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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.  

Current exhibitions


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), $600.

Half Season membership (five months), $375.

Three month membership, $250.

Two month membership, $200.  

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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Upcoming Exhibits

Surf Point Foundation Selects: A more Human Dwelling Place. Opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 3p - 5pm at the George Marshall Store Gallery. Circle member Karen Adrienne included.

Singular and Serial: Expanding the Circle

New England Open Access Print Studios

Opening reception May 18, 5-7pm, Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101

Presses represented: 

Center for Contemporary Printmaking CT

Circling the Square Fine Art Press ME

Full Tilt Print Studio MA
Mixit Print Studio MA

Peregrine Press ME

Pickwick Independent Press ME

Running With Scissors ME

Shepard and Maudsleigh Studio MA

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio VT

Zea Mays Printmaking MA

Rebecca Goodale. Euphorbe Arboricole.

Press highlights
Member News

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"Sugar Kelp Shimmy" by Karen Adrienne is now on exhibit in the 2023 Members Prize show at Cambridge Art Association. Kathryn Schultz Gallery

New spring members' exhibit beginning Saturday, March 25th. Open 10-4.

Karen Adrienne. Pop, Pop, Poppies. Monotype on tyvek.


Chris Olson will be exhibiting her prints at the Readfield Town Office March 1 - April 30. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:30 - 4:30, and Wed. 12 - 6.

Interested in joining the press?

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