MECAmorphosis celebrates MECA’s graduating professional artists and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists. This year, MECAmorphosis consists of two separate events. The Runway Fashion Show is on April 29, and the Thesis Exhibition
is on May 6.


Friday April 29

The Runway Fashion Show in the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) featured work by students in our Textile & Fashion Design Program and was another huge success this year, raising crucial support for MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund.

See photos of the event on MECA’s Facebook Page and at Maine magazine’s Faces Maine Facebook Page.

The Textile & Fashion Design Program at MECA was created through a generous gift from Roxanne Quimby.

2016 MECAMorphosis Runway Fashion Show

Friday, May 6: 5:00–8:00pm

The 2016 Thesis Exhibition Opening will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. This year’s exhibition features work by over 100 graduating students in our BFA, MFA and MAT programs. Light fare and interactive art on Floors 1, 2 and 3 of the Porteous Building. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Dietlind Vander Schaaf at 699.5012 or

2016 Patrons and Host Committee


  • Ahmed Alsoudani ’05
  • Joan and Daniel Amory
  • Anderson Family Foundation
  • Heidi Bement
  • Jane Briggs
  • Coffee By Design
  • Rebecca Swanson Conrad
  • The Bob Crewe Foundation
  • Bernard and Sheila Devine
  • Bill and Jean Dill
  • Diversified Communications
  • Edward M. Friedman ’08 and Carole J. Friedman
  • Barbara Goodbody
  • Cyrus and Patty Hagge
  • Christopher and Elizabeth Evans Hunt Hon. ’13
  • Meredith and Mark Koerner
  • Margaret Lawrence ’93
  • Michael and Janie Lewis P ’16
  • Flavia Manske
  • Margaret and Mason Morfit
  • Edward and Cheryl Nelson P ’17
  • Anne and Vincent Oliviero
  • Sam and Teresa Pierce
  • Daniel and Nancy Poteet
  • Debbie Reed
  • Malcolm and Susan Rogers
  • Donna Roggenthien and Ron Leeking
  • Mary Schendel and Phil Gleason
  • John Ryan and Jenny Scheu
  • Susan Schraft, MD
  • Peter L. Sheldon
  • Phineas W. Sprague Memorial Foundation
  • Carrie Thomas
  • Bill and Jacky Thornton
  • Donald L. Tuski, Ph. D
  • Katherine Watson
  • Brian Wilk ’95 and Linda Lorenzo Wilk ’95
  • Brad and Ann Willauer
  • Caron Zand and Don Head
  • Bill and Patty Zimmerman

Host Committee

  • Janice Adler
  • Christine Beneman
  • Linda Bragg
  • Risa Bridges-Hall
  • Corey & Co
  • Sarah Daignault
  • Beth De Tine
  • Deborah Dluhy
  • Sarah Dove
  • Folia
  • Judy and Gordon Hamlin
  • Ineke Heinhaus-Schair
  • Alison and Horace Hildreth
  • Margo Keeley
  • Alison Leavitt
  • Sara Lewis and Jen Goldman
  • Mary Libby and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Samuel and Bethany Mateosian
  • Margot Milliken
  • Phipps and Samantha Moriarty
  • Drew and Anne Niles
  • Claudia Pachios
  • Dana Paolillo
  • Janice Peterson
  • John and Zuleika Powers
  • Portland Trading Co.
  • Cynthia and Matt Rawdon
  • Lori Reynolds
  • Sara Hallie Richardson
  • John Robinson and Elizabeth Stout
  • South Street Linen
  • Dan Talmatch
  • Carol Wishcamper
  • David Wood Clothiers
  • Paula and Jamie Zeitlin

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