CRAFT Gallery announces Craft Apprenticeship Program

exterior1_1CRAFT 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.

CRAFT is in its 8th year and will open in late May for the2016 season in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street, Rockland. FMI please email info@craftonelm and visit www.craftonelm.com