Down East Juried Members Exhibition at the Saco Museum: September 9 – October 28, 2017


Open to all MGNE members in good standing.

Important Exhibition Dates:

  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 9 through October 28, 2017
  • ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, September 15, 2017 between 5:30-7:30 pm
  • ARTWORK PICK-UP DATES: Sunday, October 29, 2017 noon-4 pm & Tuesday, October 31 noon-4 pm

Image Credit: Chris Beneman, Construction Zone, 30 x 22 inches

Down East Juried Members Exhibition

September 9– October 28, 2017

Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, Maine, 04072

Reception: September 15, 2017 between 5:30-7:30pm

The Monotype Guild of New England is pleased to announce the Jurors’ selection of Award Winners for our current members exhibition DOWN EAST at the Saco Museum in Saco, Maine. These award winners were chosen from 50 unique prints selected by the Jurors from 155 prints submitted by 84 artist members. The list of artists and works are below.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all those with work that were selected for awards.


CATHERINE KERNAN is a painter and printmaker who is co-owner, co-founder, and director of Mixit Print Studio, a professional open rental printmaking studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her teaching credits include: Anderson Ranch, MassArt / Art New England, MakingArtSafely, and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Wellesley College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Mass College of Art, and Pine Manor College. Residencies include the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland; Anderson Ranch; MacDowell Colony; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Catherine Kernan’s work is in the collections of, among others, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Boston Public Library, Grunewald Collection, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

JOSEPHINE GRAF is a writer and curator based in New York City. She holds an MA from The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Her writing has appeared in publications including Mousse, frieze, X-TRA, Cura, and The Brooklyn Rail. She recently spoke at the Whitney Museum of American Art on the work of Win McCarthy, and organized an exhibition of Pooh Kaye’s early films at Shoot the Lobster in New York.

Award Winners

First Place

Chris Beneman
Construction Zone

Second Place

Haley MacKeil
Marmaros a/c

Third Place

Wendell Jeffrey
Neighborhood Dray III

Honorable Mention

Mara Callahan
Neon Rose

Honorable Mention

Pamela Crawford:

Honorable Mention

Paula DeSimone
Seadrift II

Honorable Mention

Joanne Desmond
Dreamscape I and II
Encaustic Monotype

Honorable Mention

Stacy Friedman
Constructed History IV

Honorable Mention

Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy
Flight and After

Accepted Artists

First Name Last Name Title of Artwork
Muriel Angelil Gray Day
Debra Arter Veneer of Truth
Chris Beneman Construction Zone
Chris Beneman Urban Salvage III
Sissy Buck Pathways 
Mara Callahan Neon Rose
Sandra Cardillo Moonlight Reverie
Debra Claffey Shift: From Form To Edge
Joanne Cornell Small Collage 1
Joanne Cornell Small Collage 3
Cathie Crawford Pluvious VI
Pamela Crawford Ghosts
Pat Cresson Elk and Moose
Paula De Simone Seadrift II
Carol DeBerry Midnight Stroll
Joanne Desmond Dreamscape I and II  (diptych)
Tamar Etingen Ascending Form
Gabriel Feld Bad Habits w/ Yellow Stripe
Stacy Friedman Constructed History IV
Stacy Friedman Fading Memory I
Kate  Higley Yellowstone Thermophiles III
Wendell Jeffrey Neighborhood Dray III
Carolyn Letvin Sidewalk #1
Gabriel Feld Bad Habits w/ Yellow Stripe
Stacy Friedman Constructed History IV
Stacy Friedman Fading Memory I
Kate  Higley Yellowstone Thermophiles III
Wendell Jeffrey Neighborhood Dray III
Carolyn Letvin Sidewalk #1
Bonnie Lee MacDonald Stone Street Story, 9AM
Bonnie Lee MacDonald Stone Street Story, 10AM
Haley MacKeil Marmaros a/c
Ann Miller Summer Air
Bonnie Mineo Coastline
Sophia Mone Red Carpet Ready
Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy Flight and After
Eleanor Neal Untitled#4
Karen Nunley Tangled in Green
Kristin Onuf Divisions
Martha Paynter Wabi-Sabi-Tikkun-Olam 1
Colleen Pearce Verde Esmeralda
Liz Perry Walking The Saltmarsh
Connie Pogue Tangled
Marcy Pope housework 1
Erika Radich Force of Nature 7
Debra Radke Overgrown Garden
Debra Radke Hiding in the Garden
Sarah Riley Etruria II; We Sky
Anne Russell Balance Lost
Erika Schmidt Jazz me Blues
Larry Schulte Mapping 1
Megan Snyder Legend Has It 
R. Leopoldina Torres Landscape # 2
Andrea Warner Recyling
Andrea Warner Values in Black and Gray
Joyce Zavorskas Volcano Erupting

Saco Museum: Located on Saco’s historic Main Street, the SACO MUSEUM is a regional museum of fine and decorative arts and historic artifacts. It is the third oldest museum in Maine. The Saco Museum was founded in March of 1866 as the York Institute. In the 1970s, the York Institute merged with the Dyer Library Association to provide an integrated cultural experience for visitors and the local community. The museum’s name was changed in 2000 to the Saco Museum. The museum’s galleries are set up to allow changing exhibitions showcasing the extraordinary collections, special interpretive exhibits, and important works by contemporary artists.

For Artists: For pick-up instructions please read the full prospectus CLICK HERE.

Questions? Contact Kate Higley at: