Maria visits New Jersey to work on Shared Energies
The 62nd Toronto Outdoor artfair was a great success. Maria’s booth location was excellent and had thousands of visitors. Sales were good and more than 50 works were sold including the brand new “Enveloping Calm” artist proof.
Thank you kindly for all the fantastic folks who brought their art appreciation and enthusiasm to the Toronto Outdoor Artfair. Maria has made available a selection of works in her online shop for those who couldn’t make it to the fair.
I am so thrilled to open my studio doors this month. I will be offering two workshops in May in my studio in Dartmouth, NS and two more workshops in June at Julie Rosvall’s studio in the Gaspereau Valley, NS. To register please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-719-5007.
May 19th & May 20th 12:30pm – 4pm.
Join me in my art studio in Dartmouth, NS, for two afternoons of creating multi-colour and multi-layer linocut prints using the reductive carving method. All materials will be supplied but if you have your own carving tool set please bring it along. No experience necessary.
May 23rd, 10-4pm.
A fun day of working with your hands and making colourful one-of-a-kind prints using plants and other found materials in my studio in Dartmouth. Bring leaves, buds and other goodies from your garden or the park if you like. All other materials are supplied and no previous experience is required. Please bring your own lunch.
June 17th, 10-4pm
Do you enjoy knitting, quilting, sewing, felting, etc? Bring your fibre scraps or unfinished projects for a new experience in artmaking. Repurpose them to create colourful one-of-a kind art prints on paper. Join me at Julie Rosvall’s studio in the Gaspereau Valley for this workshop. No previous experience is required and all materials are supplied. Please bring your lunch or plan to eat in nearby Wolfville. Masking required.
COLOURFUL BLOCK PRINTING
June 18th 10-4pm. $120 +HST.
Join me in the Gaspereau Valley, NS, for a fun day of carving and block printing on paper at Julie Rosvall’s studio. We’ll focus on rainbow rolls, spot inking and other colourful inking techniques. You will have choice of using Linoleum or Komatex for carving and have opportunity to hand print as well as print on a printing press. All materials will be supplied but if you have your own carving tool set please bring it along. No previous experience necessary. Please bring your own lunch or plan to head to nearby Wolfville to eat. Masking required.
For more information or to register please send me an email at email@example.com or call 902-719-5007.
Art Vancouver and Cellular Expressions shop launch
It was a true pleasure to meet so many new folks at the Art Vancouver art fair recently. Thank you so kindly for stopping by Maria’s booth and checking out the website! Here are some notes on the incredible organizations that made the travel to Vancouver possible for Maria.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
We recognize the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
And now some photos from the event!
Thank you again to the Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund for supporting the trip to Vancouver.
A note from Maria: “Thank you to my dear husband Scott who was my partner, booth assistant, organizer, statistician, business brain and muscle. Without him these big adventures wouldn’t be happening.”
Cellular Expressions is now available in Maria’s online shop.
Maria at Art Vancouver 2023
Maria is showing her Cellular Expressions body of work, including three large paintings never shown before, at Art Vancouver 2023 from 4-7 May at the Vancouver Convention Centre. You can get tickets here – use code MDOE_20 to save 20% – and come see her at booth #600.
Video Studio tour
Fiona Chinkan, Maria’s friend and collaborator came to visit this summer and filmed a studio tour with Maria. This tour shows a lot of different materials Maria works with as well as some new and older work and gives a glimpse into process and storage solutions. Enjoy watching it here!
Come see Maria at TOAF 2022
Maria will be one of the artists on site as part of the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair at Nathan Phillips Square from 15-17 July 2022. Come and say hi at booth #A66. If you cannot stop by in person, you can always visit the online fair here.
Spring Workshop Series
I am thrilled to offer the first printmaking workshop series from my home studio since 2019. There will be a special discount ($20 off one workshop) if you register for more than one or register with a friend.
Masking will be required. 5 participants per workshop. All materials included. See Posters for more information. Call 902-719-5007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Shared Energies Podcast Interview
Fiona and Maria were interviewed this week about their collaborative Shared Energies project on the Canadian Podcast “In Conversation with Stephen Hurley” through VoicEd radio . If you have half an hour take a listen to the conversation on their take on the role of artists in society today, how they came to collaborate and what they have learned about the collaborative process.