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Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Remarque Printmaking Workshop hosts an international open submission exhibition every year. There were over 600 submissions this year, from which 36 were chosen for the show. My screenprint Another Blue Day II was one of the pieces chosen.

Realising that some of the work submitted to the 111 Mini Print Internacional Cantabria by a number of international artists, had not arrived due to delivery problems caused by Covid-19, the organisers decided to exhibit every print, rather than a selection made by the jury. In order to be fair, they will wait until all the prints have arrived and then choose the prizewinners. Meanwhile the show is on display and will continue until December 2020. As new pieces arrive they will be added to the exhibition. Lilac Lake is one of the screen prints I submitted.

Lilac Lake_Screenprint on paper_Bernadette Madden

 

More and more exhibitions, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are now taking place.The 40th Miniprint of Cadaqués is now on in the Taller Galleria Fort and will continue until September 30th 2020. Over 40 countries are represented in the show, my screenprint “Reeds” is one of the works on display.Bernadette Madden_Reeds_Serigraph

I am a participant in the on-line print exhibition “On Paper 2020“. My piece in the show, “Another Blue Day XXXIV”,  is a hand finished screenprint on Fabriano paper.                    The title comes from a line in the first verse of the poem “Today” by Thomas Carlyle:      So here hath been dawning   Another blue Day:  Think wilt thou let it   Slip useless away.  Bernadette_Madden_Another_Blue_Day_XXXIV

 

The website MAKING  recently asked me to write a piece for them about someone I had known since the early days of my career. Blanaid Reddin, who passed away towards the end of 2019 at the age of 90, left a low key but far reaching legacy. Read Blanaid Reddin Remembered on www.making.ie

MAKING celebrates “Irish craft in stories,events,images and archive” and is a mine of information for anyone interested in beautiful, handmade, Irish objects.

Stay well and safe in these difficult days.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of all but the most essential shops and retail outlets. Cinemas, theatres and art galleries are also closed. The Solomon Gallery, Dublin, has just opened it’s regular Spring exhibition on line, showing over 50 works from both gallery and invited artists. Two of my screenprints, “Sunlight and Shadow” and “In the Woods”  are part of the exhibition ,which runs until 25th April 2020In the Woods_Screenprint_Bernadette Madden

My home was featured in My Favourite Room in the Sunday Independent on January 26th 2020. The article was written by Mary O’Sullivan and David Conachy was the photographer. Search:  Independent My Favourite Room Bernadette Madden   to read the interview, click on one of the photos to see all of them.Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 08.00.54

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

My new studio is finally finished and my Christmas Exhibition is now on. I will be in the studio , or not too far away, until December 21st. Click on Contact to get in touch, if you’d like to see my new work.Bernadette Madden Christmas Invitation

The 18th Lessedra World Art Print Annual-Mini Print 2019, in Bulgaria, takes place this year from June 19th until September 30th. Three of my screenprints have been chosen for the exhibition, including ” Day”.I have also been invited to exhibit in Enter into Art, in various venues in Germany. My batik “Autumn Dawn” (see May News) has been purchased by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the County Collection.Bernadette Madden_Day_Screenprint_Varied edition 5_image size 4x6cm - Version 2

The 189th RHA Annual Exhibition takes place this year in the Gallagher Gallery ,15 Ely Place,Dublin 2 from today, May 21st until August 10th. There are over 500 works on display, including my screenprint “Earth”.Bernadette Madden, Earth