2014 Winter Bulletin
News of Fiber Events, Exhibitions, Opportunities, Workshops and more...
COLLAGE X 10 opens at Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, March 7–9, 2014. Opening Reception: Friday Art Walk, March 7, 5 to 8pm. Selected works by ten contemporary Maine artists: Daniel Anselmi, Gabriella D'Italia, David Driskell, Stew Henderson, Charlie Hewitt, Karen MacDonald, Dan Mills, Shannon Rankin, Abbie Read, and Noriko Sakanishi. Exhibition sponsored by CMCA, curated by Bruce Brown, curator emeritus.
FMI: www.cmcanow.org, 207.236.2875
TOWN AND COUNTRY HOOKED RUGS. Current Exhibition at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street in Topsham, March 1-April 26. Hooked rugs by four artists: Anne Cox, Roslyn Logsdon, Mary Ann Schwarcz, Liz Stoyko. Subjects depicted include cafes, farms, firewood, herring and horses. Reception and artists’ talk coming in April. FMI: 207-721-0678
"AFTER HOURS: Work by Maine Art Teachers," at Saco Museum, Jan. 14-March 1. Creative work of more than 40 art educators from all around Maine to celebrate the studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom "after hours." The show includes drawing, printmaking, photography, fiber art, sculpture, painting, ceramics, digital art, and mixed media. Artists are members of Maine Art Educators Association and special programming will take place in conjunction with the exhibition. FMI: 207-283-3861. ext. 115
ASSEMBLAGE: CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART, through February 23 at the Goodman Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. The show features the work of six artists who "integrate vairous forms of media to achieve their vision," including Ted Hallman, Regina Miller, [Maine Fiberarts' member] Peggy Whitney Hobbs, Barbara Schulman, Linda Friedman Schmidt, and Lizz Berry. "...a fascinating look at how some fiber artists' work can evolve over time and include changes in ideology, materials, and sources of inspiration." FMI: www.allentownartmuseum.org
DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM, 371 Main Street, Saco, Maine 04072 presents “From Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England” March 15 through May 3, 2014. Drawing from the collection of the Saco Museum, as well as other institutions in Maine and New Hampshire, the exhibition focuses on the clothing worn by the inhabitants of northern New England from the 18th through the 20th centuries. In addition to outerwear such as 18th-century cloaks, ladies' gowns of the 19th century, and 20th-century men's suits and military uniforms, there were be a wide variety of accessories on view as well. FMI: http://www.sacomuseum.org/mus_upcoming_exhibits_temp.shtml?id=EFlulAFlAAsugnHwNV
NEW ENGLAND QUILT MUSEUM, Lowell, MA hosts "Quilt Japan," Jan. 16-April 12, 2014; and "Charmed: Every Piece is Different," April 17-July 6, 2014. FMI: www.nequiltmuseum.org
"PIONEERS IN PAPER MAKING: Jay and Livermore Falls," online exhibition by Maine Historical Society and the Maine Paper & Heritage Museum.
"THE INSPIRED HAND VI," MCA'S biannual member exhibition at USM Lewiston-Auburn's Atrium Gallery, Jan. 17-March 11. Includes work by fiber artists: Susan Atwater, Libby Barrett, Audra Christie, Katharine Cobey, Nire Cook, Allison Cooke Brown, Cara Romano, Susanne Grosjean, Lissa Hunter, Cynthia Papken, Stephanie Sersich, Diane Langley, Susan Mills, Theresa Secord and others.
