Sadie Bliss

Executive Director | Maine Crafts Association

Sadie began working for the Maine Crafts Association as the marketing and programming manager of the Center for Maine Craft in 2009 and has served as Executive Director of the organization since 2012. She grew up in New Hampshire, where her mother lived and worked as a professional ceramic artist.

Her credentials include receiving a Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University, serving as director of artSTRAND, an artist-owned contemporary art gallery in Provincetown, managing CRAFTBOSTON, serving as the event coordinator for Salad Days at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and volunteering on the Board of Directors for the Craft Organization Development Association.

Additionally, Sadie co-founded and directed Co7 Gallery and Studio Space in Portland, Oregon and has worked with the Maine Arts Commission and The Mayor of Boston’s Office of Arts facilitating public art programming, and conducted market research at The Boston Center for the Arts.

While in Boston Sadie lived and worked as a studio artist at The Distillery where she organized and participated in semi-annual open studio events and collaborated with Rope-a-Dope poetry and printmaking press.

Sadie currently lives in the vibrant, progressive and creative city of Portland, Maine with her husband and two children, Marvin and Juno.

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