Please join us for MECA's first-ever
four-day pop-up Art Sale
featuring the work of MECA students,
alumni, and other artists.
This event benefits MECA's scholarship fund
and participating artists.
Admission is free.
ART SALE, June 6 – 9
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Invitational Preview (by Invitation Only), 6-9pm
Friday June 7, 2013
First Friday Artwalk, 5-8:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Meet the Artists, 2:00-5:00pm
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Participating Artists Include:
Patty Lage, Betsy McLellan, Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Gergana Rupchina '98, Judy Kane, Rhonda Pearle, Diane Dahlke, Jenny Scheu, Linda Gerson, Danielle Byrd, Connie Hayes '80, Suzanne Anderson '86, Claudia Hughes, Leslie Anderson, Sandy Macleod, Kathryn McCoig, Judith Allen, Sage Tucker-Ketcham '03, Margareta "Meta" McDonald, Erin Sweeney '94, Stacy Howe MFA '10, Phil Stevens '98, Susan Bartlett Rice, Pamela Grumbach, Katharine Ayer, Piper Strong '87, Nicole Duennebier '05, Claire McDougald, Mike Stiler, Karen Merritt, Steve Hayes, Marianne Miro, Kate Winn, Anne Ireland '94, Marianne DuBois, Mark Marchesi '99, Diana Washburn, Marian Baker, Holly Meade, Judy Babin '98, Lisa Ferreira Jones '02, Shelley Snodgrass '91, Lucy Banfield, Valerie McCaffrey '86, Joan Freiman, Lisa Dombek '98, Alina Gallo MFA '08, Wendy Kaye, Celeste Roberge '79, Bridget Dunigan '12, Matt Hutton, Tanner Gasco-Wiggin '13, Marguerite Lawler, Michel Droge MFA '10, Katy Taylor '82, Lindsay Hancock, Lisa Gent, Christine Beneman, John Bowdren, Christopher Patch '98, Melinda Barnes, Francine Schrock '91, Julie Freund '81, Larinda Meade, Tracy Ginn '83, Scott Moore '78, Lucy Breslin, Theresa Maria Gannett, Angela Adams Design, Michael E. Vermette '80, Judy O'Donnell, Bradford White, Charles Yoder, Peyton Higgison '79, Michael Fillyaw, Tracy Mastro '91, Emily Bourne '14, Caren-Marie Michel '78, Lucinda E. White, Don Best '81, Kim Bernard, Emma Sampson '11, Andrew Haviland '12, Aaron Patrick Decker '12, Jodi Ferry '13, Emily Armstrong '15, Kerry Tomczyk '02, Leon Anderson '83, Kathleen Galligan, Rachel Taranta, Michael Ferry, Bennett Morris MFA '07, Chelsea Clarke '09, Joanne Felice Boucher '84, Jamie Hogan, Jane Banquer, Marilyn Blinkhorn, Tim Reimensnyder '84, Honour Mack, Shayna Blumert '13, Laura Fuller '92, Shirah Neumann MFA '12, Kari Radasch '97, Adriane Herman, Taylor Benoit '14, Kendra Haskell-Sweet '89, Emily Rogstad '13, Maia Snow '13, Angela Warren MFA '11, Anne Buckwalter MFA '12, Patrick Plourde '76, Adam Manley, Isaac Atkins '14, Deb Schmitt '04, Judith Logan, Sara Gray, Ayumi Horie, Jeffrey Clancy, Dyan Berk, Lori Austill'85, Kate Katomski MFA '02, Ginger Reoch, Betsy Elliman, Reid Crewe '12, Shoshannah White, Jenny La Macchia Campbell, Mark Johnson, Ann Thompson '06, Nathan Deveau '03, Judy LaBrasca, Cynthia Legere, Bryn Arbuckle, Naomi McNeill' 08, Peter Hyde '14, Alison Hildreth '76, John Powers '95, Greg Giegucz '97, Jill Dalton '99, and selections from MECA's 2012 Alumni Print Portfolio Project.
MECA is pleased to announce our first ever four-day pop-up art sale, featuring up to five pieces per artist in any media, to benefit MECA's scholarship fund and participating artists. Registration for the 2013 event has closed.
