September 2019 e*newsletter

Highlights from the Summer

What's Happening Now

What's Coming Up

Opportunities & Exhibitions

Member and Faculty News


Highlights from the Summer


7 of the 8 graduates of GPC19

Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio 2019

We graduated another wonderful group of artists from our intensive etching program this summer.

They learned how to set up and maintain an etching studio, all kinds of intaglio processes, professional printing practices, and much more! Happy to send these now experienced etchers out into the world to spread the word of safer etching!

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Louise showing off Nancy Doniger's multi-plate w/ chine colle etching

Other Summer intensives

Summer is the time for deep dives into a variety of printmaking experiences here at Zea Mays. Our summer line-up included

▪ an Advanced Etching workshop, where participants worked on multi-plate, color etchings
▪ A monotype intensive that included all kinds of mark making strategies
▪ A thorough investigation of photopolymer intaglio including manipulating films and plates
▪ And a week of Japanese Water-based Woodblock, where participants worked on up to 6 blocks.
an Advanced Etching workshop, where participants worked on multi-plate, color etchings
A monotype intensive that included all kinds of mark making strategies
A thorough investigation of photopolymer intaglio including manipulating films and plates
And a week of Japanese Water-based Woodblock, where participants worked on up to 6 blocks.
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Yasmina Malmsten presenting her work

Summer Artists in Residence

We were pleased to welcome new and returning artists for residencies this summer. They always bring a shot of energy and excitement to the studio. This year's group included:
Jade Hoyer
Jennifer Scheuer
Robin Gibson
Yasmina Malmstem
Lilla Szekely
Fran Valesco
Maggie Oakes
Lynn Manos

We're accepting applications for 2020 and 2021 residencies. The spots fill quickly, so apply early!


What's Happening Now

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Anne Beresford, "Via, Villa, Vista" artist's book

In the Sanford Gallery @ ZMP

September 17-29

Portfolios and Artists' Books

Featuring work by Anne Beresford, Liz Chalfin, Rachel Chapman, Amanda Maciuba, Tekla McInerney, Larinda Meade, Erika Radich, Edda Sigurdardottir, Vaune Trachtman, Louise Wallendorf, Esther S. White.

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Liz Chalfin, "Peso Taxi," etching

Fall Workshop Registration

We have an exciting line-up of Fall Workshops - these still have spaces, but do fill quickly.

Etching Line and Tone (3 spots) September 28-29

Make an Impression (2 spots) October 5

Intaglio Meets Monotype (2 spots) October 19-20

Tuesday Morning Monotype: Play with the Plate October 22- November 19

Intro to Photopolymer Printmaking October 25-27

Artists' Books for Printmakers November 2-3

Layered Mixed Media Printmaking November 9-10

Your Art Better! November 15, December 11, 2019, February 12 and April 8, 2020

Drawing and Drypoint November 16-17

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University Museum of Contemporary Art purchased "Traces" portfolio

We are thrilled to have our 2018 portfolio "Traces" in the collection of the UMCA at UMass, Amherst. It is extra meaningful to us that our work is part of the collection of a public university and belongs to all of the citizens of Massachusetts!


What's to come


Editions/Artists' Book Fair

Zea Mays Printmaking will be returning to the legendary Editions/Artists' Book Fair for our fifth year. The venue has changed to The Caldwell Factory - a luxurious space in the heart of Chelsea. The fair will take place October 24 - 27, 2019

Zea Mays Printmaking's booth will be featuring the work of Anne Beresford, Annie Bissett, Liz Chalfin, T. Klacsmann, Kevin Pomerleau, Tekla McInerney, Erika Radich, Edda Sigurdardottir and Amanda Maciuba.

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2019 Artist in Residence, Jade Hoyer

Artists in Residence

Our residency program is thriving with artists scheduled for the fall and winter of 2019 including:
angela hennessey
peter granucci
jennifer schmidt
cassandra van saun
laura asher
jean sanders

We're booking residencies for 2020 and beyond. Find information and application here.

