Wednesday, October 29, 2008


'After Weeks at Sea, the Children Sight Land...'
'Despues de semanas en el mar, los ninos avistan tierra...'
Woodcut ~ Grabado en madera
Size/Tamano: 5.5" x 8" / 14cm x 20cm
Edition: 50

Happy news!!! Three of my recent prints were accepted into the 10th Annual East End Art Guild Juried Exhibition here in Puerto Rico. I was the only printmaker so the competition among watercolors, oils and acrylics was fierce. We had three jurors, all well-known Puerto Rican artists: Francisco Rodon, Carlos Davila and Nelson Sambolin. I don't have the numbers but there were less than 60 pieces accepted... so hurrah for printmakers! We can compete with the big guys.

This little piece that made it in was created for a recent Baren exchange so many of you readers actually own it. The other two pieces were my 'Antorcha', another Baren exchange piece, and 'The Griffin', a Solstice exchange piece, both of which many of you may have.

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Felices noticias!!! De mis grabados en madera recientes hay tres que fueron aceptados al Decima Exhibicion Anual Jurado del East End Art Guild. Era la unica que presento grabados en este competicion dura entre acuarelas, oleos, y acrilicos. Tuvimos 3 jueces, todos artistas Puertorriquenos bien reconocidos: Francisco Rodon, Carlos Davila, y Nelson Sambolin. No tengo en mano los datos exactos pero habian menos de 60 obras aceptadas... entonces un gran OLE para artistas de grabados. Si podemos competir entre los grandes del arte.

Este es una de ellas y como fue hecha para un intercambio recien de Baren hay muchos de vosotros que lo tienen en casa. Las otras dos fueron 'Antorcha', otra de un intercambio de Baren, y 'El Grifo', de un intercambio del Solsticio.



6 comments:

Annie B said...

Congratulations, Diane! It is indeed quite a feat to have printmaking work recognized in a field full of painters. ¡Felicidades!

vivien said...

Of course you can compete with work like that!!! I really like the composition, it works beautifully

Diane Cutter said...

Thanks so much, Annie and Vivien. I'm still floating on air.

Initially I wasn't going to submit anything but then an painter friend said 'Why not? You've been working and producing all year.' I'm glad she talked me into it.

Anita said...

Congratulations, Diane! Great news! I love this new print - wonderful!

Robin said...

Diane, when I first saw this print, I thought it was really really special.

Congrats, you deserve it!

nick said...

Graceful and expressive. Well done on your selection too.