How the Maine Fiberarts online art shop works

  • Listing your items with photos in the online art shop is a benefit for current members of Maine Fiberarts. If you are not a member you can become a member at this link: https://maine-fiberarts.square.site/product/membership-donations/24?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=8.
  • The Online Art Shop is one way artist members can both support the organization and hopefully gain some exposure, promote their own work, and have a chance to make online sales they might not otherwise make. 
  • There are two seasonal selling periods: Spring/Summer: April through September, and Fall/Holiday: October through March
  • Based on an honor system, Maine Fiberarts requires an exclusive selling arrangement for online sales during one of the six month periods, either  or Fall/Holiday. This means you will not list the same items with other organizations, shows, or websites, during the period the items are listed with us.
  • You may list the same item(s) on your own website, as long as you direct potential buyers to purchase the item(s) on our Online Art Shop so it's available to our customers.
  • Here is the link to the online shop where customers can purchase items: https://maine-fiberarts.square.site/
  • Unless the items are in our physical gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping the items to the buyer in a timely manner, charges for shipping will be collected and sent to the artist.
  • Once items are submitted, they will be reviewed by our curatorial committee to make sure they are a good fit for our shop.

 

Getting Paid

  • When an item is purchased, Maine Fiberarts will send 60 percent of the retail price plus the collected shipping charges to the artist who will send out the item(s) to the purchaser.
  • It takes quite a bit of work and bookkeeping to manage photos, item descriptions and sales from many different artists, and track and make payments to the various artists. Thus, the commission.

 

Submitting Photos

  • Because of the way SquareUp treats images, they are all made square. 
  • If you submit a photo that is in portrait mode, vertical orientation, the bottom and top will be cropped off. If you submit an image in landscape mode, horizontal orientation, the right and left sides will be cropped off. 
  • Try to make sure your entire object will fit into a square for best results. If it looks really small, you can take a couple of closeups too.
  • You can submit up to three images per item, and three items with one form.
  • Maine Fiberarts provides a photography service for a fee. If you would like us to photograph them for you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

 

Link to the Submission Form for the Online Art Shop

This is the link: https://forms.gle/7WFNwcFDVxxidyvT8

 

Fiber Display

Become a Member! Expand your connections, whether that means widening the circulation of your artwork, images and brochures, publishing information about your services, or simply keeping abreast of what’s current in Maine fiber.

We invite fiber artists, fiber producers, collectors, enthusiasts, and friends to help us support Maine fiber by joining and building this organization. Your support helps us keep our building in Topsham open, make referrals to buyers and collectors looking for fiber art, send folks off to visit studios and farms, send out periodic Fiber News Bulletins, and dream up programs like our Fiber Folio"Learning Fiber Art: Guide to Maine Teaching Resources," "Mini-Tour: Midcoast Maine" and our Maine Fiberarts Tour Map to name a few. Please consider becoming a current member of Maine Fiberarts and help support us in our endeavors on your behalf. 

ALL MEMBERS can list items for sale on our Online Art Shop. Form to submit items for the Online Art Shop. Read the Guidelines

Membership Levels

Professional Member $60
Supporting Member $100
Corporate or Sustaining Member $250
Advocate $500
Patron $1000

Membership Dues

We have a simple yearly membership plan for everyone:

  • The membership year runs from June 1 of the current year through May 31 of the following year.
  • Dues are now paid once a year during the month of June.
  • Any new or renewing members who pay their dues in June of the current year will have a full year of membership with their yearly membership due again during June of the following year.
  • By remembering this date, it will keep you from the possibility of having to make two payments during the same membership period to stay current. For example, if you forget to pay during June, but pay after that, your membership will still come due again in June of the following year.
  • If you are a brand new member, joining Maine Fiberarts for the first time, you will be entitled to a 5 month extended/grace period if you pay in January or after. In other words. You will become a member when you pay, and your membership will continue throughought the next membership year without having to pay again that June.
  • Of course, we are always happy to accept donations of any amount at any time whether to cover membership or not.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS receive our newsletters and have work represented through Maine Fiberarts. Professional members may send up to 10 high resolution digital images via email, CD/DVD or flashdrive.* Send images of your artwork, shop or farm, or of you at work in your studio. Your images are shown to curators and to art enthusiasts, and are used in curating solo and group exhibitions for Maine Fiberarts. Professional members may also send up to 50 copies of ONE printed piece (brochure, business card, or postcard) for display. Professional members receive discounts on workshops, may have notices posted in our bulletin, may sell work through seasonal shows and our online art shop, and have a free listing on our Maine Fiberarts Tour Map. $60 per year

SUPPORTING MEMBERS, SUSTAINING MEMBERS, CORPORATE MEMBERS, ADVOCATES AND PATRONS receive all the benefits of Professional Members. They may also keep up to *20 digital images on file with us. Your membership helps support all our projects and programs developed on behalf of our artists and members, most of which are free. Contact us for more informaion on higher giving levels. $100–$1000 per year 

Payment Options

Using the donate button below: We can accept VISA, MC and paypal. Just fill in the amount of your membership/donation after clicking the button, and we will apply it to the appropriate membership level. Don't like making online payments? We are also happy to receive your personal or business check mailed to Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086. We can also accept VISA or MC payment by mail and phone 207-721-0678. When you donate, please enter a few words pertaining to your membership level or donation amount.

Contact us for other ways you might make a contribution. Maine Fiberarts is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible. Your memberships, donations and sponsorships are considered contributions under these tax rules.

 

Everyone can support Maine Fiberarts.

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*By submitting photos you grant Maine Fiberarts permission to use and distribute your photos on a royalty-free basis for news and public-information purposes at their discretion.

hooked work from 2019 show

Offering treasured items by Maine artists: hooked rugs, colorful quilts, art books, handmade paper, woven scarves and hand knit items. Here's a link to the store:

FIND THE ONLINE ART SHOP HERE

All work is created as one-of-a-kind or limited edition work by members of Maine Fiberarts. If you see something you like, you may order online or be in touch with us directly. We are adding new items periodically. Photos and descriptions of unique, limited edition objects of art and craft can be found in our Online Art Shop. The ability to donate, and renew memberships is also available.

Below is a small sampling of the sorts of things that are (or have been) in the Online Art Shop.