Painters Printing: Miller Edition

Monotype Printing by Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Angela Mathias Saxon, Anne Corlett and Royce Deans are bringing their printmaking studio front and center to the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, August 8 – 16, 2020, with exhibits August 21 – 30.

Thank you to our Sponsors to date of “Painters Printing/Miller Edition:

Friends: Anonymous, Carol Smith, Darren Zar, Greg Eaton, Irene Smith-King, Jeff Smith, John Boyden, Lisa Giglio, Michael and Vicky Doyne, Nancy Hejna and Mauro Crestani, Nora Thompson Myers, Shelly Koltnow and John Coyne, Sue Ellen and David Wise, Terese Cooke Bottner

Fan club: Allen Wolbrink, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Betsy York, David Rose, Jeff and Jen Okamura, Jennifer Taylor, Karen Knezic, Kim Covell Campbell, Mary Kay Stark, Meg Roman, Melinda Mathias and David Schenburn, Olivia Mitchell, Patty and Steve Dunn, Peter Wiley, Suzanne Webster, Taylor Peck, Tom and Terry Cera, Wayne York

Thank you so much for supporting the arts and our community!!

Sponsorship Opportunities still exist – Become a Part of the Art!

Sharing the thrill of monotype printmaking with patrons of Miller Beach Arts and Creative District!

Artist Residency! Monotype Classes! Sidewalk Sale! Art Exhibit!

Printmaking is thrilling! Monotypes are made by applying paint or ink directly onto a printing ‘plate’. The painted image is transferred to paper by hand or by using a press, creating a mirror image of the original drawing. That moment of reveal when the print is pulled is pure magic. Every time. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities, and the artists are excited to share this dynamic medium with art lovers in NWI.

Experience their working studio and see freshly made artwork on a daily basis. This month-long event will include the creation of a new body of work by the three artists based on the beautiful landscapes of the area, free online printmaking classes, a sidewalk sale, and a concluding exhibition of their work for the last two weeks of August.

Angela, Anne and Royce are all established painters who bring a ‘painterly’ approach to this traditional printmaking process.

Program details

Artists’ Studio: The artists’ studio will be set up in the front window of the Art Center so patrons can watch the artists at work during the day. Taking into consideration the restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the artists will offer a live video session via Zoom, Sunday August 9 at 5pm, and Wednesday and Friday at 2pm. They will discuss different aspects of monotype printmaking and their own artistic practices. The sessions will include a Q and A period of time, so visitors can ask questions about the process and their work. The video will also show their working process. These sessions will be recorded and available at the MBACD website, so patrons can tune in at their convenience. The artists will be streaming live Instagram shorts daily as well.

Online Classes are made possible by the generous sponsorship of GlitterPaste Studio. In consideration of the pandemic, the artists will be offering a series of free classes online. Free material packets for the classes will be available for pickup at the MBACD between 1-5pm, or ag D and K Salads on Lake Street between 12-8pm. The classes will be conducted via Zoom and also recorded. Guests can either join in the live Zoom sessions or watch the instruction at their own convenience. We will encourage everyone to post their work on the Miller Beach Arts social media.


Sidewalk Sale: Freshly made work will be displayed in front of the MBACD on Friday August 14th from 4-6pm. All proceeds will go directly to supporting MBACD programs and events.

Online Sales: As artwork is created, it will be posted on the online store – click Gallery tab – and will be available for viewing and purchase. A portion of all proceeds will go directly to supporting MBACD programs and events.

Gallery Exhibition: “Painters Printing/Miller Edition” will be open weekends August 21 – 30, 2020, showing a display of monotype prints created during the MBACD residency. A portion of all proceeds will go directly to supporting MBACD programs and events.

About the artists

All three artists were born and raised along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Angela Mathias Saxon was raised in Miller and is a Wirt High School graduate; she earned a BFA/Painting from Indiana University. Anne Corlett is from River Forest, IL and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Royce Deans was raised in Western Springs and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.They presented an exhibition of regional landscape paintings, ‘Reconnect’, in 2018 at MBACD.

Daily Schedule of events

Saturday August 8

Sunday August 9, 5pm

What is a Monotype? Meet the artists, Angela Mathias Saxon, Anne Corlett and Royce Deans. They’ll share with you their various artistic practices and how they all came to be printmaking together. They will share a demonstration of the interesting and exciting details of making monotypes – the possibilities are endless.

Monday August 10

Tuesday August 11

Wednesday August 12

Finding Inspiration in the Landscape: The artists will discuss their process of going out in the landscape around Miller, working en plein air, making sketches and paintings. They will share how those working drawings and paintings form the basis for their monotypes.

Thursday August 13

Friday August 14

How’s it going?: We’ll take a look at how the artists are doing, and get an update on directions they are taking with their work. They’ll show us new work created during the residency as well as insights they have uncovered during this intensive printmaking time.

Saturday August 15

Sunday August 16

Gallery Exhibit

August 21, 22, 23 and August 28, 29, 30

Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 6-8pm, Sundays 2-4pm $5 entry requested, please wear masks and practice social distancing

Sale of art

Visit the sidewalk sale Friday August 14 from 4-6pm, or gallery August 21,22, 28 or 29 from 6-8pm or August 23 or 30 from 2-4pm Or visit – Gallery tab.

All events happening @ the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts 540 S. Lake Street in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, IN or via Zoom

Event Sponsorship

Be a part of the scene!

Be an integral part of this event by becoming a sponsor. There are a variety of sponsorship levels with artistic rewards for each. Sponsors will be listed on the MBACD website and the Painters Printing website.

In addition to creating a body of work based on the Miller Beach landscape, the artists will also create a signature poster available only to sponsors. Working from a panoramic viewpoint of the Miller Beach lakeshore, each artist will represent one third of the view. The three monotypes will be presented together in this signature poster. Donate at the $1000 level and you will receive all 3 original prints from this signature poster!

Sponsorship levels

Fan club: $25 – 99

Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 9 x 12, suitable for framing

Friend: $100 – 299

Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Class program sponsor: $300 Filled by GlitterPaste Studio!

Classes will be offered online to the Miller community, with all supplies provided free of charge. Your name/logo can be included on all promotion for these classes.

Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Connoisseur: $300 – 499

Your choice of an original 8 x 10 monotype from any of the artists

11 x 17 Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, signed by the artists

Collector: $500 – 750

Three original monotypes created during the residency – one 8 x 10 monotype from each artist

Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Patron: $1000 (1 available)

The donor at this level will receive the three monotypes made especially for the Painters Printing/Miller edition signature poster. The poster will represent a signature view of the Miller lakeshore represented in three sequential monotypes created by Anne, Angela and Royce..

11 x 17 Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, signed by the artists.

Safety first

Events at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts are conducted in a safe environment employing social distancing, and with masks required. The arts center is a large space which easily offers more than adequate social distancing opportunities to ensure the health and safety of volunteers, participants and artists.

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