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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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2022 Summer Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design Presents CONJURING: 25 Years at the ICA and A Fresh Greeting is Heard  On View: July 15 - September 18, 2022  Alison . . .

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#1 in the state for Graphic Design

Maine College of Art & Design named #1 in the state for Graphic Design!  We are very pleased to share that our Graphic Design major was . . .

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MECA&D News › Salt

Salt hosts its Spring Storytelling Night at PMA

Salt hosts its Spring Storytelling Night at PMA

JOIN US! For one night only on Friday, April 8, join students from the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies at the Portland Museum of Art as they present an evening of stories. The evening event will be . . .

Portland Press Herald features Mike Eckel, Salt ’96

Portland Press Herald features Mike Eckel, Salt ’96

Alumnus Mike Eckel, Salt '96, who is currently covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the front lines for Radio Free Europe was featured in a February 21 article by the Portland Press Herald. The piece, . . .

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign 

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign 

Bangor Daily News spotlights the new 4-episode podcast from Salt: Sovereign  Decades after a settlement act in Maine gave native peoples the means to potentially buy land but took away many . . .

Salt Institute featured in Portland Press Herald

Salt Institute featured in Portland Press Herald

“The podcast industry is changing all the time. There are some very big podcast companies and the job market is strong,” said Kestenbaum. “But we’re still teaching the basic skills too, how do you find . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Releases Sovereign, a Salt Institute Podcast Exploring Native Tribe Rights in Maine 

Maine College of Art & Design Releases Sovereign, a Salt Institute Podcast Exploring Native Tribe Rights in Maine 

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced its September 2 release of the Salt Institute-created podcast, Sovereign. Created as a four-part series with episodes coming out each Thursday, Salt . . .

CC Paschal joins the Salt team!

CC Paschal joins the Salt team!

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning audio journalist CC Paschal (she/they) to the Salt faculty this year! In addition to creating podcasts about art, culture and politics, CC focuses on teaching . . .

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D. The class will run from May 3-July 23. . . .

Salt at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA&D Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D has hired a visiting teacher of Radio and Podcasting. Katie . . .

MECA&D Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

MECA&D Announces Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute

July 30, 2020 -- Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) has appointed Isaac Kestenbaum as Director of the Salt Institute, President Laura Freid announced today. Kestenbaum will begin his role at MECA&D on . . .

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Ashley Cleek Announced as Instructor for ‘Intro to Podcasting’ Intensive in March 2020

Maine College of Art & Design's Continuing Studies Program is excited to announce that Ashley Cleek, proud former instructor and graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, will be teaching the . . .

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D Announces Fellowship

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D Announces Fellowship

The fellowship will support the work of students from underrepresented communities who have been accepted into the fifteen-week Salt Graduate Certificate Program in Documentary Studies at MECA&D.

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt ’13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert Salt ’01 Receives Best Female Narrator Audie Award

Tavia Gilbert, who attended the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in 2001, received a 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award for her narration of Be Frank With Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Other nominees . . .

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA&D is excited to welcome Yoon S. Byun as the Visiting Instructor of Photography and Short Film and Colin Cheney as the Guest Instructor of Writing Since 1973, . . .

Annie Avilés Chosen to Lead Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design

Annie Avilés Chosen to Lead Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design

Award-winning radio-maker, writer and editor is a longtime contributor to Harper’s Magazine, National Public Radio, Radio Ambulante, Virginia Quarterly Review, The World, and others. Maine College of Art & . . .

Bill Lascher, Salt ’02: Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Bill Lascher, Salt ’02: Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Please join us on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00pm for a book signing and reading with Bill Lascher Salt '02 for his book Eve of a Hundred Midnights. This event takes place in the PhotoLab, located in the Lower . . .

MECA&D’s Salt Graduate Certificate Accepting Applications

MECA&D’s Salt Graduate Certificate Accepting Applications

Maine College of Art & Design is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies The Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies is a one-semester . . .

Two Create: A Collaborative Project by Salt Alumni

Two Create: A Collaborative Project by Salt Alumni

Writers, artists, and friends Heidi Sistare and Kelly Shetron value creative partnerships so highly they started their own project that explores how collaborative relationships impact creative work. “The . . .

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