The Art Sale is held in MECA’s ICA within the Porteous Building, 522 Congress St, Portland, Maine.
Maine College of Art presents Collect: MECA’s Summer Art Sale 2018 (June 28–30) a fundraiser in support of MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund. This three-day, salon-style extravaganza is a great opportunity to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build or add to an art collection.
The Unity of Opposites
October 4-30, 2016 APE Gallery, Northampton, MA
February 1 – March 4, 2017 Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.
Remember playing the game Telephone when you were young? One person whispers a statement to the person sitting next to them, then that person whispers it to their neighbor and on and on around the circle with the last person speaking the now radically changed statement aloud.
The Unity of Opposites is a visual riff on this childhood game, exposing real world issues about communication and interpretation in our contemporary culture.
This exhibition features the collaboration between two printmaking studios, Zea Mays Printmaking (Florence, MA) and Peregrine Press (Portland, ME) and begins with one artist from each studio responding to a secret verbal prompt. These two beginning artists will create a print that is a visual interpretation of the verbal prompt. The process will continue until 75 artists have participated over the course of five months.
The final prints will be exhibited first at A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA in October 2016 and move to the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.
Art of the Hand Pulled Print: Peregrine Press at 25
Friday, May 06 - Saturday, June 25
Peregrine Press presents a 25th anniversary exhibition of fine art prints at the Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library from May 6 though June 25, 2016, featuring 49 works by current and former members. There will be an Opening Reception Friday, May 6, from 5-8pm, as well as a First Friday reception on June 3, from 5-8pm. The artwork will showcase a wide variety of contemporary and historical printmaking techniques and highlight a commitment to non-toxic processes.
Printmaking tools and materials, with explanations of printmaking terminology and techniques, will be on display. Portions of both Peregrine Press portfolios, “First Impressions” from 2008 and “Local Conditions” from 2013, will also be shown. A short film will feature interviews of Press founders, other members, footage of artists working in the studio, and demonstrations of various printmaking techniques.
ART // SERVICE Artist-Veterans at Maine College of Art
Portland, Me. ~ Art and military service have always co-existed, sometimes in parallel, sometimes crossing over, and sometimes at odds. The exhibition ART // SERVICE of artist-veterans work, either current students or alumni of Maine College of Art, will run from June 27-July 18 at 522 Congress Street, in the Artists at Work gallery. The opening will be, appropriately, July 4, from 5-8 P.M.
The exhibition is about service, war, peace, and art as therapeutic work for both the artist-veterans who make it and the community in which it exists. This show includes the work of Ren Albon '14, United States Navy; Peter Buotte MFA '05, United States Army; Lesley Corbett '13, United States Army; Evan Poole '15, United States Army; Frederick Twombly '15, United States Army; Patrick Scholz '15, United States Marine Corps; Phil Stevens '91, United States Army; and David Thomas '68, United States Army.Much of the military art we recognize and know is monuments to the fallen. “Our Lady of Victories” watches over Monument Square in Portland. Paid for by the Portland Soldiers and Sailors Association, the inscription reads, “Portland/To Her Sons Who Died/For The Union.”
However, the military also has a history of recruiting artists. The work of these soldier artists ranged from recording combat and battle scenes to the work of “The Ghost Army” in World War II, a special tactical unit that through deception saved thousands of Allied lives. (Ellsworth Kelly and Art Kane served in this unit.) This exhibit shows the work of artists both during and after military service.
Maine College of Art, Artists at Work
522 Congress Street
Portland ME 04101
Unique Impressions IV in Falmouth, MA
July 12, 2014
Monotype Guild of New England
Annual Members Exhibit in Falmouth, MA
UNIQUE IMPRESSIONS IV
June 12 - July 7, 2014
Falmouth Art Center
137 Gifford Street
Falmouth MA 02541
New Ink in Biddeford, Maine
New Ink” features recent works by all thirty-two members of Peregrine Press, located in Portland, Maine. The exhibition opens at Engine on March 28th during the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk and will run through Saturday April 19, 2014.
“New Ink” includes over 100 prints and features a diverse range of printmaking techniques from chine colle to monoprint to intaglio (also known as etching). This exhibition will be the first in over two years by the group.
The exhibition will also include a special assortment of recent works by Deedee Schwartz, a beloved member of Peregrine Press and a noted Maine artist who died in March 2014.