• Society of Arts and Crafts 2018 Mentor Program

    Society of Arts and Crafts 2018 Mentor Program

    Encouraging the creation of contemporary craft artists

The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for participation in premiere craft shows via CraftBoston Holiday. CraftBoston Holiday is a competitive retail show comprised of over 175 exhibitors selling fine craft within twelve media categories at the Hynes Convention Center. Central to the Mentor Program is a multi-year association with CraftBoston Holiday.

Three to four artists are selected to participate in the Mentor Program each year. Participants attend a series of training meetings at the Society of Arts and Crafts and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsidized booth at CraftBoston Holiday. Training topics include: booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, and portfolio development.

After completion of their first year, Mentor Program participants are eligible to apply for a subsidized independent 10x10' booth at CraftBoston Holiday the following year as a second-year participant. 

APPLY FOR THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM  
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Banner Photo, Left to Right:

(Back Row) Lindsay Miś, Dana DiPlacido, Joseph Sheehan, Paulette Werger, Fabio J. Fernández, Mark DelGuidice (Front Row) Joshua Primmer, Hannah Regier, Claire Sanford

J. Shannon Floyd / Glass / 2019

J. Shannon Floyd / Glass / 2019

Christina Vincent / Furniture / 2019

Christina Vincent / Furniture / 2019

My fine furniture and jewelry are inspired by the organic shapes and natural beauty of North Haven, the Maine island I call home. The curve of a sea bird's wing, crest of a wave, or slope of a distant mountain are reflected in the pieces I craft. They are intended to serve as both a focal point and a functional part of someone's home, and are built to last.

Each piece is constructed with traditional and contemporary joinery methods and fine tuned with chisels and hand planes. I use sustainably harvested wood and finishes derived from natural oils and waxes in all of my work. As I continuously learn new techniques and find new inspiration in my surroundings, my work evolves and progresses while maintaining my core values of well-crafted, funtional and beautiful pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Heide Martin / Wood / 2018

Heide Martin / Wood / 2018

Heide Martin is a former landscape architect who brings an appreciation of foundational materials to her furniture and housewares. Her designs reflect a Shaker-esque dedication to honest functionality, and she strives for unique yet well-balanced form. Heide resides and works in coastal Maine with her husband on a small, wooded homestead. She will spend 2019 as a Windgate artist-in-residence through both San Diego State University and the International Turning Exchange.

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Joseph Sheehan / Wood / 2018

Joseph Sheehan / Wood / 2018

Micah Thanhauser / Ceramics / 2018

Micah Thanhauser / Ceramics / 2018

I make objects to be of both use and beauty. Each piece is formed by my hands, transformed by the fire, and completed by use - holding a cup of tea, a bowl of food, or a stick of incense.

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