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2013 Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition

Reclaiming ancestral knowledge, unraveling the fractious geometry of urban landscapes, and redressing conditions of dissonance in contemporary life inform the impassioned works of this assembly of artists. These six women embrace difficult societal issues of displacement and isolation on communities and individuals. Collectively their works articulate enigmatic experiences and reveal introspective creative processes that are fervent and restorative.

Gina Adams ‘02

Hannah Barnes ‘02

Jenny Dougherty ‘05

Rebecca Bennett Duke ‘95

Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12

Rebecca Wood ‘13

 

Juried by Shannon Rankin ‘97 and Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery

 

August 24-October 13, 2013

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art

522 Congress Street

Portland, Maine 04101

 

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-8pm

Followed by a Post Reception Alumni Gathering 8-10pm

Closing Reception and Family Weekend Alumni Events

October 11, 6-8pm

meca.edu/alumni-events

 

Artist Talk Schedule

All talks will take place in the ICA from 12-1pm

Rebecca Bennett Duke ’95  Tues August 27 

Rebecca Wood ‘13             Thursday August 29

Jenny Dougherty ‘05            Tuesday Sept 17

Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12    Thursday, October 3

Gina Adams ’02                    Thursday Oct 10

Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm

Thursday 11am -7pm

First Fridays 11am-8pm

 

For more information call or visit www.meca.edu/ica

207.699.5029 ext. 229



 



 

Maine College of Art Ceramics Alumni Exhibition
Call for Art

To promote the incredible talent of our alumni, Maine College of Art is planning a juried exhibition at ArtProv Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island in conjunction with the NCECA conference in spring 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to have your work represented during the annual gathering that brings together thousands of professionals in the field of ceramics.

Alumni who hold a BFA, MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Certificate, MAT, or an Honorary Degree, and are working in the field of ceramics are invited to apply.

Juror: Susan Dewsnap, Professor of Ceramics, Bates College
Application Deadline: 5:00pm EST on December 1, 2014
Exhibition Dates: March 10-April 3, 2015

Eligibility
Applicant must be a degree-holding alumnus of Maine College of Art. Works must be made primarily of ceramic material, and be primarily the work of the MECA alum. All work must have been completed within the last three years and not have been previously exhibited during an NCECA conference. Accepted work sent for exhibition must be the same object that was entered. Size of works may not exceed 30” maximum in any direction.The gallery cannot accommodate works that hang from the ceiling. If a piece is meant to hang from the wall, it must have any mechanisms needed to hang it already installed or included and be ready to hang. The gallery holds discretion to choose not to display work that is unlike the image sent or unreasonably fragile. All work must be available for sale.

How to Apply
Each applicant should submit up to two entries with one alternate view or detail of each entry through our online application form.  A set can be considered as one entry. All documents should be prepared in advance and saved as Microsoft Word documents or Adobe PDFs. All images should be sized and labeled appropriately in advance of uploading your application and must be in jpg format. Completed applications should not exceed 20MB, including resume, artist statement and images.

To be considered for review, online applications must include all of the following:

  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • Up to four digital images: 2 works and 2 details or alternate views
  • Image information:title, year created, medium, dimensions (HxWxD), retail price

Specifications for digital images:

  • Only uploaded images will be reviewed for submission.
  • All images should be formatted as jpgs with a minimum width of 800 pixels and a maximum file size of 1MB for each image.
  • Label your images with the following format: yourlastname1.jpg, yourlastname2.jpg, etc.
  • Do not include any spaces, dashes or other symbols in the image label

Selection of Work
Artwork is selected by the juror based on the images submitted for review.


Display, Liability, and Shipping Costs
All artwork must be delivered ready for display. Accepted works will be shipped to Maine College of Art. MECA will then deliver the work to the gallery. Work will be insured by MECA during transportation to the gallery. Shipping and insurance costs to and from MECA are the responsibility of the artist. More specifics about shipping will be sent to accepted artists. Artists will be required to sign a loan form. The gallery will insure the artwork up to 50% of it’s retail value while it is at the gallery, but not during transportation. All work must be available for sale. The gallery will retain 50% commission on all sold work. Artists will be required to submit high resolution images of their work for promotional purposes.

Click HERE to apply

We look forward to receiving your application.
Questions?
Call Jill Dalton at 207.699.5018 or email alums@meca.edu.

 

 

 

Call to Printmakers: 10th Annual MECA Alumni Print Session


Reconfigure and Adjust
October 10-12 , 2014

All degree-holding alumni with printmaking experience are invited to apply to participate in the 9th Annual Alumni Print Session at Maine College of Art.  Participants work in relationship to a theme generated by the Visiting Artist to create 20 portfolios containing 11 prints each, including one master print by each participating artist.  Several students and past participants will be on hand to provide studio assistance.  At the end of the session each artist will receive one of the portfolios.  The remaining portfolios will be given to the Joanne Waxman Library, the printmaking department, and project sponsors. In years past, this project has been an invigorating and inspiring experience for all participants, creating an arena for the exchange of ideas between alumni.

The 2014 Alumni Print Session Visiting Artist will be Master Printer Caitlin Riordan '06.  Her selected theme is "Reconfigure and Adjust."

This event will begin with a dinner orientation on the evening of Friday, October 10th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.  Printmaking will take place on October 11th and 12th from 9:00am - 5:00pm in the MECA printmaking studio.  The studio fee for the Print Session is $50.00 per person and will cover the inks and studio supplies needed for monoprinting. Paper and plexiglass plates have been donated to the project.

The Alumni Print Session was created by Gina Adams ’02, Jill Dalton ’99, and Printmaking Professor Elizabeth Jabar to offer a collaborative studio opportunity to our alumni.  The first Alumni Print Session took place in 2005, and the project has grown into one of our most valued alumni events. 


Print Project Schedule
Friday, October 10: 6-9pm Dinner Orientation with Visiting Artist Caitlin Riordan

Saturday, October 11
Printing
9-5 Printing

Sunday, October 12
9-5 Printing

Due to the short-term nature of this project, only experienced printmakers who are available for the orientation dinner and both printing days may apply.  Accepted applicants will be asked to bring prepared source materials.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the participant list is filled.

Email alums@meca.edu with the following information to apply to participate in this project:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Graduation Year
  6. One Digital image of one of your prints with title, media, dimensions, and year
  7. One paragraph outlining how your work relates to this year’s theme, “Reconfigure and Adjust” and why you would like to participate in this project.

Maine College of Art holds an annual holiday sale in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress Street. The holiday sale provides an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell affordable handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. This is a juried opportunity.

For details see the Holiday Sale web page

 2014 MECA Alumni Weekend

Friday October 10

10am–8pm Collect: MECA’s Fall Art Sale, Artists at Work Space

5–7pm Welcome Station, Porteous Lobby

6–7pm Artist Lecture by David Trubridge, Osher Hall New Zealand-based designer: lighting, furniture and sculptural installations

6–8pm Collect: Artist Reception, Artists at Work Space

Saturday October 11

10am–8pm Collect: MECA’s Fall Art Sale, Artists at Work Space

10am–2pm President's Welcome Station, Porteous Lobby

10–11:30am Portland Museum of Art Tour, Meet in Porteous Lobby

11:30am–12pm Welcome, Osher Hall

12pm–1:30pm Complimentary Lunch with President and Vice Presidents, Café

2–4pm Alumni Print Session Drop-in Hours

4–5pm Reading by MECA Alumna Suzanne Strempek Shea ’80 from her new book “This is Paradise”

7–8pm Selections from the MECA Film Fest, Osher Hall

 

Email alums@meca.edu to Register for Lunch with the President