MGNE PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNITY NEWS

Fall 2022

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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7pm

Virtual OpeningOne-of-a-Kind

MGNE Juried Members’ Exhibition

at South Shore Art Center’s Bancroft Gallery

Juror Catherine Kernan and Patrice Maye, Executive Director of the South Shore Art Center, will discuss this exhibition, along with presentations from the award-winning artists.

For questions, please contact exhibitions@mgne.org

Click Here To Register

Thursday, July 28 2022 at 6pm

Virtual Opening – Unique Impressions VII
A Monotype Guild of New England
Open Members Exhibition

at: Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

and MGNE Annual Meeting

A selection of artists will discuss their prints and the Board will provide a short update on the state of the Guild.

For questions, please contact exhibitions@mgne.org

Click Here To Register

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.

Printing Without A Press: Gelatin Plate Monotypes with Tamar Etingen 

Join MGNE artist Tamar Etigen as she explore the versatility of using a cast pharmaceutical gelatin plate to create multi-layered images using plant material and found objects. Tamar will demonstrate how to create colorful monotypes using this non-toxic, low tech, versatile, very accessible medium.

Click Here To Watch

Plants to Paper: Artist Talk with May Babcock

Learn how papermaker May Babcock turns plants like milkweed and seaweed into paper art. As an interdisciplinary artist and founder of Paperslurry.com, May will explore how her work is rooted in hand papermaking and place. She will discuss how collaboration between people, plants, and paper gives opportunities for deep communication and healing in a climate-changed world.

Click Here To Watch Artist Talk

Creating Inks from Natural Materials with Marjorie Morgan

Designed for monotype and monoprint printmakers, this event combines art making with cooking and environmentalism as it shows the dynamic nature of working with natural inks. In this Demo/Workshop, Marjorie Morgan will discuss the advantages of creating natural inks, show images of artwork, and then demonstrate how to create inks, prepare plates and print with them. The demonstration will include how to create two different inks at home, and how to print with them using a press, a pasta roller, or no press at all.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording 

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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

MGNE Virtual Artist Reception for “ImPRESSive”at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Join the juror, Adrian Tió, and select artist prize winners for a virtual tour and presentations to celebrate the dynamic exhibition at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

Click Here To Watch

Priority Prints Virtual Artist Reception & Tour

Join us as we celebrate our exhibition “Priority Prints” with an exhibition tour with curator  Erika Lawlor Schmidt and presentations by select participating artists.

Click Here To Watch

Virtual Artist Reception: Collaborative Transformations

Join us for the artist reception to celebrate the launch of our online exhibition Collaborative Transformations, featuring collaborative prints created by our MGNE Maine Regional Artists. A group of participating artists will share about the process of working collaboratively and what they have learned from each other and the process. Through this expansive, unifying activity during a dark and difficult time, members not only became acquainted and formed common bonds, they have become a community.

Recording Coming Soon

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

February 10, 2021
6-7pm ET

The Secret History of the Color Red with Alison Cariens

Seeing RED for Valentine’s Day? Explore the unexpected history of this seductive color with conservation coordinator Alison Cariens, one of the voices from the popular audio tour of the Forbes Pigment Collection. Get a behind the scenes look at the Reds of the Harvard Art Museums’ Forbes Pigment Collection, home to more than 2,700 samples of pigments, spanning the history of art.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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.

Click Here To Watch Recording

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:

Ecology

An MGNE Members Exhibition

November 1, 2022 – February 17, 2023

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2022 5-7 pm

Plymouth State University
114 Main St. Plymouth, NH 03264

 

The Woods Wrap Around Us

MGNE member Loretta CR Hubley’s Solo Exhibition takes place at two locations

October 1-31, 2022

Artists’ Reception & Talk: at Creative Ventures

Friday, Oct. 14th 6:30-9pm

(Memorial Hall, 2nd floor)
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH
411 Nashua St.
Milford, MA
Vermont Vistas:
Seasonal Views from Regional Printmakers

Featuring MGNE Membership Chair Carol MacDonald and members Maureen O’Connor and Jeannie Podolak

September 17- November 5

71 N. Main Street
Randolph, VT

Pressto!

