MGNE CONNECTS

SPRING 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.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
6-7pm ET

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.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
6-7pm ET

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.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
6-7pm ET

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.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Join us on the first Saturday in May as we celebrate Print Day in May! In this annual event, artists from over 70 countries will create prints which are shared at the end of the day on social media and the PDIM website, linking a global community of printmakers. We are hoping that our interested Regional Small Groups could participate virtually or perhaps even in person, observing all guidelines. Stay tuned for more info about how to partipate with MGNE and visit printdayinmay.com.

June 2021
MGNE Artists Virtual Meet-Up for Summer 2021

Join this virtual session to meet other monoprinters and connect with fellow printmakers around the country. After a round of brief introductions, we will break artists into small groups to discuss current projects, inspirations or challenges.

TBD

SPRING 2021 – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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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.

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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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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:

A Change in the Light
The Cliché-verre in Nineteenth Century France

The Clark Art Institute
February 13 – May 16, 2021

MGNE member Corinne Rhodes was invited to create cliché-verre plates for the exhibition’s didactic display case to illustrate each step for two processes, one which uses lithographic ink and the other oil paint as the bases of the photographic glass negatives.  The plates were then printed by photographer Jonathan Kline on light-sensitive photo paper using archival processes.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
: Cliché-verre, a hybrid process developed in the mid-nineteenth century, combined the techniques of the graphic arts—namely drawing and printmaking—with those of the new medium of photography.  Located between conventional printmaking and novel photography, the hybrid technique combined tradition and modernity. The same is true of the prints on view, in which historical scenes and pastoral idylls commingle with landscapes bearing traces of urbanization and industrialization.
 This exhibition presents clichés-verre by five French artists—Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-François Millet, and Théodore Rousseau. The works are drawn from a historic portfolio recently acquired by the Clark. Printed in 1921 from a set of original cliché-verre plates, the Clark’s portfolio is one of a special edition of just five that includes two variant printings of each plate. In addition to displaying a single complete set of plates, the exhibition will feature a number of pairings of variant prints to demonstrate the range of expressive potential in printing a cliché-verre.

Double Vision: Juried Online Exhibition

Bromfield Gallery

March 5 – 28, 2021

MGNE member Donna Gordon has three gum arabic transfer monoprints included in an exhibit at Bromfield Gallery in Boston.

On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond

Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
February 19 – September 26, 2021

MGNE member Linda Nichols‘ monotype Paw Paw is on view in this juried exhibition of contemporary art on paper.  Visit the website to view the works online, take a video tour of the exhibition and scroll down the page to watch a video about Linda’s process!

Meet the Artist Series

Chatham Bars Inn
Saturday March 13, 1 – 5pm

MGNE member Joyce Zavorskas will be exhibiting her large, framed monotypes and other artworks.  if you are on the Cape, stop by for a chat!

Bodies

Cambridge Art Association
January 19 – March 19, 2021

Juried online exhibition featuring ‘Broken Beauty I’, a monotype by MGNE member Donna Gordon.

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.

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

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).

WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY MGNE MEMBERS:

In-person Spring Session Courses with Paula DeSimone

Beginning Monotype with Collage: Creating Unique Prints

Wednesdays April 7 – May 26  from 9 am – 12 pm

Create unique and experimental prints and collages using the etching press.  Students will Learn how to use the press and develop skills to create one of a kind prints combined with collage.

Intermediate Monotype with Collage: Creating Unique Prints

Fridays April 9 – May 28  from 9 am – 12 pm

Create complex colorful prints and collages.  Students in this Intermediate class will continue to work with the etching press and expand upon their existing printmaking skills.  Color overlays and multiple plate processes will be explored while advancing composition .Integration techniques for collage  will be covered and demonstrated. Ideal for students with experience and wish to advance .  Golden Open Acrylics will be demonstrated for dramatic color effects.

Danforth Museum School at Framingham State University

Register: danforth.framingham.edu

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.

