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Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Sam Steele ’22 graduated from our BFA Woodworking & Furniture Design program last month. He was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship, benefitting . . .

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MFA candidate Mattie Hinkley featured in winter issue of American Craft

If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the winter issue of American Craft yet, be sure not to miss the beautiful story written about MFA candidate and rising star Mattie Hinkley. In the piece, . . .

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Spotlight on MAT candidate Dan Toomre ’22: A Pre-College success story

At Maine College of Art & Design, we are proud to offer an array of programs designed to nourish emerging artists’ creativity and prepare them for professional success. One such offering is our . . .

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Nicholas Norris ’14 opens solo show in New York City

Painting alum Nicholas Norris ’14 opened his first solo exhibition Friday, February 24, 2023 at New York’s Thierry Goldberg Gallery. The exhibition, Turf Paradise, showcases Norris’ striking . . .

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Sarah Pedry Obuchowski MFA ’11 illustrates new children’s book “How Birds Sleep”

“Have you ever seen a bird sleep? Or wondered just when it is that migrating cranes find the time to catch Z’s as they cross the ocean? From the parrots of Thailand to the ostriches of . . .

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Sarah Pedry Obuchowski MFA ’11 illustrates new children’s book “How Birds Sleep”

Sarah Pedry Obuchowski MFA ’11 illustrates new children’s book “How Birds Sleep”

“Have you ever seen a bird sleep? Or wondered just when it is that migrating cranes find the time to catch Z’s as they cross the ocean? From the parrots of Thailand to the ostriches of Australia and . . .

Nicholas Norris ’14 opens solo show in New York City

Nicholas Norris ’14 opens solo show in New York City

Painting alum Nicholas Norris ’14 opened his first solo exhibition Friday, February 24, 2023 at New York’s Thierry Goldberg Gallery. The exhibition, Turf Paradise, showcases Norris’ striking visual . . .

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

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 . . .

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

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 Paulo, . . .

Cori Champagne MFA ’08 opens “Let’s never do this again”

Cori Champagne MFA ’08 opens “Let’s never do this again”

Cori Champagne MFA '08 opens Let’s never do this again on June 8 at the Boston Sculptors Gallery Join Cori Champagne MFA ’08 to view Let's . . .

Roberta March MFA ’21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX

Roberta March MFA ’21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX

Roberta March MFA '21 opens Em Movimento (In Motion) in Houston, TX On Saturday, June 11, the exhibition Em Movimento (In Motion), featuring . . .

Jackie Christie ’21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator

Jackie Christie ’21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator

Jackie Christie '21, MAT ’22 follows her passion to become an art educator After Jackie Christie '21, MAT ’22 got her BFA from MECA&D in . . .

Sharon Shapiro MFA ’19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses

Sharon Shapiro MFA ’19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses

Sharon Shapiro MFA '19 confronts racial and climate crises through utopian and dystopian lenses Keep an eye out for all of Sharon Shapiro MFA . . .

Nancy Nesvet MFA ’04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d’ Arte, 2022

Nancy Nesvet MFA ’04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d’ Arte, 2022

Nancy Nesvet MFA '04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d' Arte, 2022 Congratulations to Nancy Nesvet MFA '04, curator of the official Collateral exhibition From Palestine . . .

Savanna Pettengill ’14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories

Savanna Pettengill ’14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories

Savanna Pettengill '14 is searching for answers in the space between reality and memories Captivating and beautiful, Returns by Savanna Pettengill . . .

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship & Black Seed Residency

Rachel Gloria Adams ’15 awarded the Winter 2022 David C. Driskell Fellowship and Black Seed Studio residency through Indigo Arts . . .

Golaleh Yazdani MFA ’18 receives the Lunder Insitute Residential Fellowship

Golaleh Yazdani MFA ’18 receives the Lunder Insitute Residential Fellowship

Congratulations to Golaleh Yazdani MFA '18 on receiving the Lunder Institute Residential Fellowship at Colby College’s Greene Block + Studios in downtown . . .

Randy Regier MFA ’07 brings to life an imaginary toy store

Randy Regier MFA ’07 brings to life an imaginary toy store

NuPenny’s Last Stand, an imaginary toy store by Randy Regier MFA '07, has found its way back to Maine after 12 years. Regier first conceptualized NuPenny while working towards his MFA at MECA&D and . . .

Hanji Chang ’14 animates to make learning about environmental issues more accessible

Hanji Chang ’14 animates to make learning about environmental issues more accessible

While at MECA&D, Hanji Chang ’14 conducted an independent study focusing on the invasive impact green crabs have on coastal ecosystems and Maine fisheries. Her study resulted in an animation created . . .

Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 work featured at Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of Art

Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 work featured at Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of Art

Congratulations to Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez ’20 for recent exhibits of Passages de Pertenecer (Passages of Belonging) at the Boston Sculptors Gallery and Cape Cod Museum of . . .

Heather Flor Cron ’20 named Indigo Arts Alliance’s Black Seed Resident

Heather Flor Cron ’20 named Indigo Arts Alliance’s Black Seed Resident

Heather Flor Cron '20 named Indigo Arts Alliance's newest Black Seed Resident Congratulations to alumna Heather Flor Cron '20 on her appointment as . . .

Sustaining a Professional Practice After MFA

Sustaining a Professional Practice After MFA

When did you graduate? Were you a full or low resident? May 2018 and I was a full resident in the program. Why did you decide to get your MFA at MECA&D? I decided to get my MFA at MECA&D because of the . . .

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

I Let My Curiosity Lead Me

How did you learn about Salt? A photographer friend in Portland took me to the final show of the 2006 fall semester, when the photography was still black and white film! I had been shooting some weddings and . . .

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