Gathering at the Dinner Table, 2011, by Amy Sands

Faculty member Amy Sands is featured in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's exhibition Prints on Ice.

WOLVES OF SUMMER artwork by Andrew Herbst

A few alumni need your help to fund WOLVES OF SUMMER: The Complete Collection on Kickstarter.

Entrepreneurial Studies Blog

At a recent Town Hall, entrepreneurial studies and advertising students launched a brand-new blog highlighting student and alumni accomplishments.

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Faculty member Natasha Pestich will be part of an upcoming conversation held at the University of Minnesota.

The conversation will explore the relationship between institutions, community art, and socially engaged practices. All are invited to be a part of this event, and provocative questions are welcome!

Student Hanan Rddad

Student Hanan Rddad talks about her experience studying at the California College of the Arts for a semester through the AICAD Mobility Program.

Photograph by Angela Strassheim

Angela Strassheim ’95 is showcasing new photography in her latest exhibition Project Atrium.

Greta McLain's bridge art on Franklin Avenue

Residents of the Twin Cities won't have to go far to see the fabulous work of Greta McLain ’12, MFA.

Endless Fantasy, 2013, by Graham Judd. Courtesy of

Graham Judd ’11, MFA, will be in the exhibition The Places Between at the Phipps Center for the Arts. 

Ellen, Abigail, and Liz attend Experience MCAD Day

Experience MCAD Day is a reoccurring event that gives potential students a chance to see what MCAD is all about.

Shawn McCann will teach people how to illustrate children’s books this Saturday

Shawn McCann ’02 will be hosting a children's book illustration workshop this weekend.

“We’ll make our own little wordless dummy books where they’ll have to convey a story without the benefit of words. I’ll show them the structure of how a children’s book is put together, from the illustration side, go into a bit of character development, dealing with book covers and I’ll bring lots of different samples of books I’ve done.” -McCann

Lisa Goldson Armstrong is a CMO Rising Star Winner

Lisa Goldson Armstrong ’04 was chosen as one of this year's CMO Rising Star winners.

The CMO Rising Star award recognizes marketing executives that excel in their field and have less than ten years of marketing executive experience.

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Art Sale Couple

On November 22, the last day of MCAD's yearly Art Sale, we chatted with customers about what they were buying and why.

Ziemke's greeting card for the contest

Current student Hannah Ziemke wants your vote!
She has entered a design in the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest.

Miranda Rensch ’09 is featured in Cosmopolitan's article How to Make Six Figures

Miranda Rensch ’09 is one of five women featured in Cosmopolitan's article "How to Make Six Figures in Five Years."

In the article, Rensch discusses her time in MCAD's entrepreneurial studies program, as well as how her integrity and work ethic allowed her to quickly climb to high-paying positions and pay off her student loans within three years of graduating.

"[At MCAD] we didn't just learn to make websites by making fake ones, we were put into small teams and then work with a real client. I was able to put real-world projects and software experience on my resume before I had entered the workforce officially."

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Lars Mason, co-founder of the MCAD Art Sale

It’s the time of year for one of MCAD’s biggest annual events, the MCAD Art Sale. As everyone is bustling around preparing work for the sale, Lars Mason, co-founder of the sale, took time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the event's origins, how it works, and why it’s so great for students.

Gone the Sun, 2014, By Raina Belleau

Raina Belleau ’11 will be presenting work in Re-Collecting the Lost Museum: Curious Afterlives of Natural History Specimens at the Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Excerpt from Tyler Page's November 10 comic for NaNoWriMo

Staff member and alum Tyler Page recently worked with to create a series of comics relating to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

MCAD Art Sale Infographic

A look at some interesting numbers related to this year's Art Sale.

Wolf Moon by Luisa Rivera

Current student Luisa Rivera's painting Wolf Moon was selected as a winner in Latin American Illustration 3 competition.


Through this happy partnership, MCAD faculty are able to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to prepare for college life through fun and challenging after-school courses.

Kelley Meister ’08, MFA, will be showing at SooVAC and Studio 202

There will be several chances this winter to view Where Do We Go From Here? by Kelley Meister ’08, MFA.

Doodles by Nancy Carlson ’76

Nancy Carlson ’76 will be featured in Doodles: A Five Year Journey.

Shanice Jackson-Ellison, Student

Shanice Jackson-Ellison kindly lets us into her studio to ask a few questions and discuss her work, process, and how having a studio helps shape her artistic practice.

Quintessence was a show at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York

Janet Morgan ’76 has published a catalog for Quintessence, a show she curated along with two other artists.