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.
Maria invited to 2017 Boston Printmakers Biennial
Maria has been invited to participate in the 2017 Boston Printmakers Biennial. The Boston Printmakers are celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2017, and their biennial is the top printmaking competition in North America. This year’s juror is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the United States National Gallery of Art. She selected 88 pieces from 1,990 applications, including Maria’s The Adventurous Soul.
Maria was included in the Boston Printmaker’s Arches Student Show as part of the 2007 Biennial; this is the first time she is included in the main competition.
The opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for 27 January 2018 in Boston, and the show will be on display until 4 March 2018 at the Lunder Arts Center, at Lesley University College of Arts and Design, Cambridge, MA.
Maria Doering – Solo Exhibitions in Saint John, NB
The City of Saint John Gallery at the Saint John Arts Centre presents
Maria Doering – “Cells, Souls and Personalities” and “Internal Dialogues”.
The two exhibitions open today, Friday September 8th at 5:30pm – 7:30pm and will run until October 28th, 2017. Maria will be giving an artist talk in the Gallery on September 20th at noon.
Maria will be the printmaker-in-residence at the Saint John Arts Centre until the end of September where she will be working on a new body of work.
During her stay she will be offering 3 workshops at the Arts Centre, please visit the SJAC website for more information.
This project is supported generously by Arts Nova Scotia and by Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Artist’s Proof – Printmaking Group Exhibition at Visual Voice
You are invited to Visual Voice Fine Art‘s printmaking show: Artist’s Proof.
The exhibit’s title refers to the first good print pulled by a printmaker in the process of creating an edition, and for this show, it also speaks about the lengthy process of printmaking as a “proof” of the artist’s dedication. See the great variety of techniques, styles and subjects from some of the best Nova Scotian printmakers from across the province in this art show with something for everyone to enjoy!
Featuring the work of Kate Georgallas, Ed Porter, Kath Kornelsen, Diana Baldwin, Robert Rutherford, Maria Doering, Bob Hainstock, Rob Maloney, Judith Leidl, Nuri Guerra and introducing Anna Syperek and Bonnie Baker.
The opening reception is Saturday, June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, join us for refreshments, to view the art and to meet the artists. The exhibit runs from June 19 to July 15, 2017. Free Admission.
EXTREMEs and Intangible: Two group shows at ICCA
Maria is included in two group shows running from 27 May to 24 June at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. Presented by the Nova Scotia Printmakers, the shows together feature over 30 Nova Scotia artists.
Farthest from the center or middle; outermost; endmost;
76 prints by 30 members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers exploring extremes in print.
Members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers have brought together works on paper for an exhibition, EXTREMEs, at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts (ICCA) in Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, on display for the month of June. Works explore the theme of extremes either by size, big or small, or by thematic exploration such as weather, politics, or the human experience.
EXTREMEs includes works that range in size from etchings on handmade paper 3.5” x 3.5”, up to a 19’ by 15’ frottage of a building on fabric. Exhibiting large scale prints alongside equally engaging small works will show the extremes that printmakers can go to create artwork. Intricate imagery created entirely using carefully placed metal letterpress ornaments, textiles knit, etched, and printed to transfer the pattern to paper, all alongside carefully rendered images drawn, carved, engraved, silkscreened or etched.
Artists with work in the show include: Tina Arsenault, Sara AvMaat, Bonnie Baker, Diana Baldwin, Mark Bovey, Diane Cardoso, Cecil Day, Maria Doering, Suzanne Gauthier, Hannah Genosko, Kate Georgallas, Carlos Comez, Bob Hainstock, Dyan Hatanaka, Erin Hollingshead, Carloe Liu, Deborah Maurer, Bob Morouney, Tony Myers, Linda Oickle, David Power, Diane Rosati, Julie Rosvall, Tamsin Sloots, Anna Syperek, Kristina Vermeulen, Sally Warren, and Charley Young
EXTREMEs will fill the main gallery of the Inverness County Centre for the Arts for the month of June, and runs concurrently with the Nova Scotia Printmakers’ curated exhibition Intangible, on display in the outer gallery.
Over the last three years printmakers Maria Doering and Julie Rosvall have had the opportunity to organize and hang dozens of printmaking exhibitions as volunteers of the Nova Scotia Printmakers. Both quietly noticed how often printmakers with vastly different imagery and techniques were creating works that naturally fit together in a gallery setting. Small details in form or colour brought a collection together, without any consultation or collaboration happening between the artists working in different parts of the province.
Intangible is a curated exhibition of works in print by nine printmakers, all members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers, ranging from emerging to master printmakers, all women. Each piece within the show explores pattern and texture, and all have that sometimes intangible factor, that natural fit. The prints on display use a variety of fine printmaking techniques, including soft ground etchings, relief prints of found objects, linocut prints, lithography, and solar plate etchings.
Printmakers exhibiting as part of Intangible include Bonnie Baker, Melissa Charbonneau, Cecil Day, Maria Doering, Suzanne Gauthier, Jay Leblanc, Meggie Richards, Julie Rosvall, and Charley Young.
Intangible will fill the outer gallery of the Inverness County Centre for the Arts for the month of June, and runs concurrently with the Nova Scotia Printmakers’ EXTREMEs exhibition, on display in the main gallery.
For Photos from the Opening Reception please visit here.
Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering – Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between
Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering have spent the month of April in Princeton, NJ at the Arts Council of Princeton. The two artistic collaborators took over the Taplin Gallery space and turned it into a studio space/workshop for the month continuing their work on Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between. During this time the studio space was open to the public to visit and the artists enjoyed much interaction with the art enthusiasts of Princeton. The culmination of this project is now on view at the Taplin Gallery until June 10th.
Stay tuned for a detailed blog post documenting the project.
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars & the Fluidity Between – Exhibition
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan will be exhibiting the culmination of their month long artist residency at the Arts Council of Princeton at the Taplin Gallery in Princeton, NJ from May 6th, 2017 until June 10th, 2017. The artist duo will be holding an artist talk at 2pm on May 6th, followed by the opening reception from 3pm – 5pm.
For more information about the Shared Energies project, please visit here.