Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the 2021 Spring Merit Scholarship Competition award winners. The College was especially pleased to host this year’s exhibition in the flagship Porteous building, since last year’s event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having the student’s work displayed brought the building to life again this spring. This annual exhibition is open to second and third-year MECA students who have a designated grade point average. Work by all of the exhibiting students contributed to the success and strength of the show.

2021 Awardees

Best in Show

The Jury was incredibly enthusiastic about two installations that showed great strength in both concept and execution and chose to award two Best in Show awards this year.

KEF ZHENG, Junior in Photography

CAROLINE KOUBA, Junior in Graphic Design

3RD PLACE OVERALL

MADI KOVAL, Junior in Sculpture

4TH PLACE OVERALL

LAUREN GRANT, Junior in Painting

Jury Selects

Awards for those students whose work the jury found particularly noteworthy in quality and breadth of installation.

KATIA DERMOTT, Junior in Photography

SPENCER CLEARY, Junior in Woodworking & Furniture Design

DAN TOOMRE, Junior in Textile & Fashion Design

Best 2D Work By A Sophomore

TRISTYN STONE, Illustration

BEST 3D WORK BY A SOPHOMORE

MONTANA VAN DUIJN, Sculpture

BEST 2D WORK BY A JUNIOR

CHYENNE RIELLY, Painting

BEST 3D WORK BY A JUNIOR

CALI MCDONALD, Textile & Fashion Design

HONORABLE MENTIONS

ANNABELLE RICHARDSON, Junior in Photography

MASON BATOR, Sophomore in Printmaking

ALYSSA SLOBODZIAN, Junior in Illustration

GENNA MEDINA-COOK, Junior in Painting

Congratulations to all who participated!

Header Image: Work by Chyenne Rielly '22