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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com to register.
Open Studio Event
Maria is delighted to invite the public to visit her studio at 98 Victoria Road in Dartmouth, NS, Canada on October 20th, noon – 3pm. A variety of pieces from different bodies of work will be on view including pieces from Cellular Expressions as well as Cells, Souls and Personalities. There will be small and large works available as well as hand printed cards. This is a free event but for your convenience cash, e-transfer, debit tap and credit cards are all accepted when a purchase is made.
Two New Workshops in Maria’s studio
Maria will be offering a two-day Multi-block relief printmaking workshop in May at her studio in Dartmouth, NS. Registration is now open for this workshop. To register please contact Maria directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be a Monotype workshop held at Maria’s studio on May 11th.
To register please contact Maria directly at email@example.com
Summer Screen Printing at Lunenburg School of the Arts
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.
Cellular Expressions – Solo Exhibition at The Craig Gallery
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.
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.