Alumni Print Weekend

Alumni Print Weekend 2015
All degree-holding alumni with printmaking experience are invited to apply to participate in the Annual Alumni Print Session that takes place in October over Columbus Day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) at Maine College of Art. The 2017 session will take place on October 6-8. The Visiting Artist and theme will be announced in the spring of 2017. Early applications are encouraged.

The Alumni Print Session was created by Gina Adams ’02, Jill Dalton ’99, and Printmaking Professor Elizabeth Jabar to offer a collaborative studio opportunity to our alumni.

The event begins with dinner on Friday evening and continues through Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm in the printmaking studios at MECA. Participants work in relationship to a theme generated by the Visiting Artist to create 20 portfolios, containing 11 prints each, including one master print by each participating artist. Several students and past participants help to provide studio assistance. At the end of the session, each artist receives one of the portfolios.

2017 Alumni Print COLLAB

All degree-holding alumni with printmaking experience are invited to apply to participate in the Alumni Print COLLAB on October 6, 7, and 8 at Maine College of Art.

We are taking a break from the usual format to try something different this year. Instead of a portfolio led by a guest artist, we are inviting 4-5 selected artists to work on making collaborative prints during the weekend. Think of it as a print intensive or mini residency.

The event starts Friday evening, October 6, from 5-9pm, and continues on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm in the Printmaking studios at MECA.

Artists will create a small edition of the collaborative print that is created over the weekend. Print shop support will be on hand to provide studio assistance. At the end of the session, each artist will receive one of the prints from the edition.

Our aim is to provide print shop access to artists/printmakers who wish to explore the intersection of practice, approaches, and ideas. The format and content will be determined by the participating artists. Participants should come ready to work with a degree of flexibility and openness required to ideate and complete the edition within the two printing days.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the participant list is filled. There is a $50 participation fee, which includes the cost of materials, Friday night dinner, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and a portfolio from the session.

To apply, please send an email to edwigecharlot@meca.edu with your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address and Grad Year; a digital image from your portfolio with title, media, dimensions, year; and a short paragraph outlining how collaboration could positively impact your practice and approaches to your work.

Deadline for application is 5 pm, September 21, 2017