49 Oak is an extension of MECA&D that provides students and alumni opportunities to exhibit their work and experiment with ideas. Whether it's a pop up shop or an exhibition of new work, this space fosters experimentation and encourages students and alumni to think big.

Upcoming: Illustration PopUp Shop

Students, Faculty, and Alumni from the Illustration Department will hold a Valentine's Popup Shop at 49 Oak.

Hours of operation:

First Friday Feb 3rd 4:30pm -8pm
Friday Feb 10, 4:30pm -8pm
Saturday Feb 11th, Noon-4pm

Call for Submissions: 49 Oak Alumni Pop Up 
Maine College of Art & Design is excited to announce the opening of a brand new space called 49 Oak. Located just around the corner from the Porteous Building at 49 Oak Street, this new space will provide students and alumni with opportunities to exhibit their work in a public facing venue. MECA&D is seeking proposals from degree holding BFA, MFA, MAT and Salt alumni to use the space for experimental projects, including exhibitions, pop-up shops and events. Alumni proposals will be considered for the summer 2023 season, from June 1 - July 15.
Learn more and apply.
Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2023

Call for Submissions: Alumni Print Show

MECA&D recognizes that printmaking is a vehicle for vernacular culture, social dissent, and cultural identity. We are seeking submissions for the 2023 juried Alumni Print Show at 49 Oak, which will take place from July 28th- September 3, 2023. Open to all degree holding BFA, MFA, MAT and Salt alumni, we are seeking works in any print media that exemplify the spirit of process in printmaking. Please note: you do not need to have majored in printmaking in order to be eligible for this exhibition. Learn more and apply.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2023