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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 › MFA

MFA candidates take over the Venice Biennale 

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 the . . .

Ben Spalding MFA ’17 shows SUPERNATURE

Ben Spalding MFA ’17 shows SUPERNATURE

We are thrilled to share that Benjamin Spalding MFA ’17, interdisciplinary artist and teacher for our Sculpture and Foundations departments, has a solo exhibition on . . .

Phoebe Potts MFA ’02 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Phoebe Potts MFA ’02 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Called “a comic look at the agony of adoption,” Phoebe Potts MFA ’02 takes her audience through a deeply personal and surprising journey through the experience of . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Ling-Wen Tsai’s Quiet Voids opens Friday March 11 at SPEEDWELL projects

Ling-Wen Tsai’s Quiet Voids opens Friday March 11 at SPEEDWELL projects

Ling-Wen Tsai Quiet Voids opens Friday March 11 at SPEEDWELL projects Join Professor of Sculpture, Foundation, and MFA Ling-Wen Tsai (蔡姈妏) . . .

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 . . .

NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Grant

NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Grant

MECA&D is thrilled to announce that MFA candidate Anna Valenti ’20 is the recipient of the 2020 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Grant. The fellowship is awarded to a graduate student to foster knowledge . . .

Making Migration Visible: Co-Curator Interview

Making Migration Visible: Co-Curator Interview

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways is a wide-ranging exhibition of a dynamic group of contemporary artists whose work engages the theme of migration. Organized by Erin Hutton ’98, . . .

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 . . .

Out and About

Out and About

My experience during the 2017 MFA research trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles was a fruitful one. Along with the established itinerary, packed with visits to art institutions and scenic locations relevant . . .

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 . . .

Trash Talks in Sculpture Exhibit at Speedwell Projects

Trash Talks in Sculpture Exhibit at Speedwell Projects

The following excerpt is sourced from an article published in the Portland Press Herald, by Bob Keyes Adriene Herman, an interdisciplinary Maine artist and MECA&D Professor of the MFA in Studio Art and . . .

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Awards

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Awards

Sharon Shapiro MFA '19 was one of 27 Virginia art students and professional artists out of 771 applicants to receive a 2018-2019 fellowship and one of six graduate students to receive an award. The program was . . .

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 & Design in Portland and went . . .

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