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

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, exhibitions in the Charles C. Thomas Gallery are on hold until MECA reopens to the public.

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 Isabelle O'Donnell at or 207.699-5018.

Alumni Triennial

2018 Alumni Triennial Curious Nature. Art (left-right): Sarah Camille Wilson ’07, Tessa Greene O’Brien MFA ’16, and Isabelle O’Donnell ’17; Photography by Kyle Dubay ’18

The MECA Alumni Triennial takes place in the ICA at MECA every third year. This themed exhibition is curated by a distinguished alumni who selects the artists and artwork to be featured. Graduates with a BFA, MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Certificate, MAT, or an Honorary Degree are eligible to apply. The title of the exhibition is determined after the selection process is complete, based on themes inherent in the chosen work.

View the 2018 Alumni Triennial Curious Nature.