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Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

Posted on: January 25th, 2019 by Jenna Crowder

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. Maine’s regional Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions & Voices Nomination recipients are honored locally through community ceremonies and exhibitions.

Maine students are invited to submit creative and original work to any of the Awards’ seventeen creative categories, including architecture, photography, sculpture, comic art, painting, video game design, fashion, and more. At each level of judging, all works are selected to move on to the next stage based on the same three criteria that have represented the program since its founding in 1923: originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.

The exhibition consists of all Gold and Silver Key winners for individual works of art in all categories, as well as one piece from art portfolios that earned a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention. The exhibition runs from Friday, January 25 – Saturday, February 9, 2019. Open hours are 9–5 Monday through Friday, and 11–4pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus a reception on Friday, February 1 from 5–7 coinciding with First Friday Art Walk in Portland.

Congratulations of all of this year’s winners!

Featured Image: Katie Han, Gold Key, Photography

MECAmorphosis 2016: Runway Fashion Show

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Annie Wadleigh No Comments

MECAmorphosis celebrates MECA’s graduating professional artists and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists. This year, MECAmorphosis consists of two separate events.

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Friday April 29: Runway Fashion Show

The Runway Fashion Show in the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) features work by students in our Textile & Fashion Design Program. Tickets required. Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm.

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Friday, May 6: 2016 Thesis Exhibition Opening 5:00–8:00pm

The 2016 Thesis Exhibition Opening will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. This year’s exhibition features work by over 100 graduating students in our BFA, MFA and MAT programs. Light fare and interactive art on Floors 1, 2 and 3 of the Porteous Building. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Dietlind Vander Schaaf at 699.5012 or dvanderschaaf@meca.edu.

In Sensorium

In Sensorium is a four-part exhibition of thesis works from the graduating senior class at Maine College of Art. Each section explores the use of different materials, identities, processes and visual languages through four distinct themes: render, arrive, disturbance, and vivid. The exhibition showcases work from 11 disciplines across three floors of the Porteous building and two adjacent galleries. This collection of exploratory concepts and innovative designs culminate into a full sensorium of experience. Learn more about the exhibition.

On view in Porteous Building
Friday, April 29–Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Opening Reception
Friday, May 6, 2016; 5:00–8:00pm

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In Sensorium: 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by Annie Wadleigh No Comments

In Sensorium is a four-part exhibition of thesis works from the graduating senior class at Maine College of Art. Each section explores the use of different materials, identities, processes and visual languages through four distinct themes: render, arrive, disturbance, and vivid. The exhibition showcases work from 11 disciplines across three floors of the Porteous building and two adjacent galleries. This collection of exploratory concepts and innovative designs culminate into a full sensorium of experience.

On view in Porteous Building
Friday, April 29–Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Opening Reception
Friday, May 6, 2016; 5:00–8:00pm

Viewing Hours
Wednesday—Sunday, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thursday until 7:00pm

Image Credit
Hannah Boone ’16, My mom thinks you always look sad, 2016, acrylic on panel, 20″x30”, photography by Alik Versocki ’15