and subsequently directing a successful social media retail marketing campaign. In 2010, Jill McGowan, Inc. opened their flagship store in Freeport, Maine.

Workshop Type
Professional Development – All levels welcome.

Description
Workshop participants will leave the 2 hour workshop with their own Mailchimp account and a completed promotional flier designed and created in Adobe Spark featuring their work or business. All of this will be accomplished in one workshop setting the participant up for future promotions.

What to bring
Laptop

Register:
https://mainecrafts.org/speed-designing-with-jolene-mcgowan/