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Wendy Ketchum, "There are stories in These Walls of Stone," woodcut monoprint

In the Sanford Gallery

Autumn Light

October 3-31

Although each season comes with its own beauty, autumn has a particular place in nature’s art. As summer slides into fall the change in the quality of the light is noticeable. The sun’s lower position in the sky gives us longer, slanted sun rays that make the vivid fall colors glow. A sunny autumn day is like a promise fulfilled and summons us to the outdoors to celebrate life while reminding us of its impermanence. These twenty-two pieces were selected from the Zea Mays Flat File as work that represents the feeling and simple perfection of autumn light.

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Maya Malachowski Bajak, etching

Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Zea Mays Printmaking is excited to participate in this international multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all of its forms (from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources).

While ZMP is continually researching ways to improve, the fact is that printmakers work with materials that are stolen from the earth, e.g., metal plates, pigments, trees, water, and more.

Starting with an Unlikely Materials Exchange for Artists, we will repurpose, plunder, rescue, recycle, trade, and appropriate materials to inspire our community of artists who will create work for local and distant "Green to the Extreme" exhibitions scheduled for 2020-2021. A full-throated response to the challenge of Extractions will include workshops, community engagement and a critical examination of the materials we use to make art.

Stay tuned for more!

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Scott McDaniel, collage

Exhibition: Zea Mays Abstraction

Northampton Senior Center Gallery
October 1-30, 2019
Reception on Arts Night Out, Friday, October 11, 5-7 PM

Curated by Lindsay Berry from the ZMP Flat File Project, including prints by Judith Bowerman, Betsy Feick, Joyce Silverstone, Pamela Crawford, Scott McDaniel, Janet Walerstein Winston, Doris Madsen, Erika Radich, Channing LeFebvre, Paul Lewis and Linda Bills.

Liz Chalfin, Director of Zea Mays Printmaking will present a slide talk about her experiences making prints in Johannesburg, South Africa at Artist Proof Press during the opening reception.

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Marjorie Morgan, monoprint

Zea Mays Printmaking Members' Exhibition

November 7-28, 2019

Easthampton City Arts Gallery

43 Main Street
Easthampton, MA

Reception: Saturday, November 9, 5-8 PM (Easthampton Art Walk)


Opportunities and Exhibitions


New Grounds/Remarque 7th Annual Juried Print Exhibition
Event Dates: 12/6/19 - 1/25/20
Entry Deadline: 10/6/19

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Printmaking
Application Deadline: October 7, 2019

New Studio Printmaker wanted:
ABRAZOS PRESS is a nicely appointed 650 foot studio on the ground floor of Miller St. studios with a 30” x 60” Takach Etching press that is used primarily for woodcut, relief, mixed media and pronto plate printmaking. The shop is NOT set up for intaglio printmaking except for drypoint. Flat files and storage are included for each artist. Rent with 24 hour access are $200.00 per month, with yearly insurance being around $250, which can be pro-rated.
Miller St. is easily accessible to the PORTER SQ RED LINE
The studio website is:
Please contact:
Annie Silverman

Leonardo Drew: Cycles from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation- University Art Museum, UMass, Amherst.
September 20-December 8, 2019. Reception for the Artist: September 19, 4-7:30 PM with a Panel Discussion 4:30-5:30 PM.


Member News

October 8-29, 2019: "Games of Chance," Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Two person exhibit…showing works by Rocio Olguin and Erika Radich.

Victoria Elbroch is the 2019 recipient of the Piscataqua Artist’s Advancement grant from the NH Charitable Foundation. She will be travelling to England to draw ancient trees in the enduring landscape. She hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the natural world because of the climate crisis.

Vaune Trachtman has been shortlisted for the 2019 Hariban Award, presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier in Kyoto, Japan.
Vaune is also the recipient of a 2020 Creation Grant from the Vermont Art Council and National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support a new body of work called Now Is Always.

