Ray Trayle: Prints from the Legendary Presses
August 25 – November 4, 2012
Print Study Center
Over the course of his long career, machinist Ray Trayle lovingly designed and hand-built more than 60 printing presses for artists and institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. With Trayle, artists found a kindred spirit with whom they could collaborate and build the presses of their dreams. An exhibition of 34 prints made on Trayle presses will open August 25 and continue through November 4, 2012, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.
Organized by Reva Main ’12 and supported by a grant from the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology at Willamette University, the exhibition will feature 34 prints from the Ray Trayle collection. The collection was the brainchild of artist Stephan Soihl,who invited artists who owned Ray Trayle presses to donate a print or multiple prints to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
Ray Trayle: Prints from the Legendary Presses has been supported in part by grants from the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology at Willamette University, the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.