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ICA at MECA Presents ‘Off the Wall’

The ICA at MECA announces the opening of Off the Wall on Thursday, January 18, 5–7pm. Guest curator Jaime DeSimone and artist Ryan Wallace will be joining opening reception. The exhibition is on . . .

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PPH: Laura Freid and Arts Education in Ever-Changing World

Portland Press Herald: MECA’s new President sees Arts Education as key to navigating an ever-changing world [caption id="attachment_21431" align="alignleft" width="300"] PPH staff photo by Ben . . .

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MECA Community Members Receive 2018 Kindling Fund Grants

MECA Community Members Receive Kindling Fund Grants Maine College of Art is excited to announce the following MECA community recipients who were awarded Kindling Fund Grants: Salt Visiting . . .

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2017 BFA Exhibition Recipients Announced

[intro]A big congratulations to all of the participants in the 2017 BFA Exhibition! This year's exhibition is a fantastic reflection of the breadth of work being created in each program of the . . .

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MECA Artists in 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

In October 2017, the Portland Museum of Art announced their participating artists for the 2018 Biennial exhibition. The Biennial will be open January 26 to May 30, 2018. This 10th Biennial is . . .

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MECA News › Advancement

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

[intro]Our recent 2017 COLLECT Summer Art Sale was an enormous success, which raised money for MECA's student scholarships while also benefiting participating artists. Thanks to the time, talents, and . . .

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

Portland, ME – Natalia Lefebvre, a student at the Maine College of Art, was recently selected as one of four lucky winners in Sodexo’s SPRING INTO SOMETHING NEW National Prize Sweep-stakes and will have a . . .

Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Internationally Celebrated Artist and Founder of Barefoot Artists Lily Yeh to Address New MECA Grads; Honorary Degrees Granted to Lily Yeh, Alison Hildreth, and Peter and Paula Lunder [caption . . .

MECA Receives 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award

MECA Receives 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award

City of Portland and Portland Development Corporation Honors Economic Impact of MECA Maine College of Art accepted the 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award from the City of Portland on Thursday, . . .

MECA.EDU Receives Outstanding Website Award

MECA.EDU Receives Outstanding Website Award

Maine College of Art and Eri Design, website design & app development firm in Worcester, MA, are extremely proud to announce that we have received a Web Marketing Association Award for an Outstanding . . .

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum to Lead MECA as Interim President

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum to Lead MECA as Interim President

Former Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Will Serve As MECA’s President Until a Permanent Successor to Don Tuski is Hired MECA’s Board of Trustees has recently announced that Stuart . . .

Statement Following Orlando Tragedy

Statement Following Orlando Tragedy

These past few days have been filled with mourning as we try to make sense of the murder of 49 and the wounding of 53 in Orlando, Florida. No doubt the events in Orlando have impacted many members of the Maine . . .

MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at PNCA

MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at PNCA

After Six Consecutive Years of Institutional Growth, MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at Pacific Northwest College of Art Plans for National Presidential Search to be Announced Soon [caption . . .

Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

Celebrate entrepreneurship, cultivate creativity, and drive high-impact innovation at Maine Startup & Create Week, June 20-26, 2016. David Hutchins '87, an effects animator at Walt Disney Animation . . .

Salt at MECA Releases Digital Story Archive

Salt at MECA Releases Digital Story Archive

Extensive digital collection of Maine stories launches Salt Story Archive the result of partnership between renowned documentary studies institute and innovative, Portland-based company Photos of a wild . . .

Maine College of Art Presents Art in Exodus

Maine College of Art Presents Art in Exodus

Maine College of Art presents Art in Exodus, a mentoring, exhibition, and storytelling project through which refugee artists will share their art and culture through an exhibition and a storytelling . . .

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

Ruby Lerner, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, delivered the keynote address at MECA’s Commencement Ceremony. Honorary Degrees were granted to David Shaw, C. David Thomas ’68, and Ruby . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Arts & Humanities MAC/MHS Grant Award

Maine College of Art Announces Arts & Humanities MAC/MHS Grant Award

Maine College of Art has received an Arts & Humanities Grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council for the Art in Exodus project. Portland, ME – Maine College of Art is pleased . . .

MECAmorphosis Runway Show Ticket Giveaway Winner Announced

MECAmorphosis Runway Show Ticket Giveaway Winner Announced

We are excited to announce the winner of our 2016 MECAmorphosis Runway Ticket Giveaway! Through out the duration of the contest, we received dozens of entries emphasizing the importance of art in so many . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Acquisition of Salt Institute of Documentary Studies

Maine College of Art Announces Acquisition of Salt Institute of Documentary Studies

Two Landmark Maine Educational Institutions Will Integrate to Preserve Salt’s Mission Portland, Maine: The future of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which announced it would close last summer, . . .

MECA: Through & Through, A Special Comprehensive Exhibition

MECA: Through & Through, A Special Comprehensive Exhibition

MECA: Through & Through, a special comprehensive exhibition of student work prepared for MECA’s ten-year accreditation visit, is open to the public on Wednesday, March 23rd. In preparation for . . .

MECAmorphosis 2016

MECAmorphosis 2016

MECAmorphosis celebrates MECA's graduating professional artists and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists. This year, MECAmorphosis consists of two separate events. The . . .

Limited Edition Dahlov Ipcar Print

Limited Edition Dahlov Ipcar Print

Maine College of Art Presents A Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Dahlov Ipcar In honor of nationally known artist Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017), and the ongoing legacy of the arts in Maine, Maine College . . .

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