An invitational exhibition of MGNE’s Maine Members
& the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA)


September 1-30, 2022

Artists’ Reception: First Friday, September 2, 5-8 pm


UMVA Portland Gallery
516 Congress Street (inside the Portland Media Center)
Portland, ME

Viewing Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10 am – 4pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-4 pm


The impetus for this exhibition arose when Covid-19 closures cancelled live shows and other education activities sponsored by the Monotype Guild of New England. As a small part of a newly organized and robust virtual presence beginning in spring 2020, MGNE instituted a series of zoom meetings with regional members. The Maine meetings, organized by board member Kris Onuf of Portland and Winter Harbor became a meeting place and forum for members who would ordinarily never meet. Artists in Eliot and South Berwick were chatting and collaborating with others in Gardiner, Otisfield, Rockland or Falmouth. Not long into those meetups, members decided to embark on collaborative works in groups of three or four artists with the work mailed from one to another until completion. Bonds were formed and artistic challenges met. Some of those unique print works can be seen in PRESSTO !


Image: Kristen Onuf, Light Within, Monotype