MGNE CONNECTS

WINTER-SPRING 2020-2021

MGNE EVENTS & VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

We are piloting new online programming to help support each other and offer alternative ways for our members to stay connected and creative from their homes. Join us for these online artist meet ups, workshops, studio visits and demos for our members and printmaking community. Our virtual events will take place online via Zoom. MGNE membership not required. Upon registration you will receive the Zoom login and information.If you have an idea or would like to host a virutal workshop or studio visit, please email us: connect@mgne.org.

January 21, 2021
6-7pm ET

Experimental Impressions: The Seventeenth-Century Origins of Monotype

Monotypes emerged as an important experimental medium in the nineteenth century with the innovative prints of Degas, Gauguin, Pissarro, and others. Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione is often credited with inventing the monotype technique in the seventeenth century, but it is unlikely that Degas and his contemporaries were looking at Castiglione’s prints. Rather, it was Rembrandt van Rijn’s experimental etchings that provided the most important catalyst for nineteenth-century monotypists. Join Prof. Alexandra Onuf as she explores the visual, technical and conceptual through lines from Rembrandt and other seventeenth-century printmakers to Degas and his circle in order to understand the experimental foundations for the monotype “revival” in the nineteenth century.

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January 28, 2021
6-7pm ET

Everything but the Kitchen Sink:  Improvisational and Press-Free Printmaking During the Pandemic

Join painter and printmaker Kelly Slater for this “Kitchen-Table Printmaking” demostration. Kelly will share her press-free printing techniques where she uses everything but the kitchen sink—focusing especially on trace and reduction monotypes and combinations thereof.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021
12-1:30pm ET

MGNE Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker

Join us for our first virtual annual meeting of our membership in which the Board will discuss new initiatives and upcoming exhibition plans. We will be joined by a special guest speaker. More soon!

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RECORDINGS OF MGNE ARTIST TALKS

For those of you unable to attend our live events, please check out recordings of our Artist Talks and Workshops below.

Virtual Studio Tour & Artist Talk with Cathie Crawford

Join printmaker Cathie Crawford for a virtual tour of her printmaking studio and presentation on her journey with monoprinting.

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Expanding Opportunities: Eastern Print-Making Papers at Paper Connection

With hundreds of variations of Eastern and Japanese papers, from heritage washi to the inexpensive, pulp-added, machine-made papers, it can be challenging to decide what kind of paper to use for your prints. Join Lauren Pearlman Sugita, Founder & President of the Paper Connection, to discuss the versatility of Eastern & Japanese paper for printmakers.

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Studio Tour with Circling The Square Fine Art Press

Join MGNE artists Caroline Sheridan Loose and Judith Long for a tour of Circling the Square Fine Art Press, along with founder and Artistic Director Karen Adrienne. Located in Gardiner, Maine, they will discuss the studio and samples of their past work and/or work in progress. This virtual tourwill take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. Limited capacity.

VIDEO TO BE POSTED SOON

Instagram for Beginners Workshop for Artists

Join MGNE President and digital communications strategist Rebecca L. Torres for a hands-on workshop for Instagram on how to set-up an account, create effective profiles, create and schedule posts, and other tips for artists.

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Plein Air/Portable Printmaking with Carolyn Letvin

Join MGNE board member and artist Carolyn Letvin to learn more about Plein Air/Portable Printmaking. This demonstration will present a basic printmaking technique that can easily be taken into the field for plein air monotyping.

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Studio Tour & Artists Talk with Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio Artists

Join Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio artists, including Rebekah Lord Gardiner, Liz Shepherd, Sandra Cardillo, Gail Hanson, and Elissa Freud, for a tour of their studio and a discussion about their recent work.

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Artist Talk with Carol MacDonald

Join MGNE board member and Artist Carol MacDonald for a virtual tour of her current exhibition Mending Fences at the Rokeby Museum. After the virtual tour of the exhibition. Carol discusses the process of making the series of 17 monotypes created with antique clothing and lace.

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Monotypes In Motion with Susan Rostow & thepostdigitalprintmaker

This webinar explores the collaborative nature of stop motion animation and monotypes. Join MGNE member Susan Rostow, multi-media artist and the creator of Akua Inks, as she discusses her collaboration in creating the monotype-based stop-animations Long Journey Home and Nested World. She will be joined by Phyllis and Victor Merriam of thepostdigitalprintmaker and Beth Fein, three of the 42 printmakers who participated in the animations.

