Tuesday, November 20, 2007




I am over the moon!!! I recently entered several of my prints in the only yearly juried show here in Puerto Rico and seven were accepted!!! Because the competition is pretty much the more traditional paintings (oils, watercolors, pastels) and sculpture, I'd not entered my prints before, feeling they may not hold up well. It turns out that all three jurors are artist professors at the Universidad Sagrado Corazon which has a very strong printmaking program and are very receptive to printmaking! Two woodcuts, one linocut, two monotypes, and two monoprints ... now to frame them appropriately for the show in February 2008.
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Estoy sumamente feliz!!! Recientamente entre varios grabados mios en la exhibicion anual jurada, la unica de este tipo en Puerto Rico, y siete grabados fueron elegidos! A causa de que la competicion usual es de pinturas (oleos, acuarelas, pastel) y escultura, nunca presente mis grabados antes, pensando que no valdrian. Resulta de que los jueces son artistas profesoras en la Universidad Sagrado Corazon, la cual tiene un programa de arte de grabados muy intensivo. Las tres fueron muy receptivas al grabado! Dos grabados de madera, un linocut, dos monotipos y dos monoprints ... ahora a enmarcarlos bien para la exhibicion en enero de 2008.

8 comments:

Ellen Shipley said...

Fantastic Diane! 8-]

vivien said...

well done! but I'm not surprised - your work is gorgeous.

vivien said...

well done! but I'm not surprised - your work is gorgeous.

Annie B said...

Seven prints! What an honor, especially given the stature of the panel of jurors. Hearty congratulations!

Diane Cutter said...

Ellen, Vivien and Annie... Yes, it's truly wonderful when prints are given the same consideration as the art 'royalty' of paintings and sculpture.

Letter C said...

Congrats Diane. You deserve it! When is the show? Will you post the ones that were accepted?
C.

Sharri said...

Congratulations, Diane! It couldn't happen to a nicer gal. You deserve it and I am so happy for you. You have elevated the print world, it is wonderful to see prints accepted as "true art" and not considered the poor relations to painting and sculpture. Thank goodness for an educated jury with an eye for excellence!

Miss said...

Brilliant! Its fabulous to see Printmaking recognised as equal to paintings (even though of course they are superior!!)