Participation is open to:
- All MECA faculty and staff (BFA, ArtEd, Continuing Studies, MFA)
- BFA Juniors and Seniors
- All ArtEd and MFA students
- Continuing Studies students (currently enrolled or past year)
- MECA alumni and former students (BFA, MFA, ArtEd)
- Artists who participated in the MECA Art Auctions 2008-2011
- MECA Visiting Artists
Art Sale, Drop-Off and Pick-Up All Take Place at
85 Free Street, back side of building at
Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Important Dates for Contributing Artists:
Artwork Drop-off Dates
Thursday, May 30, 8am-8pm
Friday, May 31, 8am-8pm
Saturday, June 1, 9am-5pm
Art Sale, June 6-9, 2013
Pick-up Unsold Work
Thursday, June 13, 8am-8pm
Saturday, June 15, 9am-5pm
Registration for the 2013 Art Sale has closed.
Artwork Release Form
We will have an Artwork Release Form prepared for you at the artwork drop-off. If you are having a third party drop off your work, you will need to print this out in advance and fill it out. Call us at 775-5098 to have the form emailed to you.
Work that does not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.
- Each artist may enter up to FIVE PIECES in any media. Due to space limitations, work over six feet in any direction cannot be accepted.
- Each artist must submit a signed Artwork Release Form at drop-off.
- Artwork that has not been pre-registered will not be accepted. Early registration is highly encouraged due to volume.
- Work must be dropped-off during the posted drop-off times. No exceptions.
- Maine College of Art reserves the right to refuse any damaged work, work intended for hanging if it is not properly framed or wired, or work that is deemed too fragile or hazardous to display or too large to properly store. Due to space limitations, work over six feet in any direction cannot be accepted. See below sections for more information.
- Work not picked up by 5pm on June 15, may be considered the property of Maine College of Art.
If you have additional questions, contact Erin Hutton, Associate Director of Artists at Work, at email@example.com or 207-699-5025 or Annie Wadleigh, Assistant Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-699-5015.
Preparing Your Work
Because work will be moved and may be restocked throughout the four days of the sale, you must review the following guidelines for preparation. Although we cannot accept work that is overly fragile, surfaces may be covered with clear plastic. We must be able to see the work clearly at all times in order to display it.
UNFRAMED WORK ON PAPER:
- We encourage you to have your work professionally shrink-wrapped. Photo sleeves can be used, but must be closed with tape. We will have enclosed sleeves available at the drop-off.
- Foam core should be used as backing.
HANGING WORK (2-D):
- We cannot accept clip frames — all wall-hanging work needs to be wired or have D-rings.
- Canvas or panels should not be shrink-wrapped.
- Plexi-glass is recommended rather than glass.
- Please provide specific instructions for any work that may require special installation.
- If you provide any specific shelving or display pedestal for sculpture, we expect you to include that in the sale of the work
Can work be shipped?
Due to volume, we cannot accept shipped work.
What work should I submit?
We highly encourage you to submit your most recent and best work! MECA accepts all media with the exception of extremely fragile work, as noted in the guidelines. For information on how to best prepare your work, please see the “Preparing Work” section below. All work intended for hanging must be properly framed and/or wired. All work, such as oil paintings, must be dry.
How do I price my work?
All works are priced by the artist. Work that is overpriced is less likely to sell, so artists are encouraged to set realistic, reasonable prices. Please contact us if you would like assistance with pricing and/or visit How to Price Art from ArtBusiness.com or How to Price Your Art from Found Myself Art.
What if I am currently represented by a gallery?
It is the responsibility of the artist to work with any galleries who represent you regarding their rules for participation in additional art sales.
What if I can't make it to the drop-off/pick-up days?
Artists are allowed to have someone else drop off and pick up their work. You or your drop-off person must bring the Artwork Release Form. Please note that a social security number or valid tax ID number is required on all Artwork Release Forms, without which MECA cannot process payment. Works will not be allowed to be dropped off without an Artwork Release Form.
How do I know if my work has sold?
We will notify you if you need to pick up any unsold work. Please plan to pick up work during the scheduled pick-up times.
When should I expect my check?
You should expect to receive a check approximately 30 days after the pick up period ends. All checks will be mailed to the address provided on your Registration Form.
Do I have to pay taxes on what I sell?
By participating in the Maine College of Art sale, you are offering your work on a fee basis rather than as an employee of MECA. All artists are obligated to pay all income, social security, Medicare and any other statutory-mandated taxes required by Federal and State laws that apply to the self-employed for any amount paid to them for the sale of their work.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Maine College of Art is a (501) (C3) nonprofit organization and therefore your contribution may be tax deductible. Please note that the IRS laws governing artists donating art are complex regarding how to determine the value of the deduction. Please always consult your tax advisor first if you have questions about your own personal tax situation.