Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. is located in Newcastle, Maine, at 505 River Road. Just a short drive from the studio you will find plenty of lovely coastal villages meandering along the Damariscotta River.

The peninsula south of Damariscotta leads to the Pemiquid Lighthouse which is featured on the Maine quarter.  The historic Fort William Henry is nearby along with several art galleries, restaurants, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Boats to Monhegan Island which has a large artist colony provides daily service from New Harbor.

Down the other “finger” of the peninsula is the fishing village of South Bristol which is known for a swing bridge leading to Rutherford Island which is the most frequently opened bridge in Maine.  The town of Damariscotta is home to the award winning Skidompha Library with WFi, a bookstore with coffee shop, many specialty shops, restaurants, real estate offices, and various types of lodging. The entire area attracts artists from all over the world with its many scenic areas.

Our facility consists of  a 31" x 54" Conrad etching press and a 15 X 30" Conrad etching press.   Many tables and counters provide surfaces for "clean hands" and "dirty hands" work.  There is also a complete venting system, aquatint box, large inking table, many silkscreens, a professional hot plate a large sink with power wash, and a professional print drying system. There is a separate paper area to store and cut paper.  A computer with laser printer is also available.

As a group, the Midcoast Printmakers have exhibited at the Camden Library, Camden; Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland; and the First National Bank in Damariscotta. They hosted a state-wide printshow at the Round Top Farm in Damriscotta July 2009 which drew printmakers from far and wide. They had a hands-on exhibit at the 2010 Blueberry Festival in Damariscotta.

Individually, members belong to or have exhibited at the following organizations: Boothbay Regional Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor; Kennebec Valley Art Association in Hallowell; Saltwater Artists Gallery and Pemaquid Gallery in Pemaquid; Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset; The Boston Printmakers; Monotype Guild of New England; Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, National Collage Society., Art Instutute of Chicago; Society of Illustrators in New York City; National Center for children’s Illustrated Literature in Texas; USM, and the State House in Augusta.

Many members were represented in the Maine Print Project in 2006 in Rockland. Members’ work can be viewed at the Boston Public Library, Farnsworth Art Museum, Museum of the Orkney Islands, Scotland, Maine College of Art, and the Portland Museum of Art. Work was included in the Caldbeck Drawing show in 2010 and the traveling exhibition of the Boston Printmakers Think show 2010-2011. Many awards and grants have also been received.

You will find us just outside downtown Damariscotta on Business Route 1. map