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MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023

Maine College of Art & Design presents MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023 MFA students participate in two exhibitions, on view April 22 - 29, 2023 & May 12 - 20, . . .

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The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D Presents “Liveable Worlds”

On view from October 6 - December 15, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — August 24, 2023— The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA at MECA&D) is pleased to announce the . . .

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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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Presenting The 2023 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design presents The 2023 Fashion Show The 2023 Textile & Fashion Design event will take place May 5, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — April 26, 2023 — Maine College of Art . . .

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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was recently celebrated in the Portland Press Herald for its impact in the field of documentary studies. The . . .

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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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MECA&D News › Illustration

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

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 windows There’s something special about our Porteous Building entrance on . . .

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 […]

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  […]

Mary Anne Lloyd ’83 Appointed as Chair & Assistant Professor of Illustration

Mary Anne Lloyd ’83 Appointed as Chair & Assistant Professor of Illustration

fter a nationwide search, Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) has appointed nationally acclaimed illustrator and long-time illustration educator Mary Anne Lloyd as Chair and Assistant Professor of . . .

Illustration Institute Announces the Launch of The Faison Artist Residency  on Peaks Island, Maine

Illustration Institute Announces the Launch of The Faison Artist Residency  on Peaks Island, Maine

Illustration Institute is excited to announce the launch of Faison Artist Residency.

Picture This… The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute

Picture This… The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute

Picture This... The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute is a MECA&D supported exhibition that shares the ideas, process, craft and art of seventeen local and national professional illustrators . . .

Faculty Member Jamie Hogan Honored with Lupine Award

Faculty Member Jamie Hogan Honored with Lupine Award

This year the Lupine Award honored the picture book Island Birthday by Matinicus Island author Eva Murray, illustrated by Peaks Island's Jamie Hogan and published by Tilbury House Publishers in Thomaston.

Lewis Rossignol ’17 Announced as 2016 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol ’17 Announced as 2016 Geary’s Package Design Winner

Lewis Rossignol will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship in addition to having his packaging on over 1 million bottles.

Mary Anne Lloyd is new Department Chair of Illustration

Mary Anne Lloyd is new Department Chair of Illustration

Mary Anne was one of the founders of the Illustration program at MECA&D, along with Scott Nash and Jamie Hogan. She has worked diligently the past ten years to create […]

Scott Nash creates “Berniemoji”

Scott Nash creates “Berniemoji”

Portland illustrator Scott Nash, along with Akimitsu Hogge and Wade Brainerd, developed a mobile app that allows users to share the full expressions of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The […]

Professor Jamie Hogan Exhibit at Portland Public Library

Professor Jamie Hogan Exhibit at Portland Public Library

The exhibit “The Storybook Waters of Illustrator Jamie Hogan” ran from July 1 - September 25, 2015 in the Children’s Room of the Portland Public Library’s Main Library where MECA&D Adjunct Assistant . . .

Illustration Faculty and Alumni Featured in VISUAL STORYTELLING

Illustration Faculty and Alumni Featured in VISUAL STORYTELLING

The Brick Store Museum’s exhibition, Visual Storytelling: Celebrating Maine Illustrators, opened Friday, March 20, 2015 in Kennebunk, ME. The exhibit not only displayed the history of illustration, but . . .

MECA&D Alum Hannah Rosengren Designs for Greenpeace

MECA&D Alum Hannah Rosengren Designs for Greenpeace

MECA&D graduate Hannah Rosengren recently worked with the environmental organization Greenpeace to promote their campaign about the Tongass National Forest. Rosengren created an important informational poster . . .

Scott Nash designs PMA family guide

Scott Nash designs PMA family guide

Illustration Program Chair and Assistant Professor Scott Nash recently designed the new PMA Family Guide for the Portland Museum of Art.

Illustration Professor Scott Nash Publishes Political Cartoon

Illustration Professor Scott Nash Publishes Political Cartoon

Illustration Professor and Department Chair Scott Nash published his first political cartoon for the non-profit liberal advocacy organization Common Cause. For this particular piece, which can be seen above, . . .

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