Painters Printing/Miller time!

August 8 – 16, 2020

Sharing the thrill of monotype printmaking with patrons of Miller Beach Arts & Creative District! 

Artist Residency!  Monotype classes!  Sidewalk Sale!  Art Exhibit!

Angela (Mathias) Saxon, Anne Corlett and Royce Deans are bringing their printmaking studio front and center to the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, August 7 – 16, 2020, with exhibits August 21 – 30. Experience their working studio and see freshly made artwork on a daily basis. This week-long event will include the creation of a new body of work by the three artists based on the beautiful landscapes of the area, free online printmaking classes, two sidewalk sale events, and a concluding exhibition of their work for the last two weeks of August. Angela, Anne and Royce are all established painters who bring a ‘painterly’ approach to this traditional printmaking process.

Printmaking is thrilling! Monotypes are made by applying paint or ink directly onto a printing ‘plate’. The painted image is transferred to paper by hand or by using a press, creating a mirror image of the original drawing. That moment of reveal when the print is pulled is pure magic. Every time. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities, and the artists are excited to share this dynamic medium with art lovers in NWI.


Be an integral part of this event by becoming a sponsor. There are a variety of sponsorship levels with artistic rewards for each. Sponsors will be listed on the MBACD website and the Painters Printing website. 

In addition to creating a body of work based on the Miller Beach landscape, the artists will also create a signature poster available only to sponsors. Working from a panoramic viewpoint of the Miller Beach lakeshore, each artist will represent one third of the view. The three monotypes will be presented together in this signature poster. Donate at the $1000 level and you will receive all 3 original prints from this signature poster!

Here’s a link to a fun video we made about the program and a link to the GoFundMe page:

Fan Club: $25-99
• Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 9 x 12, suitable for framing

Friend: $100-299
• Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Class Program sponsor: $300 (one available)
• Classes will be offered online to the Miller community, with all supplies provided free of charge. Your name/logo can be included on all promotion for these classes.
• Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Connoisseur: $300-499
• Your choice of an original 8 x 10 monotype from any of the artists
• 11 x 17 Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, signed by the artists

Collector: $500-750
• Three original monotypes created during the residency – one 8 x 10 monotype from each artist
• Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, 11 x 17, signed by the artists, suitable for framing.

Patron: $1000 (one available)
• The donor at this level will receive the three monotypes made especially for the Painters Printing/Miller edition signature poster. The poster will represent a signature view of the Miller lakeshore represented in  three monotypes created by Anne, Angela and Royce..
• 11 x 17 Painters Printing/Miller Edition signature poster, signed by the artists

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S Lake Street, Gary, IN


Artists Studio Residency: We will set up our printmaking studio in the front window of the Art Center so patrons can watch us at work during the day. Taking into consideration the restrictions of the COVID pandemic, we will offer a live video sessions during our stay. We will discuss different aspects of monotype printmaking and our own artistic practices. The sessions will include a Q&A period of time, so visitors can ask questions about the process and their work. The video will also show our working process. These sessions will be recorded and available at the MBACD website, so patrons can tune in at their convenience. We will be streaming live Instagram shorts daily as well.

Online Classes: In consideration of the pandemic, a series of free classes will be offered online. Free material packets for the classes will be available for pickup at the MBACD. The classes will be conducted via Zoom and also recorded. Guests can either join in the live Zoom sessions or watch the instruction at their own convenience. We will encourage everyone to post their work on the Miller Beach Arts social media.

Sidewalk Sale: Freshly made work will be displayed in front of the MBACD on Sunday, August 9, 10 am – 1 pm and Friday, August 14 from 4 – 7 pm. Their artwork will be available for viewing or purchase in a safe, socially distanced shopping scenario. This work will also be available for viewing online on and 

Online Sales: As artwork is created, it will be posted on the Painters Printing online store and will be available for viewing and purchase. You can access this website from 

Gallery Exhibition -A display of monotype prints created during the MBACD residency. “Painters Printing/Miller Edition” will be open for in-person viewing weekends August 21 – 30, 2020, as well as at

A portion of all proceeds will go directly to supporting MBACD programs and events.

Visit for daily schedule of events and updates from the artists.


All three artists were born and raised along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Angela (Mathias) Saxon was raised in Miller and is a Wirt High School graduate, she graduated from Indiana University. Anne Corlett is from River Forest, IL and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Royce Deans was raised in Western Springs and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.They presented an exhibition of regional landscape paintings, ‘Reconnect’, in 2018 at MBACD.