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Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Nov. 5th

October 28, 2014
Manhattan Graphics Center will be having a benefit on Nov 5th. It’s during print week and takes place in the same building as IPCNY. It’s a great event – Every ticket holder goes home with a fine art print of their choosing. Over 100 prints on exhibition, a silent auction, and raffle (tickets 1 for $10, 3 for $20).

Manhattan Graphics Center will celebrate 28 years of bringing artists together, with a benefit and silent auction party on November 5th from 6­-9 pm at The Highline Loft Space at 506 West 26th Street. The event will benefit MGC, an exhibition space and print shop where artists as well as public school students can learn and practice fine art printmaking. MGC was founded in 1986 as a collaborative workshop in a SoHo loft space by a group of 20 printmakers who, with their own labor and ingenuity, were able to create and operate the studio, a tradition that continues in mid­town Manhattan to this day. Since the time of its opening, MGC has been run by volunteer artist members who staff and maintain the facility 7 days a week, year­ round.

MGC’s principal purpose has always been to provide an accessible printmaking studio in NYC with professional facilities at a reasonable cost, and an environment where artists can work and learn together. Offering classes in basic disciplines, shorter workshops in adjunct techniques, and hosting artists talks are all an integral part of the mission.

MGC’s studio includes a gallery space for exhibitions (group and solo), for an annual juried show, and for exchange shows with international artists. MGC reaches out to the broader community through its high school printmaking initiatives, both at the MGC studio and on site at public high schools.

Proceeds from the event will benefit MGC directly and feature original prints from over 100 different artists, including members and affiliates! All attendees will receive an original print of their choosing and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffles.

DETAILS in brief:

PaperView 2014!
A benefit event and celebration of the Manhattan Graphics Center.
Join fellow artists and art lovers at the Highline Loft Space as Manhattan Graphics Center celebrates 28 years of making great art and enriching the creative community. There will be an exciting exhibition of prints and works on paper. All ticket holders will take home an original artwork of their own choosing. Artist donors are entitled to discounted tickets to attend this event.

Wednesday, November 5 | 6:00 PM ­- 9:00 PM

Highline Loft Space

508 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York City tickets available at

Food, drink and a framed original artwork included in the ticket.


Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Print Auction and Printmaking Demonstration

September 18, 2009

Hosted by Bloomsbury Auctions, New York 6 W 48th Street (between 5 & 6 Avenue) New York, NY 10036 212-719-1000

Lecture: Monday, November 2, 2009; 6–9pm
What Is A Fine Print? by Richard Turnbull, Chairman of Art History at FIT and MoMA lecturer.

Printmaking Demonstration
Takuji Hamanaka will demonstrate traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking.
 Frederick Mershimer will review the process of creating and printing an intaglio plate.

Art Auction: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6–9pm
Manhattan Graphics Center is holding a no-reserve, no-buyer’s-commission, benefit auction of
fine prints at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York. Available for bidding are over 400 fine prints by
MGC members, a selection from the MGC archives, and donated works from fine print
dealers, master printers, and well-known artist friends.

The works, which represent over 150 artists, cover a wide range of printmaking materials and mediums. Some of the many notable artists represented include: Javier Arévalo, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Richard Bosman, Ed Colker, David Collins, Eldzier Cortor, Lisa Dinhofer, Leonard Edmondson, Beth Ganz, Richard Haas, Valerie Hammond, Jeue Highstein, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, Shazaburo Kawai, Jane Kent, Vijay Kumar, Jesus Lazkano, Frederick Mershimer, Lothar Osterburg, Sarah Plimpton, Krishna Reddy, Katia Santibanez, Kiki Smith, Joseph Solman, David Storey, Ansei Uchima, Carol Wax, and Dan Welden.

Bloomsbury Auctions, an international auction house specializing in rare books, fine prints and works on paper, has graciously made their site and services available for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event.

These events are part of the New York Fine Art Print Week organized by the International
Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Print Fair.

For more information about the auction see our web site at:
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Graphic Chemical & Ink Co. Open House!

March 5, 2009

Southern Graphics is in Chicago March 25-28th – hosted by Columbia College.  Because this is in our backyard, we’ve decided to do an Open House.  Any questions, contact Dean or Susan Clark art 800-465-7382

Open House – Sunday, March 29th 10 a.m.- 3p.m.

Join us at Graphic Chemical for refreshments and the penny tour.  All guests will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  We’re very close to O’hare Airport for those of you on your way out of town.

Graphic Chemical & Ink Co.
728 North Yale Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181