CATHERINE WORTHINGTON FIBER ART EXHIBITION on view at Crooker Gallery, Topsham Public Library from February 22-March 25. Free and open to the public. 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine. FMI:725-1727, www.topshamlibrary.org
"UNDERFOOT: FOOTWEAR, HOOKED RUGS, IN THE CELLAR AND BELOW DECKS." Through Feb. 22, at Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church Street, Searsport. FMI: www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org
March 1-April 26
CURRENT EXHIBITION at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street in Topsham. Hooked rugs by four artists: Anne Cox, Roslyn Logsdon. Mary Ann Schwarcz, Liz Stoyko. Subjects depicted include cafes, farms, firewood, herring and horses. Reception and artists’ talk coming in April. FMI: 207-721-0678
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART VISITING ARTIST SERIES FOR SPRING 2014 presents talks by two artists working with fiber, Reenie Charriere on Thursday, March 6 at Noon and and Tricia Flanagan at 5:45 pm. The talks in MECA’s visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series are presented free and open to the public. Unless noted otherwise, lectures are held in Osher Hall on the second floor of MECA's Porteous Building at 522 Congress Street. FMI: www.meca.edu, 800.699.1509
GARAGE SALE FOR QUILTERS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE. Yarn, patterns, fabric, quilting supplies, tools. Anything related to quilting, knitting, crocheting, beading, basketry, scrapbooking, etc. 9 am-1 pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer Street, Augusta.
BLADE SHEARING SCHOOL. See details in “Workshops” below.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOL. See details in “Workshops” below.
BEGINNER LEVEL SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOL. See details in “Workshops” below.
FIBER FROLIC, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine. Applications available for vendors as mentioned in "Opportunities" below. Stay tuned for more information or check their website: http://www.fiberfrolic.com
HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS has a new catalog ready for the 2014 season detailing six workshop sessions with 37 workshops, a new Open Studio Residency Program, and their 8th Annual Summer Conference. Haystack is hosting a one-week online auction beginning January 30, and has a job opening for a 2014 Summer Assistant from May-August. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
CRAFTBOSTON SPRING will be held April 4-6, 2014 at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts (proposed dates) at Hynes Convention Center. FMI: Alyce Delbridge, www.societyofcrafts.org
GARAGE SALE FOR QUILTERS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE is looking for vendors. Saturday, March 29, from 9-1 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta. Sign up to sell your yarn, patterns, fabric, quilting supplies, tools. Anything related to quilting, knitting, crocheting, beading, basketry, scrapbooking, etc. Money received from the rental of the tables will go to the Every Day Basic Essentials Pantry that provides toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, etc., to those in need. Sharing of tables is permitted with both individuals signing the application form. FMI: Tina Mann, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 446-3297 cell.
FIBER COLLEGE OF MAINE is accepting Teaching Proposals for the 2014 season from September 3-7 in Searsport, Maine. Class proposals can be on anything fiber related, and will be accepted until March 1st. According to Director Astrig, Fiber College is always searching for “classes on garments and accessories, baskets, quilts, yarn making, surface design, needle arts, wood working, weaving and trying not to forget subjects like interesting knots and paper.” FMI and to submit proposals: http://fibercollege.wordpress.com and https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1425076
FIBER FROLIC is accepting registrations for vendors for this year’s event June 7-8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Windsor Fairgrounds. The Frolic is now a nonprofit corporation and all vendors will become members of the organization with a small portion of the fee used to cover the annual dues. Fees are the same as last year. FMI: http://www.fiberfrolic.com
MONHEGAN ARTISTS’ RESIDENCY program for emerging Maine artists offers two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, and a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher. Applications are only accepted online and the deadline is March 15, 2014 FMI: www.monheganartistsresidency.org
PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM seeks demonstrators to showcase their 18th or 19th century craft tradition for "Crafts on Campus" during Wednesdays and Saturdays. FMI: Kathy Goldner, 207-548-2529 x. 216
STUDIO SALE OF PARTICULAR NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS. Luxury fibers, many hand-dyed or handspun, 54” 6 harness floor loom, with bench and warping reel, electric spinner, odds and ends, button and bead collections, filing cainets, and more. Accepting reasonable offers until late Spring. FMI: Diane Brott Courant, 338-2782, 59 Cedar St., Belfast, 04915. Please call for an appointment. Late mornings are best.
