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Iris Williamson Appointed Director of Exhibitions

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes Iris Williamson as Incoming Director of Exhibitions Williamson will oversee exhibitions for the College and the Institute of Contemporary . . .

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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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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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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 . . .

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Animation & Game Art majors participate in 24 Hours: Animation Contest

From 7pm on Friday, October 14 through 7pm on Saturday, October 15, four teams of Maine College Art & Design students joined participants from 20 . . .

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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

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster!

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster!

Welcoming Nora Saks to the Salt faculty roster! We are thrilled to introduce new Salt faculty member Nora Saks to our team. Nora – notable journalist, audio producer, educator and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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