We aim to serve the Eugene printmaker and artist community:
As a service to artists
Whiteaker Printmakers bridges the gap between artists and printmaking by offering membership access to space, equipment, and bulk supplies. It gives UO- and LCC-trained printmakers a studio in which to practice their art after they leave school. It gives professional artists and occasional printmakers access to equipment they wouldn’t want to acquire on their own.
As a benefit to members
The income from WhitPrint membership dues supports the operating expenses of the studio. WhitPrint members are always welcome to review the studio’s operating income and expense records. WhitPrint accepts charitable donations to subsidize studio memberships for low-income artists, and ferrets out loaned equipment to keep capital expenses and membership dues to a minimum.
As a resource for nonprofits
WhitPrint studio facilities are available at no or low cost to arts educators and nonprofit organizations for workshops, mentorships, and fundraising events. WhitPrint promotes local arts nonprofits on its website and in the studio, and encourages donations to nonprofits that share their mission.
As a community venue
WhitPrint oversees the printmaking studio and its contents, making sure that space is accessible, equipment is undamaged, and communal supplies aren't wasted. WhitPrint promotes green materials and techniques, and strives for a non-toxic artist work environment. Through workshops, lectures, demos, social gatherings, art exhibits and other events, WhitPrint gives a venue to the thriving and dynamic community of Eugene printmakers.
By running the business
WhitPrint is a DBA of Fine Arts Brigade, a non-profit arts organization. As FAB, we're doing the legwork and the paperwork to make a print studio possible. We have leased a space, registered a 501(c)(3) entity, and opened a bank account. We’re paying the rent, the utility bills, and the insurance. We keep the books and file the tax returns. By taking on the business of running a studio, FAB and WhitPrint make it possible for Eugene printmakers to focus on making art.