William Wegman, "Sky Frame" (1999), chromogenic print (edition 2/12), 14 inches x 11 inches, custom frame with Maine maple frame and museum glass donated by Casco Bay Frames & Gallery. Full donation to benefit MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Maine College of Art’s (MECA) annual COLLECT Online Summer Art Sale, benefitting student scholarships, artists, and designers, is a unique opportunity to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build art collections — all without leaving home. Visit shop.meca.edu now to preview some of the finest art made in New England and beyond before the sale opens on June 24.

The three-day event will kick-off on Thursday, June 24 at 5:15pm with a virtual reception that is open to the public. Co-presented by media sponsor Decor Maine, the reception features a panel discussion with gallerists and collectors, as well as participating established and emerging artists.

The art sale includes more than 400 works — paintings, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, prints, furniture, photography, and more — by MECA alumni, students, faculty, and friends. It opens promptly at 6pm on Thursday, June 24 and runs through 6pm on Sunday, June 27.

This year’s sale includes an auction on Thursday, June 24 from 6–9 pm and will feature works from selected artists, including the William Wegman piece shown above.

To learn more and browse the works on sale, visit shop.meca.edu

About Maine College of Art (MECA)
Maine College of Art, a nationally recognized college of art and design anchored in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Arts District, provides scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities, robust programming, and vital opportunities to hundreds of students each year through our undergraduate, graduate, and Continuing Studies programs, giving them the tools they need to become successful artists, designers, visionaries, creators, and citizens. 

Founded in 1882, MECA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts in 11 studio majors (including Animation & Game Art), Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, as well as Pre-College and Continuing Studies programming.