Alumni Print Weekend
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 2018 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 relation 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Early deadline for application is 5 pm July 15, 2018
Late deadline for application is 5 pm on September 15, 2018.
2017 Alumni Print COLLAB
Six degree-holding alumni participated in the 2017 Alumni Print COLLAB on October 6, 7, and 8 at Maine College of Art.
The project took a break from the usual format to explore a new iteration. Instead of a portfolio led by a guest artist, we invited 6 artists to work on a collaborative print during the holiday weekend.
The pairs of artists created a small edition of the collaborative print over the weekend. Our aim was to provide print shop access to artists/printmakers who wish to explore the intersection of practice, approaches, and ideas.
Click to read more about the 2017 Print COLLAB Weekend.