The Kate Mahoney Memorial Fund
All Monotypes 9"X14" © Kate Mahoney
Kate Mahoney was one of the founding members of Peregrine Press. She died June 10, 2003 after a seven-year struggle with breast cancer. She was an accomplished painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited throughout Maine and New England. She received her art degree from Emmanuel College in Boston and attended many painting and printmaking workshops and seminars over the years.
The Kate Mahoney Memorial Fund was established in the fall of 2003 from donations offered by press members, friends and family in her name following her death. Kate was a painter and a printmaker but printmaking was her first love. Peregrine Press was a place where Kate found creative growth and friendship. During her time as a member and her years as president of the press, Kate helped the group grow in many ways. We miss her deeply and hope to help keep her memory alive, as well as her commitment to printmaking through our management of this fund. The current plan is to establish an annual guest lecture program in her name, and bring a printmaker of note to Portland to give a formal talk and conduct a printmaking workshop open to Peregrine Press members and the printmaking community in Maine. The Kate Mahoney Fund committee consists of Alice Spencer, Kate Cheney-Chappell, Phil Stevens, Deedee Schwartz, and Bill Curtsinger.
Donations to Kate's Fund to support this community educational-outreach effort at Peregrine Press would be greatly appreciated. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to Kate Mahoney Memorial Fund, Peregrine Press, 61 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine 04101.
One of Kate's Favorite Quotes
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"
On Friday, April 8, 2005 Peregrine Press hosted the first Kate Mahoney Memorial Fund sponsored public lecture on contemporary printmaking by Boston artist Peter Scott. The lecture was held at the Bakery Building, 61 Pleasant Street, in Portland. Scott, head of the printmaking department at the School of the MFA in Boston, spoke about his recent visit to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he has worked on collaborative projects with the Artist’s Proof Printmaking Studio. An established printmaker, Scott is represented by Gallery NAGA in Boston. He has participated in printmaking residencies at the Franz Masereel Centrum in Belgium and lectured on printmaking at universities in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. His work is in the collection of the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as well as many other public and private collections both nationally and internationally.
On Friday, May 19th, 2006 Peregrine Press hosted the second Kate Mahoney Memrial Fund sponsored lecture and slide presentation called, “Connecting Through Time: Carving, Printing, Tools, Paper and Ink…Sacred Order of the HAND” by Boston artist, Annie Silverman. The lecture was held at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress Street, in Portland. Silverman, an established printmaker, book artist, and writer spoke about her exploration of woodcuts, story telling, and her methods of creating unique impressions and patterned surfaces. Silverman is a studio artist and skilled teacher who has been working with experimental relief printmaking for the past 19 years. One of her woodcut prints was chosen in 2005 as a purchase prize for the PARKSIDE SHOW at the University of Wisconsin, Kenosha. She is a member of Boston Printmakers. Her prints and unique books have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally, most recently in Havana, Cuba, Johannesburg, South Africa and Yokohama, Japan.