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February 2015
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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 and see more job details.

New job postings:
Assistant/Associate Professor of the MFA at MECA
Studio Potter, Farmhouse Pottery 
Freelance Photographer, Maine Humanities Council
Customer Associate, Anthropologie
Studio Manager, Peters Valley School of Craft
Marketing Assistant, Wright Ryan
Art Instructors, Tripp Lake Camp
Associate Product Designer, Isotoner
Design Assistant, Charlesbridge Publishing
In-House Book Designer, Cider Mill Press

Volunteer Coordinator, SPACE Gallery
Multiple Openings, Portland Museum of Art
Operations + Exhibitions Assistant, Children's Museum of Maine

Maine Media Workshops Job Fair
March 27 + 28

INTERNSHIPS

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

Statewide arts internships

On MECA's Internship Board
Creative Intern, VIA Agency
Curatorial Assistant, ICA at MECA
Studio Assistant, Amy Stacey Curtis, installation artist
User Experience Designer, Fidelity Investments
Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
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EXHIBITION + OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Congress Square
The Friends of Congress Square in Portland are seeking proposals for art, music, and film events for summer. Artist stipends are provided.
Deadline: March 8

Artist Village 2015
International gathering of artists, curators, architects in Belgium.
Deadline: May 1

Institute for American Art Sculpture Prize
Seeking proposals for outdoor work. Includes a $600 award.
Deadline:March 31

Biddeford Public Art Committee: Request for Proposals
Seeking new work illustrating a general theme of healthiness and/or healthy living. The artwork can be conceptual or representational, but should be evocative and compelling either way. The artwork should be colorful, positive, and engaging. Budget: $6,000.
Deadline: March 20

A Taste of Tidewater
Artists can submit one or two pieces to this artsale of 10" x 10" work. All work sells for $200 with $100 going to the artist and $100 supporting the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm.
Contact Molly Blakeman.

Art Meets Science
Art in Public Spaces and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory seeks artists whose work asks, "Is it art or is it science?"
Deadline: March 15

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

MECA Continuing Studies
The Artist's Toolkit: A Professional Development Series
 
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA
Summer workshops

Goggleworks in Reading, PA
Summer workshops

Studio Facilities in Portland
Open Bench Project: Wood and metalworking
The Artist Studio Building: Fine art
Open Concepts Cove Street Studios: Jewelry

Looking for a studio space in Portland?
Try the space finder.
  
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 RESIDENCIES, GRANTS + FELLOWSHIPS

RESIDENCIES
 
Hewonoaks
Kezar Lake, Maine
Open to artists, collaboratives, curators. Preference given to Maine artists.
Deadline: March 8

Monhegan Artists Residency
Monhegan, Maine
Five week residency on Monhegan island. Open to Maine visual artists.
Deadline: March 15

I-Park Environmental Art Residency
East Haddam, CT
Three week residency followed by an exhibition for environmental art.
Deadline: March 9

GRANTS

Creative Capital

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines.
Deadline: March 2

Professional Development + Entrepreneurship Grant
Open to BFA, MFA, and MAT MECA students to pursue opportunities beyond MECA.
Deadline: March 20

Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the Field of Crafts
Open to BFA alumni who have graduated within the last ten years.
Deadline: March 4


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STUDENTS, ALUMNI  + FACULTY AT WORK

Metalsmithing and Jewelry major Mary Forst was a 2015 finalist for the student division of the Niche Award for the category of sculptural metal. Her piece “From Their Garden” was featured in the American Made Show in Washington, D.C. in January. Mary is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is a former studio assistant in Fine Metals at Peters Valley.


Illustration alum Jada Fitch '06 will hold a booksigning at MECA on March 6 at 5pm for "A Snowy Owl Story."  Published by Islandport Press in partnership with Maine Audobon, this is the first of a four book series that Fitch is illustrating. 
 

 

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Faculty member Michel Droge and students in her FY-In class, Climate Change and Maine Island Communities, partnered with The Island Institute to study climate change and its impact in Casco Bay.

The goal was to bring local fishermen, artists, and scientists together through a mutual concern for the future regarding climate change and to share their research with the public through the visual arts.

Students traveled to various islands throughout the semester studying ocean acidification, ocean warming, rising tides, storm surges, new species, and fishermen's oral histories. They shared  their findings about the impact and vulnerability of Maine's islands in regards to these topics  through an exhibition of their photographs, maps, and hand crafted artists' books in Artists at Work. This exhibition will be traveling  to the State house in Augusta and some of the work will be published in the State's Ocean Acidification Commission Report  next month.

 

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