Bill Ritchie art and design in Kansas
in the

Baker University Collection

This image is of #35 as one for the actual press is not available.

Mini Halfwood Press #37

Ritchie's Comment: From the outset of Walt Bailey's plan to have me come to Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, for five workshops in 2008, he was committed to getting a Mini for the University. Professor Bailey found the money for my residency, plus money for the press, with the concurrence of Lee Mann, who was the printmaking professor at that time. I tested the presses that I made, and with this one I included a three-minute "how to" video, which you can see on YouTube at the bottom of this page.

Specifications: Made in 2008. Mini Halfwood Press. Ipe, walnut, steel, brass. Serial Number 60037, with a unique brass medallion featuring the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Baker University.

Click to see the video of testing the press.

Little Spaceship Crash

Ritchie's Comment: Spanning two years of development and about 75 impressions, Little Spaceship Crash was the seed for a larger work. These came out of the movie, Planet of the Apes. I like to tell the story about the path flown by the helicopter filming it, and then my entry into computers graphics and how I learned the X-Y-Z of IT. This print was test of methods I would need for a larger version, then the tests resulted in an edition that stood on its own.

Provenance: 1977. Print. Intaglio, relief, stencil, litho. Ochre, red, blue, black, gray. Image 12 X 9 in on 15 X 11 3/4 in Van Gelder Zonen (natural, buff) paper. No. 2/25/77 Artist's Proof. Signed lower right. Inscribed "To Nellie" as it was part of the artist's two daughters' collections.

Private collections: Evonne Agnello, Karl  Beckley, Billie Jane Bryan, Carl Chew, Larry Dillon, Linda Farris Estate, Alfred Harrison, Kim & Carol Hoffman, Eric Hoffman, Ross Jones Estate, Keith Kirkpatrick, David Lonay, Dennis Evans & Nancy Mee, Anne Middleton, Walter Parsons, Maury Pepin Estate, Donna Pope, Ed & Anne Praczukowski, James "Bud" Richardson, Lynda Ritchie, Carol Fuller- Schwab, Lori Shepard, Keith Beckley & Presha  Sparling, Peggy Vanbianchi, and  Carolyn Law & Andy Weisbecker

Institutions and corporate collections: Art Planning Consultants, New York, NY; Landau/Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles CA;Oregon Arts Commission; Bill Mally Collection, University of Washington IMS, Seattle, WA; Norton Building, Seattle, WA; Teller Training Institute, Seattle, WA; United Pacific Reliance Corporation,  CA; USIA Tokyo, Japan.

Exhibitions: Anne Hughes Gallery, Portland, OR; Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA; Kiku Gallery, Seattle, WA;  Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT; US Information Agency, Tokyo Japan; Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK

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