MGNE CONNECTS

SUMMER-FALL 2020

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.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
6-7:30pm ET

MGNE Artists Virtual Meet-Up

Join this virtual session to meet other monoprinters and connect with fellow printmakers around the country. After a brief introduction, we will break artists into small groups to discuss current projects or challenges. We ask that artists prepare to discuss one print that they are working on are are inspired by.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
3-4pm ET

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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Thursday, October 29,  2020
6-7:30pm ET

Plein Air/Portable Printmaking with Carolyn Letvin

Join 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. This virtual webinar will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. Limited capacity.

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November 2020
7-8:30pm ET

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.

Registration will open in October 2020. 

December 2020
6-7:30pm ET

MGNE Artists Virtual Meet-Up

Join this virtual session to meet other monoprinters and connect with fellow printmakers around the country. After a brief introduction, we will break artists into small groups to discuss current projects or challenges. We ask that artists prepare to discuss one print that they are working on are are inspired by.

Registration will open in November 2020.

December 2020
7-8pm

MGNE Townhall on Equity & Inclusion in Printmaking 

Join this virtual townhall with the MGNE Board for an active discussion with MGNE members on equity and inclusion in printmaking and new initiatives for MGNE.

Registration will open in November 2020.

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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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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Artist Talk with Carol MacDonald

Join MGNE 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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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:

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.

Yester House 2020 Solo Exhibitions

Southern Vermont Arts Center
August 22 – October 4, 2020

Outdoor Opening Reception: Saturday, August 22 3-5pm

Featuring MGNE member Carol MacDonald‘s monotypes, SVAC’s annual Late Summer/ Early Fall solo exhibitions take place in their historic Yester House and are comprised of current and new artist members. Each artist is assigned a gallery to display their work.

7th Biennial FOOTPRINT Int’l Competition 2020

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
September 13 – November 22, 2020

Featuring prints by MGNE members Susan Miiller and Ellen Shattuck Pierce

Extractions: Green to the Extreme

A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
October 3 – November 1, 2020

Featuring prints by MGNE members Olwen Dowling, Doris W. Madsen, Edda Sigurðardóttir and Esther S. White

Zea Mays Printmaking presents Extractions: Green to the Extreme, an exhibition featuring multimedia printmaking works by 38 artists about the political, social, and personal issues related to natural resource exploitation—its forms and its consequences, including its effect on art making and human life.

The exhibition is associated with a pan-global art project, Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, “a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all of its forms from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources.” (https://www.extractionart.org/home). Zea Mays members were challenged to join this “international art ruckus” with a loud and spirited voice while using only repurposed, plundered, rescued, recycled, traded materials in their art.

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.

CAFA 2020

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?

13Forest Gallery
July 18, 2020 – September 18, 2020

Featuring a relief print from MGNE member Ellen Shattuck Pierce‘s Covid Chronicle Series

Cathie Crawford – Confluence of Color

Peoria Art Guild
September 2020

Join Cathie Crawford for this colorful exhibition of her monoprints, opening Sept. 4. 2020.

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.

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.

Stand Up Prints

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
October 23, 2020 to November 21, 2020

MGNE member Ellen Shattuck Pierce is participating in this exhibition that showcases how contemporary printmaking is helping to amplify the messages of people and communities who demand change. In honor of the voices in Minneapolis that have inspired communities worldwide to stand up, Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s Stand Up Prints exhibition will highlight artists who are using printmaking to address social and political issues right now.

National Collage Society’s 36th Annual Juried Exhibit

National Collage Society
November 2, 2020 to 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.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY MGNE MEMBERS:

Printing without a Press: Gel Plates and Oils with Debra Claffey
Online Zoom Workshop

Register: debraclaffey.com
Cost: $50.00

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.

Kitchen Table Trace Monotype Workshops with Kelly Slater
Online Zoom Workshops

Register: kellyslaterart.com
Cost: Sliding scale of $15-$35

Join Kelly live via Zoom, every Monday evening, for a variety of 90-minute workshops on printmaking without a press–or for a fast, fun and super playful introduction to drawing.

10/5/20 Kitchen Table Trace Monotype: Part I
6:30 – 8:00 pm eastern time

10/12/20 Kitchen Table Trace Monotype: Part II
6:30 – 8:00 pm eastern time

10/19/20 Kitchen Table Trace Monotype: Part III
6:30 – 8:00 pm eastern time

10/26/20 To Be Announced!
6:30 – 8:00 pm eastern time

October 15 -17, 2020
Thursday – Saturday 9:15 – 3:15 pm

Viscosity Monotype/Monoprint with Joyce Zavorskas
Zavorskas Print Studio in South Orleans, MA

Register: capecodcreativearts.org

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.

Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 2020
Painters Should Be Printmakers: Plein Air Oil Monotypes with Carolyn Letvin 
Snow Farm Craft Center
5 Clary Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096
snowfarm.org 

Contact: 413-268-3101
info@snowfarm-art.org

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