Pre-College Summer Session at MCAD

Every summer, high school students spend three weeks at MCAD finding out what college life is really like.

Wendy and Kevin painting collaboratively

Wendy Schaefer-Miles ’82 and her husband Kevin D. Miles bring their unique perspectives together to create beautiful one-of-a-kind paintings.

City Pages cover by Brent Schoonover

Brent Schoonover ’02, MJ Heubach ’00, and current MFA students John Bivens and Alex Mitchell are featured in City Pages's annual Comix Issue.

Patrick Desjarlait stands next to the vinyl mural with his original drawing

Patrick Desjarlait ’87 has designed a mural for the Beltrami County Fair. 

Charles Burns put the finishing touches on a piece in the MCAD studio

Faculty member Anders Nilsen sat down with MPR News to talk about MCAD's week-long comic residency program Rock Paper Scissors.

Project by Carla Rodriguez (

Carla Rodriguez ’11, who has received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant in the past, was asked to participate in a video to help promote the grant.

Can you spot the sneakers in this artwork? (Photo courtesy of City Pages)

Faculty member Christina Ridolfi recently participated in The Blank Canvas Exhibition presented by MN4MN.

Meander by faculty member Daniel Dean

Faculty member Daniel Dean has completed and installed Meander with the help of Future North artists John Kim, Adam Marcus, and Molly Reichert.

Bike in Magenta Panel by Cindy Lindgren

Cindy Lindgren ’82 has launched the City of Lakes fabric collection with Modern Yardage.

Illustration by Luisa Rivera

Luisa Rivera ’15, MFA, illustrated for the New York Times's Sunday Style Section.

Britni West ’08

Britni West ’08 is recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Marc Maron checking out the posters Aaron Draplin designed for him

Aaron Draplin ’00 recently worked with Marc Maron (yes, THE Marc Maron) to create posters for his comedy show in Portland.

Work by Jodi Reeb

Jodi Reeb ’95 will be hosting a solo exhibition at the Traffic Zone Gallery.

Winter/Spring 2015 Cover of Fence

Faculty member Lara Rodriguez (known in the poetry world as Lara Mimosa Montes) has two poems published in Fence.

The Drawing Project is a Knight Arts Challenge finalist!

The Drawing Project has been chosen as a finalist for the Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul for the second year in a row. The group is among only 62 (out of a total of 480 submissions) to make the list.

The Best of MN Cover by Jaime Anderson

Faculty member Jaime Anderson illustrated the 2015 "Best of MN" cover for the Star Tribune. The "Best of MN" captures all of the great things about our state: the lakes, music, food, craft beer, getaways, and more!


Animation senior Adam Dargan gives us the inside scoop on interning for Fallon Worldwide.

Seamus Leonard's work up at Roc Brewing Co.

Seamus Leonard ’04, MFA, is featured in a solo exhibition at Rochester Brewing Co.

Work by Sara Suppan (

Current student Sara Suppan will display a new body of work in the solo exhibition Inhabited.

Hunt + Capture

Amanda Hankerson '04 and Lacey Criswell '04 have teamed up to create advertising photography. 

Work by Shannon Estlund

Faculty member Shannon Estlund is featured in the upcoming exhibition at Soo Visual Arts Center.

Comic Creator Meet-Up

Bob Algeo ’11, MFA, and current MFA students John Bivens and Alex Mitchell (among other MCADians) will be at the Comic Creator Morning Meet-Up in August.

Lewis will learn more about spirit photography through this workshop

Nathan Lewis ’08, MFA, and Amanda Lovelee ’08, MFA, have been awarded Jerome Travel and Study Grants.

Fade, 2014, by Tom Gormally (

Tom Gormally ’77 will be in the exhibition FEAT 2015.