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Maine Excellence in Arts Education

The Maine Arts Commission honors arts education by curating student art exhibits featured throughout the Maine State House Complex. Maine Excellence in Arts Education recognizes the high quality of visual and performing arts by hosting a celebration that includes a reception for students and teachers alike.  

Starting in the fall of 2018, the Arts Commission features rotating exhibits that combine student work with their respective art teacher's work. The December 2018 program includes a student exhibit showcased throughout the State House Complex. 

Please consider submitting your students' artwork. The exhibition guidelines are located here. If you are interested in displaying artwork, please contact Argy Nestor at vog.eniam@rotsen.ygra.

For more information about the Maine Excellence in Arts Education please contact Argy Nestor at 207-287-2713, vog.eniam@rotsen.ygra.

Exhibit the Excellence in Arts Education 2018 

Congratulations to the 160 students from SeDoMoCha (Dover-Foxcroft) and Marshwood (Eliot) Middle Schools, and the 36 students and their art teachers representing nine Maine schools honored at the Maine State House Hall of Flags on December 11, 2018.

See more photo's of the awards ceremony here>

The artwork is on exhibit in the State House Complex showcased in the Governor’s reception area, the Burton M. Cross building, and the Maine Arts Commission through April 2019. The following schools are currently on exhibit:

  • Gorham Middle School, Teacher: Amy Cousins
  • Hancock Grammar School, Teacher: Jane Snider
  • Jonesport Elementary and Jonesport Beals High School, Teacher: Lisa Marin
  • Marshwood Middle School, Eliot, Teacher: Melanie Crowe
  • Maranacook Middle School, Readfield, Teacher: Hope Lord
  • Oxford Hills High School, South Paris, Teacher: Cindi Kugell
  • Brewer High School, Teacher: Lori Spruce
  • Richmond Middle School and High School, Teacher: Jeffrey Orth
  • Waterville High School, Teacher: Suzanne Goulet

 2018 Exhibit 

Isaac Roberts

Brewer High School 

Jenna McGrath

Brewer High School 

Kathryn Black

Brewer High School 

Olivia Flick

Brewer High School 

Lori Spruce - Teacher

Brewer High School 

Amy Cousins

Gorham Middle School 

Andrew Shribner

Gorham Middle School 

Erin Lawrence

Gorham Middle School 

Junbei Chen

Gorham Middle School 

Hailee Willey

Gorham Middle School 

Ava Van Dorn

Hancock Grammar School 

Janie Snider

Hancock Grammar School 

Olivia Larson

Hancock Grammar School 

Shakhnoza Mirzoyeva

Hancock Grammar School 

Madison Rome

Hancock Grammar School 

Anson Kelley

Hancock Grammar School 

Layla Merchant

Jonesport Elementary & Jonesport Beals High School 

Lisa Marin

Jonesport Elementary & Jonesport Beals High School 

Shekara Leighton

Jonesport Elementary & Jonesport Beals High School 

William Guptill

Jonesport Elementary & Jonesport Beals High School 

A. Blanchette

Marshwood Middle School 

E. Lachance

Marshwood Middle School 

L. Phipps

Marshwood Middle School 

M. Constantakos

Marshwood Middle School 

Teacher Mcrowe

Marshwood Middle School 

Eleanor's Painting

Maranacook Middle School 

Emma Brosey

Maranacook Middle School 

Esme's Elephant Painting

Maranacook Middle School 

Hope's Haystack Painting

Maranacook Middle School 

Maggie's Painting

Maranacook Middle School 

Cadence Bemis

Oxford Hills High School,

Cindy Kugell - Teacher

Oxford Hills High School,

Lexi Mac

Oxford Hills High School,

Madison Sheppard

Oxford Hills High School,

Courtney Hinckley

Oxford Hills High School,

Alima Raymond

Richmond Middle School 

Autumn Lane

Richmond Middle School 

Jeffery Orth

Richmond Middle School 

Kennedy Chandler

Richmond Middle School 

Mallory Ruona

Richmond Middle School 

Jess Bazakas

Waterville High School 

Mataya Austin

Waterville High School 

Sara Barre

Waterville High School 

Sierra RG

Waterville High School 

Suzanne Goulet

Waterville High School 

 
 

To veiw previous year's exhibits: 

 Spring 2017|Fall 2016|Spring 2016|Fall 2015 | 2015 Spring |2014 Fall |2014 Spring

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