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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 › Illustration

Illustration Institute Announces the Launch of The Faison Artist Residency  on Peaks Island, Maine

Illustration Institute Announces the Launch of The Faison Artist Residency  on Peaks Island, Maine

Illustration Institute is excited to announce the launch of Faison Artist Residency.

Picture This… The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute

Picture This… The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute

Picture This... The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute is a MECA supported exhibition that shares the ideas, process, craft and art of seventeen local and national professional illustrators including: . . .

Faculty Member Jamie Hogan Honored with Lupine Award

Faculty Member Jamie Hogan Honored with Lupine Award

This year the Lupine Award honored the picture book Island Birthday by Matinicus Island author Eva Murray, illustrated by Peaks Island's Jamie Hogan and published by Tilbury House Publishers in Thomaston.

Lewis Rossignol ’17 Announced as 2016 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol ’17 Announced as 2016 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship in addition to having his packaging on over 1 million bottles.

Mary Anne Lloyd is new Department Chair of Illustration

Mary Anne Lloyd is new Department Chair of Illustration

Mary Anne was one of the founders of the Illustration program at MECA, along with Scott Nash and Jamie Hogan. She has worked diligently the past ten years to create a robust and rigorous curriculum. She is a . . .

Scott Nash creates “Berniemoji”

Scott Nash creates “Berniemoji”

Portland illustrator Scott Nash, along with Akimitsu Hogge and Wade Brainerd, developed a mobile app that allows users to share the full expressions of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The app . . .

Professor Jamie Hogan Exhibit at Portland Public Library

Professor Jamie Hogan Exhibit at Portland Public Library

The exhibit “The Storybook Waters of Illustrator Jamie Hogan” ran from July 1 - September 25, 2015 in the Children’s Room of the Portland Public Library’s Main Library where MECA Adjunct Assistant . . .

Illustration Faculty and Alumni Featured in VISUAL STORYTELLING

Illustration Faculty and Alumni Featured in VISUAL STORYTELLING

The Brick Store Museum’s exhibition, Visual Storytelling: Celebrating Maine Illustrators, opened Friday, March 20, 2015 in Kennebunk, ME. The exhibit not only displayed the history of illustration, but . . .

MECA Alum Hannah Rosengren Designs for Greenpeace

MECA Alum Hannah Rosengren Designs for Greenpeace

MECA graduate Hannah Rosengren recently worked with the environmental organization Greenpeace to promote their campaign about the Tongass National Forest. Rosengren created an important informational . . .

Scott Nash designs PMA family guide

Scott Nash designs PMA family guide

Illustration Program Chair and Assistant Professor Scott Nash recently designed the new PMA Family Guide for the Portland Museum of Art.

Illustration Professor Scott Nash Publishes Political Cartoon

Illustration Professor Scott Nash Publishes Political Cartoon

Illustration Professor and Department Chair Scott Nash published his first political cartoon for the non-profit liberal advocacy organization Common Cause. For this particular piece, which can be seen . . .

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