Image of a statue of a woman's face in profile with a hand lifted to her ear. The text in the image says "Speak your Voice: Maine Art Education Association Spring Virtual Show 2021. Hosted by MECA."

Maine College of Art is pleased to host

Speak Your Voice: the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) 2021 Virtual Spring Art Exhibition
April 15, 2021, through May 9, 2021

Participating Artists

Phillippa Grace Adam MAT '21, Deering High School
Lauren Anderson '20, MAT '21, Gorham Middle School
Dana Altman, Thornton Academy
Stephen Amoroso, Fairview Elementary, Auburn
      and Adult Ed at Edward Little High
Debra Arter, Boothbay Elementary
Seth Baron '20, MAT '21, Gerald E. Talbot
Debra Bickford '79, Westbrook High School
Cooper Binette '20, MAT '21, Biddeford Intermediate School
Sandy Brennan, Wells Ogunquit CSD (retired)
Cory Bucknam, Brunswick Junior High
Margaret Burman, Dyer & Kaler Elementary School
Sean Dillon MAT '21, Gray--New Gloucester High
Jennie Driscoll, Brunswick High School
Erin Landry Fowler, Art Ed '12, Scarborough High School
Tammy Giles, Central High School
Tracy Ginn '83, Woodside Elementary School
Suzanne Goulet, Waterville Senior High School
Jonathan Graffius, Amanda C. Rowe Elementary School
Susan Hanson (retired)
Sonja Johnson, Rangeley Lakes Regional School
Jennifer Merry, Thornton Academy
Brenda McGuinness, Sebago Elementary School
Kay McKeever (retired)
Sophie Olmsted MAT '21, Cape Elizabeth Middle School
Constance Panetski, Morse High School
Maire Pelletier, Winslow Junior High
Mary Pennington, Art Ed '10, Gray--New Gloucester High School
Shelby Pyrzyk '20, MAT '21, Patricia A. Duran School
Trent Redmon MAT '21, Windham High School
Susan Myer Riley, North Yarmouth Academy (retired)
Audrey Robidoux '19, MAT '21, Massabesic High
Raegan Russell, Berwick Academy
Meryl Ruth, Retired from Deering High School, Portland, Maine
Rachel Somerville, Maine College of Art
Jodi Thomas, Thornton Academy
Michael E. Vermette '80, Indian Island School
Vanessa White-Capelluti, Wells High School (retired)
Samara Yandell MAT '18, Biddeford Middle School

The Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) is a statewide professional organization whose members are committed to excellence in visual arts education. Maine College of Art's Master in the Arts of Teaching Program is pleased to host this year's virtual exhibit in partnership with the MAEA. This exhibit focuses on the ways in which creativity has emerged in response to a challenging time. The theme is intentionally open-ended and is a means of sharing with the larger community the importance of art as a means to unite, provide hope, and create positive change. Now more than ever, it is vital that art teachers model for their students the value of creativity as a form of self-expression and social change. Making art during the pandemic is also a tool for social-emotional well-being as we grapple with the stress of adapting to a very different world.

Selected works are for sale as noted in the captions, with 30% of sales going to benefit Maine College of Art. Works captioned with NFS are Not For Sale. If interested in purchasing work, please contact: MAEA Treasurer Matthew Johnson at

Questions about the exhibit? Contact Dr. Rachel Somerville, Ed.D, Interim Department Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, at


MECA also hosts an online and in-person Pre-College program and the Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards. See below for more information.

Learn More About Pre-College

MECA is delighted to offer both in-person and online Pre-College opportunities to students July of 2021. Students earn three college credits and those who go on to enroll in MECA's BFA program may also qualify for a scholarship. Art students are more likely to find the confidence boost necessary to attend a Pre-College program in art if their Art Teacher recommends it to them.

Please consider letting your students know about us! For more information about MECA's 2021 Pre-College Program for high school students includes both online and in-person, please click here.

Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Maine College of Art hosts Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2021

MECA is also proud to host the Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Learn more and view the 2021 Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention awardees here.

Eliza Goodwin, At The End of Stream, Gold Key, Printmaking, Waynflete School