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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 job postings on MOJO:
Marketing, Sales, and Display, Anchorpak
Bench Jeweler, Coastal Jewelers
Interior Design Retail Associate, Company C
Direct Support Professional for Artists, Creative Trails
Graphic Designer, Aruba Inclusives
Gallery Associate, Maine Art Gallery
Graphic Design, Production Associate, Spillers Reprographics
Art Teacher, Maine Coast Waldorf School

Other jobs:
Precision Welder
Senior Designer, Down East Magazine 
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Schoodic Call for Artists
Schoodic Arts for All is extending a call for artists to submit work for its Acadia Centennial Exhibit. Acadia-themed artwork will be considered for inclusion in the show and work may be in any media. The exhibit will be on display from June 1 to July in Winter Harbor.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

The G2 Gallery
The annual Emerging exhibition showcases work from rising talents in the field of photography who have demonstrated a history of environmental activism. 
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Historic New England: Call for Art
Historic New England is planning a juried contemporary art exhibition opening June 3, 2016 at Sarah Orne Jewett Visitor Center in South Berwick, Maine. In this juried exhibition, artists explore the value of regional identity in a world where digital media and corporate enterprise diminish cultural differences.
Deadline: April 25


Consultations with Almitra Stanley
New opportunity for alumni interested in taking their career to the next level, obtaining gallery representation, increasing sales, securing grants and residencies. Artists at Work is bringing art consultant Almitra Stanley to campus on May 10 to provide individual consultations. Almitra frequently works with emerging artists through the Joan Mitchell Foundation and and the New York Foundation for the Arts. 
To be considered for an appointment, please send an email with a link to your website and an explanation of why this opportunity would be of benefit at this point in your practice.
Deadline: April 15

Fred Frawley, of Eaton Peabody, is volunteering as MECA's first ever Lawyer-in-Residence. His area of concentration is intellectual property, which includes, copyright, patent, trademark and licensing law. He is available to meet with faculty, students, and alumni for brief informational discussions on these matters. Neither Fred nor MECA intend these to be a substitute for formal legal representation, but we believe that being able to discuss questions or issues with someone in this field can be useful to members of the MECA community.  
He will be on campus, in Artists at Work on April 8 from 9am to noon. To schedule a session with Fred at no cost, please contact Jessica Tomlinson.

Wordcamp Maine
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 100 million sites on the web.
May 13-14 at MECA

The North Adams Project
This initiative provides artists with technical, financial and professionald assistance if they relocate to North Adams, MA.  
Deadline: May 31, 2016
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Appalachian Center for Craft
The Artist-in-Residence program allows emerging professional artists to work in the environment of the Craft Center. This is a one year appointment renewable for up to three years. Each studio (clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood)
has an Artist in Residence with a BFA, MFA or professional equivalent. These individuals are invaluable to the educational programs of the Craft Center providing additional artistic perspectives, expertise and experiences to our students.


Research Fund Travel Grants
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design announces a Research Fund to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States. Travel Grants encourage the dissemination of craft-based research by providing financial aid to scholars invited to present new research on a craft-specific topic at any organized scholarly conference.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Maine Arts Commission
The Project Grant for Artists supports creative projects throughout Maine, assisting artists with the creation of new work and the continuation of existing arts programs. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale. No match or nonprofit affiliation is required.
Deadline: April 21, 2016

The Stobart Foundation
Twice a year, the foundation awards grants between $5,000 and $10,000 to assist artists aspiring to establish themselves professionally through the practice of working directly from the subject. 
Deadline: May 1, 1016

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++ Vivian Beer '00 won the $100,000 Ellen DeGeneres Design Challenge on HGTV. 

+  Ceramic senior Iva Milovanovic '16 has been awarded a residency to the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana.

++  Illustration Junior Lewis Rossignol '17 is this year's winner of the Geary's Summer Ale Packaging competition. See all the entries.

++  Associate Professor and Chair of Ceramics, Lucy Breslin, was awarded the NCECA funded residency (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) to Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. 

++ Maine College of Art is excited to announce that three of our faculty members have been awarded Kindling Fund Grants: Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella, and Julie Poitras-Santos.


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Public Engagement Capstone Exhibition
April 1 - 22

Graduating seniors who are minoring in public engagement are exhibiting their capstone projects in the ICA at MECA. The community-engaged component is the culminating experience for seniors in the Public Engagement Minor. Students work independently with their chosen community partner to develop a proposal and socially engaged art project that creatively addresses a local or national issue within a real world context.

This year's capstone projects highlight a range of topics including climate change, cultural identity and storytelling. Community partners include the Sierra Club, Goodwill Industries, Boys and Girls Club and Maine Seeds of Peace Program.
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