THE PORTAGE COMPANY is a new business located at 813 U.S. Route 1 in Woolwich launched by the owners of Georgetown Pottery, who already have highly-successful stores in three locations. Owner Jeff Peters offers Maine-made home furnishings and fine art. Hours are 10-5 every day. According to an article in The Times Record [Oct. 23, 2013], "Future plans include further developing the store's collection of artists, woodworkers, metalsmiths and craftspeople....and [offering] the fine art of Maine's talented and lesser-known artisans." This is a great opportunity! FMI: 207-443-1058
ASIA WEEK NEW YORK tour opportunity with the Textile Museum, March 12-15, 2014. Stay at the Warwick New York Hotel in Midtown and see historic and contemporary decorative arts, including: private collections, The Met's Antonio Ratti Textile Center, tour of artist Rovert Kushner's studio, antique Korean ceramics on auction at Christie's and more. FMI: www.textilemuseum.org/calendar/newyorktrip_2014; 202-667-0441, ext. 63
ETSY now boosts more than 900,000 sellers on its online marketplace "where people sell handmade and vintage goods that include jewelry, candles, clothes and art.... The Etsy community generated more than $895 million in sales in 2012. Sellers pay a listing fee of 20 cents for each item added to their shop, and Etsy retains 3.5 percent of the sale." These facts appeared in the article, "Made by hand, sold online," in the Maine Sunday Telegram, 10/6/2013. According to the article, Etsy now has, "300 million members in 200 countries...... [and one] 'team' of Maine-based shops on the site has more than 700 members."
MAINE FIBERARTS GALLERY AND THE RED STUDIO and offices of Maine Fiberarts will be closed to the public during January and February, 2014. We will be busy planning our next projects. Thanks to support from The Betterment Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and The Maine Community Foundation Expansion Arts Grant, we will be enhancing the Fiber Folio, the Fiber Resource Guide and this Bulletin and merge them into the new "Maine Fiberarts Tour." Here is a photo of The Red Studio in December.
STEPHANIE CROSSMAN will participate in the Baltimore show in February 2014 and the Atlanta show in March 2014. She is currently in galleries in Vinalhaven, North Haven and Bar Habor, and is doing shows around the state.
PORTFIBER is the new name for Portland Fiber Gallery & Weaving Studio now that new owner (but continuing employee) Casey Ryder has taken the reins. Melodi Hackett continues to weave in her studio at A Gathering of Stitches nearby, but Casey will continue the yarn shop at 50 Cove Street in Portland. Stop by to wish her well. FMI: www.portfiber.com
THE SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION announces the availability online of three new art and design collections: First, a 73-page online runway show catalogue from “Fabricate: Juried Runway Fashion Show” featuring fashions designed and created by forty-eight artists from the US, Canada, England, Netherlands and as far away as Qatar. These artists displayed their innovative and fashion forward designs in the Rosenberg Skyroom on the University of the Incarnate Word campus Saturday, June 8, 2013. Next, a 43-page online version of the “Linked Up” Student Member Show, presenting work from the runway fashion show held at University of Texas San Antonio’s UTSA Downtown Gallery, June 6-21, 2013. And third, the 149-page catalogue showcasing the “Connections” Member exhibit at SAY Si Gallery in San Antonio, June 5 – July 29, 2013.
THE GEE’S BEND QUILTERS ARE COMING TO MAINE. Fiber College will host Miss China Pettway, Miss Stella Mae Pettway, Miss Lucy Mingo and Miss Revil Mosley for classes September 3-7, 2014. A two-day design workshop and single day quilt-block workshops are planned. Wednesday night there will be a dinner and forum in Searsport honoring Gee’s Bend art. The ladies will talk about their quilts and share their gospel music. Quilt exhibits at Penobscot Marine Museum of Searsport and the Maine Fiberarts Gallery in Topsham are being planned for July–September with some work available for purchase at both locations.
- MAINE FIBER RESOURCE GUIDE, www.mainefiberresourceguide.com, Maine Fiberarts’ online directory for Maine’s fiber community is free to be listed. The Resource Guide takes the place of our Tour Map and is THE place we direct visitors to. Fill out the online form, or call Christine or Debbie at Maine Fiberarts and we will assist you: 207-721-0678.
