Local Printmaking

May 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

The Printmakers of Cape Cod and Coastal Printmakers from the South Shore of Massachusetts have collaborated on an exhibit that is currently on view at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA.

Here are just a few of the pieces that have been curated with the theme Botanicals Reinterpreted.

The prints depict a wide range of sizes and techniques that are representative of each groups diverse printmakers.

The exhibit runs thru May 21, 2018 in the Dillon Gallery.  For more information about the exhibit visit the South Shore Art Center website.

Retrospect Exhibit at Thayer Gallery

October 13, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Opening Reception: Thursday October 13, 2016 from 6 to 8pm

Thayer Art Gallery at Thayer Academy-located in the lower level of Thayer’s Southworth Library  745 Washington St. Braintree, MA  02184

Thayer Gallery Hours:  Mon-Fri|8am-3pm (when school is in session)  During regular hours the gallery is locked-for access call security 617.371.5217

Illustrations by Donna Ingemanson and installation by Charlotte Nickerson.

Illustrations by Donna Ingemanson and installation by Charlotte Nickerson.

This exhibit highlights my career as an illustrator and artist in a timeline with personal selections of art and licensed products.  Current pieces include digital, painting, mixed media and monotype printmaking.

Throughout my artistic career it has always been a journey of exploration and expansion. For years, as a student, designer, art director, illustrator and simply as an artist, my objectives always seemed like I was climbing to reach a goal, whether it was to perfect my skills, succeed at commercial assignments, run a solo business and, most importantly, enjoy the time allotted to me on this planet. My aspirations seemed to segue from one desire to the next while moving forward and still using strengths that I had learned in the past.

mixed media pieces 2016

mixed media pieces 2016

As an artist it seems like there’s always a bit of discontent and a desire to somehow make something better. There are so many masterful artists from the past and the present that it’s easy to become discouraged. In my mind I try to see the beauty in other art pieces and use it for inspiration in my own work.

Exhibiting my artwork is new for me as I have always been too busy creating art for corporate projects, editorial pieces and licensing to have time to get my work physically out into the world. This exhibit is a selection of pieces from the past 20 years that starts with the ‘Studio Wall’ which is a display of how assignments start with sketches and finished art and then translate to tangible products. Many of my newer pieces are still being licensed along with a large library of past art images.

So as I continue on my artistic path of discovery and creation right now I am taking the time to pause and reflect on the steps that have brought me to this moment.

-Donna Ingemanson October 2016

Special Thanks to Karen Koskores, Charlotte Nickerson and Image Resolutions.

National Juried Monotype Exhibit

April 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

Monotype Guild of New England exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Monotype Guild of New England exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Monotypes are one of my favorite mediums that capture spontaneity and produce results that are very difficult to control.  Currently The Monotype Guild of New England is hosting its Fourth National Juried Monotype/Monoprint Exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA thru May 7, 2016.  The exhibit was juried by Andrew Stevens, Curator of the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin.

Large variety of prints aare included in the exhibit.

Large variety of prints are included in the exhibit.

With over 100 prints included in the exhibit it represents a wide range of techniques and styles by contemporary printmakers and artists throughout the United States.

Sampling of prints in the exhibit.

Sampling of prints in the exhibit.

First Place Award goes to Anna Mavromatis, Houston, TX for her monotype entitled She Could Hear the Piano Playing.  Several awards and merits were presented to participating printmakers.

monotype entitled 'Yotzumata'.

monotype entitled ‘Yotzumata’.

One of my favorite pieces in the exhibit is this hybrid print entitled Yotzumata by Koichi Yamamoto from Knoxville, TN.  The impressive piece is a very large monotype with Intaglio Chine Colle and received the McClain’s Printmaking Award.

A vast range of print sizes are included.

A vast range of print sizes are included.

The Monotype Guild of New England is dedicated to the art of the unique print, it is a national, nonprofit organization that fosters understanding and appreciation of monotypes and monoprints. It sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and other special programs for its members and the public.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is located at 86 Park Street in Attleboro, MA.  Hours are Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Standard admission and parking are free. Donations are always appreciated.

Make It Your Own Exhibit

March 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

30" x 22" monotype entitled 'Dynasty'.

30″ x 22″ monotype entitled ‘Dynasty’.

