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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 › Alumni

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, Brazil . . .

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 . . .

Life After MECA&D

Life After MECA&D

Tessa Greene O’Brien MFA ’16 and her husband, Will Sears, both painters, had a long-standing dream to fill the city of Portland with colorful, graphic works of art in public spaces. Immersed in the worlds . . .

MECA&D Artists in 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

MECA&D Artists in 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

In October 2017, the Portland Museum of Art announced their participating artists for the 2018 Biennial exhibition. The Biennial will be open January 26 to May 30, 2018. This 10th Biennial is intended to . . .

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