Our recent 2017 COLLECT Summer Art Sale was an enormous success, which raised money for MECA’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 scholarships for the next generation of professional artists. It was a true pleasure for me to see the art, including work from our most recent graduates 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

Featuring the original works of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, proceeds benefit MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund to enable the next generation of artists to pursue their talents.

A Sampling of Featured Work:

See the list of Featured Artists.

Open to the Public June 29 – July 1
The Art Sale is held in MECA’s ICA within the Porteous Building, 522 Congress St, Portland, Maine. 

Shop:  10am-6pm, Thursday, June 29
Shop:  10am-6pm, Friday, June 3
Shop:  10am-6pm, Saturday, July 1

Maine College of Art presents Collect:  MECA’s Summer Art Sale 2017, June 29 – July 1, a fundraiser in support of MECA’s Student 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 are priced by the artists and sold to benefit MECA, with 50% and 25% commission or full donation options.

For more information, email collect@meca.edu 

Read the press release.

Special thanks to our generous supporters:



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