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: May 1, 2021

The Art Center: Summer 2021 Printmaking Residencies

The Art Center in Dover New Hampshire is introducing its Printmaker-in-Residence Program for emerging and established printmakers. This is a one-month program with a value of $1000.00. The Art Center is uniquely suited to aid printmakers in the production of their work. If accepted into the program, Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists and gain feedback from other printmakers that work in the facility. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Resident artists will be provided 24-hour access to an environmentally safe printmaking studio. Among offered amenities is the use of a 30 x 48 inch Takach press and a Sturgis etching press. This wonderful opportunity is made available through the generosity of Tony Wold of the Closet Connection.

Residency Program Periods:
6/1 – 6/30/2021  Application Deadline – 5/1/2021
7/1 – 7/30/2021 – Application Deadline – 6/1/2021
8/1 – 8/31/2021 – Application Deadline – 7/1/2021

This is a studio residency only, housing is not included

Click here for the application, and more information (which is on a Google form)

DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

Wear Orange: An Art Exhibit

The virtual art exhibit will be located on the website of Easthampton City Arts June 1 – July 31, 2021. Work by survivors of gun violence is not limited to any particular subject. Submissions by other artists must address any facet of gun violence in the United States.

This virtual art exhibit coincides with the national observance, Wear Orange 2021, June 4-6. This year, the  Massachusetts Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is using artistic expression as the platform to celebrate individual and community resiliency in the face of gun violence.

MGNE member Doris W. Madsen is the primary organizer of the virtual exhibit. For submission visit WearOrangeSummerJam.com or contact WearOrange2021@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2021

Wear Orange: An Art Exhibit is supported by the Easthampton Cultural Council, Mass Cultural Council and  the Massachusetts Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and in partnership with Easthampton City Arts.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2021

The Printmaker’s Hand V

Corvidae Press, a non-profit printmakers’ guild in Port Townsend, WA, is once again honored to sponsor The Printmaker’s Hand. This is a biennial juried exhibition of hand-pulled prints to be held at Northwind Art Best Gallery in Port Townsend, WA from September 2- October 31, 2021. Corvidae Press invites you to submit your work for online jurying. This exhibit is open to US and Canada.

The complete prospectus and submission guidelines for The Printmaker’s Hand V are accessed through Online Juried Shows (https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com ).  Artist’s submissions are accepted from February 2 – May 5, 2021.  Our juror, Marit Berg, a printmaker and art professor in Tacoma, WA, will jury in approximately 60 works for the gallery exhibition and eight generous awards.

Corvidae Press thanks you for your interest in applying and helping us make this juried exhibition a success during these challenging times.

DEADLINE:  Submissions to be received by June 1

You Live You Learn Print Exchange

Anchored Compass Studio is delighted to announce our “You Live, You Learn” themed print exchange for 2021. We welcome artists and printmakers at any skill level, in the US and internationally to participate.

Theme: The theme for this print exchange is “You Live, You Learn” – Think Alanis Morissette vibes and all of the things you have learned and experienced during 2020 and now 2021.

To learn more and participate in the print exchange, please visit the Anchored Compass Studio website.

DEADLINE:  Open Entry Postmarked June 15 (Prints must arrive no later than July 31, 2021)

Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition “AIMPE”

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

This year marks the 5th edition of AIMPE 2021.

Both Japanese and International artists are all invited to enter prints to AIMPE ’21. Prizewinning works will be awarded as a result of skilled multi-level jurying.

The purpose of this exhibition is to introduce ‘washi’ ; Japan’s traditional handmade paper (and cultural treasure) to international printmakers. In so doing, we are pleased to provide an opportunity for artists to exhibit their prints and to promote expressionistic fine art printmaking.

Award-winning works will be displayed within Awagami’s Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Museum. All other prints will be displayed in Awagami’s spacious “Inbe Art Space”. Award-winning prints previous four AIMPE will be displayed at satellite venues in Japan.

All artists are invited to submit works to the AIMPE exhibition and we look forward to receiving a great number of wonderful miniprints. During the AIMPE exhibition, printmaking specialists and selected artists will conduct workshops and print-related symposiums at the exhibition sites.

For more information and an application form, please visit miniprint.agawami.jp

 

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

Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

Ongoing (February 24-28, 2021)

All the exhibitors’ information and PMVABF’s programs are now permanently archived and accessible through this website after the fair ended on 2/28.  Click below to view a virtual treasure trove of new and rare and out-of-print art books and zines.

pmvabf.org