Thru March 2016 the Coastal Printmakers have a special exhibit at The James Library and Center for the Arts.  Printmakers were asked to choose a piece of artwork that inspires them and create a print with their own voice.    The monotype that I have selected to be included in the exhibit is entitled Dynasty which was inspired by Cy Twombly.

Cy Twombly bookplate

Cy Twombly bookplate

Cy Twombly is known for his loose painterly marks that at first glance may appear to be naïve but after closer observation the viewer will be awakened to their sophisticated and poetic articulation.

This bookplate by Cy Twombly moved me with his love of paint. The textures and colors evoke a garden in bloom with a pureness and simplistic expression that also has depth and complexity.

Make it Your Own by Coastal Printmakers
MARCH 4-29 2016
OPENING RECEPTION   FRIDAY MARCH 4TH 6-8PM
GALLERY HOURS
Tues – Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-1
THE JAMES LIBRARY and CENTER FOR THE ARTS
24 West Street  Norwell  MA

On the Move

May 27, 2015 § 2 Comments

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Monotype with Chine Colle entitled ‘Pink Garden’.

Working in the print studio at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA is a weekly exercise that helps to keep me creating artwork on a consistent basis while connecting with other local printmakers.  As a Gallery Artist I have been invited to submit a piece for the upcoming Gallery Artist Showcase that opens May 29- June 12, 2015 in the Dillon Gallery.  The opening reception is Friday, May 29 from 6 to 8 pm.  My submission is the above monotype entitled Pink Garden.

monotype with Chine Colle

monotype with Chine Colle

Summer is closing in and the outdoor art scene is percolating.  The 60th Anniversary for the South Shore Arts Festival is slated for June 19th-21st, 2015 in Cohasset, MA.  Two of my pieces have been selected to be included in the Juried Show and one in the Members’ Show.

Monotype with Chine Colle.

Monotype with Chine Colle entitled ‘meadow’.

The Arts Festival is an event not to be missed as the South Shore of Massachusetts celebrates the local creative community.  The above monotype entitled meadow will find it’s way to the fine arts tent in the Juried Exhibit.  Please visit.

Multiple pieces at the Framers Edge in Braintree, MA.

Multiple pieces at the Framers Edge in Braintree, MA.

The Framers Edge in Braintree, MA have graciously offered to exhibit my artwork.  Stop by to view a wide range of my pieces and special thanks to Max for creating a great wall design.

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monotype

The Framers Edge is also offering a sampling of my smaller pieces that are unframed.  The Framers Edge is located at 210 Quincy Ave in Braintree, MA.  Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-5pm.

Special Exhibit in April 2015

February 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

Solo exhibit coming in April 2015 at The James.

Mixed media painting entitled exposed 72″ x 42″.

It is with great anticipation that I am planning an upcoming exhibit with my artist comrade Patricia Berube at the James Library & Center for the Arts starting on April 3rd thru 29th.  The pieces that I am presenting are recent paintings and monotypes that expose a personal side to my work.   Interests that come though my artwork are a love of color, texture, scale, paint strokes and a sense of humor.   After many years as a commercial illustrator, designer and art director I have taken the time to create pieces that interest me without the restrictions of assignment work.

30" x 22" monotype entitled 'Dynasty'.

30″ x 22″ monotype entitled ‘Dynasty’.

Monotypes that will be included in the show are a way for my work to be more free with a suggestion of realism that lends itself to the viewer making their own conclusions and stories.   Pieces will range in size from large 72′ x 42′ paintings down to smaller 4″x 6″ pieces.  Please Join me.

Opening reception Friday,  April 10, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm

The James Library & Center for the Arts

24 West Street Norwell, Massachusetts  781-659-7100

Hours:  Tues-Fri 1 t0 5pm, Sat 9am to 1pm, closed Mondays

Local for the Holidays

November 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Lisa Howard is a potter and the proprietor at Local Pottery.

Lisa Howard is a potter and the proprietor at Local Pottery.

The Holidays are here already and, believe it or not, 2014 is coming to a close.  Each year it’s been a tradition for myself and friends that appreciate creative integrity to make a yearly sojourn to the Local Pottery Open Studio that runs from Dec 5-30, 2014.  The opening reception on Dec 5th, starting at 7 pm and goes to whenever, is a well attended event with an abundance of handcrafted pieces and lots of fine treats and potables.   Lisa Howard is the owner and skilled potter who throws this Holiday Soiree that is not to be missed.  This year Lisa moved her studio and gallery to it’s new location at:

Village Gardens
376 Washington Street (Route 53)
Norwell, MA 02061

Vases by Wayne Fuerst and bowl by Lisa Howard.

