This week, the Connecticut Office of the Arts awarded 129 grants, totaling over $1.5 million. Grant recipients for the Supporting Arts in Place grant include Center for Contemporary Printmaking and some of our Norwalk neighbors: Creative Connections, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Music Theatre of CT, Inc., Norwalk 2.0, Norwalk Symphony Society and Norwalk Youth Symphony.
Thank you to the Connecticut Office of the Arts and Senator Bob Duff for including CCP in this list of arts organizations to receive funding from the State of Connecticut. Congratulations to the other members of Norwalk's rich and vibrant arts community who received grants as well.
BIG INK Application Deadline--July 25th
CCP is partnering with the BIG INK for two days of large woodcut printing with CCP's 39" x 72" etching press and BIG INK's new portable press to pull prints on Saturday and Sunday October 8th - 9th, 2016. Artists are invited to
submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24" x 36" in dimension. Application deadline is July 25th, 2016.
CCP announces the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition. This juried competition and exhibition is limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm). Download the prospectus.
Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
CCP Tag Sale
Join CCP on Saturday, August 6th from 10am to 4pm for our Tag Sale. CCP is making space and cleaning house as we get ready to renovate the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. The sale will feature printmaking supplies, frames, furniture, plexiglass plates, prints and much more.
MONOTHON2016 Sign Up Discount!
Participate in MONOTHON2016, the 18th annual marathon of monotype printmaking, Sunday, October 16 to Sunday, October 23.
Support CCP with your participation while you work with friends and colleagues during the printmaking sessions. You also support the Center by joining us for the Auction & Party on November 19, 2016, at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT.
MONOTHON2016 provides artists the opportunity to work with printers in art-intensive, five-hour sessions to create original monotypes. All materials are provided and artists may create up to ten prints during each session.
One print from each artist is selected for exhibition and sale at the MONOTHON2016 Auction & Party, the capstone celebration of the monotype marathon each year. The artist retains the remaining prints. Prints chosen for exhibition and sale become the property of CCP. All proceeds from MONOTHON2016 (printing sessions and auction) support CCP's programs and activities. Each 5-hour printing session is $250.
Learn the many methods of transferring photographic or print images to watercolor paper, fabric, tiles, metal, and other surfaces using b/w or color laser copies and ink jet transparencies with solvents, gels and mediums. Explore original techniques for creating exciting possibilities. The first weekend you will transfer your own photographs, drawings, and other source material in a low-tech, free-flowing way. The second weekend participants will create backgrounds of color, pattern, texture, text and drawing to combine with your transfer images with Akua inks, chine collé and direct transfers on dry prints. Emphasis will be on exploring and expanding the use of photo-generated images in combination with printmaking processes. Linda will guide you in new ways to build imagery by creating a vocabulary of images which can be combined together to build a body of work.
This workshop will focus on creating intaglio prints using plastic plates. Specifically, high impact polystyrene. Traditional intaglio prints are made using cooper or zinc plates, this workshop will focus on using industrial plastic to create intaglio prints without the use of an etching solution. The emphasis will be on different colors and the ease of line quality that can be more varied because the material is so easy to carve into.
August 19 SILKSCREEN MONOTYPE with Christopher Shore Friday, 10am−4pm 1-day intensive workshop, limited to 6; All Levels $150 members, $175 non-members
Participants in this unique workshop will be introduced to the versatile world of monotypes utilizing a screenprint mesh as the surface to work on. Using watercolor paints and water-soluble crayons, you can create drawings and paintings with a freeness and spontaneity unlike other monotype techniques. In the process, learn basic screen printing techniques such as registration, color blends and the ability to print on a variety of surfaces.
August 20 - 21 PRESTO INTAGLIO INTENSIVE with Shelley Thorstensen Saturday and Sunday, 10am−4pm 2-day weekend workshop, limited to 8 $275 members, $300 non-members, All Levels
Open up the possibilities to enhance your intaglio work through the many forms of color intaglio techniques. Thorstensen will demonstrate using stencils and a la poupé. Using your current work and plates as a catalyst, Shelley will work individually with you to discover your work and how to successfully explore and expand your vision.