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MONOTHON 2024

Printmaking Fundraiser – Silver Anniversary

Monothon is the Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s biggest annual fundraiser. 2024 will be our 25th Monothon!
The Fundraiser takes place in two parts:

Monothon Session Sign Up ButtonPart 1: Print Week – September 22-28, 2024

Beginning Sunday and running through Saturday, CCP becomes a hive of activity during Print Week!

  • Master Printers from around the region join us to offer 5-hour Print Session Blocks for Artist Participants.
  • Artists of all levels sign up to work with a Master Printer during a 5-hour session. Together they create up to 10 Monotype Prints.
  • One of those 10 prints is chosen for inclusion in our Auction, alongside works from other great artists! The Participant keeps the rest of the prints from their session.
  • We make it easy! All materials are included. Clean-up is provided by our volunteers! A buffet-style lunch is set up each day for artists, printers, and volunteers.
  • A special Youth Monothon Session is held for teens at the end of Print Week on Sunday, September 29.
  • Print Week participants receive a free ticket to the Auction and Party.

Part 2: Auction and Party – Saturday, October 26, 2024 – 6-9 PM

Everyone is invited to join us for a catered celebration of Printmaking! Even if you’ve never made a print here, if you value what CCP brings to the community, attending the Auction & Party with your friends is a fantastic way to support our mission!

  • The Auction and Party is a ticketed event. We transform our historic stone building into a party space for one night only! Catering and beverages are included.
  • Guests and Artists place Silent Auction bids on the Monotypes created during Print Week.
  • A Live Auction caps off the evening with opportunities to bid on exceptional artworks, unique experiences, and more!

 


HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN PRINT WEEK

ARTISTS: Click Here to Register with our Google Form

THEN: Pay for Monothon Sessions Here

(If you wish to use a paper form, please contact the Front Desk.)

PRINT WEEK
5-hour printing sessions:
▶ September 22, 23, 27, 28 sessions available from 8 AM – 1 PM OR 2:30 – 7:30 PM
▶ September 24, 25, 26 sessions available from 10 AM – 4 PM
$300 MONOTHON Single Session Cost; $550 for two consecutive sessions

For artists wanting to reserve two back-to-back sessions on the same day, the fee is $550 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.

SESSION FORMAT
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 buffet-style lunch or dinner
▶ Clean-up assistance by our volunteer Press Assistants

YOUTH MONOTHON (AGES 11 – 18)
SUNDAY, September 29, 2024, 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 Silent Auction.

Nomi Silverman Figure Drawing
FIGURE MONOTHON SESSION
SUNDAY, September 15, 2024, 10 AM – 4 PM
$300 Session Cost
Limited to 4 Sign-ups

Instructor & Master Printer: Nomi Silverman

This Figure Session will include the same materials as other Monothon sessions. Figure Session Artists will work from a live model, and benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Master Printer Nomi Silverman, who will assist participants in creating monotypes from life. Of the prints created during this session, one will be chosen from each artist to be included in our Auction.


ADDITIONAL MONOTHON OPPORTUNITIES

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 MONOTHON 2024. 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

Volunteers are needed for MONOTHON session press assistance, general studio support, auction preparation, and so much more! Volunteers receive name recognition in our Auction brochure, plus one free ticket to the Auction and Party. To inquire, please contact us at 203-899-7999 or info@contemprints.org


FAQ

What is Monothon?
We have a whole page dedicated to that question! Click here.

Do I have to participate in the entire week of “Print Week”?
No. Artists and volunteers are only here for their registered 5-hour session(s). “Print Week” means you have a whole week of sessions to choose from.

May I choose which Master Printer I work with?
Unfortunately not. Scheduling our printers and artists is a complex task! We are often assigning printers to time slots right up to Print Week. We therefore cannot guarantee which printer an artist will work with. However, all of our printers are amazing professionals who are dedicated to providing the best Monothon experience!

When do I receive confirmation of my time slot?
We will contact all registered artists with their time slot assignments after Labor Day. Scheduling conflicts will be resolved on an individual basis as needed.

Are you offering Remote Monothon options this year?
Unfortunately, we have had to discontinue the Remote Monothon program for 2024 and beyond. If you were a remote participant in years past, we would still love for you to be part of Monothon! Please contact us for other ways to contribute.

I’m new here. What is a Monotype Print?
Welcome! “Monotypes” are one-of-a-kind prints that are usually created by applying ink to a plexiglass sheet and then running it through the press to transfer the ink to fine art paper. More details about Monotypes and other Fine Art Printmaking terms can be found in our glossary.

How much experience do I need to participate as a Monothon Artist?
All levels of experience are welcome at Monothon. Even people who do not typically refer to themselves as “artists” can register and let the Master Printer guide them in the creative activity. Participants will indicate their level of experience on the registration form.

How should I prepare for my print session?
Preparation is an individual choice. Some artists arrive with a clear plan for the prints they want to make. Others wait for the inspiration of the moment. In any case, we encourage artists to be open to the guidance of the Master Printers during their sessions. You will be surprised where the perspective of a professional printer will take you! Part of the fun of Monothon is that discovery.

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