2015 Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition

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The MECA Alumni Biennial takes place in October in the ICA at MECA every other year. This themed exhibition is curated by three distinguished jurors and features the work of three to five BFA and MFA alumni.


Call for Entries

Maine College of Art invites all degree-holding alumni to submit proposals for the 2015 Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition. Graduates with a BFA, MFA,Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Certificate, MAT or an Honorary Degree are eligible to apply.

Visit biennial.meca.edu for more information and to apply.

All application materials are due by 5:00pm EST on April 15, 2015.


2013 Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition

Gina Adams ‘02

Hannah Barnes ‘02

Jenny Dougherty ‘05

Rebecca Bennett Duke ‘95

Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12

Rebecca Wood ‘13

August 24-October 13, 2013

Opening Reception: August 24, 6-8pm

Followed by a Post Reception Alumni Gathering 8-10pm


image credit: Rebecca Wood '12 Squirt, 2012. Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Photo by Forest Kelley

Reclaiming ancestral knowledge, unraveling the fractious geometry of urban landscapes, and redressing conditions of dissonance in contemporary life inform the impassioned works of this assembly of artists. These six women embrace difficult societal issues of displacement and isolation on communities and individuals. Collectively their works articulate enigmatic experiences and reveal introspective creative processes that are fervent and restorative.

Juried by Shannon Rankin ‘97 and Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery.

Work selected and exhibition layout by Jeff Waites, ICA Gallery Manager, Director of Porteous Exhibitions. 

Artist Talk Schedule

All talks will take place in the ICA from 12-1pm

Rebecca Bennett Duke ’95    Tuesday August 27

Rebecca Wood ‘13                Thursday August 29

Jenny Dougherty ‘05             Tuesday September 17

Shirah Neumann MFA ‘12      Thursday, October 3

Gina Adams ’02                    Thursday October 10



Review by Dan Kany in Maine Sunday Telegram

Review by Nicholas Schroeder in the Portland Phoenix