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Iris Williamson Appointed Director of Exhibitions

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes Iris Williamson as Incoming Director of Exhibitions Williamson will oversee exhibitions for the College and the Institute of Contemporary . . .

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Our 140-year history comes to life on the Congress Street windows

Illustration Prof. Andrew DeGraff brings Maine College of Art & Design’s 140-year history to life on our Congress Street . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board 

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board  Kathryn Yates Appointed Chair for the 2022-23 Academic Year    PORTLAND, ME — September 20, 2022 — Maine College of . . .

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2022 BFA Exhibition on view through November 11

Across four floors of the Porteous, nearly 100 students spent the past weekend hanging and installing the impressive art and design featured in this year's BFA Exhibition. This year’s . . .

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Animation & Game Art majors participate in 24 Hours: Animation Contest

From 7pm on Friday, October 14 through 7pm on Saturday, October 15, four teams of Maine College Art & Design students joined participants from 20 . . .

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#1 in the state for Graphic Design

Maine College of Art & Design named #1 in the state for Graphic Design!  We are very pleased to share that our Graphic Design major was . . .

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MECA&D News › Artists at Work

Coming Soon! New student & alumni exhibition space – 49 Oak

Coming Soon! New student & alumni exhibition space – 49 Oak

Maine College of Art & Design Launches New Public-facing Exhibition Space: 49 Oak The street-level space will showcase work from the College for the local community PORTLAND, ME — January 18, 2023 — . . .

Holiday pop-ups planned for December! 

Holiday pop-ups planned for December! 

Looking for more opportunities to buy handmade artwork for holiday gifts this year? You’re in luck! There are two additional pop-up sales open to the public coming this December in our Porteous building . . .

Save-the-Date! Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition on 12/1

Save-the-Date! Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition on 12/1

Save-the-Date! Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition scheduled at Halo at the Point on Thursday, December 1  Join more than 40 art and design vendors from the Maine College of Art & Design community on . . .

Carter Shappy ’15 wins first round of Epic Grants

Carter Shappy ’15 wins first round of Epic Grants

Carter Shappy ’15 wins first round of Epic Grants Maine College of Art & Design and Canopy Portland Waterfront are thrilled to announce Carter Shappy ’15 as the winner of the first round of their Epic . . .

MECA&D hosts Gulf of Maine EcoArts

MECA&D hosts Gulf of Maine EcoArts

MECA&D hosts Gulf of Maine EcoArts as it creates its newest traveling installation  Did you know that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world's oceans? Project based-nonprofit . . .

Teaming up with Canopy Portland Waterfront to offer Epic Grants

Teaming up with Canopy Portland Waterfront to offer Epic Grants

Now through July 30, alumni making a positive impact in Portland through their work can apply for a $2,500 grant to support continued creative activities. Funds can be used for operational support for existing . . .

Watch this Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology opens Friday, June 3

Watch this Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology opens Friday, June 3

Watch This Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology by Maine College of Art & Design Alumni on view June 3 - October 30, 2022 Maine College of Art & Design partners with Historic New England to explore . . .

2022 Grant and Residency Recipients

2022 Grant and Residency Recipients

Maine College of Art & Design Announces 2022 Grant and Residency Recipients List 32 artists and designers will receive professional support PORTLAND, ME — May 11, 2022 — Maine College of Art & . . .

Greenhut Galleries 11th Biennial Portland Show includes MECA&D community

Greenhut Galleries 11th Biennial Portland Show includes MECA&D community

Greenhut Galleries 11th Biennial Portland Show includes MECA&D community On view until Saturday, May 28, Greenhut Galleries (146 Middle Street, Portland, ME) presents its 11th Biennial Portland . . .

New Associate Director of Artists at Work & Alumni Relations!

New Associate Director of Artists at Work & Alumni Relations!

Artists at Work Introducing Jenny McGee Dougherty ’05 as our new Associate Director of Artists at Work & Alumni Relations Maine College of Art & Design is very pleased to announce Jenny McGee . . .

Applications open for COLLECT

Applications open for COLLECT

Applications open for the 2022 COLLECT Summer Art Sale Now is your chance to submit work to the annual COLLECT Art Sale (June 23-25, 2022). Proceeds from art by MECA&D students, faculty, staff, alumni and . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Opens Its 2021 Holiday Sale Online 

Maine College of Art & Design Opens Its 2021 Holiday Sale Online 

Maine College of Art & Design Opens Its 2021 Holiday Sale Online  “Little Something Co. is a trio of MECA alumni that share a knack for collecting stickers. Our time at MECA&D helped us find our . . .

2020 Belvedere Fund Recipients

2020 Belvedere Fund Recipients

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art & Design was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. The Fund is available to all . . .

MECA&D Announces Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

MECA&D Announces Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) and Indigo Arts Alliance (IAA) are pleased to announce a partnership between the two organizations funded in part by a three-year grant from the Crewe Foundation.

2019 Professional Development and Creative Entrepreneurship Grant

2019 Professional Development and Creative Entrepreneurship Grant

Congratulations to the Spring 2019 Awardees of the Professional Development and Creative Entrepreneurship Grant.

2019 Pace House Artists-in-Residence

2019 Pace House Artists-in-Residence

Shawn Brewer ’12, Nicole Duennebier ’05, Lucas Ouellette ’18, Christopher Patch ’98, Reggie Hodges, Mitchell Rasor, and Seth Rogoff Selected For Pace House Residency

2019 Belvedere Fund Recipients

2019 Belvedere Fund Recipients

The 2019 awardees are Addison de Lisle ’11, Peter Dore ’17, Bryan Hansen ’18, and Matthias Rand ’12.

2019 Baie Ste Marie Artists-in-Residence

2019 Baie Ste Marie Artists-in-Residence

The 2019 residents are Marcy Chevali MFA '08, Dylan Hausthor '15, and Lucas Ouellette '18 for the Baie Ste-Marie Residency.

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