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Become a Member!
Expand your connections, whether that is widening 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 for gatherings of members and the public, to host gallery shows, make referrals to buyers and collectors looking for fiber art, send folks off to visit studios and farms, post updated Bulletins, greet Gallery visitors from all over the country (and beyond). We visit many fiber events and studios and present online slideshows of the visits in our Fiber Folio. We also host workshops, encourage creativity, expand our website, offer slide talks, and dream up new programs like our "Mini-Tour" and our Maine Fiberarts Tour Map, and our upcoming "Learning Fiber Art: Guide to Maine Teaching Resources." Please consider becoming a current member of Maine Fiberarts and help support us in our endeavors on your behalf. 

We offer several membership levels:

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

Membership Benefits for Each Level

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS receive a link to our online Bulletins and have work represented through Maine Fiberarts. Professional members may send up to 20 high resolution digital images via CD/DVD/flashdrive.* Send images of your artwork, shop or farm, or of you at work in your studio. Do not email images. 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 200 copies of ONE printed piece (brochure, business card, or postcard) for display. Professional members receive discounts on workshops, may have notices posted in our Bulletins, may sell work through seasonal shows and sales in The Red Studio, and may run free classified ads in our online Maine Fiber Resource Guide, $60 per year

SUPPORTING MEMBERS, SUSTAINING MEMBERS, CORPORATE MEMBERS, ADVOCATES AND PATRONS receive all the benefits of Professional Members. They may also keep a portfolio book of images at our Gallery. We recommend Itoya-brand portfolio books that measure 10” x 13”  for photos, resumé, studio shots, press clippings and artwork images. They may also keep up to *40 digital images on file with us. Contact us for more informaion about our newest level of membership level, Corporate Member. $100–$1000 per year 

Membership Dues

In May of 2018 we instituted a new and 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 of not.

Payment Options

Using the donate button below: We can accept VISA, MC and paypal. Just fill in the amount of your 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. Downloadable Form: If you don't like making online donations, you can download, print out and send in our paper form with your membership amount, download a membership form.

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.