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Mark your calendars for this free, all ages event and give the gift of original art! The sale is produced by the Artists at Work team to benefit MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs while providing an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season.

2016 Location and Sale Dates

Maine College of Art, Porteous Building
522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Friday, December 2, 5pm–9pm
Saturday, December 3, 10am–5pm

2016 Vendors

Floor 1 (Ground)

Lower Level (Below Floor 1)

Floor 2

*Indicates Current Students
The Library, on the second floor, is having a Booksale.

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2016 Applications

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2016 MECA Holiday Sale— applications are now closed.

The MECA Holiday Sale is juried and we receive hundreds of applications; take this opportunity to present a unique and standout application for the jury to review. If you are applying with a co-vendor, choose your boothmate carefully. Your choice could help or hinder your application. No vendor is grandfathered into the sale. All items in the sale must be handmade or hand-altered by the applicant. Priority is given to MECA alumni, students, faculty and staff as space is limited. If you have participated in the past, think outside the box, branch out and share your new ideas!

The jury reviews applications using the following criteria

  • Well-made, thoughtful and unique work
  • Great photos and professional display
  • Exhibit professionalism online
  • Sale balance, diversity of materials and products
Vendor Information

Q. How do I become a vendor at Holiday Sale?
A. Vendor applications are available Thursday, September 1, 2016. The deadline to participate is Friday, September 30, 2016.

Q. How big are the booth spaces?
A. Booth sizes are variable; on average they can accommodate an 8’ x 4’ table. Some spaces are larger than others. We do our very best to accommodate individual vendor needs. The booth fee will be due after acceptance.

Q. What are the booth fees? Please note that fees are collected after the jury process from accepted vendors.

  • Current MECA Student – BFA, MFA, and MAT ($30 per student, $60 per table)
    • All student tables are shared 1/2 tables.
  • Faculty or Staff – BFA, MFA, MAT, and Continuing Studies ($130)
  • MECA Degree Holding Alumni (Graduation Year Required) ($130)
  • All Others ($250)

Q. Can I cancel my application or booth reservation?
A. Please only apply if you are sure you can participate on both Friday, December 2, 2016 and Saturday, December 3, 2016. You may cancel your reservation in writing no later than Friday, October 28, 2016. No refunds after October 28, 2016.

Q. Can I share a booth with another vendor?
A. We allow booth sharing, but limit it to only two vendors per booth. Both vendors need to apply together on the same application. The primary contact will be the first vendor entered on the application. The secondary vendor’s info can be entered in the optional fields below that. Choose your boothmate carefully as this could help or hinder your application.

Q. Do you provide tables and chairs?
A. MECA provides tables. Chairs are available at no extra charge.

Q. Do you accept food vendors?
A. We work closely with Sodexo / MECA Food Service to provide food for the sale. We allow a small number of our vendors to sell specialty handmade items like chocolate and candy upon special request. Food items must be mentioned in your application.

Q. Is there access to electrical outlets?
A. Electricity is available in most areas with the use of an extension cord (provided by the vendor). Lighting at MECA is good and we do our best to illuminate the space with hundreds of twinkle lights. We encourage the use of battery operated display lights.

Q. Can I leave the sale early or arrive late?
A. No. MECA expects artists to have their booths set-up, open and staffed during all sale hours. Artists may have someone else staff their booth with advance notice. We appreciate compliance with these policies. Future applications to the MECA Holiday Art Sale may be compromised if these policies are not followed.

Q. Will there be press and advertising for the event?
A. This is already in the works! Poster and postcards will be distributed around Portland, South Portland, Freeport and beyond. We will be advertising in printed publications and online media outlets. Digital postcards will be available. If you would like printed posters to distribute, email holidaysale@meca.edu with your request.

Thank you for reading through the Vendor FAQ page. By continuing with the application process, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the expectations of the MECA Holiday Sale.