- FIBER FOLIO—folio.mainefiberarts.org—is our new photo-illustrated tour to fiber, art, craft and farms across Maine and beyond. Always new profiles and changing content, profusely-illustrated and colorful. A living tour map. Check it out!
- Maine Fiberarts has added CLASSIFIED ADS to our Maine Fiber Resource Guide. Listings are FREE for members at the Professional Level ($60/year) or higher. Select "Classified Ads" from the drop down category list to add your listing.
A GATHERING OF STITCHES (AGOS) in Portland announces a number of workshops including Colorwork, Knit Continental, Screen Print Weekend Intensive, and a quilting bee is being planned. Two workshops on Shibori will be presented by Maine Fiberarts member, Kathy Goddu, this Spring. The two sessions are the same but spread apart a month to allow for complicated modern schedules. FMI: http://agatheringofstitches.com/dyeing-classes/shibori-workshop-lift-your-spirits-this-spring or 54 Cove Street, Portland, 04101; 207-7474-5015; www.agatheringofstitches.com
AGOS is showing “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” a documentary on Indigo as a lead-up to the Shibori workshops being taught by Kathy Goddu on March 1 or March 29. They also announce other upcoming workshops on their website: www.agatheringofstitches.com/calendar/?view=calendar&month=February-2014
HALCYON YARN presents classes for Winter/Spring 2014 including: How to Modify Your Knitting Patterns, Folk Art Rugs, Intro to the Drop Spindle, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Intensive Beginning Spinning, Using the Dyer's Color Grid, Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, Temari Balls, Lace Knitting, Leno Lace, Rug Hooking, Knit Your First Sweater, Crochet on the Edge, Build a Twig Trellis, Next Step Crochet, Tapestry Weaving, Spinning Beyond the Basics, and many others. FMI: www.halcyonyarn.com
HEARTWOOD COLLEGE OF ART, 2 Main Street, Blg. 17 Suite 223, Biddeford, ME 04005 announces several workshops for Spring. All workshops run from 9am-4pm. Teachers can earn CEU’s. Sewing Introduction with Margaret Goodenough, February 14; Weaving Rag Rugs with Debra Eaton, February 15; Encaustic with Berri Kramer working with a variety of substrates, tools and found objects, March 14, 15; Paste Paper/Book Arts with Bonnie Faulkner, March 14, 15; Sewing 2 days-2 patterns with Margaret Goodenough, April 18-19; Weaving Fundamentals with Debra Eaton, April 19; Encaustic Relief Imprints with Berri Kramer, May 16, 17; Shirt-Making with Margaret Goodenough, June 20, 21; Encaustic Collage with Berri Kramer, June 20-21; Weaving Overshot with Debra Eaton, June 20, 21. Sign up on their website: www.heartwoodcollegeofart.org/workshops.html or call 207-284-8800
I DREAM OF FINISHING, lakeside retreat and workshops presented by Seacolors Yarnery, May 24-26, 2014. Bring your unfinished projects, then add custom handspun or crochet details. Learn "Full Fashion Finish," design your own "Custom Handspun Finishing" yarn, learn care tips and stretches for your hands, visit a sheep farm, and learn tips to balance colors for your next project. Venue is the Kennedy Learning Center at Camp Kieve on Damariscotta Lake. Staff: Nan Kennedy, Laurie Sims, Aloisia Pollock. For details and fees: www.getwool.com or Seacolors Yarnery on Facebook
KATE CHENEY CHAPPELL CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS presents: the exhibition "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," Jan. 27-May 1, 2014. "Book Arts Bazaar," April 6, 10-3, festival for book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, and writers at the Wishcamper Center. At the Pope-Cheney Art Studio Wishcamper Center: an exhibition: "Art 241: The Visual Book (Books by USM Students)," Dec. 2013, Jan., Feb. 2014. FMI: www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART: Fall Continuing Studies Program offers classes relating to fiber arts: "Programming for Artists and Designers," "Drawing Essentials," "Sailor Knotting for the Jeweler," "Fashion Sewing," "Glass Beads: a 4-Week Intensive," "Color Theory and Composition," "Intermediate/Advanced Photography," "Contemporary Processes in Printmaking," "Photoshop Crash Course," "Narrative Mapping," "Interior Decorating," "Bracelets, Bangles and Cuffs," "Learning to See: Portraiture Workshop," and "Picture Books." Print catalog available. FMI: 207-699-5061; www.meca.edu
