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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 › MFA

2022 MFA Summer Visiting Artists

2022 MFA Summer Visiting Artists

2022 MFA Summer intensive welcomed prominent visiting artists from interdisciplinary backgrounds Each year, our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates at the start and midway point of the MECA&D program . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

2022 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

2022 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design Presents  2022 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition On view from May 27 - June 17, 2022 Opening Reception Thursday, May 26, 5-7pm . . .

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 . . .

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.

Curator Raechell Smith is Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer on July 30th

Curator Raechell Smith is Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer on July 30th

MECA&D Announces Curator Raechell Smith as Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer on Monday, July 30th

MECA&D Alum Ahmed Alsoudani ’05 Delivered 2018 Commencement Address

MECA&D Alum Ahmed Alsoudani ’05 Delivered 2018 Commencement Address

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

ICA at MECA&D Announces Painting Symposium on 9.15.17 (10am-5pm)

ICA at MECA&D Announces Painting Symposium on 9.15.17 (10am-5pm)

Portland, Maine ~ The Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the Painting and MFA programs at Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is pleased to invite the public to attend On Genre: A Painting . . .

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 & Design alumni Tessa Greene O'Brien MFA '16 won $1,500 for . . .

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.

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

2017 Summer Lecture Series Announced

Free and Open to the Public, MECA&D’s 2017 MFA Summer Lecture Series Brings Artists and Critics From Around the World to Portland, Maine MECA&D’s Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program is pleased to . . .

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

United States Artists Announces 2016 Fellowships: Vivian Beer ’00, Faculty Lauren Fensterstock

Congratulations to Alum Vivian Beer '00, current MFA faculty member Lauren Fensterstock, and Anna Hepler (former MFA Non-Resident Studio Advisor) for achieving this amazing milestone! Each received $50,000 . . .

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

New Film Explores Energy Extraction

Artist Joshua Reiman, who is an Assistant Professor in MECA&D’s MFA in Studio Art and Sculpture programs, recently completed the timely film The Wind Dies The Sun Sets in collaboration with fellow artist . . .

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

A Tree Grows in Woodfords

Local Portland, Maine, artist Aaron Stephan MFA ’02 was chosen by Portland’s City Council in June, 2016, to design a public art sculpture that is part of an overall revisioning for Portland’s Woodfords . . .

MECA&D Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

MECA&D Represented in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

Veronica A. Perez, MFA '16 and Isabelle O'Donnell, Painting '17 have been accepted into the 2016 Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition. This juried exhibition is a survey of contemporary art from graduate . . .

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14 Wins Grant for Art/Science Research Project

Jarrett Mellenbruch MFA ’14, who teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute, has been working on Haven, a functioning beehive sculpture project designed to grow into a nationwide network of 1,000 beehives that . . .

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA ’12 Awarded Creation Grant

Kim Vose Jones MFA '12 was awarded a $10,000 Creation Grant through the New Brunswick Arts Board. The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the . . .

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