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MECA’s 2021 COLLECT Art Sale Returns Online & In-Person

  “The first-ever COLLECT show I participated in, three paintings left my studio and went to new homes. It is incredibly validating as a creator to feel your work has an impact.” – . . .

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Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Classes of 2020 and 2021!! On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Maine College of Art honored the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 during the College’s 110th Commencement at the Cross . . .

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2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Celebrated Artist Sonya Clark to Address New MECA Grads Honorary Degrees To Be Conferred Upon Clark and Daniel N. Crewe Portland, Maine . . .

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2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. Deborah was a lover of history, . . .

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The ICA At MECA’s 2021 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition opening on Saturday May 15, 2021. The MFA Thesis . . .

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MECA Announces Jen Campanaro as Director of Admissions

MECA Announces Jen Campanaro as Director of Admissions

PORTLAND, ME — July 27, 2021 — Maine College of Art (MECA) today announced the appointment of Jen Campanaro as Director of Admissions, effective Monday, June 14, 2021. In her new role, Campanaro is . . .

MECA’s 2021 COLLECT Art Sale Returns Online & In-Person

MECA’s 2021 COLLECT Art Sale Returns Online & In-Person

  “The first-ever COLLECT show I participated in, three paintings left my studio and went to new homes. It is incredibly validating as a creator to feel your work has an impact.” – Arnela Mahmutovic . . .

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: DOUBLE TROUBLE

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: DOUBLE TROUBLE

PORTLAND, Maine - The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of its summer exhibition, DOUBLE TROUBLE, on view from from July 8 – September 17, . . .

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Classes of 2020 and 2021!! On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Maine College of Art honored the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 during the College’s 110th Commencement at the Cross Insurance Arena . . .

Maine College of Art Announces The MECA 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art Announces The MECA 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art Announces The MECA 2021 Fashion Show Thesis Collections from Textile & Fashion Design Seniors Will Be Presented via Livestream from the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA on Friday . . .

2021 Spring Merit Award Winners

2021 Spring Merit Award Winners

Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the 2021 Spring Merit Scholarship Competition award winners. The College was especially pleased to host this year’s exhibition in the flagship Porteous building, . . .

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Celebrated Artist Sonya Clark to Address New MECA Grads Honorary Degrees To Be Conferred Upon Clark and Daniel N. Crewe Portland, Maine — Maine . . .

The ICA At MECA’s 2021 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The ICA At MECA’s 2021 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition opening on Saturday May 15, 2021. The MFA Thesis Exhibition . . .

Community Message from President Laura Freid: A Time to Pause

Community Message from President Laura Freid: A Time to Pause

Dear Members of the MECA Community, The murder of George Floyd and so many other innocent victims this year is yet another sad reminder of our country's need to proactively address systematic racism and police . . .

MECA Hosts Virtual Maine Art Educators Exhibition

MECA Hosts Virtual Maine Art Educators Exhibition

Maine College of Art is pleased to host Speak Your Voice: the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) 2021 Virtual Spring Art Exhibition, from April 15, 2021, through May 9, 2021.  The Maine Art Education . . .

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA. The class will run from May 3-July 23. . . .

2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. Deborah was a lover of history, land . . .

Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Did you know that Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high schools all over the world come to Maine College of Art in the summers for our Pre-College program to learn what it means to be a real artist in a . . .

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

Dear Members of the MECA Community, Walking on Congress Street in Portland the day after the violent murders in Atlanta, Georgia, I passed a woman on her hands and knees trying hard to erase destructive . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA Community, As we look ahead to the conclusion of the academic year, we are working to finalize plans for a Commencement ceremony that will appropriately honor our graduating . . .

The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

PORTLAND, Maine - The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Sorry We Missed You, an exhibition of works by fifteen 2020 alumni artists from . . .

MAT Student Helps Biddeford School to Thrive

MAT Student Helps Biddeford School to Thrive

Cooper Binette ’20, MAT ’21 was hired as a student intern at Biddeford Intermediate School in Biddeford, Maine, for the school year 2020-2021 and has been receiving accolades for his work there. Due to . . .

Maine College of Art Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

Maine College of Art Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

 Maine College of Art (MECA) has appointed Stephen Bowden '97 as Director of Marketing and Communication. “Steve’s professional experiences as a designer combined with his background as a MECA alum and . . .

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