This August will be the third year in a row that Maria is teaching screen printing in Lunenburg daily for a week. It’s a glorious time to be in Lunenburg, the weather, the town’s lovely atmosphere, the fantastic restaurants, the harbour, the cute houses… and of course the workshop space which is a fabulous wooden structure historical building that used to be a car dealership a long time ago. To register for this class please visit the LSA website directly.
The wonderful Joanie Veitch interviewed Maria after her artist talk and followed with a fabulous article for the Chronicle Herald and its local Dartmouth Community paper the Dartmouth Tribune. You can read the article online here.
Snapd Dartmouth Photographer Amelia Cruddas attended the Opening reception at the Craig Gallery and photos were published online as well as in the March issue of the paper.
Maria’s Cellular Expressions exhibition of 160 drawings opened on February 7th. A very interested crowd of people attended the reception including local artist and legend Tom Forestall and his son and artist Frank Forestall. Snapd Dartmouth photographer Amelia Cruddas whose photographs will be published in the next Snapd Issue attended as well.
With the help of my volunteers Kristina, Hannah, Angele, Christine and my husband Scott we managed to install this exhibition of 160 drawings in only a day and a half at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS.
Thank you to the Craig Gallery staff, Lee Cripps and the Exhibition selection committee for giving me this opportunity. It’s been a long time in the works and I am so happy that the show turned out far beyond my own expectations. Thank you to all my helpers and supporters. The exhibition will be up until March 3rd, 2019.
Please join Maria at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS, Canada for her solo exhibition “Cellular Expressions” which opens on Thursday, February 7th, 5pm – 7pm. Followed by an artist talk on Saturday, February 9th, 2pm. In case of snow the artist talk will be moved to February 16th at 2pm. The exhibition will be up until March 3rd. Around 150 drawings will be exhibited.
Maria will be hosting a 2-days printmaking workshop in her studio in Dartmouth, January 26th & 27th, 2019 from 10am – 4pm. Participants will learn how to create a two colour image with the reductive block printing method. All materials included. There are only 5 seats available. Please register by contacting Maria directly at 902-719-5007 or email@example.com.
Maria was invited to include one of her artist books in Book Matters at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. The work will be on display September 25th – October 14th with a likely opening receptions September 25th. Many of the books on display will be read at a performance on September 30th. For more information please visit the Inverness County Centre for the Arts Website.
Maria’s reductive linocut print, Nostalgic, has been selected as one of 79 pieces in the 2018 Pacific States North American Print Biennial, organized by the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and juried by Washington DC based artist and founder of Pyramid Atlantic, Helen Frederick. The PSBN was first organized in 1982, and the 2018 exhibition will be open from 2 November to 28 December.
Nostalgic is a reductive linocut printed as two limited editions, one on Shoji rice paper (three prints) and one on Fabriano rag paper (two prints), in May 2018. It is part of the Cells, Souls and Personalities series, exploring what personality traits may look like on a cellular level.
As part of her exhibition at St. FX University Gallery in September, Maria will also be teaching a Monotype workshop spread over 2 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 on September 19th and 26th. Total cost with materials is $80. Please contact Kate Georgallas to register for the class at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-863-0151 and 902-872-0813