Maine College of Art’s online summer art sale benefits artists, designers and students

The Maine College of Art (MECA) annual online art sale COLLECT, benefiting scholarships, artists and designers, is a unique opportunity to discover emerging artists, see new works by established artists and create art collections, all without leaving home. Visit now to get a taste of some of the best art crafted in New England and beyond before the sale opens on June 24.

The three-day event will kick off on Thursday, June 24 at 5.15 p.m. with a virtual reception open to the public. Co-presented by media sponsor Decor Maine, the reception features a panel discussion with gallery owners and collectors, as well as established and emerging artists participating.

The art sale includes more than 400 works – paintings, jewelry, sculptures, textiles, prints, furniture, photographs, etc. – former MECA students, students, teachers and friends. It opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 24 and ends at 6 p.m. on Sunday June 27.

This year’s sale includes an auction on Thursday, June 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature work by selected artists, including the work of William Wegman pictured above.

To find out more and browse the works for sale, visit

About Maine College of Art (MECA)
Maine College of Art, a nationally recognized art and design university anchored in the heart of Portland’s vibrant arts district, offers scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities, solid programming, and vital opportunities to hundreds of ‘students each year through our undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, giving them the tools they need to become artists, designers, visionaries, creators and citizens at success.

Founded in 1882, MECA offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 11 major studios (including Animation and Game Art), a Master of Fine Arts in Art Studio, a Master of Arts in Teaching and the Graduate Certificate in Salt Documentary Studies, as well as Pre- College and Continuing Education Program.

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