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ICA at MECA: ‘You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes’

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents You Never Know How You Look Through Other People's Eyes On view from March 8–April 21, 2018 Exhibition Reception: . . .

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PPH: Laura Freid and Arts Education in Ever-Changing World

Portland Press Herald: MECA’s new President sees Arts Education as key to navigating an ever-changing world "Laura Freid has a resume peppered with Ivy League schools that led to a globe-trotting . . .

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MECA’s Public Engagement Program Presents ‘Abyssinian Meeting House Story Archive’

The Public Engagement Program at Maine College of Art presents the exhibition STILL STANDING, The Abyssinian Meeting House Story Archive, to be held at Maine College of Art. The show is a culmination . . .

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MECA Welcomes New Personnel

Brigid Lawler Has Been Named MECA’s New Director of Admissions and Jennifer Doebler Has Been Hired as Director of Student Life. Maine College of Art recently announced two new administrative . . .

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MECA Announces Julie D’Andrea As New Vice President of Development

MECA Announces Julie D’Andrea As New Vice President of Development D’Andrea Brings to MECA a Wealth of Advancement Experience at World-Class Institutions including Barnard College and Jazz at . . .

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MECA News › Artists at Work

MECA Community Members Receive 2018 Kindling Fund Grants

MECA Community Members Receive 2018 Kindling Fund Grants

MECA Community Members Receive Kindling Fund Grants Maine College of Art is excited to announce the following MECA community recipients who were awarded Kindling Fund Grants: Salt Visiting Instructor of . . .

2017 MECA Holiday Sale & #MECAmade showcase

2017 MECA Holiday Sale & #MECAmade showcase

This year’s Holiday Sale at the Maine College of Art (MECA) will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 from 5pm–9pm and Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am–5pm. In its 23rd year, the MECA Holiday Sale is . . .

Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Meg Hahn ’17 Win Fiore Painting Prizes

Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Meg Hahn ’17 Win Fiore Painting Prizes

The Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prizes were awarded at an opening ceremony at the Firehouse Center in Damariscotta on June 24. Maine College of Art alumni Tessa Greene O'Brien MFA '16 won $1,500 for first place, . . .

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Maine College of Art (MECA) and the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) are partnering on a call for proposals for a fall 2017 class at MECA called Design for Good. MANP members with 501(c)3 status and a . . .

2017 MECA Residency Recipients Announced

2017 MECA Residency Recipients Announced

Each spring, Maine College of Art reviews applications for our summer residency programs made available through the College. One is offered at the Stephen Pace House in Stonington, Maine and the other, Baie . . .

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

[intro]Our recent 2017 COLLECT Summer Art Sale was an enormous success, which raised money for MECA's student scholarships while also benefiting participating artists. Thanks to the time, talents, and . . .

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 . . .

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

Meg Hahn ’17, Baxter Koziol ’17, and Tessa O’Brien MFA ’16 Named as Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Finalists

The finalists will be given a juried exhibition and cash award at the Joseph A. Fiore Galleries at the Firehouse Center in Damariscotta, Maine this summer.

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

Congratulations to Erin Ryan-Buchanan (Gold), Kirk Simpson (Silver), Ozlenen Ozbicerler (Bronze), Tyler Eldrige, and Mackenzie Mangosing on their awards!

VICE Features Work and Writing by MECA Alumni & Faculty

VICE Features Work and Writing by MECA Alumni & Faculty

In Maine profile, VICE highlights work by Jenna Crowder (BFA '09), Edwige Charlot (BFA '10), Faculty Hilary Irons, and Artist-in-Residence Ayumi Horie.

Emma Wolfsohn ’17 receives the 2017 Pickwick Independent Press Fellowship

Emma Wolfsohn ’17 receives the 2017 Pickwick Independent Press Fellowship

The fellowship provides the fellow with an opportunity to develop both their fine art and client-based portfolios and broaden their artistic network.

Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Monhegan Artists’ Residency supports the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space to work free of interruption.

2017 Professional Development Grant Awardees Announced

2017 Professional Development Grant Awardees Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Professional Development and Entrepreneurship Grants. These grants help BFA, MFA, and MAT students advance their studio and professional skills by accessing . . .

MECA Featured in Maine Home & Design’s April Art Issue

MECA Featured in Maine Home & Design’s April Art Issue

Maine Home & Design Magazine's "The ART Issue" features Maine College of Art through out its page; take a look below and make sure to buy the entire issue— out on newsstands now! Editor's . . .

Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia

Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia

Mark Marchesi ’99 recently published a new book, Evangeline: A Modern Tale of Acadia, the culmination of four years of research and artistic exploration. Originally inspired by his experiences during his . . .

MECA’s Kinetic Sculpture Puppeteers and the Women’s March

MECA’s Kinetic Sculpture Puppeteers and the Women’s March

In the first day of their Kinetic Sculpture class on January 20, 2017, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sculpture Kim Bernard's students designed and built a 12-foot-long pink cat in five hours flat. That . . .

Faculty & Alumni Exhibit in PMA’s 2015 Biennial

Faculty & Alumni Exhibit in PMA’s 2015 Biennial

Opening October 8, You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial highlights Maine’s artistic legacies in the making. Curated by Alison Ferris, this year’s Biennial provides a . . .

Jason Morrissey ’98 : Forged in Fire

Jason Morrissey ’98 : Forged in Fire

View the video. Metalsmithing & Jewelry alum Jason Morrissey '98 will be on the History Channel tonight! "FORGED IN FIRE features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other to create some . . .

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