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A Message from President Laura Freid

Photograph by Tim Greenway Salt '03. June 1, 2020 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin From coast to coast, for . . .

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COVID-19: Student Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Student FAQ Updated: May 4, 2020 Please continue to check this webpage as we will be updating it regularly. If you have a question that has not yet been answered below, please reach out . . .

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MECA Announces Celebration of 2020 Graduates and Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Programs

Portland, Maine: Maine College of Art (MECA) today announced a celebration of the graduating Class of 2020 and shared plans to welcome students back for Summer and Fall academic . . .

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2020 Belvedere Fund Recipients

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. The Fund is available to all . . .

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MECA Launches #mymecacommunity Campaign

#mymecacommunity We have launched the #mymecacommunity campaign to help our students stay connected to MECA and to reinforce that faculty and staff are still here to support students even though . . .

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Maine College of Art to Host First Annual Resilience Week, A Series of Events to Spark Conversations Around Race and Inclusion

Maine College of Art to Host First Annual Resilience Week, A Series of Events to Spark Conversations Around Race and Inclusion

MECA is proud to announce its inaugural Resilience Week, a project conceived by students and developed by the campus Diversity Committee and Students of Color Coalition.

MECA Announces Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

MECA Announces Partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance

Maine College of Art (MECA) 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.

MECA Broderson Award Winners 2019

MECA Broderson Award Winners 2019

In 2019, MADE will present $5,000 in scholarships to our top five local entrants in the student category ($1,000 per student).

Award Recipients for the Merit Scholarship Competition 2019

Award Recipients for the Merit Scholarship Competition 2019

Best in Show: Kiana Thayer, Junior in Graphic Design 2nd Place: Violet Weiner, Junior in Metalsmithing & Jewelry 3rd Place: Adam Fowler, Junior in Photography 4th Place: Ashley Page, Junior in Sculpture . . .

Meet the Residencies 2019

Meet the Residencies 2019

Maine College of Art and Hewnoaks present "Meet the Residencies." at MECA on January 22, 2019 at 6pm.

Culinary Talents of Immigrant Women to Be Showcased in Cooking Videos Screening and Food Tasting on November 30th

Culinary Talents of Immigrant Women to Be Showcased in Cooking Videos Screening and Food Tasting on November 30th

A tasting of the dishes in the videos will follow from 5–7pm. On hand will be the immigrant women who participated in the project - a partnership of the In Her Presence non-profit and MECA - and the MECA . . .

MECA Celebrates Launch of Animation & Game Art Major with Faculty-Student Show Reel

MECA Celebrates Launch of Animation & Game Art Major with Faculty-Student Show Reel

Featuring a giant floating moon beast, little warriors, windmills, lobsters, futuristic vehicles, hamsters, and a virtual reality game scene, Maine College of Art’s new show reel celebrates Animation & Game . . .

MECA Alum Ahmed Alsoudani ’05 Delivered 2018 Commencement Address

MECA Alum Ahmed Alsoudani ’05 Delivered 2018 Commencement Address

Internationally renowned artist and Maine College of Art graduate Ahmed Alsoudani ’05 will deliver the Commencement address at MECA’s 107th graduation ceremony

Announcing COLLECT Summer Art Sale 2018

Announcing COLLECT Summer Art Sale 2018

Annual Art Sale Features Original Contemporary Works by Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends to Benefit MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund.

2017 BFA Exhibition Recipients Announced

2017 BFA Exhibition Recipients Announced

Best in Show (tied): Brendan Ripken Shea, Senior in Painting; Portfolio, Instagram (painting details in website header)   Best in Show (tied): Frances Barker, Senior in Painting   2nd Place Overall: . . .

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 . . .

Ted Lott ’06 Receives Shortlist Artist Award from American Craft Council

Ted Lott ’06 Receives Shortlist Artist Award from American Craft Council

Congratulations to Ted Lott ’06 (Woodworking & Furniture Design)! Ted is featured in the October/November issue of American Craft magazine. He is one of this year’s recipients of the Shortlist Artist . . .

2017 Fall BFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

2017 Fall BFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series Announced

MECA’s Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the MECA . . .

Jack Mauch ’06 Awarded John D. Mineck Award from Society of Arts & Crafts

Jack Mauch ’06 Awarded John D. Mineck Award from Society of Arts & Crafts

Congratulations to Jack Mauch ’06 (Ceramics/Woodworking & Furniture Design double major)! The Society of Arts and Crafts announced Jack as this year’s Mineck Foundation Furniture Fellow. This . . .

MECA Announces Key Updates 17/18

MECA Announces Key Updates 17/18

Maine College of Art recently welcomed more than 500 aspiring professional artists, designers, and storytellers to campus from as far away as Hong Kong to begin the new academic year...

Bukola Koiki Hired as Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking

Bukola Koiki Hired as Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking

Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the hire of Bukola Koiki as Visting Assistant Professor in Printmaking as part of the AICAD Fellowship Program. The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & . . .

MECA Announces Alysha Kupferer as New Textiles Chair

MECA Announces Alysha Kupferer as New Textiles Chair

Alysha Kupferer will serve as the new Chair and Assistant Professor of the Fashion & Textile Design Program. Alysha's interdisciplinary background represents a significant asset to our curriculum.

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.

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