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


Open to all MGNE members in good standing.


Call For Entries Deadline: July 15, 2017.

Important Exhibition Dates:

  • DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: midnight, July 15, 2017
  • ACCEPTED WORK DROP OFF DATES: Thursday, August 31 noon-4 pm & Saturday, September 2 noon-4 pm
  • SHIPPED WORK DELIVERY DEADLINE: Shipped work must arrive between August 28 – September 1, 2017.
  • 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: Joanne Desmond, Memento Unraveled, 8×11 inches


Down East Juried Members Exhibition
September 9– October 28, 2017

Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, Maine, 04072

The Monotype Guild of New England invites members to submit two prints for our Members’ Juried Exhibition DOWN EAST at the Saco Museum in Saco, Maine. The exhibition dates are September 9 through October 28, 2017. Jurors for this event are Catherine Kernan and her daughter, Josephine Graf.

Entry Deadline: July 15, 2017


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.

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.

Awards: There will be a total of $225 in prize money: $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. The jurors will choose honorable mentions at their discretion.

Fee: $25 fee for entry of one or two prints.

Eligibility: Your Monotype Guild membership must be up-to-date to participate. To join MGNE or renew your membership, visit before beginning the entry process. All prints must be either monotypes or monoprints. For detailed descriptions of those terms, please visit Work cannot have been shown at an earlier MGNE exhibit.

For more information about eligibility and entry instructions, download the prospectus here.

Questions? Contact Kate Higley at: