The Peregrine Press :: A printmaking cooperative in Portland Maine

WELCOME to the Peregrine Press website!

Peregrine Press, founded in 1991 as a non-profit, fine arts printmaking cooperative in Portland, Maine, is the only such cooperative in Maine, and among a few of its kind in the nation. Currently there are 30 active members who work in a variety of printmaking techniques such as collograph, woodcut, monotype, etching, photo-etching, lithography, and other mixed media processes. The shared studio, which is available to members 24/7 is operated and maintained on a cooperative basis with an elective board that runs the organization. The full membership meets several times a year to organize events, workshops and to elect new officers; Current officers are listed on the contacts page. Peregrine Press is working towards being as toxic free a studio as possible.

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What we do ...

In addition to making prints, press members teach and attend workshops at the studio and participate in gallery exhibitions around the region. As a group we've shown work at Maine Coast Artists, Aucocisco Gallery at the Eastland, The George Marshall Store Gallery, The University of Maine, Presque Isle, The Saco Museum and The University of New England. We invite you to keep track of our collective shows as well as information about exhibitions in which individual members are participating by subscribing to the News, or bookmarking the News page.

You can see a variety of examples of our work - on our Artists’ page, our Portfolio Page, and our most recent project the Flat File page. If you are interested in membership, please visit the Membership page; and to learn more about us - our history, facilities and more - just follow the links above and below.

Our Mission

  • To provide a well-equipped studio for a diverse group of artist members;
  • To celebrate the art of printmaking as an innovative, dynamic and evolving art form;
  • To encourage a synergy of ideas, sharing of techniques, and mutual support;
  • To educate ourselves and the general public in the art of printmaking through lectures, workshops, and exhibits;
  • To mentor the next generation of printmakers by offering membership each year to a graduating print major through a scholarship in memory of Kate Mahoney and Marcie Carner.
Click here to see our recent portfolio