An invitational exhibition of MGNE’s Maine Members
& the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA)

September 1-30, 2022

Artists’ Reception: First Friday, September 2, 5-8 pm

UMVA Portland Gallery
516 Congress Street (inside the Portland Media Center)
Portland, ME

Viewing Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10 am – 4pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-4 pm

 

Kintsugi: Repaired, Restored, Reborn

MGNE Member Joanne Simon’s solo exhibition of monotypes

On view at until October 16th, 2022

Artist’s Talk: Saturday, October 1st, 1-3 pm

Artist’s Late Afternoon Social:
Sunday, October 9, 4-6 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 16, 2-4 pm
270A Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA

 

Unique Impressions VII:
A Members Open Exhibition 

Zullo Gallery
456 Main Street, Medfield, MA

July 9-August 20, 2022
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm

Virtual Reception & Annual Meeting: Thursday, July 28 at 6 pm

Register here

Come see our most recent annual, un-juried members’ exhibition.  The unique criteria used for the selection process was the first 60 submissions received or  a cut-off date of June 10th – whichever came first.  As you can imagine, we received 60 wonderful submissions by our members well before June 10.

Monotype Printmakers Collective:
Invitational Art Show

Framingham Public Library 
49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA

June 28th-July 29th, 2022

Five students of MGNE member Paula DeSimone formed this group, including MGNE members Aimee Dalrymple and Chris Devereux.

Monotypes by Aimee Dalrymple and Chris Devereux can be also be seen at our current exhibition:Unique Impressions VII:
A Monotype Guild of New England Open Members Exhibition at Zullo Gallery in Medfield, MA

 

Lynda Goldberg, Assorted News

MGNE member Lynda Goldberg’s monotype, Clematis Vines features in the Arnold Arboretum’s 2022 calendar for the month of June. Lynda currently has work in exhibitions at North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA, One Dock Square Gallery and Rockport Art Association in Rockport, MA.

 

Willa Cox Solo Exhibition: Abstract Narratives

Mitchell Giddings Fine Art
Brattleboro, VT

June 25 – July 31, 2022

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, June 25, 5-7pm.
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, July 16 at 5pm

 

An Object’s Promise, the Magical Thinking We Attach to Our Things

FPAC’s Assemblage Space
70a Sleeper St, Boston Seaport

May 12th-June 15th, 2022

This exhibition is a playful and poignant maximalist intervention that raises consciousness about our possessions and intentions. The exhibition includes works ranging from screen prints crafted from cherished artifacts to totems constructed of amassed impulse buys. Through these process-driven artworks,  MGNE member Suzanne Moseley and Adrienne Shishko unveil how we use objects to express our identity, connect to the past, and imagine our future – to both beautiful and detrimental effect.

Events

5/12 Opening Reception 5-8pm
5/19 Artist Talk 6-8pm
6/2  Earth Emergency film 6-8pm w/ senior producer Bonnie Waltch
6/9  Objects film preview 6-8pm w/ director Vincent Liota

 

One-of-a-Kind: A Juried MGNE Members’ Exhibition

Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Artists’ Center
February 24 – April 2, 2022

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8pm

Virtual Reception: Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm

Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am -4 pm

View the Exhibition Online

Juried by Catherine Kernan

 

Sense of Place: Susan Rostow Solo Exhibition

Atlantic Gallery

January 4 -22, 2022

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, Jan 6, 6-8pm

Live Instagram Gallery Visit and Artist Talk: Saturday, Jan 8 at 3 pm

Zoom Gallery Visit and Artist Talk: Thursday, Jan 13, at 5 pm

Technique Video Series

Shelburne Museum
Launched June, 2021

MGNE member Corinne Rhodes was invited by the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont to co-create two videos for their online Technique series: Chapter One: Traditional Stone Lithography and Chapter Two: Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography.  The videos were launched to correspond with the Museum’s new exhibition, Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives that runs from June 2 – August 29. 2021.

Collaborative Transformations Online Exhibition

View online at mgne.org

In early spring, 2020, in response to Covid-19, MGNE began to explore virtual programming and community building in order to continue to serve its membership while respecting CDC guidelines. Regional groups of printmakers began forming and meeting virtually throughout New England and beyond.

A group of MGNE members residing in Maine began meeting virtually in May 2020. The regional group of Maine printmakers divided into four small randomly chosen autonomous groups of three or four printmakers. Usually each member would begin a print and mail it to another member in a pre-arranged order to continue working. Once each small group member had contributed to the print, it was returned to the originator to title and rework if needed. By late summer of 2020, the first cycle of collaborative prints was finished. As of Spring 2021, they are completing their second cycle of collaborative prints.

