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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

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.



    An annual exhibit featuring Maine College of Art painting majors a decade after graduation

Clint Kaye

Adam Kitzerow

Natalie Larsen

Jodi Leeman

Sage Lewis

Owen McKenzie

Larissa Mellor

Mali Mrozinski

Patrick O’Rorke

Jared Radding

Rebecca Shelly


    June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA

    522 Congress Street

    Portland, Maine


    First Friday Artwalk Reception

    February 7, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00pm


Exhibition: January 27- February 19, 2014

    Gallery Hours:

    Tuesday–Saturday  noon-5:00pm


    Call 207.699.5018 or email for more information.

image information:

Rebecca Shelly, Wood Pile at Dusk, Acrylic on panel, 16”x20”


Call to Printmakers: 10th Annual MECA Alumni Print Session

Reconfigure and Adjust
October 10-12 , 2014

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 2014 Alumni Print Session Visiting Artist will be Master Printer Caitlin Riordan '06.  Her selected theme is "Reconfigure and Adjust."

This event will begin with a dinner orientation on the evening of Friday, October 10th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.  Printmaking will take place on October 11th and 12th 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 10: 6-9pm Dinner Orientation with Visiting Artist Caitlin Riordan

Saturday, October 11
9-5 Printing

Sunday, October 12
9-5 Printing

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 with the following information to apply to participate in this project:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Graduation Year
  6. One Digital image of one of your prints with title, media, dimensions, and year
  7. One paragraph outlining how your work relates to this year’s theme, “Reconfigure and Adjust” 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

 2014 MECA Alumni Weekend

Friday October 10

10am–8pm Collect: MECA’s Fall Art Sale, Artists at Work Space

5–7pm Welcome Station, Porteous Lobby

6–7pm Artist Lecture by David Trubridge, Osher Hall New Zealand-based designer: lighting, furniture and sculptural installations

6–8pm Collect: Artist Reception, Artists at Work Space

Saturday October 11

10am–8pm Collect: MECA’s Fall Art Sale, Artists at Work Space

10am–2pm President's Welcome Station, Porteous Lobby

10–11:30am Portland Museum of Art Tour, Meet in Porteous Lobby

11:30am–12pm Welcome, Osher Hall

12pm–1:30pm Complimentary Lunch with President and Vice Presidents, Café

2–4pm Alumni Print Session Drop-in Hours

4–5pm Reading by MECA Alumna Suzanne Strempek Shea ’80 from her new book “This is Paradise”

7–8pm Selections from the MECA Film Fest, Osher Hall


Email to Register for Lunch with the President