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Doug Vollmer Awarded NMEA’s 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award

Doug Vollmer Accepted the Award from the National Marine Educators Association on June 27, 2017 Maine College of Art and The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) are proud to announce . . .

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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. . . .

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MECA Announces New Trustee Leadership

Vice President at Hasbro Toys and MECA Alum Brian Wilk ’95 to Chair MECA’s Board of Trustees; Dan Poteet to Serve as Vice Chair [caption id="attachment_6026" align="alignleft" width="125"] Brian . . .

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New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA

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

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Maine College of Art Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Former CEO and Executive Director of The Silk Road Project at Harvard University will lead MECA through next phase of growth Portland, Maine – The Maine College of Art's Board of Trustees has . . .

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Doug Vollmer Awarded NMEA’s 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award

Doug Vollmer Awarded NMEA’s 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award

Maine College of Art and The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) are proud to announce that Doug Vollmer, former Assistant Professor in Academic Studies at MECA, is the recipient of the 2017 . . .

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 . . .

MECA Announces New Trustee Leadership

MECA Announces New Trustee Leadership

Maine College of Art's Board of Trustees has elected Brian Wilk ’95, a MECA alum and current Vice President of Hasbro Toys to chair the College’s Board of Trustees.

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA

New Faculty Hires for Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA 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, . . .

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 alumni Tessa Greene O'Brien MFA '16 won $1,500 for first place, . . .

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Calling All Small Nonprofits With Big Ideas

Maine College of Art (MECA) and the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) are partnering on a call for proposals for a fall 2017 class at MECA called Design for Good. MANP members with 501(c)3 status and a . . .

2017 Residencies Recipients Announced

2017 Residencies Recipients Announced

Each spring, Maine College of Art reviews applications for our summer residency programs made available through the College. One is offered at the Stephen Pace House in Stonington, Maine and the other, Baie . . .

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

COLLECT: Summer Art Sale 2017

[intro]Our recent 2017 COLLECT Summer Art Sale was an enormous success, which raised money for MECA's student scholarships while also benefiting participating artists. Thanks to the time, talents, and . . .

2017 Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

2017 Maine Startup & Create Week Hosted at MECA

Celebrate entrepreneurship, cultivate creativity, and drive high-impact innovation at Maine Startup & Create Week, June 19-23, 2017. At Maine College of Art, the art of creative entrepreneurship is one of . . .

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

MECA Student Named Winner in Spring Into Something National Sweepstakes

Portland, ME – Natalia Lefebvre, a student at the Maine College of Art, was recently selected as one of four lucky winners in Sodexo’s SPRING INTO SOMETHING NEW National Prize Sweep-stakes and will have a . . .

MECA Hosts Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Band 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion

MECA Hosts Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Band 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion

MECA Presents: An Evening of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Discussion  When:  Thursday June 1st at 7pm Where:  Osher Hall at MECA What:  Co-hosted by Mark Curdo and Steve Drown A panel . . .

2017 MECA Awards & Recognitions

2017 MECA Awards & Recognitions

Educator Services Awards Five Years of Service Michael Connor • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Illustration Adam deGrandis • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Media Samantha Haedrich . . .

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.

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

MECA Graphic Design Students Sweep Broderson’s Student Awards

Congratulations to Erin Ryan-Buchanan (Gold), Kirk Simpson (Silver), Ozlenen Ozbicerler (Bronze), Tyler Eldrige, and Mackenzie Mangosing on their awards!

VICE Features Work and Writing by MECA Alumni & Faculty

VICE Features Work and Writing by MECA Alumni & Faculty

In Maine profile, VICE highlights work by Jenna Crowder (BFA '09), Edwige Charlot (BFA '10), Faculty Hilary Irons, and Artist-in-Residence Ayumi Horie.

Emma Wolfsohn ’17 receives the 2017 Pickwick Independent Press Fellowship

Emma Wolfsohn ’17 receives the 2017 Pickwick Independent Press Fellowship

The fellowship provides the fellow with an opportunity to develop both their fine art and client-based portfolios and broaden their artistic network.

ICA at MECA Invites you to VRAGE: A Three Day Virtual Reality Art Gallery Experience (4.26 through 4.28)

ICA at MECA Invites you to VRAGE: A Three Day Virtual Reality Art Gallery Experience (4.26 through 4.28)

Portland, Maine – The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) is pleased to announce VRAGE developed and designed by University of Southern Maine (USM) student Justin O’Malley . . .

Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Maia Snow ’13 & Meg Hahn ’17 Selected for Monhegan Artists’ Residencies

Monhegan Artists’ Residency supports the creative growth of dedicated Maine artists by providing them time and space to work free of interruption.

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