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 "I know that the research involved in my thesis helped me get an internship as well as a job."
- Brandon Smith '13, Graphic Design
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Online Job Board

The MECA Online Job + Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up. 

New job postings:
Summer Art Camp Counselor  | Freelance Wedding Photographer  |  Private tutor for Adobe Suite  |  Logo Designer  |  Sculpture Commission  |  Graphic Designer

Other jobs:
Portland Museum of Art: Public Relations Assistant
Maine Arts Commission: Director of Operations
Maine Arts Commission: Communications Director

Spring Internships run for 15 weeks and need to arranged before the first day of classes on January 15.
Deadline for final paperwork is January 24. 
FAQs and student forms


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Exhibition Opportunities

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MECA is seeking proposal from alumni for temporary, site-specific installations in the Congress Street window of the Artists at Work space. Includes a stipend and professional documentation. Above, installation by Angela Warren, MFA '11.
Deadline: February 1

Common Street Arts in Waterville, ME
Common Street Arts invites artists to submit works in all media which describe, create, or embody an "imaginary journey."
Deadline: January 17

SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME
Free for All: An unjuried group exhibition. Simply drop off your work January 9, 10, or 11.
Front Window: Seeking proposals for window exhibitions for 2014.

Portland coworking spaces Peloton Labs and Think Tank are looking to exhibit work by local artists. Contact Jessica Tomlinson for more information.

The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund is available for full-time students in the BFA and MFA programs. For additional information, contact Joeline York in Financial Aid. 
Deadline: January 31

Other Opportunities

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has issued a request for proposals for a new MOFGA certification logo.
Deadline: December 30

US Mint Call for Artists

The United States Mint is seeking artists interested in taking coin and medal design in new directions and trying new approaches.
Deadline: January 10

Acadia National Park Logo Contest
A contest to design the logo commemorating the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park. 
Deadline: February 28

Calls for Curators
This newsletter highlights jobs, calls for proposals, fellowships and residencies for curators.

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Located in Maine, Skowhegan is an intensive, nine-week artist residency program for emerging visual artists
 who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry . 
Deadline: February 1

Emmanuel College Artist-in-Residence

The Art Department of Emmanuel College in Boston specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. 
Deadline: February 1

McColl Center for Visual Art
The Center, located in Charlotte, NC accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career, and senior-level artists. Includes a $3,300 stipend and $2,000 materials budget.
Deadline: Ongoing

Camargo Foundation
Residencies in Cassis, France includes accommodations and stipend.
Deadline: January 13

Elsewhere Residency
Use the collection of a former gift store in North Carolina to rethink people, places, and things of everyday life.
Deadline: January 10


BEAM: Call for Proposals
Each year, BEAM invites artist proposal for their New Hampshire summer camp focused on fine arts, innovation, design, and creative problem solving.
Deadline: January 12


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Professional Development Series
MECA partnered with Creative Portland and Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to present a year-long series of workshops on business and marketing basics for artists. View the slide presentations and videos from the workshops online.

Creative Capital Professional Development: Online Learning Workshops
Artist-led online workshops for $25. Topics include Kickstarter School, Inside the Art World, and Real Life Budgeting


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Emily Rogstad '13 (featured above) begins the Core Fellowship program at Penland in February.
See Emily's work.

Adriana Warner '12 is the artist-in-residence at the Department of Public Imagination, an initiative of the Design Studio for Social Intervention.
Read more.

Dana Bell MFA '04 was awarded a choreography fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Read more.

Chloe Darke '11, a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters, was featured on the PBS series Craft in America.
See video.

Anthony Bragg '07 and Jessica Larner '09 had an exhibition at The Center on the Common, curated by former student Rachel Manley.
Read the review.

Illustration senior Declan McCarthy '14 created the holiday ornament for John Waters.
See Declan's blog post.

Graphic Design students worked with faculty to create a new logo for Casco Bay High school.
Read more.

The MECA Holiday Sale generates $100,000 in sales for students and alumni.
Photos from the event.



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All of the freshmen class gathered for a lunch to celebrate the completion of their first semester of college. As part of the public engagement class FY-In, students answered the question, "What did you learn about yourself?" See their responses.

One of the five community partners in FY-In was the Art Department, a non-profit art space for artists with intellectual and developmental uniqueness. They worked with students on the publication of a newspaper, The Sunny All Day News. Read more.

Public Engagement received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to embed issues of environmental stewardship and climate change into the curriculum. Read more.

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