Our March North Shore Art Guild Meeting: 3/5/18  7:00pm..

Linocut demo with Michael Maas

Our March NSAG meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, March 5th  at 7 PM at the  Rose Caracappa Center Center in Mt Sinai.


We will be having a Linocut demo by Michael Maas.

Michael Maas: “Printmaker Michael Georg Maas has spent most of his life on Long Island. He descends from some of the very earliest Europeans to settle on the East End as well as German immigrants who arrived at the

end of the 19th century. This could be why he is attracted to fine traditional drawing and print

making techniques as well as the rawness of the German Expressionists. Having received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy School of Fine Arts. He later enrolled at Pratt Institute where he studied with noted Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, Calvin Albert, eventually receiving the Master of Fine Arts degree (with distinction). Returning to Long Island, his work has been exhibited in many galleries and libraries, as well as Briarcliffe College. The recipient of many

awards in several media, he continues to develop his printmaking skills, navigating between

realism and abstraction. Drawing provides the ultimate channel through which these two disparate styles might collide, resulting in work that is seldom easily classified.”

Linoleum Relief Printing involves transferring an original drawing onto a linoleum block or sheet and then carving away the parts that create the negative spac

es of the image. Next, ink is applied to the uncarved  parts of the block using a brayer. Paper is then placed onto the inked block and a barren is used to press the ink thoroughly onto the paper creating a print of the original drawing once the paper is peeled off the block.


Other Items and Dates to remember:

If anyone is interested in showing their work at the Rose Caracappa Center Center, ease reach out to NSAG President, Christopher J Alexander at president@northshoreartguild.com

Expressions Gallery” Reception: Our Loyalty Show Reception will be held on Wednesday March 7, 5:30 to 7:30. If anyone has a piece they would be willing to donate to the raffle for the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital please reach out to NSAG President, Christopher J Alexander  at at president@northshoreartguild.com


 Mather Hospital is looking for members of North Shore Art Guild to help them judge their “BOWL ‘N PIN ART SHOW.”  This will be the third year we have participated in this event.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  If you would like to be a judge please email Cathy Ann Hammer at CHammer@matherhospital.org,  She can also be called at 631-473-1320 Ext 4886


We have been invited to participate in the Terry Street Art Show in Patchogue on June 24th. We need a volunteer to coordinate this event. If you would like to volunteer please reach out to NSAG President, Christopher J Alexander at president@northshoreartguild.com


Upcoming Meetings: 

March 5 – Michael Maas – Linocut demo
April 2 – Roy Kinzer – Golden Paint Company
May 7  – Diana Vacher – Art Licensing
June 4 – Jane Fuher of Sidewalk Alley Gallery – framing
July 2 – Critique
August 6 – no meeting
September 10 – Irene Ruddock -Art Judging
October 1 – TBD or Critique
November 5 – Critique
December  –  Holiday Party