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MONOTHON 2021

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking invites you to participate in MONOTHON 2021!

 

Each year the Center for Contemporary Printmaking hosts MONOTHON: a two-part celebration of monotype printmaking and CCP’s largest fundraising effort. Now in its twenty-second year, MONOTHON kicks off September 21, opening our schedule to artists booking 5 hour intensive monotype printing sessions through October 16. A selection of prints created during the printing sessions will then be included in our Online Auction via GiveSmart scheduled for November 17-20. 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MONOTHON2021 PROSPECTUS.


 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 

PRINT AT CCP

MONOTHON2021 provides the opportunity for artists to work with a Master Printer in an art-intensive, five-hour session to create original monotypes. Each MONOTHON artist is assisted by a Master Printer during a private or semi-private session in one of CCP’s three studios. All materials are provided; artists may create up to ten prints during each session. We cannot accommodate requests to work with specific printers. 

At the end of a session, one print from each artist is selected for CCP’s Online Auction. The artist retains their remaining prints. Prints chosen for exhibition and sale become the property of CCP. The selected print from each artist will be on display in CCP’s Grace Ross Shanley Gallery during the Auction Preview and then for sale during the Online Auction. 

 

Artists’ Printing Sessions:

Monday – Saturday, September 21 – October 16 

10 AM – 4 PM with one hour for lunch (brown bag lunch) 

Session format 

All sessions are private unless you register with a second artist. 

Artists participating in a Monothon printmaking session receive: 

Up to 10 sheets of high-quality paper 

• Inks, knives, palettes, plates, rollers, brushes, solvents, and paper towels 

• The expertise and assistance of a Master Printer (Due to COVID 

restrictions, Press Assistants are not available for 2021.) 

Fees

$300/session – private session with one artist/one printer 

$250/artist – dual session with two artists/one printer* 

Two day consecutive sessions are available, please contact CCP to schedule. 

*If you do not have an artist to partner with and would like CCP to match you with another artist, please indicate on registration form. 

 

SPONSOR AN ARTIST

Artist Sponsors give the gift of a professional printmaking experience to an artist who otherwise might not be able to participate in MONOTHON2021. Sponsorships may be for an identified artist or left open for CCP to match with an artist needing a sponsorship in order to take part. Sponsorship contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Although Press Assistants will not be included during the printmaking sessions this year, CCP continues to welcome volunteer applications. 

Volunteer Tasks : Provide general support for printing sessions, such as set-up and clean-up 

Time Commitment: Set-up hour 9 – 10 AM or clean-up hour 3 – 4 PM 

To inquire, please contact us at: 203-899-7999 or info@contemprints.org 

 

MONTHON 2021 AUCTION PREVIEW

Auction prints will be on display in The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s galleries before and during the Online Auction. This auction preview is open to the public. Potential bidders wishing to view the work in-person are encouraged to visit us. 

 

MONOTHON 2021 ONLINE AUCTION

The online auction fundraiser will take place starting on November 17th, ending on November 20th, details forthcoming. All proceeds from MONOTHON2021 (printing sessions and auction) support CCP’s programs and activities for the following year. 

 

MONOTHON 2021 AUCTION ITEMS

COME TO CCP NOVEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 16 to see auction prints before online bidding begins November 17th. All auction items will be on display in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery at CCP for the final two weeks of the fundraiser. All bidding will take place on GiveSmart. Auction opens November 17th at 12 AM and closes November 20th at 5 PM 

 

ADDITIONAL MONOTHON ACTIVITIES

REMOTE MONOTHON- GUM ARABIC MONOTYPE

One or two 18” x 24” matricies 

$100 for one, $150 for two matricies 

Shipping included 

This option provides the opportunity to create new work for MONOTHON2021 remotely. Gum Arabic Monotype is a technique in which an artist can work with watercolor and/or water soluble drawing materials which are then transferred to dampened paper through a printing press. Registrants choosing this option will receive a prepared matrix in a reusable shipping container with the expectation that an image will be created at home, then shipped via container to CCP for printing. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

EVOLVING THE MONOTYPE: 3+1 Sessions

Instructor: Ron Pokrasso 

CHOOSE DATES: SEPTEMBER 13-16 or 17– 20 

10 AM – 4 PM, MONOTHON Session 8 AM or 2:30 PM 

4 days = 3-day Workshop + 1-day MONOTHON Session 

Limited to 4 

$525 members, $575 non-members 

During these two separately scheduled workshops, Ron covers a wide range of techniques in the monotype process through demonstrations, presentations, and extensive hands-on work time. The first three days are to be used as a preparation for the final day of the workshop which is a MONOTHON session with Ron INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE WORKSHOP. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER 13- 16

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER 17- 20

 

FIGURE AND THE MONOTYPE

Instructor: Nomi Silverman 

**NOTICE**- DATE CHANGED FROM THE 17th TO THE 24th

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10 – 4 PM 

1-day workshop, limited to 4 

$300 Monothon session 

Includes the same materials as a MONOTHON session 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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