Cala Coffman spent her whole life in Maine, growing up on Mount Desert Island. She attended Mount Desert Island High School, graduating in the spring of 2017, and will be attending American University in Washington D.C. with a concentration in Foreign Languages and Linguistics.
“Art has always been my escape; through painting, drawing, knitting, performing, and more, art remains my one of my passions, and always will be. I like to see the links between art and the world, including science, politics, and even math, and hope to incorporate it in my future career.”
Cala was awarded a Silver Key and two Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Maine Region Scholastic Art and Writing awards, and based her Senior Exhibition project on the importance of art in activism.