When renowned large format photographer of the American West, Jay Dusard, needed an oversized 60” black & white print for an exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum entitled The West Select, he called Image Craft/Hance Partners’ own master printmaker, Richard Jackson, for assistance. Jay contacted Richard on a Friday, and on the following Tuesday morning stopped by our Phoenix production facility to approve a test print from a series of different black & white tonality options we had printed the day before based on a guide print Jay had sent prior to his visit. We adjusted our file accordingly, and he picked one he liked soon after his arrival.
We did the final file prep for the print size that Jay wanted and sent it to our Epson 11880 ink jet printer loaded with Epson Premium Luster paper. Jay loved the print, signed it, and then asked us to mount it and have it ready by the next day, which it was. By all accounts, Jay was very impressed with our staff and our operation, and we, in turn, look forward to a long partnership!
We’re delighted to report that the print we made for Jay won the Gold Award for “best of works on paper” category at Phoenix Art Museum exhibit that opened last Friday and runs through November 20th, 2011. Even better, a collector from El Paso bought Jay’s framed print, and it was featured on the front page of the print edition of the Arizona Republic’s Sunday A&E section. Congratulations, Jay!
Shown below in Jay Dusard’s corner of the Phoenix Art Museum exhibit are painters Bill Schenck and Willy Matthews, Jay’s good friends. On display to the right of the artists is Jay’s image, “Abandoned Railway Coach Car, Rodeo, New Mexico”. (Photo from the Phoenix Art Museum courtesy of Jay Dusard.)