VIDEO TO BE POSTED SOON

MEMBERS’ REGIONAL VIRTUAL SMALL GROUPS

After surveying our membership, it was clear that our members are interested in creating opportunities to meet and connect with fellow MGNE members and printmakers in your region and beyond. We are kicking of this initiative with creating Zoom-based meet-and-greets for the following regions:
  • Conneticut
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Vermont & Canada
  • Cape Cod & Islands
  • Western MA
  • South of Boston/South Shore
  • Southern MA & Rhode Island
  • Outside New England area
If you are interested in joining a Zoom meeting in your area, please email us at connect@mgne.org. If you are in a region not listed, and would like to help facilitate a virtual meeting in your area, please email us as well.

MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION & WORKSHOP NEWS

During this time, we encourage you to contact galleries, museums and artists to learn more about safety precautions related to COVID-19 before attending an exhibition or workshop. MGNE endorses the use of face coverings, social distancing, and other public health recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state-level health departments.

EXHIBITIONS FEATURING MGNE MEMBERS:

National Collage Society’s 36th Annual Juried Exhibit

National Collage Society
November 2 – December 31, 2020

Featuring a monotype linoleum print on woven paper titled: draws attention to the nouns, but it’s the verbs that mount by MGNE member Mike Sweeney.

RED 2020

Cambridge Art Association

November 4 – December 17, 2020

MGNE members Anne Russell and Paula DeSimone have work in “RED 2020” presented by the Cambridge Art Association.  The exhibit is viewable online and physically installed in two parts at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery,  25R Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 (by appointment).

New Beginnings, Emerging from the Dark

Vancouver Art Space

December 4 – 30, 2020

MGNE member Diane Cameron has two monoprints worked with pastel  in a juried show at Vancouver Art Space in Vancouver, WA.  IG:@vancouverartspace

WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY MGNE MEMBERS:

Beginning December 11, 2020

Painting, Drawing & Everything In-between with Debra Claffey

Register: debraclaffey.com

Weekly 3 hour sessions online exploring painting and drawing with oils, encaustic, cold wax medium, and/or R&F Blending medium, using monotypes, graphic mark-making, scraping, dissolving and/or anything else that will work with oils on paper or panel.

Drop in for a single session or get a great discount on a 5-week series.

January 8 -10, 2021
Friday– Saturday 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Viscosity Monotype/Monoprint with Joyce Zavorskas

Zavorskas Print Studio in South Orleans, MA
Register: capecodcreativearts.org

Here is your chance to work with a gentle giant of a press located in a quiet forest near Pleasant Bay…

Viscosity monotypes are singular images on smooth plexiglas using inks that repel each other, with amazing results. Contemporary experimental approaches with larger rollers produce magical surprises. An evocative, personal theme emerges with each print session.The glistening layers of radiant ink create truly unique images with depth, mystery, memory and delight. Demonstrations each day will help to develop individual explorations. Beginner to advanced students are welcome.  Note: Clean-up will be with baby oil or Gamsol.

Winter Session Courses with Paula DeSimone

Beginning Collage with Monotype
Wednesdays from 9 am – 12 pm

Intermediate Monotype: Printmaking with Collage
Fridays from 9 am – 12 pm

Danforth Art School
Register: danforth.framingham.edu

 

ONGOING (Virtual Video Series Workshop)

Creating Ink From Natural Dyes with Marjorie Morgan
Zea Mays Printmaking

Register: zeamaysprintmaking.org
Cost: $15.00-30.00

This series of four video tutorials introduces students to the exciting field of making handmade inks. This creative learning experience combines artistry with science and environmentalism as we discover how different natural items transform from living matter into rich pigment. Students will learn how to make their own, unique inks from a variety of materials and then use them in creating small paintings and monotypes.

 Current Membership at MGNE is required to post your online exhibition and workshop news. (Become a Member or Renew Your Membership)  Send your exhibition news to info@mgne.org and be sure to include: Your full name, the title of the exhibition, venue/gallery name, exhibition dates and a web link to the exhibition’s web page.  Send us up to five images with corresponding title and media information if you would like your online exhibition/workshop to be featured on our social media channels.

PRINTMAKING OPPORTUNITIES

If you have an printmaking opportunity you would like to share, or have heard about an interesting printmaking exhibition or workshop, please share with us at: info@mgne.org

DEADLINE: December 1, 2020

Drawn to Paper

Call for Entries: Drawn to Paper is an upcoming exhibition opportunity at Atlantic Gallery in NYC, juried by Susan Rostow.

