Posted May 16, 2023
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
In the GASPEREAU VALLEY.
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.
In the GASPEREAU VALLEY.
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.
Open Studio Event
Posted September 17, 2019
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.
Fiona and Maria featured on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5
Posted July 27, 2019
Fiona and Maria’s collaboration Shared Energies project was featured today on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5. They were interviewed about their project during their residency at the Saint John Arts Centre.
Cellular Expressions Exhibition at the Craig Gallery
Posted February 19, 2019
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.
Maria’s artist book at Book Matters
Posted September 10, 2018
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.
Cells, Souls & Personalities at St. FX University Gallery in Antigonish, NS
Posted August 29, 2018
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
Posted July 3, 2018
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
Posted June 18, 2018
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.
EXTREMEs and Intangible: Two group shows at ICCA
Posted May 26, 2017
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.
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies Project in Princeton
Posted April 11, 2017
SHARED ENERGIES: CELLS, STARS AND THE FLUIDITY BETWEEN
Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering
Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artists-in-Residence
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017.
The two women have collaborated through different approaches over many years beginning with their first co-curated exhibit in 2006, titled Retrospective on Intimacy, in New Jersey and Connecticut. Shortly after, Maria moved to Canada and they continued to collaborate by mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. This ever-expanding body of work grew into the Shared Energies project, which was first exhibited during their studio residency stay in 2016 at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Inverness, Nova Scotia.
During their spring 2017 Anne Reeves Residency, Fiona and Maria will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue working on the other’s drawing. The Taplin Gallery will be turned into their studio space where the artist duo will continue to push their explorations to large scale drawings and three dimensional installations.
Anyone is welcome to stop by the Taplin Gallery and visit the artists during their stay. Fiona and Maria are looking forward to sharing their process and progress with the community.
To follow along their progress during the residency online, please visit the artists on Instagram at @mariadoering or @fionac.nyc
The artist duo will offer two workshops:
Artistic Collaborations 101: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable, and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants are paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. It is a fun event that people with and without experience can enjoy. All individuals need to bring is their favorite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with their favorite art buddy! Supplies included. More info and registration here!
Sketchbook Collaborations: Saturday, April 29, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. We will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other´s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies. More info and registration here!