Cultivate a Sense of Wonder at the Morgan This Winter!
Winter Season Workshop Launch
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is thrilled to announce the winter season workshops for 2024. This winter, we will host a hybrid workshop season that incorporates in-person and virtual workshops. We strive to preserve traditional practices in hand papermaking, letterpress printing, and the art of the book, while cultivating contemporary artwork made within these disciplines. Our workshops provide the opportunity to learn craft traditions and creative techniques developed by practicing artists in an environment that fosters creativity. As always, our workshops are open to all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. We look forward to opening our doors and Zoom screens to you this winter as we create art together!
Interested in teaching an in-person or virtual workshop at the Morgan? We are now accepting workshop proposals for our Summer 2024 season. Please submit workshop proposals by November 30, 2023, to be considered for the 2024 Summer Season. Learn more at morganconservatory.org/apply-to-teach.
New Introductory Workshops
This season, we are pleased to announce a new series of workshops specifically for those who are new to the fields of hand papermaking, letterpress printing, and the art of the book. These workshops focus on building knowledge and introductory skills within each of The Morgan’s studio areas. Though very few of our workshops require prior experience, we know that it can be helpful to dip your toes into the (pulpy) water before taking a deep dive into more advanced techniques. Look for the “Intro” workshops as a great way to start or continue your learning journey at The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation.
You can register for a workshop online at morganconservatory.com/s/shop or by calling us at 216.361.9255. Full scholarships are available through the Morgan Equitable Artist Fund. Learn more by visiting morganconservatory.org/equitable-artist-fund.
Morgan Makers Exhibition — Opening 5-8 pm Friday, December 8
Join us as we near the end of 2023 with our Morgan Maker’s Exhibition. Mingle with our artist members and enjoy light refreshments for the opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, December 8. This exhibition is on view from December 8 to January 6 and features the scope of talent in paper, book, and print that can be found in our community here at the Morgan.
Are you a Morgan Member who creates prints, cards, notebooks and other small items? As a perk of being a Morgan Member, you can become a consigned artist in our store! The Morgan retains 40% commission on all consigned items. If you are interested, please email Celeste at email@example.com for more details.
We Be Workin’ Staff Exhibition — Opening 5-8 pm Friday, January 26
Artists in this day and age are constantly creating in their free time. The Morgan staff are no different. We incorporate techniques and ideas from our day-to-day work at the Morgan into our individual artistic processes and creations. The upcoming exhibition We Be Workin’celebrates the raw talent and drive of the current Morgan staff. This exhibition is on view from January 12 to February 9. Enjoy some warm beverages and a chance to connect to the Morgan staff during the public reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, January 26.
AIR Exhibition: Pulp, Paper and Possibilities — Opening 5-8 pm Friday, February 23
Join us in celebrating our Artists-in-Residence and the work they created during their 2023 residencies at the Morgan Conservatory. Enjoy light refreshments during the opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday February 23. This exhibition will be on view February 23 to March 22.
12th Annual Juried Exhibition: New Terrain — Opening 5-8 pm Friday, April 5
This year for the Morgan’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition the challenge of exploring new terrains is posed to artists. Artists are encouraged to traverse this concept through various media and ideas of mapping, the heroic quest, charting new courses, and translating the experiential into the visual and how we connect to our environment real and imagined. Artwork encompassing this theme is eligible for submission. The call for entry deadline is Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 11:59 pm. For more details and to submit your work visit https://bit.ly/12th-juriedshow.
Make sure to attend the opening reception of our 12th Annual Juried Exhibition: New Terrain from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 5,to cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice Award and hear the award announcement. This exhibition will be on view from April 5 to May 4.
NOTE TO JOANN: can you list these awards in a nicer way?
Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
The Prints and The Pulper™ paper studio award: $200 award selected by MP Marion
Two Morgan Awards of Merit: Various Hand Made Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Gift Certificate to the Morgan Store
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Morgan Makers Exhibition, 5-8pm Friday, December 8
We Be Workin’ Staff Exhibition, 5-8pm Friday, January 26
AIR Exhibition: Pulp, Paper and Possibilities, 5-8pm Friday, February 23
12th Annual Juried Exhibition: New Terrain, 5pm-8pm Friday, April 5
WINTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Intro to Western Papermaking, Part I, January 13. Taught by Ryan Cermak
Intro to Western Papermaking, Part II, February 10. Taught by Ryan Cermak
Japanese Papermaking, February 24 & 25. Taught by Michaelle Marschall
Mechanical Spine Binding (Virtual), January 9. Taught by Maria Carolina Ceballos
Intro to Bookbinding, Part I, February 17. Taught by R. E. Anderson
Intro to Bookbinding, Part II, March 16. Taught by R. E. Anderson
Intro to Letterpress, January 20. Taught by R. E. Anderson
Design & Print a Repeating Pattern, March 10. Taught by Meryl Engler
Letterpress Possibilities, March 23 & 24. Taught by Wendy Partridge
Wild Crafting Paper Dye: Black Walnut, January 6 & 7. Taught by Anna Chapman
Shaping Space w/ Flax Paper (Virtual), January 16. Taught by Jacqueline Mallegni
Intro to Marbling, February 3. Taught by Ryan Cermak
From Studio to Gallery: Matting, Mounting, & Framing Works on Paper (Virtual), February 6 & 13. Taught by Celeste Stauber
Exploring Encaustics, March 2 & 3. Taught by Michaelle Marschall
Off the Grid! Exploring Traditional & Non-traditional Spinning & Weaving Methods Using Paper, March 9 & 10. Taught by Julie McLaughlin & Paula Damm
Transformation & Storytelling, April 13. Taught by E. Ainsley