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Past Vendors

2015 Vendors

  • Pilar Nadal ’13 – Letterpress and screen-printed paper and textile goods (handkerchiefs and tea towels)
  • Erika Naigle ’11 – Functional pottery as well as magnets and Christmas ornaments
  • Emily Diaz Norton ’07 – Sculptural and functional porcelain adornments for the home and body
  • Shannon Owen ‘ 14Bracelets, neck pieces made from needle and wet felted wool, embellishments include hand-carved alabaster and silicone
  • Emily Percival ’06 – Edgy and elegant jewelry handcrafted from sterling silver and semi precious stones
  • Alex Portela – Clay animal and dragon figures
  • Robbi Portela ’87Stoneware pottery with whimsical animal designs
  • Roxanne Quimby, Honorary ’15- Fresh organic vegetables combined with cage free eggs and added to organic semolina flour to create nutritious, delicious, locally produced pasta
  • Shannon Rankin ’97 – Embroidered map collages
  • Natalie Reed ’13 – Silver and gold jewerly inspired by lobstering and Maine’s coast
  • J.Richel ’02Cards and prints
  • Michelle Roberts ’94 –  Beautifully crafted, non-traditional jewelry alternatives for the young at heart
  • Joe Rosshirt ’11Affordable gifts, cards, prints and paintings for all ages
  • Gergana Ruphina ’98 –  Unique illustrations for wall, fabric and the home
  • Morgan Sayer ’98 – Sterling silver jewelry
  • Carter Shappy ’15 and David Twiss ’14 – Woodblock printed T-shirts and prints (usually with animalistic themes)
  • Rebecca Shelly ’04Bags and earrings using bike inner tubes and up-cycled fabrics
  • Maia Snow ’13 –  Abstract drawings, collages, and paintings
  • Rachel Sperry – Knit tops, hats and scarves
  • Melissa Sullivan, Staff – Sewn goods pairing bold fabrics with good design (bags, totes, tea towels, dopp kits)
  • Beth Taylor Weyand ’08 –  Colorful and playful children’s clothing, home textiles and notecards
  • Jessica Teesdale, StaffColorful, functional pottery with a nature inspired narrative
  • Karalyn Thayer ’08 – Original Christmas cards, greeting cards, art prints and other printed goods
  • Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Staff –  Encaustic and acrylic mixed media paintings, handmade cards and ornaments
  • Nicole Warren ’12 –  Cast plastic, resin and sterling silver jewelry
  • LK Weiss ’11 –  Hand-drawn greeting cards and prints, and Bowline Co. handmade bow ties
  • Nathan Willever ’11 –  Handmade slipware pottery
  • Amanda Williams, Current Student Stoneware pottery, handmade soap dishes and holiday tree ornaments
  • Maria Wolff Sterling silver jewelry that incorporates butterfly and moth wings
  • Sarah Yakawonis ’09Paper art, quilling in posters and ornaments, paper flowers (made and kits)

2014 Vendors

  • Elizabeth Louden – Pottery (floor 3, table 48)
  • Marilyn Lucey ’09 – Hand felted hats; Maine-made crafter  (floor 1, table 10)
  • Ruchika Madan ’93 – Decorative ceramic tableware and tiles  (floor 2, table 31)
  • Tracy S. Mastro ’91Kiln fired enamel art and jewelry  (floor 2, table 24)
  • Naomi McNeill ’08 – Designer jewelry  (floor 1, table 1)
  • Caren-Marie Michel ’78 – Original acrylic on canvas landscape paintings  (floor 1, table 9)
  • Jason Morrissey ’98 – Handmade knives, jewelry, glass marbles, and hollow/solid glass forms (floor 2, table 29)
  • John Nelson ’12 – Furniture (floor 1, table 18)
  • Toki Oshima –  Art and cards (floor 1, table 3)
  • Sara Patalano ’02 –  Handmade plush friends for all ages (floor 2, table 30)
  • Roxanne Quimby – Fresh organic vegetables combined with cage free eggs and added to organic semolina flour to create nutritious, delicious, locally produced pasta. (floor 2, table 23)
  • Kari Radash ’97 –  Pottery (floor 1, table 6)
  • Michelle Roberts ’94 –  Jewelry & accessories (floor 2, table 25)
  • Gergana Ruphina ’98 –  One of a kind textiles, paper goods and art (floor 2, table 27)
  • Shalom House, Inc. –  Paintings, note cards, jewelry (floor 3, table 45)
  • Maia Snow ’13 –  Oil paintings, collages, drawings (floor 3, table 35)
  • Molly Steinmetz ’14 –  Prints, cards, pins, jewelry, knick-knacks, etc. (floor 3, table 41)
  • Melissa Sullivan, Staff – Sewn goods-bags, napkins, aprons, tea towels, clothing (floor 2, table 20)
  • Beth Taylor ’08 –  pillOWS, onesies, stationery, with wit and stitch (floor 3, table 53)
  • David Twiss ’14 –  Prints, posters, t-shirts (floor 2, table 19)
  • Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Staff –  Ornaments, small collages, greeting cards, and encaustic paintings (floor 2, table 22)
  • Angela Warren ’11 –  Oil paintings on canvas or panel; small gouache paintings on paper; digital prints of paintings (floor 3, table 40)
  • Nicole Warren ’12 –  Jewelry (floor 3, table 51)
  • LK Weiss ’11 –  T-shirts and handmade greeting cards (floor 2, table 22)
  • Nathan Willever ’11 –  Ceramics, pottery (floor 2, table 21)

