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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:
Studio Assistant | Graphic Design & Communications Project Manager | Summer Camp Art Director  | Digital Production Assistant

Other jobs:
Visual Arts Teacher: Cambridge Weston School in Weston, MA
Studio Technician: Maine College of Art, Fashion and Textile Design Dept.
Summer Art Teachers: Engine, Biddeford, ME

Maine College of Art seeks a studio technician for the Fashion and Textile Design Department

Employers have begun posting summer internships for students.
Deadline for final paperwork is May 1. 
FAQs and student forms


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Exhibition Opportunities

Artists at Work Project Window
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. 
Deadline: February 1

Other Opportunities

Percent for Art Competition
Maine artists are invited to submit proposals to design, create, and install an artwork in the Augusta, ME courthouse. Budget is $150,000.
Deadline: February 17

Cape Elizabeth Paint for Preservation
Artists are invited to submit for the Cape Elizabeth, ME wet paint auction benefit in July. Selected artists paint on location and receive a percentage of the sale price.
Deadline: March 28

Dave Bown Projects
Art competition with $10,000 in prizes. Juried by curators from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the New Museum and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Deadline: May 31

Piscataqua Press
Independent book publisher in Portsmouth, NH seeks illustrators.

The Gallery at Somes Sound
Alumni are invited to submit two-dimensional work for consideration for an alumni and faculty exhibition in July 2014 in Mt. Desert, ME.
Deadline: February 15

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Baie St. Marie Residency
This residency is only offered only to the MECA community. Alumni, faculty, and staff can apply for residencies of two to four weeks in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Deadline: February 19

Pace House Residency
This residency is offered only to the MECA community. Alumni, faculty, and staff can apply for residencies of one to four weeks in Stonington, ME.
Deadline: February 19

Tides Institute
Month-long residencies at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport, ME includes housing, studio access, and a $2,000 stipend.
Deadline: February 15

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

Foster Gallery
An eight-week residency at Noble and Greenough School in MA culminating in an exhibition at the school's Foster Gallery.
Deadline: February 15


Belvedere Grant
Grant is available to support the professional development of MECA graduates from the past 10 years who are working in the field of crafts.
Deadline: March 14

Good Idea Grant
The Maine Arts Commission provides up to $1,500 to support the creation of new work or professional development. A public component is required.
Deadline: February 21

Launchpad Grant
Gorham Savings Bank invites entrepreneurs to submit their business idea. The winner of the competition is awarded $30,000.
Deadline: February 14


Grant Wood Art Colony, Iowa City, IA
Fellowships in Printmaking and Painting & Drawing provide a $40,000 teaching salary, benefits, housing and studio space.
Deadline: March 15

Vermont Studio Center: Johnson, VT
Residents receive an individual studio, private room, and all meals.

Deadline: February 15

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Ten fellowships awarded annually for seven months at at the studios on Cape Cod.
Deadline: February 1

Maker Fellows
Paid fellowship for part-time instructors in STEAM-powered maker spaces around the country.


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2014 Winner of Geary's Summer Ale Packaging Competition: Nicole Holmes '14, Graphic Design.

Each year, Geary's Brewing Company sponsors a $5,000 competition for the best package design.
In addition to the cash prize, the winning designer has their work on 1 million bottles of Summer Ale.
See all the entries.

Hannah Rosengren '13 is receiving international attention for "Plant These To Help Save Bees," her illustration to raise awareness about colony collapse.
Read more

Graphic Design senior Sarah McLean designed the logo for the nonprofit organization Growing Portland.



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Freshmen in Shirah Neumann's FY-In class partnered with the Cumberland County Civic Center on a temporary public art mural on the Free Street exterior. Students got to meet with stakeholders, learn about design parameters, pitch concepts, and work collaboratively. Kudos to Grace Whatley for the final design.

Freshmen in Samantha Haedrich's FY-In class partnered with Portland Trails. Students created design proposals for a temporary public art installation - a series of large sidewalk signs - along Portland's waterfront. The project was part of an EPA grant awarded to the college to embed issues of climate change and environmental stewardship into the curriculum. Students will present their designs at the organization's board meeting.

Students in Pilar Nadal's Second Year Lab class partnered with Avesta Housing residents to create original artworks for the community room of the Bayside East development. The class focused on sharing stories and making artworks in response to memories, objects, and collections of significance to Avesta residents.
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