It’s been a busy few months! I was pleased to be in two shows this past February, the 25th annual 10×10 exhibition at June Fitzpatrick Gallery (www.10x10artists.com) and the exhibition, Focus: Printmaking, at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.
The Focus: Printmaking exhibit was reviewed by art critic Daniel Kany in the Maine Sunday Telegram on February 14, 2016. So excited to be included in the review!
Lots more coming up in the spring. I will be included in Greenhut Galleries 8th Biennial Portland Show in April. For this show I am creating an acrylic painting on panel that depicts Portland’s working waterfront. Just this past week I learned that I have been accepted into the Monotype Guild of New England’s 4th National Monotype and Monoprint Exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts. The selecting juror is Andrew Stevens, Curator of Prints, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, the Peregrine Press 25th anniversary exhibition is well on its way to becoming reality. Many Press members have been diligently working on various committees to bring our vision to fruition. The exhibition, “Art of the Hand-Pulled Print: Peregrine Press at 25” will open on Friday evening, May 6th from 5-8pm at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library and run through June 25. As part of this 2 month celebration, Peregrine Press is hosting a panel discussion, “Pressing Onward; The Hand-Pulled Print in a Digital World”, on the evening of May 25th featuring Karen Adrienne of Circling the Square Press in Gardiner, ME, Liz Chalfin of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA and Sid Hurwitz of the Boston Printmakers, MA.
A full color catalog of the exhibition has been produced and includes essays by Bruce Brown, curator emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Aprile Gallant, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at Smith College Museum of Art. The catalog also includes a brief history of printmaking in Maine, a history of the Press, information about our 2 portfolio projects and the Zanzibar print exchange. A must-have catalog!!
That’s all for today…Happy March 1st!