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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 . . .

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Illustration major named #1 in the state

Illustration major named #1 in the state We are very pleased to share that our Illustration major was recognized in the 2022 Animation Career . . .

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Help support student scholarships on Giving Tuesday (11/29)

“This College gave me strong foundation skills, preparation that is 100 percent transferable to any field. The scholarship I received validated my potential as much as . . .

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Seven years of 100% job placement for MAT

Seventh year of 100% job placement for MAT graduates!  For seven years running, all of the graduates from our 10-month Masters of Art in . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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MECA&D News › BFA

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 . . .

Congratulations to the 2022 BFA Exhibition winners!

Congratulations to the 2022 BFA Exhibition winners!

Maine College of Art & Design recognizes winners from this year’s BFA Exhibition We are thrilled to share the list of BFA Exhibition winners who were recognized in a private Awards Ceremony on Monday, . . .

2022 BFA Exhibition on view through November 11

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 installation was . . .

New York artist April Vollmer visits our Printmaking class

New York artist April Vollmer visits our Printmaking class

On Monday September 26, our Printmaking program hosted New York artist April Vollmer, whose book on the history and contemporary practice of mokuhanga, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released in 2015. . . .

Meet our 2022 BOLT orientation team

Meet our 2022 BOLT orientation team

Meet our 2022 BOLT orientation team Each year, a great group of Maine College of Art & Design students are motivated to get back to campus early so they can welcome the new crop of students. This team — . . .

Illustration major named #1 in the state

Illustration major named #1 in the state

Illustration major named #1 in the state We are very pleased to share that our Illustration major was recognized in the 2022 Animation Career Review rankings as the premier program in Maine and one of the . . .

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude in this year’s common read Each summer, first-year students, faculty, and staff share a common read as a way to spur introductions and important conversations throughout our . . .

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 . . .

Two new faculty appointments made for the 2022-23 AY

Two new faculty appointments made for the 2022-23 AY

Maine College of Art & Design appoints two new full-time faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year  Adam deGrandis ’05 to teach Animation & Game Art; Sarah Shaw joins Illustration  PORTLAND, ME . . .

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Maine College of Art & Design Class of 2022! Thank you to the friends, family, and greater creativity community for making the 111th Maine College of Art & Design last Friday so . . .

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 BFA Merit Scholarship Competition!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 BFA Merit Scholarship Competition!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 BFA Merit Scholarship Competition! On Thursday, April 28, Maine College of Art & Design students, faculty, and staff came together as a community to spotlight and . . .

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez Honorary Degrees to be conferred to Dr. Edward M. Friedman ’08 and Carole J. Friedman PORTLAND, ME—April 19, 2022—Maine . . .

BFA Merit Scholarship Competition & Exhibition is on view

BFA Merit Scholarship Competition & Exhibition is on view

Spring BFA Merit Scholarship Competition & Exhibition is on view! The walls are alive on the three floors of the MECA&D Porteous Building filled with work from every medium. Each year, the BFA Merit . . .

MECA&D Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week

MECA&D Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art & Design Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week Led by the Students of Color Coalition, this series of events explores and celebrates diversity, intersectionality, identity, and . . .

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

“In Peter, we have found a colleague who brings not only the breadth and depth of his own education and experience but also one who exudes—in the classroom and out—a genuine passion for the full panoply . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun   PORTLAND, ME — October 20, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced its plans to . . .

2021 Fall BFA Exhibition running now through mid-November

2021 Fall BFA Exhibition running now through mid-November

This week marks the start of the 2021 BFA Exhibition, which will run throughout four floors of the Porteous Building until November 13. Congratulations to the 101 students participating in this year’s event! . . .

MECA&D Welcomes New Faculty Members

MECA&D Welcomes New Faculty Members

Please join us in welcoming two new faculty members, each with their own global experience and unique expertise, to join our talented existing faculty roster! Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic . . .

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