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February 2019
Artists at Work provides students and alumni with the skills, opportunities and experiences to be creative professionals for life
Jobs & Internships

>> Your Job Resource

The MECA Online Job & Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up and see more job and internship details.

>> New MOJO Job & Internship Listings

  • Intern, Portland Museum of Art, ME
  • Graphic Design Intern, Hannaford, ME
  • Studio Assistant Intern, cartoonist - illustrator, ME
  • Filming Internship, LymeTV, ME
  • Sculpture Intern, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, VT
  • Fashion Design Intern, ValerieB DesignLab, ME
  • Intern and Part/Full Time, The Oxbow School, MI
  • Full or Part Time, Black Elephant Hostel, ME
  • Photographer and Web Manager, Rough & Tumble, ME
  • Freelance Photographer, Pinnacale KTD, ME
  • Video Instructor, Tripp Lake Camp, ME
  • Graphic Designer, Zoltann, ME
  • Head Ceramics Teacher, Camp Mataponi, ME
  • Brand and Packaging Designer, Pulp+Wire, ME
  • Graphic Designer, Erikson Communication Group, ME
  • Freelance Web Designer, True Trading Co., ME
  • Part Time Office Assistant, J.B Brown & Son, Inc, ME
  • Behavioral Health Professional, Affinity, ME
  • Studio Assistant, Peters Valley School of Craft, NH
  • >> Other Job & Internship Listings
Special Project Coordinator, Steelcase, Portland, ME
Marketing and Communications Internship and Scholarship, Dream Local Digital, Rockland, ME
Bench Jeweler, Day's Jeweler, ME and NH


>> Linkedin for Additional Job Postings

Exhibitions & Other Opportunities

>> Call for Submissions & Proposals

PAN Year in Review
The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. The current application is accepting submissions for public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1 to December 31, 2018.  
Deadline: February 27, 2019

Apexart's International Open Call for Exhibition Proposals
Apexart's International Open Call is soliciting exhibition proposals. The four proposals with the highest scores will be presented by the organizers in the countries specified as part of apexart’s 2019-20 exhibition season. Creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online for any international (or domestic) location outside of New York City and its metropolitan area.
Deadline: March 1,  2019

New System Exhibitions: Call for Exhibitions

New System Exhibitions is now accepting proposals for exhibitions for this Spring/Summer/Fall. Proposals should include a description of the prospective exhibition with the name(s) of proposed artist(s), up to 10 supporting files (images, videos, sketches, etc.), as well as a very brief bio of the artist/curator making the submission. Email all materials to
Deadline: March 1, 2019

AI-AP American Illustration 38: Call for Entries
AI-AP is looking for submissions for the new issue of American Illustration and Photography. The book will include the best illustrative work submitted.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

2019 Cambridge Art Association’s National Prize Show Call for Artists
Over the course of 17 exhibits, the Cambridge Art Association’s National Prize Show has featured work by over 1,500 contemporary American artists. Open to artists age 18 and older living and working in the United States. The NPS is open to all media.
Deadline: March 11,  2019

Paint for Preservation 2019 – Call for Artists
The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2019, the 12th annual juried Wet Paint Auction to be held on June 30, 2019. CELT is seeking plein air artists working in all mediums and from all areas to participate.
Deadline: March 22, 2019

Call for Curatorial Proposals: Visual AIDS 
Visual AIDS is looking for proposals that use art to examine the relationship between HIV and contemporary culture, contemplate the deep cultural history of AIDS, art and activism, and highlight the work of artists living with HIV.  
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community Through Art, Contemporary Craft Call for Entries
Contemporary Craft is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to food justice, public policy advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, access, and nutrition education.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Indigenous Public Art Commission: The Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center announces the launch of an Indigenous Public Art Commission, a project inviting artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus planned for the fall of 2020.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

>> Other Opportunities

New Ventures Maine: Tuition Free Classes
New Ventures Maine offers both in person and online classes on topics such as entrepreneurship and business, self-employment, resume and interview preparation, and career plans.

Creative Portland Professional Development Workshop: Branding 101
Need help with branding, logo design, and developing a new website? Come to this professional development workshop that will enhance your marketing outreach. Topics will include: creating your identity (logo and design concept), basics of web design, and how to use your new tools on social media. Free.
February 27, noon to 1:30pm
Reserve a spot

We encourage current students and alums to add their work to the Portfolio section of the MECA website at We direct all inquiries from patrons and businesses to buy artwork, hire artists and designer to this portfolio website.

