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Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 sneaks art into the world

Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 Sneaks Art Into The World “I love sneaking my art into the world when no one is looking,” Amya Bhalla, Salt ’22 explains on a website highlighting various pursuits . . .

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Amelia Garretson-Persans MFA ’16, Ashley Page ’20, and Lin Snow ’20 in DESCENT

DESCENT, featuring work from a group of Maine College of Art & Design alumni, opens at Mayo Street Arts during the Oct. 7 First Friday Art . . .

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Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today’s headlines through the lens of science

Salt Institute of Documentary Studies Emily Kwong, Salt ’13, covers today's headlines through the lens of science Emily Kwong, Salt ’13 . . .

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MFA candidates take over the Venice Biennale 

If you have been keeping up with @mecaart on Instagram this week, you will have spotted a few new voices taking over our feed. During a weeklong excursion to . . .

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Liz Burdick ’22 named first Summer Illustration Fellow at The Nature Conservancy in Maine

We are thrilled to share that Liz Burdick '22, a recent graduate from our BFA Illustration major, was named the first Summer Illustration Fellow at The . . .

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Peter Wallis ’06 presents Sacred / Mundane in Santa Monica

Peter explains his new solo exhibition as “[A] big moment in my art career featuring a lot of inspiration from Maine and Portland in the work.” The . . .

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Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 becomes a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient

Congratulations to Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 on being named a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient! Lapage lives and works in São . . .

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Prof. Jim Flahaven takes students into the halls for some tape graffiti

On Tuesday, November 15, BFA students in Prof. Jim Flahaven’s Two-Dimensional Design course spent some time away from the elaborate and complex class exercises . . .

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Spotlight on Pace House

First settled by Native Americans known as Etchemins (skicin in Passamaquoddy) about 5,000 years ago, the town of Stonington is the gateway to the . . .

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Emotional Value Auctions featured on NPR’s KCUR 89.3

During the Charlotte Street 25th Anniversary Block Party in Kansas City last weekend, Professor and Coordinator of Public Engagement Adriane Herman held her . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Advancement

Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Highlight on the Arts in Portland

Maine College of Art & Design shares deep roots with the Portland Museum of Art. In 1882, the Portland Society of Art was founded, which encompassed both the art school and the museum. Not until 1982 did . . .

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

Endowment Gifts Are Perpetual

We established the Winslow Homer Endowed Scholarship for Painting at MECA&D because endowed funds provide income in perpetuity, guaranteeing a source of financial aid without necessarily increasing tuition to . . .

Artists Supporting Artists

Artists Supporting Artists

In 2013, MECA&D recognized nationally known Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts. In her acceptance speech, she advised young artists to follow their artistic intuition and . . .

Recognizing MECA&D’s Contributions to Portland and to Maine

Recognizing MECA&D’s Contributions to Portland and to Maine

Macpage LLC, an accounting and consulting firm with offices in South Portland, Augusta and Marlborough, Massachusetts, has a 27-year history of supporting MECA&D. Managing Director Tom O’Donnell feels . . .

Importance of Giving Back

Importance of Giving Back

Celeste Roberge ’79 has enjoyed an illustrious artistic career, both as an artist and as an educator. Surprisingly, her own art education began somewhat inauspiciously. After earning a sociology degree, she . . .

Small, but Tremendous

Small, but Tremendous

Deborah Bates ’83 held undergraduate degrees from Maine College of Art & Design and Boston University and graduate degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts and Pennsylvania State University. She . . .

Endowment Gifts are Perpetual

Endowment Gifts are Perpetual

Peter and Paula Lunder established the Lunder Foundation in 1988 to support educational, arts and health care organizations. Paula joined MECA&D’s board in 2003 and served as co-chair of The Campaign to . . .

Investing in Arts Education

Investing in Arts Education

*Gifts to the Annual Fund are used to provide scholarships, expand our community programming, and support our future artists, designers, and thinkers. Can you help us continue our . . .

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