Wednesday, May 19, 2010

URGENT MESSAGE: Printmaking Facility Available

To the Southern California Printmaking Community: Patrick Merrill, master printmaker, curator, teacher and friend of the printmaking community is in the hospital dying of colon cancer. I am writing this as President of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. It was Patrick's wish to donate his studio and all of its contents to our organization. However, we are not in a fiduciary or managerial position to accept this offer. If you are in a position to take over his studio located in Covina, CA for $800 a month, let me know. If you are or belong to a non-profit entity who would appreciate having this donated to your organization in his name, let me know this. This is an excellent opportunity for printmakers to come together to form a cooperative printmaking space convenient to Los Angeles and to several other areas. So, students and other printmakers, give this some thought. It's an excellent opportunity for you to have a place to print after graduation. I will attach the details of the studio. Please let me know of your interest and/or ideas. Thank you, Diane McLeod (562) 596-7986, (562) 786-9194 (cell)

Description of Patrick Merrill Fine Art Studio, Covina, a fully equipped intaglio workshop: 1600 sq. ft., the spacious warehouse studio has doors that open on both ends for added ventilation. Types of Printing: intaglio, relief, collograph, monoprint, combo of all 4. Three presses: Ettan 22"x48" manual, Ettan 36"x72" manual, a Griffin 36"x60" electric plus a 1083 digital copier. Photo Facilities: darkroom, Beseler Model 23C enlarger and Minolta EP. Platemaking: 200 psi compressor and airbrush; aquatint: 24"x36" acid tank, fully exhausted. Other: Ettan 28"x36" hot plate; 36"x96" sink; 36"x112" metal topped work surface. 50 tray 40"x55'drying rack. Complete set of production rollers. Glass top workspaces include a 48"x72" mobile table; 48"x96" table and 3-30'c112" work surfaces. Copious storage space with print file drawers, an office space a bathroom. Free parking adjacent to the building. Rent for this space is $(00 monthly. What a wonderful opportunity for the right printmakers this is!

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