2013 Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition
Reclaiming ancestral knowledge, unraveling the fractious geometry of urban landscapes, and redressing conditions of dissonance in contemporary life inform the impassioned works of this assembly of artists. These six women embrace difficult societal issues of displacement and isolation on communities and individuals. Collectively their works articulate enigmatic experiences and reveal introspective creative processes that are fervent and restorative.
Gina Adams ‘02
Hannah Barnes ‘02
Jenny Dougherty ‘05
Rebecca Bennett Duke ‘95
Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12
Rebecca Wood ‘13
Juried by Shannon Rankin ‘97 and Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery
August 24-October 13, 2013
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Opening Reception: August 24, 6-8pm
Followed by a Post Reception Alumni Gathering 8-10pm
Closing Reception and Family Weekend Alumni Events
October 11, 6-8pm
Artist Talk Schedule
All talks will take place in the ICA from 12-1pm
Rebecca Bennett Duke ’95 Tues August 27
Rebecca Wood ‘13 Thursday August 29
Jenny Dougherty ‘05 Tuesday Sept 17
Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12 Thursday, October 3
Gina Adams ’02 Thursday Oct 10
Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm
Thursday 11am -7pm
First Fridays 11am-8pm
For more information call or visit www.meca.edu/ica
207.699.5029 ext. 229
Each January, Maine College of Art organizes an exhibition of work by alumni who graduated with a painting degree 10 years ago.
2004 MECA PAINTERS 10 YEARS LATER
An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA
522 Congress Street
First Friday Artwalk Reception
February 7, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition: January 27- February 19, 2014
Call 207.699.5018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rebecca Shelly, Wood Pile at Dusk, Acrylic on panel, 16”x20”
Call to Printmakers: 9th Annual MECA Alumni Print Session
October 11-13 , 2013
All degree-holding alumni with printmaking experience are invited to apply to participate in the 9th Annual Alumni Print Session at Maine College of Art. Participants work in relationship to a theme generated by the Visiting Artist to create 20 portfolios containing 11 prints each, including one master print by each participating artist. Several students and past participants will be on hand to provide studio assistance. At the end of the session each artist will receive one of the portfolios. The remaining portfolios will be given to the Joanne Waxman Library, the printmaking department, and project sponsors. In years past, this project has been an invigorating and inspiring experience for all participants, creating an arena for the exchange of ideas between alumni.
The 2013 Alumni Print Session Visiting Artist will be Gina Adams ‘02. Her selected theme is "Hybridity."
This event will begin with an off-site dinner orientation on the evening of Friday, October 11th from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Printmaking will take place on October 12th and 13th from 9:00am - 5:00pm in the MECA printmaking studio. The studio fee for the Print Session is $50.00 per person and will cover the inks and studio supplies needed for monoprinting. Paper and plexiglass plates have been donated to the project.
The Alumni Print Session was created by Gina Adams ’02, Jill Dalton ’99, and Printmaking Professor Elizabeth Jabar to offer a collaborative studio opportunity to our alumni. The first Alumni Print Session took place in 2005, and the project has grown into one of our most valued alumni events.
Print Project Schedule
Friday, October 11: 6-9pm Dinner Orientation with Visiting Artist Gina Adams
Saturday, October 12
Sunday, October 13
Due to the short-term nature of this project, only experienced printmakers who are available for the orientation dinner and both printing days may apply. Accepted applicants will be asked to bring prepared source materials.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the participant list is filled.
Email email@example.com with the following information to apply to participate in this project:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Graduation Year
- One Digital image of one of your prints with title, media, dimensions, and year
- One paragraph outlining how your work relates to this year’s theme, “Hybridity” and why you would like to participate in this project.
Maine College of Art holds an annual holiday sale in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress Street. The holiday sale provides an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell affordable handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. This is a juried opportunity.
For details see the Holiday Sale web page
MECA Family Weekend: Alumni Reunion Events
Stay tuned for news about our 2014 reunion events.
Here is the schedule from our 2013 reunion:
Friday October 116-8pm Welcome Station & Alumni Biennial Viewing8pm-10pm Screening of Disney’s “Wreck it Ralph”: Effects Supervisor David Hutchins‘87
10pm-10:30pm Screen-printed Pancakes
Saturday October 1210-4pm Welcome Station
10-11:30am Portland Museum of Art: Ahmed Alsoudani ‘05 (Painting): Redacted Docent Tour
11:30am-Noon President’s Welcome
Noon-2pm Lunch with President
On View: The Tree Man, Vietnam Sister School Program Installation
2-4pm Alumni Print Session Drop-in Hours
2-4pm Building Tours & Majors Open Studios
3-5pm Alumni Life Drawing Circus Rodeo Carnival (Music + Performance Art Models: bring your own paper and drawing materials)
5-6pm Art Streak Olinguito (a high velocity slide presentation by students and alumni)
6-9pm Parents & Students Dinner on Your Own
7-9pm Alumni Reunion (for Alumni Only)
9-10pm S’Mores Around the Fire Pit
The MECA Family Weekend brings alumni, students, parents, staff and faculty together to celebrate their ties to the MECA community in a festive atmosphere. Guiding Principles
- The MECA Family includes: all current students (BFA, MFA, CS, ArtEd); all alumni (grad and non-grad); all parents of students and alumni; all current and former staff and faculty; all donors; community members with ties to MECA.
- The MECA Family Weekend event is targeted to include all current BFA, MFA and ArtEd students; all parents of current students; all degree-holding alumni; all current staff and faculty.
- The MECA Family Weekend aims to create an inclusive atmosphere for all participants to celebrate and strengthen their relationships to MECA.