The MECA Alumni Biennial takes place in September in the ICA at MECA every other year. This themed exhibition is curated by two distinguished jurors and features the work of three to five BFA and MFA alumni. Application deadline is January 31, 2013. Only online applications will be accepted.
Please visit biennial.meca.edu for more information and an application.
Each January, Maine College of Art organizes an exhibition of work by alumni who graduated with a painting degree 10 years ago.
MECA PAINTERS 10 YEARS LATER
An annual exhibit featuring
Maine College of Art painting majors
a decade after graduation
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA
522 Congress Street
First Friday Artwalk Reception
January 4, 2013, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Call 207.699.5018 or email email@example.com for more information.
"West End Sunset" oil on canvas, 16"x20" by Michael Marks
Call to Printmakers: 8th Annual MECA Alumni Print Session
October 5-7, 2012
All degree-holding alumni with printmaking experience are invited to apply to participate in the 8th 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 2012 Alumni Print Session Visiting Artist will be Greg Giegucz ‘97. His selected theme is "Different Spaces," inspired by Michel Foucault’s 1967 lecture. In Foucault's understanding of space he establishes two unique sites, utopias and heterotopias, which are linked to other spaces, yet are also in contradiction to those other sites to which they are also linked. A utopia is an unreal space. In contrast, a heterotopia space is real. They are mirrored representations of our society. All cultures are heterotopias. www.giegucz.com
This event will begin with an off-site dinner orientation on the evening of Friday, October 5th from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Printmaking will take place on October 6th and 7th 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 5: 6-9pm Dinner Orientation with Visiting Artist Greg Gieucz
Saturday, October 6
4-6 Reception in Print Studio with project sponsors
Sunday, October 7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to apply to participate in this project:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Graduation Year
- One Digital image of one of your prints with title, media, dimensions, and year
- One paragraph outlining how your work relates to this year’s theme, “Different Spaces” 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