Haviland Stark Dawson
          Andrew Haviland        Jenifer Stark                       Heather Dawson

The SAC Mentor Program

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.

SAC is proud to announce the 2015 Mentees: Andrew Haviland (jewelry), Heather Dawson (wood), and Jenifer Stark (wearable fiber). Participants attend a series of training meetings at SAC and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsided 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. Laura Jaklitsch (jewelry) and Aron Leaman (glass) will be joining SAC as a second-year Mentees in 2015.

Questions about the mentor program can be directed to craftboston@societyofcrafts.org

Top Left Image: Andrew Haviland, 2015 Mentor Participant
Top Center Image: Jenifer Stark, 2015 Mentor Participant
Top Right Image: Heather Dawson, 2015 Mentor Participant