The Bold Coast Art Collective (BCAC) in conjunction with the Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival will be sponsoring a Silent Art Auction and an Amateur Youth Photography Contest during the Festival (July 15-17, 2016). The Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival will be a family-oriented experience that will include a hot air balloon, medieval reenactment, all kinds of seafood, several genres of music, and entertainment for all ages. It will also include craft artisans and commercial vendors.

Members of the BCAC will be donating artwork for the Silent Art Auction. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Art Department at Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School. Bidding on the artwork will occur at Expressions (11 Main St. in Machias) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 17th.  The public is invited to come, view, and most importantly bid on original artwork of local artists from the Greater Machias area, including Addison, Beals, East Machias, Machias, Machiasport, Jonesport, and Roque Bluffs.

The BCAC is an inclusive group for anyone who defines him- or herself as an artist (a painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, spoken word artist, actor, woodworker, musician, papermaker, jewelry maker, etc.). Group members currently meet at the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce in Machias on a regular basis to discuss upcoming activities, exchange ideas, and share their work. In its first outing, the BCAC held a very successful art show in May at the Machias Saving Bank Community Room. Over one hundred patrons visited the show.


For more information, please contact Bob McCollum ( or 207-263-8579) or Sandi Malagara ( or 207-259-3335).