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Anne Emlein + Rose Allard ’14 Win 2016 CAP Apprenticeship

Faculty Anne Emlein and Faculty Rose Allard '14 were chosen as a Master / Apprentice pair in the 2016 Craft Apprentice Program, implemented by Maine Crafts Association and Maine Arts . . .

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Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Student Perspective: Betsy Lewis (Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design '16) from Maine College of Art. To view more of Betsy's work, view her portfolio online . . .

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God Bless

About The Work I was invited to take part in the inauguration exhibition of The Palestinian Museum in Birzeit. I finished my summer intensive course at Maine College of Art in Portland and went . . .

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The Art of Music: Seeing Sound at MECA

The fusion of music and art at MECA is a match made in heaven, or at least in Newark, New Jersey, where Bob Crewe grew up. The path from Newark to Portland, Maine, may seem unlikely, but serendipity . . .

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Two Friends, One Van, and a Search for the Truth

Trent Turns 40 and Buys a Van: Behind the Scenes with Joel Tsui ’16 *Note: Joel is exhibiting his work from this experience in Jesus, Take the Wheel: A Photo Exhibition of the Inscrutable . . .

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Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

[intro]Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt '13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.[/intro] The Traffic Stop Produced by Tracy Mumford Salt '13, . . .

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Intern Profile: Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC

By being involved in the gallery’s administrative aspects, I was able to not only work but witness, as well, how the multiple functions of a gallery come together. This included the gallery’s . . .

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Dan Gillotte ’93: The Many Values of Art School

Dan Gillotte ’93 is “chief executive grocer," as he likes to call himself, of the Wheatsville Food Co-op, a grocery business with sales of $35 million in 2016. He also continues to paint and . . .

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Vivian Beer ’00 Wins Ellen DeGeneres’ Design Challenge

Vivian Beer '00 was announced the Winner of Ellen DeGeneres' Design Challenge on last night's finale. Vivian won a $100,000 cash prize from Wayfair.com and her work will be featured in HGTV Magazine. . . .

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Spadone Home

Miles Spadone ’13, who earned a degree in Ceramics at MECA, has joined up with his sister Molly to create Spadone Home, a new line of home goods they are in the process of bringing to the . . .

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Artistic Excellence

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

Salt Alumni Win Audio Competition Awards

[intro]Tracy Mumford Salt ’13 and Steven Jackson Salt '13 won audio awards in the 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition.[/intro] The Traffic Stop Produced by Tracy Mumford Salt '13, The Traffic . . .

Bob Crewe: Seeing Sound

Bob Crewe: Seeing Sound

Bob Crewe (1930–2014) was a legendary record producer and songwriter for many hit songs. One of Bob’s most known successes as producer and writer was for the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli’s solo work. . . .

Emily Staugaitis ’08 Co-founds Bandhu Gardens

Emily Staugaitis ’08 Co-founds Bandhu Gardens

Emily Staugaitis '08 and Minara Begum formed Bandhu Gardens as a way to connect and support families within their community. This neighborhood garden and project, located in Detroit, Michigan, creates a . . .

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Shortlist Award — American Craft Council

Congratulations to Ted Lott ’06 (Woodworking & Furniture Design)! Ted is featured in the October/November issue of American Craft magazine. He is one of this year’s recipients of the Shortlist Artist . . .

God Bless

God Bless

About The Work I was invited to take part in the inauguration exhibition of The Palestinian Museum in Birzeit. I finished my summer intensive course at Maine College of Art in Portland and went back to . . .

Discipline & Practice

Discipline & Practice

I began building my independent studio practice soon after graduation from MECA. I focused initially on one of a kind works but eventually, begrudgingly, I began working in multiples and developing a . . .

Testing One’s Own Imagination

Testing One’s Own Imagination

I’ve loved to make art as long as I came remember.  Mostly drawing.  I came to MECA after graduating high school, and growing up with fantastically creative friends who helped me to exercise my imagination . . .

Processes of Making

Processes of Making

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My most recent body of work involves a series of lightly abstracted tools that can be handled but are functionally unusable. These objects juxtapose . . .

Piling Up the Rules: An Inquiry

Piling Up the Rules: An Inquiry

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Margo Halverson has taught at MECA for over . . .

Inspired from Old Found Photographs

Inspired from Old Found Photographs

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My work currently focuses on storytelling through referencing the past. Most of my characters are inspired from old found photographs of people . . .

Take Risks + Explore Options

Take Risks + Explore Options

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. A recent focus of mine is working on background and setting design. I find it easy for me to design figures, so I am challenging myself with making . . .

Direct + Meaningful Connections

Direct + Meaningful Connections

Inspired by the historic tradition of allegorical painting, my work depicts figures in ambiguous situations as a way of exploring the strange, nebulous rules of human behavior. I intend my paintings to be both . . .

My Path to Freelance Illustrator

My Path to Freelance Illustrator

My path to becoming a freelance illustrator began when I made the decision to transfer from a liberal arts school in Massachusetts to an art school next to my hometown. I knew that I wanted to be self-employed . . .

Great Guns: Christy Georg’s Epic Spectacle

Great Guns: Christy Georg’s Epic Spectacle

Christy Georg, a Visiting Assistant Professor in MECA’s Sculpture Program, is driven by her imaginative curiosity, which is reflected in both her life and in her art. She has worked as a deckhand aboard . . .

Life After MECA

Life After MECA

Sean Wilkinson ’01 (Graphic Design) is the co-founder of the Portland design studio Might & Main, which was founded on Sean's principles of collaboration, hard work, and rigorous attention to . . .

Future Mothers

Future Mothers

Two faculty members, Elizabeth Jabar, Assistant Dean, Director of Public Engagement & Program Chair of Printmaking, and Colleen Kinsella, Printmaking Instructor & Printmaking Studio Technician, . . .

Doug Vollmer Awarded NMEA’s 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award

Doug Vollmer Awarded NMEA’s 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award

Portland, ME– 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 . . .

Walking As Aesthetic Practice

Walking As Aesthetic Practice

Assistant Professor in MFA Julie Poitras Santos' site-specific visual practice takes many forms, including installations, video, performances and public projects. Much of her recent work uses walking as a . . .

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