Printing Sessions: October 15 – 21, 2023
Youth MONOTHON: October 22, 2023
MONOTHON Auction & Party: November 11, 2023
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-fourth year, MONOTHON kicks off October 15, opening our schedule to artists booking 5 hour intensive monotype printing sessions through October 21, as well as a Youth MONOTHON session on October 22. The Auction & Party is a ticketed event scheduled for Saturday evening, November 11th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. This event is open to the public and will include a silent auction, live auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages. This year we are bringing the Auction and Party back to CCP!
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking invites you to participate in MONOTHON 2023!
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 the printmaking week in Norwalk and at the Auction & Party here at CCP.
To register for PRINT WEEK Sessions or the YOUTH MONOTHON Session, please download the MONOTHON2023 Prospectus, complete the attached Artist Registration form, and send the form and payment to;
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking,
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 | 203.899.7999
5 hour printing session
OCTOBER 15, 16, 20, 21 sessions available from 8 AM – 1 PM -OR- 2:30 – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 17, 18, 19 sessions available from 10 AM – 4 PM
$250 MONOTHON Single Session Cost, $450 for two back-to-back sessions
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 from each session 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 22, 2023, 10 AM – 3 PM
$150 Youth MONOTHON Session Cost
REGISTER FOR YOUTH MONOTHON HERE
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 MONOTHON2023 Silent Auction.
Registration for these MONOTHON Sessions can be done through the MONOTHON2023 Prospectus OR Online.
MONOTHON SESSION: FIGURE AND THE MONOTYPE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10 AM – 4 PM. Please Note Change in Date from Printed Prospectus!!
$250 MONOTHON Session Cost
Instructor: Nomi Silverman
This Figure Session workshop will include the same materials as a MONOTHON session. Up to 10 sheets of high-quality paper, inks, knives, palettes, plates, rollers, brushes, solvents, paper towels, and other miscellaneous materials will be provided. Along with working from a live model, participants will also have access to the expertise and assistance of a Master Printer. Of the prints created during this workshop, one will be chosen from each artist to be included in our MONOTHON Auction.
During this MONOTHON Session, participants will emulate the process of Degas by studying and printing from a 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.
Watercolor Monotype, one or two 18” x 24” matricies
$125 for one, $175 for two matricies (shipping included)
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2023
Matrices must be received for Printing by OCTOBER 14, 2023
This option provides the opportunity to create new work for MONOTHON2023 remotely. 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 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.
Once we have printed the images, we will choose one print (or two if you have purchased two matrices) to be included in our MONOTHON2023 Silent Auction. We will indicate which prints have been chosen when we return the prints to you by mail (if you live far) or pick-up (if you are able). The chosen print(s) will need to be signed and returned to CCP for the auction. Any unsold prints after the online auction will remain as property of CCP as per our usual MONOTHON procedures.
Artist Sponsors give the gift of a professional printmaking experience to an artist who otherwise might not be able to participate in MONOTHON 2023. 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
NOVEMBER 11, 2023
The Auction & Party is a ticketed event scheduled for Saturday evening, November 11th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. This event is open to the public and will include a silent auction, live auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages. This year we are bringing the Auction and Party back to CCP!
The Silent Auction includes prints from every artist who has printed during the MONOTHON2023 printing sessions.
The Live Auction features works from established artists, as well as special items and experiences, such as the ever-popular week of printmaking with staff master printer Christopher Shore in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage at CCP.
The Silent Auction will begin when doors open at 5:30 PM and end at 7:00 PM.
The Live Auction will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are available for pre-purchase at $50 each or at the door for $60 each.