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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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ICA at MECA Announces Painting Symposium on 9.15.17 (10am-5pm)

ICA at MECA Announces Painting Symposium on 9.15.17 (10am-5pm)

Portland, Maine ~ The Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the Painting and MFA programs at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to invite the public to attend On Genre: A Painting Symposium, a . . .

Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Meg Hahn ’17 Win Fiore Painting Prizes

Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Meg Hahn ’17 Win Fiore Painting Prizes

The Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prizes were awarded at an opening ceremony at the Firehouse Center in Damariscotta on June 24. Maine College of Art alumni Tessa Greene O'Brien MFA '16 won $1,500 for first place, . . .

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

The finalists will be given a juried exhibition and cash award at the Joseph A. Fiore Galleries at the Firehouse Center in Damariscotta, Maine this summer.

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

Free and Open to the Public, MECA’s 2017 MFA Summer Lecture Series Brings Artists and Critics From Around the World to Portland, Maine MECA’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program is pleased to . . .

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

Congratulations to Alum Vivian Beer '00, current MFA faculty member Lauren Fensterstock, and Anna Hepler (former MFA Non-Resident Studio Advisor) for achieving this amazing milestone! Each received $50,000 . . .

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

Artist Joshua Reiman, who is an Assistant Professor in MECA’s MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture programs, recently completed the timely film The Wind Dies The Sun Sets in collaboration with fellow artist Eric . . .

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

Local Portland, Maine, artist Aaron Stephan MFA ’02 was chosen by Portland’s City Council in June, 2016, to design a public art sculpture that is part of an overall revisioning for Portland’s Woodfords . . .

MECA Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

MECA Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

Veronica A. Perez, MFA '16 and Isabelle O'Donnell, Painting '17 have been accepted into the 2016 Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition. This juried exhibition is a survey of contemporary art from graduate . . .

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14, who teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute, has been working on Haven, a functioning beehive sculpture project designed to grow into a nationwide network of 1,000 beehives that . . .

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA '12 was awarded a $10,000 Creation Grant through the New Brunswick Arts Board. The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the . . .

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 . . .

O Time Your Pyramids — Faculty Julie Poitras Santos

O Time Your Pyramids — Faculty Julie Poitras Santos

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present O Time Your Pyramids by Portland artist Julie Poitras Santos, from Friday, March 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016.

Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

[intro]MECA’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program is pleased to announce the 2016 MFA Lecture Series, which brings a national and international roster of visiting artists, curators, and scholars to . . .

Professor Joshua Reiman Featured in Hyperallergic

Professor Joshua Reiman Featured in Hyperallergic

Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture, Joshua Reiman, has a review of his show Glass Houses in HyperAllergic. "Glass Houses is a thought-provoking and meditative show that draws in . . .

Matthew Tanzi MFA ’15 Creates Animation for “Trick or Treat” Concert

Matthew Tanzi MFA ’15 Creates Animation for “Trick or Treat” Concert

On October 18th, 2015, Portland Symphony Orchestra held a "Trick or Treat" concert at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. Assistant Conductor Norman Hunyh lead the “ghouls and goblins” of the P.S.O . . .

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition

The 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition included work from MFA students Laura Blair Bodden, Audra Christie, Stratton McCrady, Brandon Pierce, Alena Shaughnessy, Aaron Smith, and Matthew Tanzi. The MFA program granted . . .

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