We are thrilled to present this virtual exhibition to showcase these collaborative transformations. As other regional MGNE groups have started their own collaboration print projects, this virtual exhibition will be ongoing through 2021 as projects continue to transform and evolve. Additional prints from the MGNE Maine artists and beyond will continue to be added.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY MGNE MEMBERS:

From Your Kitchen Table to The Press with Kate Higley

The Art Center in Dover, NH

Sundays: September 18, 25,
October 2, 9, 16, and 23
From 10 am – 1 pm
Fee: $50/per class
Learn a new printmaking method each week, with a focus on playfulness and fun.
Classes will be three hours. Most materials will be supplied. The Art Center in Dover has a fully equipped print studio. Enrollment is open to all levels of art experience. You may sign up for one class or several, but don’t delay; classes are limited to six students. Some sessions require prep in advance, and you will receive explicit instructions.
Week One: Relief prints using Styrofoam and other novel surfaces.
Week Two: Relief using gelatin plates of your own making. (prep needed)
Week Three: Trace monotype: creating line in your prints without a press.
Week Four: Easy cut substitute for linoleum – relief printing. (some prep required)
Week Five: Relief prints using sand and other textures – learning to use the press.
Week Six: Color separation and tonal techniques using sand or fabric with the press. (some prep required)

Donna Carmel Printmaking Workshops

MGNE member Donna Carmel will be teaching monoprint and gelli plate printing workshops in her studio this coming September.
399 Little River Road
Westfield, MA
Read more on Donna’s website:
Reserve a spot today!
Email: lrprintmaking@gmail.com
or direct message Donna at:

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:  March 15th, 2023

Mini Print International of Cadaques, 43rd Edition
CALL FOR ENTRIES
June 30 – September 30, 2023

ADOGI
Ap. de Correus 9319
08080 Barcelona
SPAIN

Please visit miniprint.org for more information and to apply

 

Open Call through May 12, 2023

The Boston Printmakers
2023 North American Print Biennial
CALL FOR ENTRIES
October 10 – December 9, 2023

808 Gallery, Boston University

Boston, MA
For full information and to download the prospectus use this link

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Ecology

An MGNE Members Exhibition

November 1, 2022 – February 17, 2023

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2022 5-7 pm

Plymouth State University
114 Main St. Plymouth, NH 03264

Open to all current MGNE members, this exhibition will consist of the FIRST 65 ENTRIES.

For the full prospectus click here to submit your monotypes/monoprints

For more information or help with your application, please contact exhibitions@mgne.org

New Hampshire Art Association’s

2022 Printmakers Open Juried Exhibition

June 29-July 31, 2022
Artists’ Reception: Friday July 1, 5-8 pm

NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
AND online at nhartassociation.org

Deadline: May 27th at 11:59pm

Read more information and apply here

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Unique Impressions VII
A Monotype Guild of New England
Open Members Exhibition

July 9 – August 20, 2022
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm

Zullo Gallery
456 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052

We are accepting Members’ submissions starting May 1, 2022

The exhibition will consist of the FIRST 60 ENTRIES

Submissions will close when 60 works have been entered into ArtCall…or… on June 10, whichever comes first.

Read more details on our prospectus and submit your work here

To become an MGNE member, please see mgne.org/membership

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, January 5, 2022

ONE-OF-A-KIND: MGNE Juried Members Exhibition
CALL FOR ENTRIES
February 24 – April 2, 2022
Bancroft Gallery
South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, MA 02025
Please visit our website at: mgne.org for more information and to apply
To become an MGNE member, please see mgne.org/membership

Ettan Etching Press for Sale

Bed size: 12 x 24″
Local pick-up only in Upton, MA
Email for more information

 

MGNE Member Studio Sale: A variety of lithographic limestones

Local pick-up only in central MA
Email info@mgne.org for more information

 

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

 

 

ABRAZOS PRESS

Early Summer Printmaking Classes at ABRAZOS PRESS beginning June 7, 2021
Beginners and Artists at all levels are welcome

abrazospress.com

 

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

 

IFPDA FINE ART PRINT FAIR

IFPDA Fair Fall 2022 

October 27 – 30, 2022

Established in 1987, the IFPDA is the world’s preeminent organization for fine art prints with 150+ members vetted for the highest level of quality, value, and professionalism. The IFPDA Fair is presented at the Javits Center in New York each October and online each Spring and Fall. Explore the Fair.

 

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

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

 

PRINTED MATTER’S NY ART BOOK FAIR

October 13–16, 2022

548 W 22nd St
pmabf.org

Printed Matter is excited to announce the return of the beloved NY Art Book Fair, scheduled to take place October 13-16, 2022, at 548 W 22nd St, the historic location of Printed Matter’s very first NYABF and just around the corner from our Chelsea bookstore.