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April 2014
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JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

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

New job postings:
Wedding Photographer | Studio Art Teacher | Summer Camp Counselor | Gallery Sales Associate | Studio Assistant | Visuals Editor | Sales Associate

INTERNSHIPS

Lunder Internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston:
Full-time, paid, needs-based internships for Maine residents in college.

 
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EXHIBITION + OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

EXHIBITION

Down East Magazine Cover

As part of their 60th anniversary, Down East magazine is publishing a special issue with covers by Eric Hopkins, William Wegman, Barbara Ernst Prey, Angela Adams and Alex Katz. They would like to feature one cover by an emerging MECA artist. Emerging is defined by Down East as someone who has yet to get national exposure.The art submitted for the cover should be the artist's version of iconic Maine. The original artwork will be featured at a gala in Portland in August.  Down East will ensure $60,000 in proceeds from the gala and will donate $10,000 to MECA to fund a scholarship. The MECA artist may choose a 50% commission for the work or provide it as a 100% donation. Please note that when featured on the cover, the upper 20% of the image will feature the Down East logo. The image will be reproduced at approximately 7.5" (horizontal) x 10" (vertical). The original ideally should be no smaller than 15" x 20". It can be larger as long as it is proportional. If interested, please send an email to artistsatwork@meca.edu with the image you would like to be considered as well as the value of the work. A jury from Down East magazine will select one artist.
Deadline: April 14, 2014
 
 
  
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 RESIDENCIES + FELLOWSHIPS

RESIDENCIES
 
School of Visual Arts
SVA is offering two summer residencies in public art, which introduce artists to the conceptual and practical considerations of expanding a studio practice into the public realm.

Social Change Residency
Living Resources and Grand Central Art Central seek creatives to facilitate social change in this one year residency in an affordable housing complex. Includes $10,000 stipend and projects budget.
Deadline: May 23


FELLOWSHIP

Individual Artist Fellowship
The Maine Arts Commission awards fellowships of $5,000 to reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists, and promote public awareness of the creative sector of Maine.
Deadline: May 2
 


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STUDENTS, ALUMNI  + FACULTY AT WORK


MECA + AIGA Maine partnered again to present Portfolio Day, bringing 50 creative professionals on campus to meet with graphic design, photography, and illustration students. Participating reviewers included alumni, businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and designers.
Full list of reviewers.


+ Miles Spadone '13 was named as an emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine. Spadone was also recently accepted into a two year traveling show with the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh and has an upcoming exhibition at ICON Gallery in Brunswick.

+ Addison DeLisle '11 was awarded a metalsmithing training fellowship at the Fondation de Coubertin in France. 

+ Ceramics professor Lucy Breslin will spend the month of July in residency at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.

+ With more than 7,000 subscribers and one million views, the videos and webcomics of New Media student Hanji Chang are finding a loyal following.
Article in Bangor Daily News.

 


 

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

"A Shifted Behavior" was a Public Engagement project that generated dialog about climate change through curriculum, community partnerships, social media and exhibitions. Using a variety of print and digital media, the works reveal how our individual actions impact the natural environment, and prompt us to question and shift our habits.

Students worked collaboratively on projects addressing environmental issues including waste, consumption, food safety, and education.

This hybrid project is part of a larger Public Engagement initiative to embed issues of climate change and environmental stewardship into the curriculum and co-curricular programming. It is generously supported by an Environmental Education Grant from the EPA with thanks to our community partners at 350 Maine.

Public Engagement Blog

 

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