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February 2016
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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 on MOJO:

Summer Camp Counselors and Program Staff, various Maine camps
Direct Support Professional, Creative Trails
Kitter, Alaina Marie
Digital Motion Animator, Eazy Life Entertainment
Production Assistant, Flowfold

Other jobs:

Production Assistant, Chart Metalworks
Office Administrator, Berlian Arts
Coordinator, New York Public Radio
Instructors, Fiber College
Multiple Design Positions, America's Test Kitchen

INTERNSHIPS
The spring semester internships are underway. The deadline for submissions for summer internships is April 15.

The MFA in Boston offers the Lunder Summer Internships, full-time, paid internships for Maine residents.

The Maine Arts Commission maintains a database of arts-based internships throughout the state. 

The Women's Studio Workshop offers summer and fall internships in non-profit management, studio, and art farm.

Anderson Ranch offers internships in artistic departments and administrative offices.

Be sure to check out our LinkedIn page to see additional job postings.
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EXHIBITION + OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Buoy Gallery
Open call to artists to make one new work in February and deliver it to Buoy in Kittery, Maine on March 1. No registration required. Opening reception is on March 18. 

3S
3S is seeking visual arts proposals for their space in Portsmouth, NH. 

Baxter's Essentials
Baxter's Essentials, an independent shop located in the West End, is interested in showing the artwork of local artists. In addition to wall space, they are interested in developing captivating window displays. If interested, please contact Anne at baxter@baxtersfinecandies.com


The Water Street Artists at the Stable Gallery
This gallery in Damariscotta is holding their annual call for artists. They have openings for fee-based member artists as well as commission-based artists. 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Lawyer-in-Residence
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 February 26 fromnoon to 2pm, March 2 from 5 to 7pm, and April 8 from 9am to noon. To schedule a session with Fred at no cost, please contact Jessica Tomlinson.


Free Tax Help
CA$H Maine provides no-cost tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.


Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest
Each year, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducts a contest to select artwork for this stamp. Open to Maine residents. First place prize is $1,000, second place is $300, and third place is $100.
Deadline: March 22

Studio Space
Alum with  500 to 750 square feet of studio space available on the Portland peninsula. Rent will be between $300 and $700 depending on how many people and how much space used. If interested, call Jonas at 207.576.6986.

  
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 RESIDENCIES, GRANTS + FELLOWSHIPS

RESIDENCIES

MECA Residencies
There are three residencies available to MECA alumni: the Pace House in Stonington, Maine; the Baie St. Marie opportunity in Canada, and the on-campus residency in the Porteous Building. Grant funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation provides two stipends of $500 to artists with families. 
Deadline: February 29

Haystack
The Haystack Open Studio residency is two-weeks long and allows makers in the field of craft to have access to all the studio facilities.
Deadline: March 1


Hewnoaks
Located on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine, this residency gives preference to Maine applicants. Stays range from one to three weeks.
Deadline: March 2


Monhegan Residency
Two five-week residencies are available on Monhegan island during summer and fall. Maine residents and those with strong connections to Maine are invited to apply. Open to visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or digital arts.
Deadline: March 15

BHQFU MFU Studio and Teaching Residency
The Bruce High Quality Foundation Studio at Industry City in Brooklyn is offering a residency of one year. Artists will participate in weekly seminars and courses as well as teach one class.
Deadline: March 20

 
FELLOWSHIPS

Curatorial Fellowship
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design  announces a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in CCD's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, located in Asheville, North Carolina, during the 2017 exhibition season. Includes a $5,000 honorarium, an $8,000 exhibition budget, and travel expenses.
Deadline: March 28

 
GRANTS
Maine Arts Commission Grants
Offering grants and fellowships to individual artist and arts organizations. Varying deadlines for each grant, from March 24 to May 5. 

 
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STUDENTS, ALUMNI  + FACULTY AT WORK

++ Lisa Ferreira Jones '02 won the Distinction in Fiber (Decorative) Award at Craft Boston.

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+  Photography student Greta Grant is included in "Maine Photographers: 30 and Under," an exhibition at PhoPa Gallery along with alums Gabriella Sturchio '12 and Dylan Hausthor '15. 

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+ The MECA Painters 10 Years Later exhibition is on view at The June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA through February 23. Participating artists are Patricia Brace, Kate Cleaves, Taylor Franklin, Joanna House, Lisa Pixley, Charles Read, Destiny Schwartz, and Devin Witter.

++ Naomi Grace McNeil '08 received first place in the Niche Awards for the Professional Silver Jewelry category.


Naomi Grace McNeil

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT


Still Standing
This fall, MECA’s Storytelling 101 public engagement class collaborated with The Abyssinian Meeting House to celebrate its story. For this project, students interviewed African American elders in Maine, to create an archive of stories to be housed at The Abyssinian Meeting House. By documenting these stories, the partnership aimed to celebrate the contribution and experience of African American elders by creating an archive of stories for future generations.  The culminating event, "Still Standing," held in the ICA in February, was a night of live story-telling to celebrate the importance of African American experiences in Portland and communicate the significance of this history in the state of Maine.

 
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