Priority Prints
September 3, 2021- October 18, 2021

Monotype Guild of New England Members’ Open Exhibit:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E Main St, Poultney, VT 05764

The Monotype Guild of New England announces its first in-person (mail) exhibition with an open members show entitled “Priority Prints” at Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill in Poultney, Vermont. More than 200 works submitted from among the MGNE’s members will be shown over three floors in an historic stone building September 3 through October 1.

MGNE invites members in good standing to submit up to two unframed monotypes or monoprints. This exhibit is NOT JURIED but will be curated by MGNE member and Stone Valley executive director Erika Lawlor Schmidt. Every entering member artist will have at least one print displayed on the wall behind plexiglass.  If space allows, both pieces will be installed. If not, the second work will be placed in a sleeve and shown in bins. All work must be mailed via the United States Postal Service.

Begin Accepting Entries: May 12, 2021
Entry Deadline:
August 20, 2021

  • Download the full prospectus here for all the print submission and exhibition details.
  • Submit your prints to MGNE on ArtCall (Opens May 12, 2021).
  • To renew your membership or join MGNE, please visit our membership page.

The idea for Priority Prints arrived after a discussion between Lawlor Schmidt and exhibitions chair Kate Higley. “We commiserated about the cost of shipping work around New England,” explains Higley. “We came up with the idea of this show, where the work would be mailed via Priority USPS mail—hence the name.”

As the show implies, members are asked to send their work via the United States Postal Service. Outside dimensions—either matted or unmatted—can be no larger than 11x 14 inches. Prints must fit into envelopes (no cartons) and smaller work is acceptable. All submissions must be received in Vermont by August 28, 2021. See the complete prospectus for more information.

The show will be open to physical visitors, and a selection of art works will also be available for viewing online on the MGNE website. All Covid 19 safety guidelines will be closely observed. The exhibition will feature an in-person artists’ reception on September 12 from 2 to 5 pm.  

STONE VALLEY ARTS AT FOX HILL is located in a two-story historic stone church building. Limestone hauled by oxcart was used to build it as the first Methodist Church in the state of Vermont in 1822. The Millerites began using the site in 1841. In 1869, the Masons purchased the Stone Church for a lodge. One hundred thirty-eight years later, it was sold to Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff, whose dream was to convert the historic landmark into a center for the arts. They bequeathed the building to the Preservation Trust of Vermont, which gave ownership of the property to Stone Valley Arts, with the stipulation that it be a community art center for Poultney. The gallery can hold approximately 200 small works, making it a perfect venue for the Monotype Guild of New England’s first live (mailed in) exhibit in 2021. 

ELIGIBILITY: Your Monotype Guild membership must be up-to-date to participate. All prints must be either monotypes or monoprints. For detailed descriptions of those terms, please follow this link to our website: Submitted work cannot have been shown at an earlier MGNE exhibit. There will be a $15 fee for the first piece and a fee of $5 for a second submission. MGNE is open to artists working in the medium of one-of-a-kind prints. To join MGNE, follow this link: Please read the Prospectus for more details. 

Header Image: Sharon Pattison, “Spots in My Eyes,” Monotype.

Please direct any questions to The MGNE Board of Directors thanks you for your entry!