>> Residency Opportunities

The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence
The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education based residency which  allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.
Deadline: February 25, 2019

MECA Residencies
Pace House
Baie St. Marie
Porteous Residency
MECA offers three residency opportunities to MECA alums. faculty, and staff.  Length of stay varies from one week to one month. Eligibility for each residency differs. See above links for complete details. 
Deadline: February 28, 2019

Visual Arts Residency at Maine Farmland Trust
The Visual Arts Residency is one month long, with 2 artists per month attending for July, August, and September.Three of the six visual arts residency placements will go to artists living in Maine.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Keyholder Residency Program
The Keyholder Residency Program of the Lower East Side Printshop offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year. 
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Situated on the eastern shore of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine, Hewnoaks offers an extraordinary setting of inspiration and beauty. We encourage applications from emerging and mid-career artists and curators in all disciplines, especially for people with no or little residency experience. Maine artists are given preference, but anyone is welcome to apply.
Deadline: March 4, 2019

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Residency
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering a studio residency at the Lincoln Street Studios, Rockland, Maine with a $1000.00 a month stipend. Applicants need to be in a reasonable driving distance to the location. Residency is for six months beginning April 1, 2019, ending September 30, 2019.  
Deadline: March 4, 2019

Taleamor Park Residency
Taleamor Park is located on a scenic farm 60 miles east of Chicago and offers two-week residencies for writers and artists in all media between May 11 and September 28.
There will be one assistant for each two-week session, who receives a $750 stipend and fee remission in exchange for 12 to 15 hours work per week.
Deadline: March 12, 2019

Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency
Artspace in Raleigh, NC seeks two artists to participate in the 6-month Regional Emerging Artist Residency (July - December 2019). Resident artists receive 24-hour access to a private rent-free studio. The Residency concludes with a one-month exhibition at Artspace.
Deadline: April 1, 2019


Fellowships & Grants

>> Fellowships

The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering ten $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships. The Fellowship presents an opportunity to report long form print and audio stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems.
Deadline: March 15, 2019


>>  Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Each month FCA receives an average of 80 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is $1,500. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Creative Capital Award
Creative Capital supports adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services and provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in funding and career development services valued at $50,000.
Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Sustainable Arts Foundation 2019 Awards
This year, the Foundation will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers with children. The awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit.
The selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio.
Deadline: February 28, 2019

Project Grant for Artists: Maine Arts Commission
Project Grant for Artists funding supports artist projects throughout Maine. Funds assist individual artists with the creation of new work, the continuation of existing practices, and participation in professional development programs and activities. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.
Deadline: March 21, 2019

Maine Ad and Design Broderson Award Ceremony and Scholarships
Maine Ad + Design will be celebrating the the Broderson Awards at UNE’s Innovation Hall in Portland on May 2, 2019. The event is an evening of honoring award-winning work in the fields of advertising, design, marketing, communications, and entrepreneurship. In addition, MADE will present $5,000 in scholarships to the top five local entrants in the student category ($1,000 per student).
Deadline: March 22, 2019

Dream Local Digital Scholarship: Marketing and Communications
Dream Local Digital is an online digital marketing company and a leader in the online marketing industry. The Dream Local Digital Marketing & Communications Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship.
Deadline: April 30, 2019

Students, Alumni & Faculty At Work

"Missile Defenses, Landscape 020" by Bennett Morris MFA '07 is featured in his show at The Press Hotel on view from January 18th - March 22nd, 2019.

Eric Nichols MFA '13 is exhibiting “Portraits in Masculinity,” on view at the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Krikorian Gallery through March 2nd 2019.

Barbara Rita Jenny MFA '02 is exhibiting and holding a reception at the Portsmouth Music and Art Center on February 8th, 2019.

Hannah Barnes '02 was hired by the USM Art Department as a full-time faculty member for painting and drawing.

Elizabeth Prior '82 has gained recognition for her Maine necklace, which was sold to Governor Janet Mills.

SALT Alum Tim Greenway '03 is holding a solo exhibition at The Art Gallery at Ketchum Library in the UNE Biddeford Campus, titled Mackworth Island Transformed - Rocks Reimagined. It will be on view until April 15th, 2019.

Faculty member Adriane Herman presented at PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine on January 25th, 2019.

Faculty member Andrea Southworth was named part-time manager of the Ecology Project for Friends of Fort Williams Park.

Alum and faculty member Bennett Morris MFA '07 held a solo exhibition reception at The Press Hotel in Portland on February 1st, 2019. His show will be on view until March 22nd, 2019.

Nathan Willever '11 was selected as The Sybille Zelden Fellow and a long term resident at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Nathan's Zeldin Fellowship Solo exhibition “From The Source” opened December 7th. 

Alexandra Silverthorne's (MFA '10)  new book project yes is the only living thing will be released in 2019.

Faculty member Jon R. Rudnicki is on the board of Initiative: Eau.

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Founded in 1882 and located in the heart of Downtown Portland's thriving Arts District, MECA offers BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in 11 studio majors, MFA (Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art), and MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) degrees, as well as the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Pre-College and Continuing Studies programming are available for adults and youths.

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