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November 21, 2015

Portland Press Herald

Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 9.33.57 PMLast of 2 stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings were returned and will be put on display this week until January 3 at the Portland Museum of Art. The paintings were stolen from an unoccupied apartment in 2013. The FBI said the theft was probably the most significant art heist in Maine history and justified the offering of reward money. Read the the entire Portland Press Herald article, November 20, article at




November 21, 2015

Update on the plans

Below is information from Liam Sullivan, Director of Enrollment and Outreach at the Maine College of Art in regards to the Scholastic Art Awards. Please contact Liam at if you have any questions.

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In preparing for the Scholastic Art and Writing awards the following is important information:

  • If you haven’t done so this year; please register as an art educator or encourage your art educator colleagues to register on the Art and Writing website:
  • Encourage all your participating art students to register themselves as student participants on the same website.
  • All entries are due by December 17, 2015. There will be no exceptions. Digital submissions must be uploaded and paperwork plus payment must be postmarked by that date; December 17, 2015.
  • Keep in mind that the Maine Congressional Art Competition winners will be selected from the the Scholastic entries that are recognized in the Silver or Gold categories.
  • Submission fees are $5 per individual piece; maximum of 12 individual pieces. $20 per portfolio; only for seniors; maximum of 2 portfolios per senior. Fee Waivers to cover the submission costs are available for qualifying student participants.

Important Dates:
Dec. 17                All Entries due! Image, info; signatures and payment postmarked.
Jan.  6                Judging (Snow date: 7)
Jan. 8/11            Students and art teachers are notified of the jury decisions
Jan. 15 – 18        Artwork Drop off (Snow date: to 19)
Jan. 19                Email regarding Exhibition RSVP
Jan. 20 – 22       Hang Exhibition
Jan. 23 – Feb 13   Exhibition
Feb. 5                  First Friday 5 to 8pm. (Unofficial Reception and Open House)

Feb. 13                Ceremony and art work pick up

  • 1pm Awards Reception
  • 3pm End of Ceremony and Exhibit
  • Attendees or School Reps: take artwork down and bring home
    Rest of pieces moved into temporary storage

Another email communication will take place prior to December with updates. Please keep in mind this part of the competition is just for high school student’s visual artwork; the writing component is hosted by another institution. In the meantime; if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at your convenience at or by calling 207-699-5037.

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