All donations enable the Center to support the arts in our region and beyond and we appreciate any and all support for our efforts to continue our mission. CCP provides a wide range of unique services to the artistic community in an effort to educate the next generation of printmakers while working to preserve and advance the art of the original print. Donors wanting to give to specific program areas are welcome to add a note on the donation page to indicate an area of interest (e.g. studios, exhibitions, education, artist residency, or general operations)
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CCP is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is fully tax deductible and a donation acknowledgement form will be provided for your tax records.
The Grace Ross Shanley Scholarship Fund was named in honor of the founder of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Grace Ross Shanley was a firm believer both in the importance of community and the need for ongoing education about printmaking. The mission of this fund is to further the growth of artists and foster the next generation of printmakers. Components include the High School Student Fellowship Program, Self-Funded and Professional Development Artist-in-Residencies. It also supports an arts administration externship program. Planning is under way for additional supported programs to enhance the skills and development of artists and increase public awareness and appreciation of printmaking.
We ask our community to help us in raising funds essential to maintaining CCP’s mission to support, preserve, and advance the art of original prints. These funds reflect each year’s changing operational needs and offset costs associated with the underlying foundational activities associated with providing the rich programming we offer in support of our mission.
Each year the organization highlights projects and efforts undertaken during the year which will be supported and continued through the donation of these funds.
Funds raised through the Binnie Birstein Memorial Scholarship Fund provide awards during exhibitions that fund artists taking workshops at CCP, an effort that reflects Binnie’s love of learning and practicing printmaking at CCP and its support for its artist community through the years.
Binnie Birstein was a painter, printmaker, teacher and active member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) for many years. It was Binnie’s wish to continue to support working artists at CCP with scholarships for classes, which is the goal of this fund drive. A small team of artists is working with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and will be creating prizes and cash awards for artists who exhibit at CCP.
Known for her energetic paintings and prints, Binnie was always generous, with a quick wit, warm smile and enthusiasm. She showed her artwork nationally and for many years was a regular presenter and teacher at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown. She spent decades sharing her knowledge, supporting and encouraging others. She loved the excitement of CCP’s annual Monothon print week fundraiser, pulling prints and working with the creative team of artists and master printers.
Sadly, Binnie passed away from pancreatic cancer on May 9, 2018. She will be sorely missed.
Please support this fund, for the love of Binnie!