The Center for Contemporary Printmaking invites you to participate in MONOTHON 2022!
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-third year, MONOTHON kicks off October 16, opening our schedule to artists booking 5 hour intensive monotype printing sessions through October 22. A selection of prints created during the printing sessions will then be included in our Silent Online Auction via GiveSmart scheduled for November 13-20.
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking invites you to participate in
MONOTHON is the most important fundraising event of the year at CCP. Help support the Center with your participation and meet up with friends and colleagues, old and new, during a workshop, the printmaking week, the Silent Auction Opening Reception, or join us at the Live Auction and Gala to be held at our neighboring venue, the Norwalk Art Space.
WARM-UP WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE MONOTYPE
Instructor: Ron Pokrasso SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2022
Sunday – Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM
5 day workshop, Limited to 8 people
$850 members, $900 non-members
Using Akua non-toxic products, participants will utilize an array of techniques for monotype printmaking. Participants will learn how to think in layers to print on dry paper with several plates and surfaces, putting emphasis on perfecting multiple plate registration and long term planning of prints. Pokrasso’s unique approach interspersed with art-making philosophies makes this an intensive, enriching, eco-friendly, week-long art immersion. As a primer for MONOTHON 2022, this workshop is great for beginners as well as a perfect tune-up for experienced monotype artists.
MONOTHON SESSION WORKSHOP: FIGURE AND THE MONOTYPE
Instructor: Nomi Silverman
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9, 2022, 10 AM – 4 PM
1 day workshop, Limited to 6 people
$250 MONOTHON session cost
In this workshop, participants will study and print from a live model.
Nomi Silverman, artist and printmaker, will assist participants in creating monotypes from life. Explore the versatile nature of monotype by printing and reworking ghost impressions to achieve depth of color and composition. Oil and water-based printing are welcome. Participants will have one print selected for inclusion in the MONOTHON Silent Auction.
Includes the same materials as a MONOTHON session
5 hour printing session
OCTOBER 16, 17, 21, 22 sessions available from 8 AM – 1 PM -OR- 2:30 – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 18, 19, 20 sessions available from 10 AM – 4 PM
$250 MONOTHON Single Session Cost, $450 for two back-to-back sessions
Complete the Artist Registration form on this brochure and return it to CCP along with payment. For artists wanting to reserve two back- to-back sessions on the same day, the fee is $450 and only available Sunday, Monday, Friday, or Saturday during the two-session days. Participants will have one print selected for inclusion in the MONOTHON Silent Auction.
Artists participating in a MONOTHON Print 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
▶ Snacks, beverages, and lunch or dinner
▶ Clean-up assistance by our volunteer Press Assistants
YOUTH MONOTHON (AGES 11 – 18)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022, 10 AM – 3 PM
$150 Youth MONOTHON Session Cost
Young artists are invited to take part in their own MONOTHON session hosted by CCP’s staff printers. All skill levels welcome. Materials and lunch will be provided. Participants will have one print selected for inclusion in the MONOTHON Silent Auction.
REMOTE MONOTHON – SELF-GUIDED WATERCOLOR MONOTYPE
One or two 18” x 24” matrices
$125 for one, $175 for two matrices Shipping included in cost
This option provides a means of creating new monotype work for this year’s event remotely for artists preferring to work from home. Watercolor 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. Detailed instructions are included upon registration.
Artist Sponsors give the gift of a professional printmaking experience to an artist who otherwise might not be able to participate in MONOTHON2022. 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.
Volunteers are needed for MONOTHON session press assistance, general studio support, auction preparation, and so much more! To inquire, please contact us at 203-899-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MONOTHON 2022 SILENT ONLINE AUCTION
NOVEMBER 13 – 20, 2022, Online Auction via Givesmart
AUCTION OPENING RECEPTION AT CCP. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022, 2 – 4 PM Free and open to all MONOTHON Artist Participants.
EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE can support CCP’s MONOTHON effort! Prints selected by CCP for the silent auction from the printing sessions will be on display at the Center the week of November
13 – 20th and available for bidding online via GiveSmart. Bidding ends on Sunday, November 20th at 5 PM.
MONOTHON 2022 LIVE AUCTION AND GALA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022, 6 – 9 PM
Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Avenue, Norwalk TICKETED EVENT, Catering by Marcia Selden Catering, more details to come.