This workshop is a thorough walk-through of the encaustic collagraph method. Participants will get the chance to break all the rules of encaustic; using significantly less wax, minimal fusing, layering with textiles and different line types; etched, drypoint and relief. Encaustic wax will be used to build the surface and Akua Intaglio inks to print monoprints. The plates created can be reused and printed, again and again, allowing the ability to work in limited editions, multiples, or series. Plates can be added to or scraped away at any point in the process making the options limitless.

June 12 – 14, 2022, 10AM – 4PM

Sunday – Tuesday, 3-day workshop

Class size 4-6, All Levels

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue,  Norwalk, CT 06850

Phone  203.899.7999
Fax  203.899.7997

Dorothy's Print, was accepted for and will be Exhibited at the

8th Biennial Footprint International Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

LOCATION: Grace Ross Shanley Gallery at CCP

EXHIBITION: June 5, 2022 – August 28, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2-4 PM

Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP)
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
phone 203.899.7999 · fax 203.899.7997 ·

Gallery and Studio Hours
Tuesday–Saturday 9 am – 5 pm · Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm · Closed Mondays (closes 2/20/22)

Legion Paper, maker of Yupo, just published a review of Dorothy's technique of making printmaking plates (YUPO Plates) using Yupo on their blog.  Link to Legion Paper

Creating Encaustic Collagraphs on YUPO

Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2022

Using a combination of innovative printmaking materials, participants will create plates with hot wax on Yupo, a synthetic paper support. Images can be painted, stamped, textured, incised, and scraped to produce a high and low plate surface ready to ink as either a relief or intaglio. These plates can be combined with monotype and drypoint, are economical, easily cleaned, stored, and cut with scissors or utility knives. Akua soy-based inks will be used on a variety of print papers including washi (Japanese paper). Both hand and press printing options will be explored as well as the use of multiple color plates, transparency, and chine colle'. Part of the learning experience will include discussions of eastern and western papers, demonstrations, finished examples of all techniques and lots of individual attention. All are welcome; some print experience is helpful, but not necessary.

137 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02541
Tel: 508.540.3304
Fax: 508.540.1142

Dorothy says:

'My work explores circular imagery that evokes science, spirituality and the transcendent, positioning the viewer in imagined spaces with a distinct abstract vocabulary. I find inspiration in sources such as solar systems, metaphysical thought, microscopic science and the bounty of nature. Blending these influences into visual form, I push for innovative methods to express the drama, vitality and truth that I seek to embrace. I work in series that combine content and technique with the gesture of the hand evident in all the work.'

Link here to the entire article!

NAWA - Then and Now! through  (5/15/2022)

The Monmouth Museum Exhibition, THEN AND NOW, featured Dorothy's recent work, It included 40 contemporary works from NAWA artists, and 15 NAWA artist pieces from 1900 to 1980 loaned by The Zimmerli Art Museum collection at Rutgers University. Dorothy was featured in the recently selected contemporary works. (Her work is also included in the Zimmerli's NAWA Collection from 1988.)

To Quote from The Monmouth Museum:

'The Monmouth Museum proudly celebrates the 133-year history of The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest continuing professional organization of practicing women artists in the United States. Established in 1889, NAWA has a unique historical presence, as it was founded by five women artists to provide women opportunities to exhibit their work during a period when women faced great difficulty to display their art publicly.'

The show was juried by three curators: Donna Gustafson (Curator of Modern and American Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum); Marianne Ficarra (representing the Monmouth Museum, and currently a professional fine art appraiser, with experience in both curating and judging NAWA exhibitions); and Jeffrey Wechsler (retired Senior Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum).

The exhibition, The National Association of Women Artists: Then and Now, demonstrates the continuing presence of this organization with 65 works of art: a selection of 15 works, dating between 1915 and 1980, from the Zimmerli Art Museum’s The National Association of Women Artists’ Collection at Rutgers (established in 1988), in addition to 50 works of art selected from more than 260 submissions by NAWA member artists nationwide, representing the contemporary part of the exhibition.

This show  closed on May 15

Work from the show is still featured on the NAWA website. and is for sale by NAWA.

 Dorothy also participated as a Panelist!

 See this page for a clip from the tape of the panel discussion.

See this page for the complete tape of the panel discussion (on YouTube).

Monmouth Museum  (732) 747-2266

Located on the campus of Brookdale Community College,

9am - 12pm
Open Studio: Mon - Thurs, 1pm - 4pm
5 sessions on campus

Create beautiful, tonal prints with this painterly printmaking method of making a plate. Learn to construct inexpensive plates of various sizes from plastic and monofilament mesh painted with black acrylic. Work your way back to white by layering polymer gels with brushes and textures. The plate will mirror and resemble your final image. Intaglio printing with non-toxic inks on rag papers yields dense, mezzotint-like surfaces which explore gesture, texture, and tonal effects. A wonderful print experience for all artists.

    See Materials List for materials you need to bring.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

10 Meetinghouse Rd

PO Box 756
Truro, MA 02666

tel: 508 349-7511

fax: 508-349-7513