Frank Ozereko and his wife, Francine, were awarded a month long artists' residency at the Chateau d'Orquevaux in France for the month of November. Frank also received a significant award from the Leighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP) for this residency.

Anita Hunt received the Blick Art Materials Purchase Award for her etching "Lodge XI" in the SAGA 85th Members Exhibition. The prize juror was artist Richard Estes. The exhibit is on display from Sept. 23 - Dec. 31, 2019, in the Newark Public Library Special Collections Gallery, Newark, NJ. Anita's prints will go into the library's permanent collection and the Blick art collection after the show. The Society of American Graphic Artists:

Anita is participating in the 2019 Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition with a new etching. Showing at the Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum, Tokushima, Japan, Oct. 5 - Nov. 10.

The catalogue from the 2019 International Contemporary Miniprint Kazanlak Exhibition is now available for viewing and purchase through the organization's website: Anita had three etchings included in the exhibit, held this summer in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

Nancy Haver was one of several artists and writers to be selected by the CT Audubon Society as artist-in-residence through the Edwin Way Teale Trail Wood program. She spent a week at Trail Wood, former home of Pulitzer prize-winning naturalist writer and photographer Edwin Way Teale and his wife and collaborator Nellie Donovan Teale.

Edda Sigurdardottir’s work “Move Over” was accepted into the 6th Annual Juried Show at Gallery 3A – Amherst Art Alliance. Show was juried by Donnabelle Casis artist and co-curator of The ArtSalon. Show is open August 1–31, 2019.

Louise Wallendorf was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineer's Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute to receive the 2019 Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award for lifelong dedication to sustainable coasts, collaborative research and coastal education.

"Carolyn Webb - Wood, Paper, Slate" at A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060. November 6 - December 7, 2019, Opening Reception, Friday, November 8. Carolyn Webb, sculptor and printmaker will present a comprehensive and integrated exhibit of works on paper and freestanding wood and slate relief sculptures.

Carolyn Webb has a print at IPCNY in the exhibit “Umbra: New Prints for a Dark Age”, 508 West 26th Street, 5A, New York, NY. Exhibit runs July 11–September 28, 2019

Carolyn's print "What Was Scattered Gathers, v7 " is included in the Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial at the Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. August 26- September 29. Opening reception Sunday, September 8, 2-5PM. Curator's lecture at 1PM.

Carolyn has been awarded the 2020 Boston Printmakers Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice; a six week residency January 2020.

T. Klacsmann is excited to have a piece in the juried exhibition and catalog Radius 50 at the Woodstock Artists Association Museum in Woodstock, NY from September 7 to 29, as well as work in the upcoming Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY from October 11 to December 4.

Sara Farrell-Okamura is exhibiting in:
Downsteet Art, Public Art Window, 107 Main St. North Adams, MA
Fact or Fiction, Window in a Window, 9’ x 12’
Up till October 16.

MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street, North Adams, MA
5 Women You Should Know
Reception: Thurs. September 26 , 5 -8pm

Hyde Collection
161 Warren St, Glens Falls, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region,
Juror: Victoria Palermo
Reception: Friday October 11

Doris Madsen is spending two weeks at the Art House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton MA. Her residency is funded by a grant from the Easthampton Cultural Council, a municipal agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Faculty News

Annie Bissett’s series of woodblock prints and scrolls called “Relics” will be displayed at Art in the Atrium, First Unitarian Church of Providence, September 10—October 7. Reception with the artist will be held Friday September 20, 5-8pm. The exhibition is sponsored by The Peace Flag Project for their Month of Peace.

Joyce Silverstone’s work is included in the beautiful new book, Singular and Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint by Catherine Kernan and Ashley Rooney. You can purchase the book here

Liz Chalfin is pleased to have a new artist's book included in The Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial juried by Shelley R. Langdale. The exhibit, which features 100 local and national printmakers, will be on view Sept 8 - 29th at Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

Liz is thrilled to be represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro, VT. Several of her panoramic prints are currently on view.

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