MERRYMEETING ADULT ED announces Winter/Spring 2014 classes, including: Fun with Collage, Create Your Own Rag Rug, Book Binding 101, Batik Painting for Beginners, Floor Cloths, Liberate Your Inner Blogger, Creating as Mediation in Action, The Craft of Magazine Writing, Digital Camera Basics, and many others. Send for catalog: 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086; www.merrymeeting.org
MOFGA BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP with Richard Wiswall, February 17 & 18 at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. This two-day workshop for farmers in the process of establishing a farm business who feel the need to sharpen their pencil and focus a little more on the business side of farming will be part lecture, part group work sessions and part individual work sessions. Please bring pen, paper and a calculator along with your 2013 production records or other data pertinent to your farm. $60/person includes lunch. FMI: http://www.mofgastore.org/product.sc?productId=178&categoryId=5
ONLNE COURSE FOR BEGINNING FARMERS “Getting Started in Farming: An Introduction to Farm Business Planning” has recently launched. Presented by The National Center for Appropriate Technology, with funding from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculturem this free, eight-lesson online course guides students through the process of imagining and planning a successful farming enterprise. The course was developed for North Carolina but is accessible and useful for people in any part of the country. FMI: http://northcarolina.ncat.org
NORTHEAST HANDSPINNERS ASSOCIATION presents The Gathering, Nov. 7-9, 2014, Sunday River, Newry, Maine. Mentors include: Rudy Amann, Katharine Cobey, Ray Cooper, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, Louise Lortie, Josette McWilliams, John Mullarky, Pogo Pogorelc, Robin Russo, Myrna Stahman, Elaine Schuller, and a Wrinkle in Thyme Farm. Workshops include: Spinning, Combing, Tablet Weaving, Core Spinning, Felt Scarves, Buttons, Fiber Prep, Silk, and Knitting, among others. Speakers include slideshows by: Christine Macchi of Maine Fiberarts, Nov. 7, 2014; and Linda Cortwright of Wild Fibers Magazine, Nov. 8, 2014. FMI: www.nehandspinners.org
PLEASANT MOUNTAIN FIBER ARTS announces new 2014 Workshops for June 20-22, 9 am-4 pm. Find a list at their website where you can also fill out a registration form. There are full day and half day sessions beginning Friday, the 20th. Workshops include topic such as Nuno felting, bookbiding, spinning, Japanese braiding, knitting with silk hankies and many more. FMI: http://www.pleasantmtfiber.com or 207.452.2687
PORTFIBER hosts workshops in January and February: Spinning 101, Wet Felted Vessels, Intro to Four-Harness Weaving, Needle-Felted Wall Hangings, Intro to Drop Spindle, Nuno Felted Scarves, Intro to Shibori: Japanese Resist Dyeing
SUSAN CARLSON 2014 MAINE QUILT RETREATS Two- or four-day retreats taught by art quilter extraordinaire Susan Carlson and held at the Harpswell Inn in Harpswell, Maine. Explore fabric, pattern, color, and composition plus meals, a visit to Susan's studio, the camaraderie of fellow "fiber fanatics," and massage! Three retreats scheduled: Mothers' Day Quilt Retreat, May 9-10, 2014; Summer Vacation Quilt Retreat, July 22-25, 2014; and Leaf Peeper's Quilt Retreat, October 12-15, 2014. For fees and registration info: www.susancarlson.com
SHAKERAG WORKSHOPS 2014 Session One: June 8-14: "Natural Dyes, Natural Words: Dyeing Colors and Inventing Color Language," Catharine Ellis and Deborah Frasier; "Sculptural Approaches to Handmade Paper," Erica Spitzer Rasmussen; "The Stitcherly Book," with Jody Alexander, plus other workshops. Session Two: June 15-21: "Sculptural Weaving," Nathalie Miebach; "Design and Make! Your Own Clothes," Cal Patch; "Boro Transformed: Patched, Pieced, Stitched and Dyed in Greenest Indigo," with Yoshiko Wada, plus other workshops. FMI: 931-598-5651 x3165; www.shakerag.org
