“Down East” exhibition at the Saco Museum Sept 9 – Oct 28, 2017

I have 2 pieces in the Monotype Guild of New England’s “Down East” exhibition at the Saco Museum.  Catherine Kernan and her daughter Josephine Graf juried the exhibit and my piece “Construction Zone” won first place!  The show is up through October 28th.  beneman_urbanconstructionI

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Boston Printmakers 70th anniversary exhibition

My monoprint, Urban Salvage, is on exhibit at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod as part of the exhibition, Marking Time, Boston Printmakers 70th anniversary show.  Since they hung it next to the bar (and by the hallway that leads to the restrooms) everyone is sure to get a good look at it!

Here’s a link to all the works in the exhibit which runs through September 16th.

http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/members-shows/marking-time/photo-gallery-marking-time/

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Meca Collect Sale

I was only about 4 hours off the plane from Iceland when the Meca Collect art sale opened up for preview night.  The new president of Meca, Laura Freid, was introduced and spoke to the packed house.  Many thanks were given to Stu Kestenbaum for his excellent job filling in as interim president this past year. I am thrilled that all 3 of my pieces in the sale sold…2 to local collectors and one has gone all the way out to Southern California!

 

 

Printmaking in Iceland

5 members of Peregrine Press had the opportunity to travel to Iceland in late June.  Our host was Sola Halldorsdottir who we had met the previous summer at a master printmaking class at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland.  Joined by Mary Patterson from Ireland (who had also been with us at Ballinglen) and 2 of Sola’s friends from Iceland, Hronn and Kristen, we had an amazing 10 days art making and sightseeing.  Our teacher Elva Hreiðarsdóttir worked with us at the Hvitahus residency house (which she owns and runs) on the Snaefellsness peninsula, about 3 hours from Reykjavik and then again back in Reykjavik at the Icelandic Printmaking Association.  An amazing experience all around!