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Kathleen Meade's Profile

Kathleen Meade, artist and director of the Maine Arts Workshop, has been a maker all her life. Her major influence in pursuing art was early parental and older sibling support. Growing up surrounded by art supplies, art books and trips to New York museums was the groundwork for continued art making and involvement. She believes that part of her role as an artist is to remind people of the roots and connections that we all share – that a baseline to humanity is to make and reveal – doing, seeing, touching, feeling. She also believes in giving others the skills to bring their visions forward. She has taught preschoolers through adults for over 30 years. In Maine, she has taught in different venues in the Midcoast area – including Maine College of Art, St. John’s School in Brunswick, Freeport Community Education and privately.

She has spent years researching Maine Art and developing curriculum to impart the majesty and artistic heritage of this state to students of all ages.

She was educated at Kean University in New Jersey. Moving to Maine, she brought her abstract expressionist sensibilities to the landscape. Represented nationally in private collections, she was represented in a juried show in Washington, DC highlighting emerging artists. She has an ornament depicting ‘Legacy’ in the Smithsonian collection. She received an Honorable Mention from the WCSH annual show for a painting. In 2002, she was named the Honorable Mention (2nd place) art educator by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education. She also received a Sentiment from the 2002 Joint Houses of the Maine Legislature for her work in the arts. She is listed in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and is a past recipient of the Rauschenberg Fellowship at the Lab School in Washington, DC.

Beyond her fine art and educational work, she also designs/builds sets, displays and interiors.

Date Last edited: 04/23/2015