The Holiday Sale supports 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. The Holiday Sale has free admission and is open to all ages! 

Location and Sale Dates

  • Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
  • Friday, December 6th, 5:30–9PM
  • Saturday, December 7th, 10AM–5PM

Sale Details

The juried Holiday Sale includes over 60 vendors, selling handmade ceramics, jewelry, furniture, prints, textiles and more. The sale will also include our annual artist-designed window display and a Featured Artists Raffle showcasing the work of six MECA alumni. Come see the display and participate in our raffle for the chance to win work from one of these talented artists! Raffle tickets are only $5, or 6 for $25, and all proceeds benefit the MECA Student Scholarship Fund.

2019 Vendors

2019 Featured Artists

Josh Brill ’00

Josh Brill is an artist and designer in Portland, Maine. His work focuses on the discovery and promotion of nature from the physical to the existential. His ongoing art series, the Flora Fauna collection, catalogues the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. It examines the visual character differences and similarities of life. This has extended into brand collaborations with Element skateboards, Lacoste, Petco, Habitat, Lowe’s, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival developing product designs and brand experiences focusing on animals.

Raffle Item: Sonzai, Giclée art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 36″x 20″, 2019

Adrian King ’12 of Adrian King Pottery

My approach to making pottery stems from an intrigue for the process and materials that I use.  I utilize atmospheric firing technique using wood and gas, that activate the surfaces with an earth-toned warmth.  The firing process allows moments of uncertainty to happen. Bursts of color appear where licked by the flame and glaze wraps around a pot like water against rock.  I want my pottery to bring comfort to our daily routine through tactile and visually stimulating surfaces that promote and encourage use.


Raffle Item: Canister Jar, Stoneware, various slip, clear glaze, Gas Fired, 2019

Joseph Lendway ’15 and Emily Green of The Woodworker’s Wife

The Woodworker’s Wife is the partnership of Emily Green and furniture maker and MECA alumnus Joe Lendway. We make fun and fancy wooden wares right here in southern Maine. Elevate your entertaining game with these sophisticated designs featuring clean lines, pops of color, and specially carved curves for comfort and easy handling. Hand-crafted, high quality, and one-of-a-kind.

Raffle Item: Set of three black walnut boards: cheese board, 6” x 12”; charcuterie board, 6” x 17”; and bread board, 6” x 22″

Caren-Marie Michel ’78

Caren-Marie Sargent Michel was born in Portland, Maine and is a lifelong Maine resident. Michel earned her B.F.A. in painting from Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art.) Michel’s work has been selected for juried shows throughout the US and Canada, she was in residence at MECA’s Stephen Pace House in Stonington and at Baie Ste. Marie in New Edinburg, Nova Scotia.

Michel’s work was selected for Art of Katahdin and Paintings of Portland by David Little and Carl Little. Michel is represented by Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine. She loves color.

Raffle Item: Golden Road Marsh 20 Acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 12″, 2017, value $275. Photo Credit, Jay York.

Amalia Moon ’12 

I came into metalsmithing while I was curiously thumbing through the craft section in a bookstore. I had no idea that it was possible to create such interesting and beautiful objects with some tools and my own hands. Originally from sunny California, I moved to the chilly East Coast to finish my degree at MECA. I believe that wearing jewelry is personal, intimate and tactile. When jewelry is worn, it travels through the adventures and lives of others, changing and evolving with their experiences. I lovingly handcrafted these objects to connect and evolve with others. 

Raffle Item: Black and Gold Drop Post Earrings, 1.5″ L x .5″ W

Mali Mrozinki ’04 of Doublet

Mali Mrozinski is a visual artist whose work is rooted in textiles, although not defined by material or process. Her current focus has been on customization in garment making and the conceived narratives that arise from such alterations.  She holds a BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art and an MFA in Textiles & Fashion Design with a Minor in Material Culture from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Mali currently has work in the Terrain Biennial in Portland and will be a winter artist in residence at the Monson Arts Center in 2020.  Mali lives and works in Readfield with her son and partner.

Raffle Item: Tool Bucket, Linen and Stitching, 2018

Holiday Sale Window Display

The 2019 MECA Holiday Sale Window Display will be designed by Hannah Rosengren ’13. The window display is located in the Porteous building lobby and is visible from Congress Street. The window will be on view for the entire month of December.

Library Sale

The Joanne Waxman Library at MECA will be holding their annual book sale during Holiday Sale hours. All of the proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library. Browse hundreds of discounted new and used art books including exhibition catalogs, oversize texts, and how-to titles, many starting at $5 or less. Books make great gifts, and all funds raised go directly toward supporting the Library’s print collection.

“Not the Holiday Sale”

DesignInquiry will be selling artist zines, folios, whoopie-pie legislation dish towels, Futurespective bags, bread & poodle aprons, posters, postcards, sterling lobster rings – all designed and produced by the DesignInquiry universe of designers and artists in limited editions in conjunction with the ICA exhibition DesignInquiry: Furturespective. Proceeds will support DesignInquiry residency scholarships. 

Thank You to Our Corporate Partners, Creative Sponsors, and Media Sponsor

Corporate Partners

Holiday Sale Creative Sponsors

Media Sponsor

 

Past Vendors

2018 Vendors

2016 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)

Past Featured Artists

2018 Featured Artists

Contact

For more information, email holidaysale@meca.edu or call Isabelle O’Donnell, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator, at 207.699.5018.

Header Image: Lisa Ferreria Jones ’02 of Ember Grove; Photography by Kyle Dubay ’18