To promote the incredible talent of our alumni, Maine College of Art hosts alumni exhibitions both on campus and off-site. The Alumni Triennial takes place every third year in the ICA at MECA. Alumni exhibits are also rotated year-round in the Charles Thomas Gallery at MECA.

Ongoing Opportunities

Charles C. Thomas Gallery

MECA has openings for exhibitors in the Charles C. Thomas Gallery in the Administrative Center at MECA. The Gallery was named for a former Board of Trustees member who served from 1993 to 2005 and was an exemplary and generous leader, friend, and advocate for the College. A hallway gallery with 76 linear feet of wall exhibition space, it is suitable for 2D work only. Alumni interested in submitting work for consideration can contact Dietlind Vander Schaaf at dvanderschaaf@meca.edu or 207.699-5012.

Alumni Triennial

Residual Utopia, Alumni Biennial 2015 at MECA
The MECA Alumni Triennial takes place in October in the ICA at MECA every third year. This themed exhibition is curated by three distinguished jurors and features the work of three to five degree-holding alumni. Graduates with a BFA, MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Certificate, MAT, or an Honorary Degree are eligible. The title of the exhibition is determined after the selection process is complete, based on themes inherent in the chosen work.

View the 2015 Alumni Biennial, Residual Utopia.

Past Opportunities

MECA Painters: 10 Years Later

10 Years Later

2006 MECA Painters 10 Years Later

January 22 – February 13, 2016

This annual exhibit featured Maine College of Art Painting majors a decade after graduation. The 2006 participants were Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Emily Maiden, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter.

Then & Now

Then & Now

Vivian Beer There & Now
Vivian Beer ’00, Bench

A juried exhibition at Rose Contemporary featuring the work of students and alumni investigating furniture in all mediums or working sculpturally with wood, held in conjunction with the Furniture Society Conference hosted at Maine College of Art.

Ceramics Exhibition

2015 Ceramics Exhibition
James Mitschmyer ’05, Show me your Papers: SB1070, 2012, Terracotta / Stencil / Lithographic Transfer / Cone 1 Oxidation, 26” x 14” x 5”

To promote the incredible talent of our alumni, Maine College of Art is planning a juried exhibition at ArtProv Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island in conjunction with the NCECA conference. This is an excellent opportunity to have your work represented during the annual gathering that brings together thousands of professionals in the field of ceramics. Alumni who hold a BFA, MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Certificate, MAT, or an Honorary Degree, and are working in the field of ceramics are invited to apply.