Vases by Wayne Fuerst and bowl by Lisa Howard.

The Local Pottery gallery has an extensive collection of fine pottery and crafts from local and regional artisans that are carefully curated to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship.

Pottery and wooden utensils.

Pottery and wooden utensils.

Look for a vast array of gorgeous pieces that will give your home spirit and joy.  Each year I add something new to my collection and over time I have acquired several interesting pieces that pair wonderfully with my local foods from the Braintree Farmers Market.

Display shelves at Local Pottery.

Display shelves at Local Pottery.

Lisa has painstakingly designed her new space with custom made shelves and display cases that accentuate the earthy beauty of the products she offers.

Bowls by Liz Kinder.

Bowls by Liz Kinder.

Find something for everyone on your Holiday list, including yourself, at Local Pottery.   Support this special place where you’ll find local creativity and fine craftsmanship by artisans where each piece is a one-of-a-kind original.

5" x 7" Abstract Monotype with Chine-Colle by Donna Ingemanson.

5″ x 7″ Abstract Monotype with Chine-Colle by Donna Ingemanson.

Local Happenings Dec 5th thru 30th, 2014:

Coastal Printmakers Small Works & Sale

The James Library and Center for the Arts
24 West St. Norwell, MA  02061
781-659-7100 | http://www.jameslibrary.org
Gallery hours  Tuesday-Friday 1-5 | Saturday 10-1

Opening reception Friday Dec 5th 6 to 8 pm

and

Local Pottery Open Studio

Village Gardens
376 Washington Street (Route 53)
Norwell, MA 02061

Tue thru Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mondays and evenings by chance or appointment. Closed December 5 until 7 pm for primping.

Opening reception Friday Dec 5th 7pm to whenever…

Coastal Printmaker Invitational Exhibit

June 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Monotype by Ann Conte.

It was back in 2007 that Bob and Elaine Cunniff organized the Coastal Printmakers and now our most recent Coastal Printmaker Invitational Exhibit has over 60 original prints all hanging at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA.   This is one of the exhibit spaces managed by the South Shore Art Center.

Monotypes by Ellen Harris.

Monotypes by Ellen Harris.

Within the exhibit are an array of creative and thought provoking pieces.  Several of the prints are monotypes which lend themselves to a painterly style that merges abstraction and realism.

Monotypes by Patricia Berube.

Monotypes by Patricia Berube.

While hanging the exhibit I was able to sneak in a couple of shots.  These three monotypes by Trish Berube are gorgeously organic with a looseness of texture and incredible details.

Collographs by Joan Hausrath.

Collographs by Joan Hausrath.

Joan Hausrath has included some of her collographs that have a primitive and tribal theme with a skill of printmaking that lends itself to her subject matter.  Joan is offering a Collograph and Monoprint Workshop this July at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA.  I’m a fan!

Monotypes on paper with fabric imprint by Roxane Hynek.

Monotypes on paper with fabric imprint by Roxane Hynek.

These intriguing pieces by Roxane Hynek are mesmerizing and beautiful in their simplicity.

The wall of Black & White prints.

The wall of Black & White prints.

In the downstairs hallway the Coastal Printmakers Exhibit continues with a wall filled with black and white prints by accomplished printmakers Susan Denniston, Michele Meister, Amy Geyer and more.

Larry Guilmette, Esther Maschio and Joan Drescher working on hanging the exhibit.

Larry Guilmette, Esther Maschio and Joan Drescher working on hanging the exhibit.

Thanks to all the Coastal Printmakers, the So. Shore Art Center, the So. Shore Conservatory and all our volunteers that made this exhibit possible.  This is a printmaking exhibit not to be missed with several fine art prints that are the efforts of local artists.  All of the pieces are originals and available for purchase through the So. Shore Art Center.  The best way to appreciate art is to see it in person.

This exhibit runs through September 30th, 2014 and is located at the So. Shore Conservatory at 1 Conservatory Drive in Hingham, MA  02043.

Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm,
Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Footprints in the Garden

May 7, 2014 § 1 Comment

Monotype by Ellen Harris

Monotype by Ellen Harris.

