The 2014 MONOTHON printing sessions have taken place, and our artists are putting the final touches on the works that they are donating to the MONOTHON Silent Auction and Benefit taking place on Saturday, November 8th, from 6-9pm, at Lillian August Flagship headquarters on Knight Street in Norwalk, Connecticut. This event is not to be missed. MONOTHON brings guests/artists/collectors and friends from around the world to celebrate CCP and to raise crucial funds to support the Center and its activities.
There are numerous ways to contribute to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. You can become a CCP member, renew your membership, donate to our Annual Appeal, and support the Grace Shanley Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can also donate your time and energy to this treasured printmaking facility that is committed to supporting and encouraging serious, emerging, and professional artists in the creation of original prints. You can be a valuable part of CCP's future success. We welcome your engagement.
As we prepare to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2015, we hope that you will expand your commitment to the Center. If you are new to the Center, we hope that you will share your talents and insights with us. Opportunities to pursue your interests abound at CCP. The camaraderie at the Center is palpable. It is easy to connect or reconnect if you have been away for awhile. Please contact us at 203-899-7999. I look forward to seeing you soon at CCP - 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut.
In addition to the works created by artists featured in the silent auction, our MONOTHON Committee has secured works by renowned artists and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be featured during the live auction. Here are just a few of the items that will be auctioned at the event:
Pacific Patterns I, by Sarah Amos, Collagraph with gouache and mixed med
Sarah Amos, Pacific Patterns I, Collagraph
Sarah Amos is an Australian printmaker currently based in Vermont. Her process of richly layered printmaking, punctuated by over painting with dynamic patterns, create vibrant and highly collectable works. Her prints are created by hand on a large etching press, where she frequently combines etchings, monoprints and collagraph plates to make the final printed surface. Pacific Patternsmeasures 17" x 12" and is 24.25" x 24.25" framed.
Helen Frankenthaler Cottage at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking with CCP's Staff Master Printer Christopher Shore
Let your imagination run free as you create under the tutelage of CCP's Master Printer Chris Shore. Whether you are looking to explore new printing methods, or to hone the skills you already have, this is a great opportunity to devote a concentrated block of time to practicing your craft in our state-of-the-art facilities.
CCP Giving Back to the Community
On Monday evening, October 21st, CCP wrapped up the MONOTHON printing sessions with the annual Outreach MONOTHON. Thanks to a generous donation from the Bershaw Family Fund, thirteen children from the Norwalk Housing Authority Learning Center at 20 West Avenue, participated in an enrichment program introducing each student to printmaking. During three art-filled hours, students watched a monotype demonstration by Staff Master Printer Christopher Shore, and then began to ink and print their own works of art.Students made numerous monotypes. One of these works from each student was selected for CCP's Silent Auction on November 8th at our MONOTHON Auction & Party. We are grateful to the Bershaw family and to the Norwalk Housing Authority Learning Center for a successful and fun-filled printing session.
Members Show Announcement
CALL FOR ENTRIES / ANNUAL MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
January 15 - March 15, 2015
Opening Reception - Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2pm-5pm
AWARDS JUROR: Emily Lombardo, Post Graduate Teaching Fellow, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BEST IN SHOW: Solo exhibition in the Center's litho and etching rooms to coincide with the 2017 Annual Members' Exhibitions: (dates to be announced).
SECOND PRIZE: Half-day with CCP Printer
HONORABLE MENTION: One-day studio rental
RECEIVING DATE: No later than January 5, 2015 - CCP will begin to accept work the week of December 22, 2014. Mailed entries must be received by January 5, 2015.
Mary Taylor, Peabody Journal 3, Pigment Transfer on Painted Canvas