“Under Construction” Solo exhibit opening at the Maine Jewish Museum Thursday, May 13th

I am very excited to have my first solo exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum!

“Under Construction” features recent monoprints and paintings created during this past pandemic year. Exhibit runs from May 13 through June 25. And while we can’t have a big, beautiful opening reception I will be at the museum on opening day, Thursday, May 13, from 12 – 4pm. Please stop in and say hi. I will also be gallery sitting on a couple of Sunday afternoons…dates TBD

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101

Hours Sunday through Friday 12 – 4pm (closed Saturdays)

http://www.mainejewishmuseum.org

The Hand Magazine

I’m excited to be included in the upcoming issue of the Hand Magazine.

What is the Hand Magazine? From their website: “The Hand is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for “alternative” and historic photographic processes and all types of printmaking. We want to encourage inspiration, education, and community for artists using unique, mixed media, experimental, and idiosyncratic “reproduction-based” techniques. We do also print digital art work and art work where the subject matter has been manipulated, directed, or staged by the artist.”

The magazine publishes 4 times a year. Issue 32 will be sent out in mid-April. Visit https://www.thehandmagazine.space for more information.

Next up for me after that, solo exhibition “Under Construction” at the Maine Jewish Museum opening May 13, 2021. More info coming in a few weeks…..

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.