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Hours of operation:

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4pm

Circling the Square Fine Art Press


We are open to the public.


 Please come and visit us and see our new exhibit on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm.                                     207-582-6600

You can watch professional print artists work during our open hours.

Circling the Square Fine Art Press is

in the Historic District of downtown Gardiner.  We are an open-access fine art press where key-carrying members share knowledge and their love of making fine art hand-pulled prints.  

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Membership 2024

Please consider becoming a Member, or Associate member of Circling the Square Fine Art Press. We want to continue to be here and your support can make this a reality.


As a full member of the press, you have a key and full privileges of the press. As an Associate Member, you are invited to exhibit and take part in special press initiatives and will get membership prices on workshops and Mini Rez opportunities at the press. Membership fees are listed here for you.


Annual Artist Membership (ten months), $700.

Half Season membership (five months), $400.

Three month membership, $300.

Two month membership, $250.  

Associate membership, $150.

We invite you to become part of our printmaking community. Please join us and help ensure our smaller community remains a presence in the wider art community. Please join us if you can!

Circling the Square Fine Art Press opened in 2007 to offer printmaking artists in Central Maine an opportunity to share a studio, ideas, techniques, and information, and collaborate with other printmakers. This open-access press is designed to combine the best of the 500-year-old traditions of printmaking with the safer, new technologies of the 21st century. The press is located in the Historic District of Downtown Gardiner.

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Silkscreen Workshop for Beginners
Saturday, October 21, 202310-4.

This workshop is an introduction to making silkscreen stencils and printing on paper. Screens, squeegee, and ink will be supplied for use in the workshop.   This is for people with little or no experience in silkscreen printing. The workshop will be held at Circling the Square Fine Art Press Studio. The workshop instructor is Karen Adrienne, a founder of Circling the Square, assisted by Amy Adley.


$120. For the workshop + $25. For supplies = $145. total.   


We have screens and space for 7 people.  We will reserve space for the first to register and send in their workshop fee.  Email: to get instructions to reserve your place at the workshop.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Karen Adrienne. Ecology of Apprehension. Monotype 

More Group Exhibitions 2023 with CTS Members:

In Balance/Imbalance. LC Bates Museum, Fairfield ME. Opening reception May 6th, 4-6pm. CTS Ellen Roberts, Karen Adrienne. This exhibit is ongoing.

Monotype by Ellen Roberts

Interested in joining the press?

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