The Peregrine Press :: A printmaking cooperative in Portland Maine

Lituites, 2011, silkscreen monotype over cardboard engraving monoprint, 12" x 12"

Innovative Approaches to Monotypes and Monoprints with Visiting Artist Christopher Shore

Friday September 28, 7:00 PM
Maine College of Art, Osher Hall

Peregrine Press will present a public lecture with visiting artist Christopher Shore at Osher Hall auditorium at MECA, Friday September 28th at 7 PM. This lecture is sponsored by the Peregrine Press Kate Mahoney Memorial Fund which was established in 2003 in memory of founding member Kate Mahoney.

Christopher Shore is an artist/printmaker who lives and works in the Greater New York area. He is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Religious studies. In 2002 he received his MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His teaching experience includes Graduate Teaching Assistantships at Pratt Institute, Visiting and Adjunct Professorships at Purchase College, State University of New York and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut.

Currently he is the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk Connecticut. His work has been exhibited extensively in Connecticut, New York, and beyond, most recently in the 9th Duoro Biennal Print Exhibition in Portugal. Mr. Shore has taught a variety of printmaking workshops including screenprint, intaglio, collagraph, non-toxic techniques, and printmaking for teachers.

Christopher’s work explores mark-making and line, pushing and pulling form into images inspired by his interest in mythology and biomorphic abstraction. In this lecture, he will discuss the breadth of printmaking techniques being used today, with an emphasis on the use of less toxic materials. In addition to showing his work, he will include other artists who are exploring innovative approaches to making monotype prints.

This event is free and open to the public.

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.


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.


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