Spring has finally arrived on the South Shore of Massachusetts and Coastal Printmakers are celebrating with a new exhibit entitled Footprints in the Garden on view thru May 28, 2014 at the James Library and Art Center at 24 West Street Norwell, MA.  All unique and original prints have a 12″ x 12″ image area (foot prints-get it?) and were created specifically for this themed show that is inspired by nature.

Monotype by Anita Franks

Monotype by Anita Franks.

Each piece in the exhibit depicts the character and creativity of the artist such as the above monotype by Anita Franks who is inspired by artists such as Authur Dove and Wassily Kandinsky.  Although this piece is abstract it suggests nature from the smallest life force of a single cell to the vibrancy and power of the sun.

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Monotype entitled ‘Water Garden’ by Esther Maschio.

Esther Maschio is the printmaker who is the driving force behind Coastal Printmakers.  She has taught printmaking at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA for 20+ years and continues to inspire and encourage artists of all skill levels.  Her studio classes are consistently popular with many of her students attending year after year.

Collagraph by Jane Johnston.

Collagraph with embroidery by Jane Johnston.

Jane Johnston is a collagraph expert.  She uses a variety of materials to construct her prints that range from fabrics to fragments of drywall tape to just about anything she can get her hands on.   Her pieces are thoughtfully constructed and are a balance of mechanical genius and organic madness.

The Footprints in the Garden exhibit will continue thru May 28th and will be part of the Books in Bloom fundraiser that takes place this Friday, May 9th, at the James Library and Art Center.  Three floors of spectacular floral displays interpreting books, light fare, cash bar, light music and more.

Looking for a fun Mother’s Day outing this weekend?  Bring Mom to the Books in Bloom Open House this Saturday, May 10th, from 10 -1 p.m.  Stop by and enjoy three floors of 25 spectacular floral displays depicting books. Details at www.jameslibrary.org. Free.

Synergies: New Gallery Artists Expo

January 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

This original monotype entitled 'Pet Me' is included in the Synergies: New Artists Expo.

This original monotype entitled ‘Pet Me’ is included in the Synergies: New Artists Expo.

Recently I’ve been working a series of monotypes that will be included in the Synergies:  New Gallery Artists Expo that opens on January 10th and runs thru February 9th, 2014.  Eight of my pieces are included in this exhibit that features five new Gallery Artists in the Dillon Gallery at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA.  This exhibit runs in conjunction with the ‘Made in America’ Gallery Artists Juried Exhibit in the Bancroft Gallery.

'Red Sea' original monotype included in Synergies Exhibit.

‘Red Sea’ original monotype included in Synergies Exhibit.

The series is a recent snapshot of my interest in the natural beauty of color, texture, scale and spontaneity. Each print is unique and one-of-a-kind, which is inherent in monotype printmaking. The process begins by choosing a plexiglass plate whereby mediums are applied, built up, and then removed until the image is to my liking. My interest in working with inks, and how they can be manipulated, is fascinating and challenging both creatively and technically. I also create templates made from various materials ranging from plastic cutting boards to pieces of fabric and found materials that impart texture into the print. While working, I may have a story in mind. Sometimes it evolves as I work with the materials, similar to a musician that warms up to find a groove, thereby creating the unexpected while following the intuition of the moment.

Original monotype entitled 'Kitty Come Home' is included in the Synergies:  New Gallery Artists Expo.

Original monotype entitled ‘Kitty Come Home’ is included in the Synergies: New Gallery Artists Expo.

Abstract ideas are incorporated with a touch of realism—ancient forms fused with modernism. Scale is another aspect of my work that intrigues me. In this series there are larger pieces along with smaller ones. Within the compositions there are elements that are both large and small creating altered perspectives. Once I am satisfied with the composition a sheet of Arches 88 paper is placed over the plate and is run through a hand press. The pressure from the roller transfers the image onto the paper. The monotype process allows for a looseness with unexpected results that add character and unusual details to the finished print. The final pieces give enough information to bring the viewer to the threshold of their own interpretations.

This monotype entitled 'Twins' is included in the exhibit.

This monotype entitled ‘Twins’ is included in the exhibit.

Please visit this exhibit that has it’s opening reception on January 10th from 6 to 8 pm.  The South Shore Art Center operates Monday–Saturday 10–4, Sunday 12–4.

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER
119 Ripley Road
Cohasset, MA 02025
Tel: 781 383 2787 Fax: 781 383 2964
Web: http://www.ssac.org
Email: info@ssac.org

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