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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGNE EVENTS & VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
Thursday, August 6, 2020
MGNE Artists Virtual Meet-Up
Join this virtual session to meet other monoprinters and connect with fellow printmakers around the country. There will be a round of brief introductions and then a chance for 4-5 artists to share their work and process in 5 minute segments. If you would like to be considered for one of those segments, please email email@example.com.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Printing Monotypes Without A Press with Debra Claffey
This artist demonstration, with MGNE artist Debra Claffey, will focus on printing monotypes without a press, with oils and R&F blending medium, directly from a tabletop. Create multi-pass prints or collage material for building layered work. Explore visual ideas quickly and easily with almost any kind of paper.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Finding Inspiration for Artists: Expressive Therapy
Join artist and therapist Jennie Kristel for a guided workshop on finding inspiration as an artist during these unprecedented times. This virtual seminar will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. Limited capacity.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Virtual Q&A with MGNE Board Members
Join this virtual session to meet the MGNE Board to answer questions you have for the MGNE Bylaws Vote and strategic plans for the future of the Guild.
Registration Will Open on August 15.
MEMBERS’ REGIONAL VIRTUAL SMALL GROUPS
- New Hampshire
- Vermont & Canada
- Cape Cod & Islands
- Western MA
- South of Boston/South Shore
- Outside New England area
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. At this time, 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:
Journey: A Mayflower 400 Project
Cape Cod Museum of Art
July 9 – September 13, 2020
Printmakers of Cape Cod (USA) and the Tamar Valley Printmakers (UK) present a new body of artistic work, titled “Journey,” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s historic journey to North America.
Mending Fences: New Works by Carol MacDonald
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT
July 1 – October 25, 2020
The Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. This exhibition, featuring works by MGNE member Carol MacDonald, is a multifaceted exhibition of objects, monotype prints, and site-specific installations that — in the face of complex cultural challenges — promotes both simple and profound acts of repair. The exhibition, curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, includes environmental and gallery installations of works inspired by Rokeby Museum artifacts and archives.
Small Plates: A Taste of Printmaking
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Summer 2020 Virtual Exhibition
Curated by MGNE Members Selma Bromberg and Kelly Slater, this exhibition of small prints from CCAE intructors and students showcase traditional techniques and new developments in printmaking. Artists include: Carina Araujo-Lane, Selma Bromberg, Laurie ‘Duck’ Caldwell, Joanne Cornell, Kathleen Dalton, Marianne deVaux, Marion Foster, Mary Gillis, Stephanie Mohr, Jane O’Reilly, Sharon Pattison, Todd Pattison, Francine Rubin, Laura Sheffield, Kelly Slater, Rebecca Lepoldina Torres.
Singular and Serial – Monotypes and Monoprints
Co-Curated by Chris Beneman, Catherine Kernan, and Jane Goldman.
Cove Street Arts
July 9, 2020 – September 19, 2020
Catherine Kernan’s book Singular and Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint explores the processes and motivations for making singular prints, as well as current practice and context. Our eponymous exhibition, curated by Kernan, Chris Beneman, and Jane Goldman, brings the book into the gallery space, and includes monotypes and monoprints from two dozen of the artists profiled in its pages.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
July 18, 2020 – September 5, 2020
The Connecticut Academy of Arts’ 109th Annual Exhibition, juried by Greg Bowerman is an online exhibition with catalog. Features five “family debris monoprints as sculpture” by MGNE member Lisa Barthelson.
How’ve You Been?
July 18, 2020 – September 18, 2020
Featuring a relief print from MGNE member Ellen Shattuck Pierce‘s Covid Chronicle Series
Celebrating the Tree of Life Online Art Auction
Cape Cod Museum of Art
July 20, 2020 – August 15, 2020
AREA CODE Art Fair 2020
August 1 – 31, 2020
Online art fair and exhibition with public program of events featuring the work of contemporary artists with ties to New England. MGNE member Lisa Barthelson has five monoprints with mixed media included in the exhibition.
7th Biennial FOOTPRINT Int’l Competition 2020
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
September 13 – November 22, 2020
WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY MGNE MEMBERS:
July 17, 2020
Printing without a Press: Gel Plates and Oils with Debra Claffey
Online Zoom Workshop
A 3-hour introductory workshop on Zoom exploring the use of gel plates for making hand-pulled monotypes on paper with Williamsburg Oil paint and R&F Blending Medium. Using stencils, color shapers, brayers, and other tools, we’ll produce vibrant and layered prints without a press. There will be a short talk about materials, a demonstration of basic techniques, time for working on your own, and then a work share for questions and discussion. You will also have access to a private FaceBook group for discussion and sharing after the workshop.
August 1-October 1, 2020
Explorations into Printmaking with Sally Dion
The Art Center
An ongoing printmaking workshop that explores various traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes.
Register Here: Printmaking Studio at The Art Center
August 8, 2020
October 15 -17, 2020
Thursday – Saturday 9:15 – 3:15 pm
Viscosity Monotype/Monoprint with Joyce Zavorskas
Zavorskas Print Studio in South Orleans, MA
Monotypes are paintings on smooth acrylic plates transferred to paper once only using a manual press. Monoprints are paintings on textured plates transferred to paper once only. Textures and linear marks in the plate create repetitive elements that appear with each print. Students generate a spontaneous flow of related ideas in one printing session, to be explored later in paintings or in additional monoprints. Viscosity (means flowability of a liquid) inks are modified with oil or driers to be oily or stiff, so that one color repels another, with amazing results. Students are encouraged to make each print different, not to make an edition of exact replicas. An evocative, personal theme emerges with each print session. Plates may be plexiglass with incised lines, cardboard plates with organic matter sealed with gel medium, previously etched metal plates, or carved woodblocks. Abundance monoprint/grasses/magnetite/wax/wood.
ONGOING (Virtual Video Series Workshop)
Creating Ink From Natural Dyes with Marjorie Morgan
Zea Mays Printmaking
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
DEADLINE: July 23, 2020 (Current cycle submission)
Artist Relief Fund
$5,000 no-strings-attached grants for artists and creative workers facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
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 email@example.com for contact information.
ONLINE PRINTMAKING RESOURCES
Americans For The Arts: COVID-19 Resource & Response Center
Up-to-date news and resources for artists related to COVID-19.
Anti-Racist Print & Printmaking Resources
An incomplete list of print and printmaking resources for fighting racism and supporting justice and equality.
Webinar | Rallying Together: Resources to Support Artists During COVID-19
Home of the annual IFPDA Print Fair, Online Viewing Rooms, Conversations video series, Basics educational information and print Glossary
Online gallery exhibitions, including their seasonal New Prints Program, live and recorded artists and printers’ talks, bi-weekly Crossword Challenge, Lesson Plans, Virtual Tours and robust Education and Resources listings