Singular and Serial at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine

In early March, barely a week before everything got locked down, I met with Catherine Kernan and Jane Goldman in Somerville, MA to curate this exhibition. For several months it was unclear whether the exhibit would happen at all. Happily, things opened up in Maine around June 1st and here we are. The show features 25 artists included in the book Singular and Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint.  Exhibit dates are July 9 – Sept 19, 2020.

Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101. 207-808-8911. http://www.covestreetarts.com

 

Upcoming shows and news

BENEMAN_URBANSALVAGEVII_webI’m looking forward to showing this piece at the upcoming exhibit Focus Printmaking III at Greenhut Galleries.  Urban Salvage VII, monoprint 26″ x 79″.

Opening reception Saturday, February 8th from 1-3pm.                                                    Exhibition runs through the end of March

I am also pleased to announce I am now officially represented by Greenhut Galleries.  You can check out my available work anytime on their website:www.greenhutgalleries.com

 

Other shows coming up include The 10th Biennial Portland Show at Greenhut opening in early April.  My work in the traveling flat file with the Boston Printmakers will be shown in an exhibition at the Southern Graphics Council Conference in Puerto Rico in April and then onto Cuba for the exhibition Conexiones/Connections at the Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana.  In addition I have work in a group exhibition called ImMigration organized by the LA Printmaking Society and currently on exhibit at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles.  Then in June I will be having a solo exhibition at L/A Arts in Lewiston, ME. Fortunately winter is a good time to get things done in the studio!

Traveling to Italy with the Touching Water artists

A wonderful trip to Venice and Poffabro in the fall ’19 with 6 other artists from Peregrine Press along with Sola from Iceland and Mary from Ireland (we first met them several years ago at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland). Joining us on this trip were Helga from Iceland and Margie from upstate NY.  We saw as much of the Biennale art as we could cram in in three days along with print studio visits, general sightseeing and lots of good food. Then onto Poffabro where we stayed in old stone houses, bonded with Benedictine nuns, gave demonstrations, hiked amongst mushroom gatherers, ate more good food, exhibited our work, did a temporary art installation in a dry river bed, visited archaeological museums, Celtic grottos, high school art students and drank a bunch of wine.  Now the group wonders…where to next time?

Exhibition opening reception and book signing at Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

I have 2 monoprints in this exhibition at Soprafina Gallery, 55 Thayer St. Boston, MA. The exhibit includes selected works from the recently published book Singular and Serial,  which showcases monoprints and monotypes by over 70 artists from around the country.

Additional artists in the exhibit are Joel Janowitz, Stuart Shils, Jane Kent, Nancy Lazar, Jane Goldman, Wendy Prellwitz, Constance Jacobson, Dan Welden, Bill Jacklin, Liza Folman, John Willis, Wendy Orville, Ron Pokrasso, Peggy Badenhausen and book co-author Catherine Kernan.

Artist reception and book signing, Friday, Sept. 6th at 5:30pm

Additional book signing reception Saturday, Sept. 14th from 3-5pm

Exhibition continues through September 28th.

http://www.soprafina.com

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MECA Collect sale coming up, June 27-29

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I’m pleased to be participating again in the MECA Collect sale happening Thursday, June 27th through Saturday June 29th (open 10-6 each day).  Over 350 works of art are for sale from faculty, alumni, students and friends of the college.  Proceeds go to the Meca Student Scholarship Fund which helps hundreds of students pay for their education.  I have given 2 of my solar plate etchings on nautical charts and have chosen to donate 100% of the sale price to MECA.

Sale location in the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art,                   522 Congress St. Portland, Maine

Singular and Serial book release

I’m excited to be included in this new publication focusing specifically on monoprints and monotypes.  Over 70 artists from around the country are featured. Available in bookstores, on amazon etc!  Hardcover, 272 pages with 365 full color images.    Stay tuned for upcoming exhibit announcements related to the publication, the first being at Soprafina Gallery in Boston this fall.

 

 

 

 

Waterfront benefit sale Thursday 4/18 from 5-7pm

The artists of the Bakery Studios are holding an art sale to benefit the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association.  100% of the proceeds will go to help keep the working waterfront in Portland.  Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 5 – 7pm at 61 Pleasant St. in Portland. Our lobby/gallery area will be filled with beautiful work and the Mami Food Truck will be cooking up delicious food.  Come and support Portland’s working waterfront!

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Portland Print Crawl weekend

The 2018 Print Crawl is happening Friday, December 14 from 5-8pm and Saturday, December 15 from 10am – 4pm.

Stop by the eight fine art printmaking studios in Portland opening their doors for this annual event.  Visit, pick up a “passport” booklet at any one of the participating studios and have your passport stamped with an original little print. Collect them all! While you’re at it, you can pick up all kinds of beautiful one of a kind gifts. Prints available for every budget.  I’ll be at Peregrine Press in the Bakery Studios Building at 61 Pleasant St.

See map below for all the participating studios…..

I also have work at the following galleries this month:

Green Lion Gallery, Front St. in Bath.  https://www.greenlionart.com

Casco Bay Artisans, Commercial St in Portland   http://www.cascobayartisans.com

Ocean House Gallery, Rt 77 in Cape Elizabeth   http://www.oceanhousegallery.com

 

 

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