- Via northbound I-95:
Take exit 14, continue through 2 stop signs to the first traffic light, make a left onto West Avenue, go to third light, turn right in to Mathews Park. CCP is the first building on the left. Parking is behind CCP.
- Via southbound I-95:
Take exit 15, bear right off the exit, turn right at the light onto West Avenue, turn right at next light into Mathews Park. CCP is the first building on the left. Parking is behind CCP.
- By Bus, Train or Taxi:
Take Metro North Railroad (New Haven Line) to South Norwalk Station. Cabs and the Wheels Special 10 Bus are available for additional transportation from railroad.
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paper works, book arts, and digital arts. CCP offers a comprehensive schedule of printmaking workshops throughout the year, structured for all ages and levels of experience, ages 11 through adult. In the summer, there are two Teen Summer Printmaking Arts programs. The Grace Ross Shanley Gallery features acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year, and is handicapped accessible. Artists who participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program have the opportunity to live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, adjacent to the main building. Edition printing is offered by the CCP Master Printer and Associate Printer. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a member of the statewide Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of fifteen world-class museums and historic sites, www.arttrail.org and is also a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, www.fcbuzz.org.
The Artist-in-Residence Program at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking offers established and emerging artists an opportunity to realize printmaking projects by providing time, privacy, equipment, and a creative environment. Artists who participate in the program live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, for one week or as long as one month.
The residency provides uninterrupted time to produce a body of work and a supportive atmosphere for creative growth and development in traditional and innovative printmaking techniques. Artists can create an edition, explore new mediums, or otherwise advance their printmaking oeuvre. Participants may work independently or in association with one of CCP’s printers, for an additional fee. A printmaking residency is an ideal opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. It is hoped that competition for the residency will stimulate original and inventive proposals for work that artists might not otherwise attempt.
Residencies are based in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, next to CCP’s main facility. The cottage houses a printmaking studio as well as a compact, furnished, two-bedroom living space with a fully equipped kitchen, bath, and laundry. The building has central heat and air-conditioning and is wheelchair accessible.
2nd Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational
April 7 - May 19