CRAFT is a curated collection of fine contemporary craft by artists with Maine connections. All craft traditions
are represented, with no fine line drawn between fine art and craft, utilitarian and non utilitarian. The gallery is in a charming yellow carriage house located in a brick courtyard nestled between the Caldbeck and Landing Galleries at 12 Elm Street in Rockland. It is in the heart of the vital arts district opposite the Farnsworth Art Museum and around the corner from the Strand Theater, cafes and art galleries.

Barbara Michelena, CRAFT owner and curator, is dedicated to presenting the handcrafted object as a work of art. She attended Pratt Institute where she developed her Bauhaus sensibilities and respect for art, craft, architecture, textiles, jewelry, pottery and furniture. She has designed for Raymond Loewy in New York and Charles Luckman
in Los Angeles where she opened her own graphics and interior design office. Michelena has recently served as
juror for the American Craft Council 2012 national craft shows.

CRAFT shows compelling work by more than twenty foremost and respected craft artists working in Maine today, and sought after by craft collectors. All have impressive backgrounds and exhibition history, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Renwick / Smithsonian in Washington. CRAFT is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving. Please call: 207 594 0167 or email: info@craftonelm


                                                                                                                                         

Barbara Michelena
Owner / Curator of CRAFT
  Barbara Michelena, Owner/Curator of CRAFT

"Making objects by hand is humane, intimate, enduring and empowering"