Maria Invited to 2018 PSBN
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.
Monotype workshop at St. FX in Antigonish
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
Cells, Souls & Personalities at St. FX University Gallery in Antigonish, NS
Maria’s Cells, Souls and Personalities body of work will be on exhibition at St. FX University Gallery from September 5th until October 7th. The opening reception is September 5th at 6pm immediately followed by the artist talk at 7pm.
This exhibition includes 50+ hand carved limited edition linocut prints on Japanese paper as well as several prints on fabric, embellished with embroidery. Maria’s Cells, Souls and Personalities Exhibition plays with the question: What if we could view our personality traits and emotions under the microscope in cellular form?
The exhibition can be viewed Tuesday – Friday noon until 6pm at the Gallery.
To purchase work please contact Maria directly.
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies: Momentum
Maria and her collaborator Fiona Chinkan are bringing their newest iteration of the Shared Energies Project to Inverness, NS. The artists can be visited in the studio at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts between July 8th and August 2nd. The exhibition Shared Energies: Momentum will open at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts on August 3rd at 6pm. To Register for the workshop “An Introduction to Artistic Collaboration & Networking” on Sunday July 29th, 3pm – 6pm please contact the I.C.C.A. directly at 902-258-2533.
Summer Exhibition at Visual Voice
A few of Maria’s prints are part of this exhibition.
Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to present Summer a group art exhibit.
Celebrating the warm weather and everything summery. Don’t miss it!
Featuring works in watercolour, oil, acrylic, linocut, etching, clay, encaustic, silkscreen, coloured pencil and more by artists: Barbara McLean, Vera Carver, Robert Rutherford, Paulette Melanson, Rosa Carr, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Ed Porter, Judith Leidl, Maria Doering, Corinne Ledson-Silver, Lynn Johnson, Judy Arsenault, Nancy Roberts, Anna Syperek, Dorothea LeBlanc, Eliza Schurman, Carol Morrison, Ellen Moershell, Kath Rutherford, Rob Maloney, and Nora Gross.
The show opens Monday, Jun 18. Free to everyone. It continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5 pm until July 14th.
Maria teaching at LSA in August
Maria will be returning to Lunenburg to teach Screen Printing on August 20th-24th. There are only 3 spots left, don’t wait too long to sign up. Please contact Lunenburg School of the Arts to register for the class.
Experimental Monotype Workshop Series
Upon popular demand Maria is offering two one day Monotype workshops in May 2018. Both workshops focus on Monotype printmaking but participants will be experimenting with different materials in each. Now that spring is finally here it will be fun to play with found plant material and experiment with the image making potential of foliage, flowers, leaves, moss, bark, etc.
The second workshop is going to focus on using textiles, and fibre textures, fabric and yarn scraps to create unusual textures and use this method as a tool to create one of a kind imagery. Both workshops are ideal for people who are sensitive to chemicals and smells as no solvents will be used and the inks are the less toxic Akua inks. Clean up will be with a dish soap and water mixture.
There are only 5 seats in each workshop, registration ahead of time is required.
Please contact Maria at email@example.com or 902-719-5007 to register for one or both workshops.
Maria featured by NSCAD School of Extended Studies
“To say it simply, Maria is an artistic whirlwind”
The NSCAD School of Extended Studies in Halifax offers short and long term, non degree courses to students looking to develop their artistic skills in a wide variety of disciplines. Maria has taught through Extended Studies since 2013, and they have just posted a feature of her, which you can read here.
Open Artist Studio Event 2018
You are invited to join Maria at her first Open studio event of 2018 at her artist studio at 98 Victoria Road, Dartmouth, NS on April 28th, 2018, between noon and 3pm. There will be refreshments available and much new and old artwork to view and purchase. Come on by and say hi!
“The Adventurous Soul” in the 2017 North American Print Biennial
Maria will be in Boston for the opening reception of the 2017 North America Print Biennial this Saturday. Her piece “The Adventurous Soul” is part of the exhibition and received the Hiromi Paper award. National Gallery of Art Curator and Boston Printmakers’ Juror Judith Brodie quoted Maria in her essay “Outmoded” where she discusses that “the touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences.”
Maria’s travel to Boston is generously funded by a travel grant through the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.