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President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Dear MECA Community, There are few words that can adequately express the dismay, and ultimately the despair, so many felt watching the assault on the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week. . . .

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The ICA at MECA Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window On view from January 15 – February 28, 2021 The Institute of Contemporary . . .

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Salt at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA has hired a visiting teacher of Radio and . . .

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Spring 2021 Planning Update

Dear MECA Community, I hope this note finds you and your family safe and healthy. I am pleased to share that our efforts to create an arts oasis here at MECA this semester were successful - we were . . .

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President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA

Dear MECA Students, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the start of the spring semester next week. While the pandemic required many emotional and physical adjustments, we . . .

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TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art  with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most . . .

Maine College of Art  Presents the 2020 COLLECT Online Summer Art Sale

Maine College of Art Presents the 2020 COLLECT Online Summer Art Sale

Annual art sale to continue online, raising critical funds for student scholarships while supporting emerging and established artists June 10, 2020 - Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to present the 2020 . . .

MECA Presents the 2019 COLLECT Summer Art Sale

MECA Presents the 2019 COLLECT Summer Art Sale

Annual art sale raises crucial funds for student scholarships while supporting emerging and established artists.

Maine College of Art Receives $3 Million from the Lunder Foundation

Maine College of Art Receives $3 Million from the Lunder Foundation

Maine College of Art Receives $3 Million from the Lunder Foundation Gift supports College’s effort to provide financial aid to talented students from all backgrounds Portland, Maine – Maine College of Art . . .

MECA Educates Artists of All Ages

MECA Educates Artists of All Ages

Maine College of Art donor Fred Thompson and his grandson Milan Pejic both took classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program in the summer of 2018. Milan took a Digital Photography class and Fred took . . .

MECA Announces Matthew Goetting as Vice President of Institutional Advancement

MECA Announces Matthew Goetting as Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Laura Freid, President of Maine College of Art (MECA), has announced Matthew Goetting as the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In his new role, Goetting will lead MECA’s development, marketing . . .

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

Maine College of Art Invites Collectors and Appreciators to Summer Art Sale from June 29 - July 1 at MECA’s ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) Featuring the original works of students, faculty, staff, . . .

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

Portland, ME – Natalia Lefebvre, a student at the Maine College of Art, was recently selected as one of four lucky winners in Sodexo’s SPRING INTO SOMETHING NEW National Prize Sweep-stakes and will have a . . .

Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Lily Yeh Announced As 2017 Commencement Speaker

Internationally Celebrated Artist and Founder of Barefoot Artists Lily Yeh to Address New MECA Grads; Honorary Degrees Granted to Lily Yeh, Alison Hildreth, and Peter and Paula Lunder Lily Yeh, an . . .

MECA Receives 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award

MECA Receives 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award

City of Portland and Portland Development Corporation Honors Economic Impact of MECA Maine College of Art accepted the 2016 Economic Development Achievement Award from the City of Portland on Thursday, . . .

MECA.EDU Receives Outstanding Website Award

MECA.EDU Receives Outstanding Website Award

Maine College of Art and Eri Design, website design & app development firm in Worcester, MA, are extremely proud to announce that we have received a Web Marketing Association Award for an Outstanding . . .

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum to Lead MECA as Interim President

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum to Lead MECA as Interim President

Former Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Will Serve As MECA’s President Until a Permanent Successor to Don Tuski is Hired MECA’s Board of Trustees has recently announced that Stuart Kestenbaum . . .

Statement Following Orlando Tragedy

Statement Following Orlando Tragedy

These past few days have been filled with mourning as we try to make sense of the murder of 49 and the wounding of 53 in Orlando, Florida. No doubt the events in Orlando have impacted many members of the Maine . . .

MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at PNCA

MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at PNCA

After Six Consecutive Years of Institutional Growth, MECA President Don Tuski, Ph.D Accepts Presidency at Pacific Northwest College of Art Plans for National Presidential Search to be Announced Soon Portland, . . .

Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

Celebrate entrepreneurship, cultivate creativity, and drive high-impact innovation at Maine Startup & Create Week, June 20-26, 2016. David Hutchins '87, an effects animator at Walt Disney Animation . . .

Salt at MECA Releases Digital Story Archive

Salt at MECA Releases Digital Story Archive

Extensive digital collection of Maine stories launches Salt Story Archive the result of partnership between renowned documentary studies institute and innovative, Portland-based company Photos of a wild . . .

Maine College of Art Presents Art in Exodus

Maine College of Art Presents Art in Exodus

Maine College of Art presents Art in Exodus, a mentoring, exhibition, and storytelling project through which refugee artists will share their art and culture through an exhibition and a storytelling event. . . .

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

2016 Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

Ruby Lerner, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, delivered the keynote address at MECA’s Commencement Ceremony. Honorary Degrees were granted to David Shaw, C. David Thomas ’68, and Ruby . . .

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