2013 Vendors

  • Kate Allen ’06 – Bold, fabulous, fun, eclectic, affordable handmade resin jewelry & accessories. (floor 1, table 18)
  • Judy Babin ’98 – Sterling silver and gold jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones. (floor 2, table 12)
  • Marian Baker – Faculty – Useful pottery (floor 3, table 57)
  • Cat Bates ’09 – Distinctive Jewelry and accessories. (floor 3, table 52)
  • Nicole Blake ’10 – Home textiles: tea towels, aprons, children’s items: dress up items, nursery decor (floor 3, table 39)
  • Shayna Blumert ’13 – Screen printed cards, clothing, and tapestries (floor 3, table 46)
  • Olan Boardman ’01 – Tea towels, pillows, art prints, paper products, calendars and cards (floor 1, table 2)
  • Emily Bourne ’14 – Ceramics (floor 1, table 8)
  • Shawn Brewer ’12 – Live screenprinted T-shirts and Posters designed by Maine Artist. (floor 2, table 20)
  • Jasmine Clayton (attended) – Handcrafted leather bags and accessories (floor 2, table 15)
  • Eliza Jane Curtis – Friend – Hand-printed items, original designs: Letterpress cards, silkscreened jersey scarves, organic cotton tote bags, t-shirts, tea towels, etc. (floor 3, table 44)
  • Nicholas Downing, Continuing Studies – Iron work (floor 3, table 54)
  • Michel Droge ’10 MFA – Small oil paintings &  intaglio prints & framed  drawings (floor 3, table 43)
  • Eric Drzewianowski ’04 – Blank guest books and albums, small chap books (floor 3, table 41)
  • Hannah Ellingwood ’16 – Cards with scans of artwork as image (floor 3, table 55)
  • Lisa Ferreira Jones ’02 – Handmade paper lighting, switch plate covers, jewelry and paper accessories (floor 2, table 14)
  • Colleen Foley ’07 – Hand Printed Apparel and Accessories; Limited Edition Prints on Paper (floor 2, table 13)
  • Colleen Forde ’96 – Original landscape oil paintings, Matted Prints , cards and calendars (floor 3, table 56)
  • Tara Gamwell ’06 – Quilts, fabric gifts & home accessories, crayon holders, ornaments, baskets (floor 3, table 45)
  • Theresa Maria Gannett ’13 – Jewelry; bangles, rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces (floor 1, table 9)
  • Hannah Godbey ’11 –  Pillows, monotypes, silkscreens, lithography and cyanotype (floor 2, table 25)
  • Shelby Goldsmith ’14 – Colorful contemporary cloisonné enamel silhouette pendants (floor 3, table 59)
  • Amalia Guettinger ’12 – Jewelry (floor 1, table 10)
  • Grace Hager ’15 – Fine Art Prints, Knit Apparel: Hats + Scarves, Drawings, Paintings, Collage (floor 2, table 24)
  • Mason Hainey (attended) – Unisex apparel, neckwear & leather goods (floor 3, table 58)
  • Kendra Haskell-Sweet ’89 – Clothing and accessories for women and girls (floor 3, table 50)
  • Andrew Haviland ’12 – Jewelry (floor 3, table 35)
  • Stacy Howe MFA ’10 – Prints and drawings (floor 3, table 42)
  • Tami Kasoff ’97 – Crochet & Knit Items (floor 3, table 53)
  • Heather Kelly ’99 – Nail art on weathered wood and kids organic shirts with sewn on capes (floor 2, table 22)
  • Genevieve Levin ’97 – Multi-media art work based in henna traditions, felted soap, clothing, henna inspired rocks and journals (floor 3, table 32)
  • Megan Lloyd (staff) – Jewelry (floor 3, table 42)
  • Elizabeth Louden (attended) – Pottery (floor 3, table 54)
  • Lydia Loy-Santelli ’16 – Freehand, all natural, henna tattoos–traditional mandala style + flash tattoos (floor 3, table 40)

Contact

For more information, email holidaysale@meca.edu or call Erin Hutton, Director of Exhibitions and Special Projects, at 207.699.5025