Our recent 2017 COLLECT Summer Art Sale was an enormous success, which raised money for MECA&D's student scholarships while also benefiting participating artists. Thanks to the time, talents, and treasures that so many of you generously contributed, we were able to generate more than $100,000 in just three days to support our participating artists and provide MECA&D scholarships for the next generation of professional artists. It was a true pleasure for me to see the art, including work from our youngest alumni and our most accomplished faculty in the gallery. As your new President, the opportunity to meet so many artists and collectors only added to the excitement I feel as we embark upon this journey together.– Laura Freid, President of Maine College of Art & Design

Maine College of Art & Design Invites Collectors and Appreciators to Summer Art Sale from June 29 - July 1 at MECA&D’s ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art)

Featuring the original works of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, a portion of proceeds from COLLECT Summer Art Sale will benefit MECA&D’s Student Scholarship Fund for next generation of artists to pursue their talents

Portland, Maine – Maine College of Art & Design presents Collect:  MECA&D’s Summer Art Sale 2017, June 29 - July 1, a fundraiser in support of MECA&D’s Scholarship Fund. This three-day, salon-style extravaganza is a great opportunity to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build or add to an art collection. The art sale features a unique, diverse and unexpected array of original work in a variety of genres with a range of sizes, prices, and media, including furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, textiles, drawings, and more.  One to five works in any media are priced by the artists and sold to benefit MECA&D, with 50% and 25% commission or full donation options.  

Collect:  MECA&D’s Summer Art Sale 2017 provides a rare opportunity for art buyers to invest in original art by emerging artists and established professionals while providing working artists with a sustainable future. The sale features a wide range of artists with ties to the MECA&D community, including MECA&D students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others  A sample of participants include:  Angela Adams, Marian Baker, Cat Bates ‘09, Donald Best ‘81, Phillip Brou, John Bisbee, Anne Buckwalter MFA ‘12, Emilie Start-Manneg, Diane Dahlke, Michel Droge MFA ‘10, Nicole Duennebier ‘05, Connie Hayes ‘80, Lindsay Hancock, Alison Hildreth ‘76, Jamie Hogan, Ayumi Horie, Anne Ireland ‘94, Honour Mack, Janet Manyan, Kari Radasch ‘97, Celeste Roberge ‘79, Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Shoshannah White, and many more.  Please visit our website for more information and a full list of participating artists at www.meca.edu/collect.

Open to the Public June 29 - July 1
The Art Sale is held in MECA&D’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) within the Porteous Building, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME

Shop:  10am-6pm, Thursday, June 29
Shop:  10am-6pm, Friday, June 30

Shop:  10am-6pm, Saturday, July 1

Special Media Preview on Wednesday, June 28 at 5:30pm

Contact: Raffi Der Simonian
Maine College of Art & Design, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
rdersimonian@meca.edu  or 207-699-5010

Collect Summer Art Sale Poster

Collect Summer Art Sale Poster