2014 SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED by UMaine Extension: Blade Shearing School with Kevin Ford, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine, April 11-12, 9:00 AM. Fee: $110 per student. Limit of ten participants. Includes shearing manual, morning refreshments and lunch each day. Spectators welcome. Intermediate Level Sheep Shearing School with Gwen Hinman, in Washington, Maine, April 13th, 9:00 AM. Fee: $85 per student. Limit of six participants. Includes shearing manual, morning refreshments and lunch. Beginner Level Sheep Shearing School, April 26th, 9:00 AM. Fee: $40 per student. Limit of ten participants. Includes shearing manual, morning refreshments and lunch. Beginner Level Sheep Shearing School at Wolfe Neck Farm, Freeport, ME, April 26th, 9:00 AM. Fee: $40 per student. Limit of ten participants. Includes shearing manual, morning refreshments and lunch. Spectators are welcome. Registration and FMI: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/sheep-shearing-school/
FIBER FRIDAY, meets at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street, Topsham on the first Friday of each month, 10-noon. Bring handwork and show-and-tell. All welcome! FMI: 207-721-0678
FREEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY hosts a group of rug hookers every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m.
HALCYON YARN hosts several groups that are free and open to the public: Sit & Knit: Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday Spinners: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Rug Hooking: First Wednesday of the month, 1-5 p.m.; Weave Share: Third Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. (except January and February). FMI: 1-800-341-0282; www.halcyonyarn.com
“KNIT NITE” every Thursday night, 6 p.m., at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street in Bangor. Area knitters are invited to share the joys of knitting and their favorite patterns, while informally passing on knitting advice and skills. Newcomers welcome. Stop at the front desk and ask where the knitters are gathering. FMI: 207-947-8336
PHOTOGRAPHY: First Light Camera Club meets at the Topsham Medical Building in Topsham three Thursday nights each month, 6:30-9 p.m. FMI: www.firstlightcc.com Meditative Photography is held on an occasional basis at the Shambala Center on Mason Street, Brunswick. FMI: 207-449-8573. Next one: March 9, 1-4 p.m.
PORTFIBER hosts several groups: PortWeavers meet every Tuesday, from noon-5 p.m. Bring your loom and project. Check out what last week's weavers were working on. PortSpinners meet Thursday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m. 50 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101
SALT BAY TREADLERS meets the first Wednesday evening of each month starting around 5:30 p.m. at the Damariscotta River Association's sanctuary. Bring a potluck dish to share and your handwork—not necessarily spinning.
MEMBERS, your regular Meet-Up could be posted here.
To the Quimby Family Foundation, the USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program, and the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Fund for major support during 2013. We couldn't do it without you!
Thank you to member Peggy Whitney Hobbs for donating funds to underwrite the design and printing of one postcard for a Maine Fiberarts gallery show during 2014 so that another artist may benefit. Three cheers!!
Thank you to the Betterment Fund, the Morton-Kelly Charitable Foundation, and Maine Expansion Arts Fund for support during 2014 to create the Digital Maine Fiberarts Tour. Artists and fiber producers: get your studios and farms ready for tours once again.
Thank you to the two special donors who remain anonymous for our Membership Match awards during 2013 and 2014! And hats off to all our members who upgraded, renewed, and donated to meet this match. You keep us going!
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