The Peregrine Press :: A printmaking cooperative in Portland Maine

WELCOME to the Peregrine Press website!

Peregrine Press, founded in 1991 as a non-profit, fine arts printmaking cooperative in Portland, Maine, is the oldest such cooperative in Maine, and among few of its kind in the nation. Currently there are 30 active members who work in a variety of printmaking techniques such as collograph, woodcut, monotype, etching, photo-etching, lithography, and other mixed media processes. The shared studio, which is available to members 24/7 is operated and maintained on a cooperative basis with an elective board that runs the organization. The full membership meets several times a year to organize events, workshops and to elect new officers; Current officers are listed on the contacts page. Peregrine Press is working towards being as toxic free a studio as possible.

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What we do ...

In addition to making prints, press members teach and attend workshops at the studio and participate in gallery exhibitions around the region. As a group we've shown work at Maine Coast Artists, Aucocisco Gallery at the Eastland, The George Marshall Store Gallery, The University of Maine, Presque Isle, The Saco Museum and The University of New England.

In 2016 Peregrine Press celebrated 25 years as a cooperative printmaking studio mounting an exhibition at the Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library, producing a catalog, and a couple of videos about the press and the process of creating a giant peregrine falcon kite for the exhibition. You can view work from the show on the 25th anniversary page, and watch videos about the press , and making the kite on YouTube. DVDs and catalogs are available for purchase; please e-mail us if you are interested.

You can see a variety of examples of our work - on our Artists’ page, Portfolio Page, Flat File page, and the 25th Exhibition page. If you are interested in membership, please visit the Membership page; and to learn more about us just follow the links above and below.

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Our Mission

  • To provide a well-equipped studio for a diverse group of artist members;
  • To celebrate the art of printmaking as an innovative, dynamic and evolving art form;
  • To encourage a synergy of ideas, sharing of techniques, and mutual support;
  • To educate ourselves and the general public in the art of printmaking through lectures, workshops, and exhibits;
  • To mentor the next generation of printmakers by offering membership each year to a graduating print major through a scholarship in memory of Kate Mahoney and Marcie Carner.
Click here to see work from the 25th exhibition