A Juried Group Show with Grand Prize:
A One Week Solo Show at Atlantic Gallery in NYC’s Chelsea Art District

Visit atlanticgallery.org/drawn-to-paper to enter.

SHARED STUDIO SPACE IN LAWERENCE MA

MGNE Member Kathleen Reming has informed us about a shared studio space with a press in Lawrence, MA. If you are interested, please email us at info@mgne.org for contact information.

EFA-ROBERT BLACKBURN PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Various PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN online demonstrations and PRINT AT HOME online classes

rbpmw-efanyc.org

 

ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING

Various ONLINE WORKSHOPS

zeamaysprintmaking.com

ONLINE PRINTMAKING RESOURCES

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS: COVID-19 RESOURCE & RESPONSE CENTER

Up-to-date news and resources for artists related to COVID-19.

americansforthearts.org

 

ANTI-RACIST PRINT & PRINTMAKING RESOURCES

An incomplete list of print and printmaking resources for fighting racism and supporting justice and equality.

bit.ly/antiracistprint

 

ARTWORK ARCHIVES

Webinar | Rallying Together: Resources to Support Artists During COVID-19

artworkarchive.com/blog

 

EDITIONS / ARTISTS’ BOOKS FAIR

OCTOBER 14 – 28, 2020

Visit the E/AB Fair 2020, fully online, October 14 – 28 on this website. The fair will gather an international community of over 60 publishers and dealers, featuring emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Each exhibitor will have their own viewing room and will be accessible for artwork discussion and special insights.

eabfair.org

THE FRICK COLLECTION

Center for the History of Collecting Print Series/Collecting Impressions: Six Centuries of Print Connoisseurship

Join the Frick Library’s Center for the History of Collecting for a four-part online lecture series exploring the history of print collecting. Each session is free with registration.

Part One: The Print Collector and the Printseller
Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Antony Griffiths, Former Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum

Part Two: Booksellers and the International Distribution of Prints from Antwerp in the Early Seventeenth Century
Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Karen Bowen, independent scholar, Antwerp

Part Three: Heinz Berggruen and the Postwar Print Market
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Blair Asbury Brooks, Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Part Four: Conversation with Collectors Leslie Garfield and Jordan Schnitzer
Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This series is co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Drawings and Prints and made possible through the support of the IFPDA Foundation.

Recorded Videos: Center for the History of Collecting

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

OCT 7 – NOV 1, 2020

Welcome to Print Month and the first hybrid online/in-person edition of the IFDPA Fine Art Print Fair. We invite you to explore the daily live Print Month events with printmakers, print curators, artists, and collectors. Please register online for access to the Zoom links.

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to printmaking from the 15th century to today. Discover our 100+ international exhibitors, many of whom are offering private, socially distanced in-person and/or Zoom booth tours. Visit the exhibitor pages to access their online viewing rooms, virtual booths hosted by Artsy, and scheduling requests for in-person or online visits with exhibitors who are presenting their booths on-site in their galleries and studios.

ifpda.org

IFPDA

Home of the annual IFPDA Print Fair, Online Viewing Rooms, Conversations video series, Basics educational information and print Glossary

ifpda.org

 

IPCNY

Print Resources for Social Justice: A Platform for All . International Print Center New York and The Print Center, Philadelphia have come together to aggregate resources related to print and print culture supporting Black Lives Matter and other social justice causes. This list was born out of the 2020 protests. It is a work in progress. Resources include exhibitions, publications, free/low-cost printing, events, organizations, fundraisers, reading lists, and other initiatives.

ipcny.org/social-justice

Online gallery exhibitions, including their seasonal New Prints Program, live and recorded artists and printers’ talks, bi-weekly Crossword ChallengeLesson Plans, Virtual Tours and robust Education and Resources listings.

ipcny.org

Print Month 2020: IPCNY Events & Related Programming

October 7 to November 1, featuring online versions of longstanding, beloved print fairs, plus extensive virtual events, all free of charge.

ipcny.org/newyorkprintmonth

THE PRINT CAST

A podcast about printmaking

theprintcast.com

 

PRINTED EDITIONS

Incredible online selection of contemporary and historical prints, artists and gallery collections

printed-editions.com

 

TAMARIND INSTITUTE

Online exhibitions of recently printed Tamarind Lithographs

tamarind.unm.edu