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Wendy Anne Crittenden Collection


Active and passive sides of Galleon No. 6

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 6

Specifications: Made in 2011. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90006. Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are Brazilian ipe, American black walnut with wenge interlayering and trimmed with ipe . The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts and user's manual.

Comment: A friend pointed Wendy to the Halfwoods and she sent e-mail about getting a Galleon. It would have been a long wait, but another artist had asked for an extension, and agreed to let her Number 6 go to Wendy. She wrote: "I studied printmaking under Kurt Kemp at Sonoma State University while working on my BFA in photography and I always go back to prints and drawings. I just need a press. I mostly dry point and spitbite, but just love printing." She got her Press in March of 2011. Her Website is at

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin (Sold), Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Delores Carlos, Erika Chamberlin, Gretchen Davidson (past owner of Carlos' press) , Ava Everett, John Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Chris Groves, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d), Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Cate Pfeifer, Ritchie Foundation, Scott Skinner,  Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen..

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