I am offering a special one week sale (Monday September 30 to Monday October 7)
on High Quality Gicleé 16 x 20 inch signed prints on canvas for $99.00 plus $10.00 shipping! (Regular price $300.00)
There is no limit on orders. Please see attachment for art selections and follow or friend me on Facebook for another sale on John Coltrane prints this week!
The sizes are the basic approximate art area depending on the scale of the art and there will also be a border added
of 1” all around. For prints please allow for a two week turn around. We accept personal checks, money orders or preferably bank checks. The process will begin once the check clears and you will be kept informed as the print is being processed and mailed.
I am planning to periodically offer selected prints for sale in the future as well.
For further information or to make a print request please email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in other sizes or art please visit me at
www.rudygutierrez.net or www.altpick.com/rudygutierrez where all of my art are available as prints.
Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word “giclée” means a spray of liquid.
The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology.
Images are high resolution digital scans printed with archival quality inks
onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper.
The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other
means of reproduction. As for quality, the giclée print now rivals many
traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly
found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. These digital
images will not deteriorate in quality such as negatives and film
because the information is archived digitally.
Rudy is exhibiting eight paintings as part of a group exhibition at the
Puffin Foundation in Teaneck NJ. (20 Puffin Way. Teaneck NJ 07666. If you are in the vicinity please stop by for the opening on this Sunday, September, 15th at 4:00pm. The exhibit will run until October 27 and celebrates Latin-American artists whose works reflect the dynamism of their individual cultural experiences. There will be books and prints for sale.
Children's Africana Book Awards 2013 - K'naan with Sol Guy; Rudy Gutierrez (illus.) When I Get Older : The Story Behind Wavin' Flag. : Tundra Books. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children's materials on Africa, to recognize literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators.
Original Art 2013
Spirit Seeker was selected by a Jury for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition at The Society of Illustrators of Children's book art.
Communication Arts Annual 2013
"A Love Supreme" painting for the Spirit Seeker book was selected by the 2013 jury to appear in Illustration Annual 54, the prestigious Annual May/June 2013 issue of Communication Arts.
New York Public Library 2012
Spirit Seeker was named on Children's Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. The highs and lows of a legendary jazz artist explored through dynamic, vivid art.
Boston Globe- Spirit Seeker- "Rudy Gutierrez's paintings provide a rich and layered harmony for Golio's poetic text. This picture book pushes the boundaries of the form, in the depth and complexity of its hero, the sophisticated imagery of its art, and the grandeur of its message."
School Library Journal December Reviews -5 STARRED review! Spirit Seeker- is a well-conceived marriage of art and text breathes life and passion into this picture biography. Swirling strokes of vibrant colors give the book an almost cinematic quality, animating Coltrane's
passionate journey from a joyous, nurturing early childhood with a loving extended family to the despair of losing too many loved ones in a short time
KIRKUS-Spirit Seeker was named one of Kirkus’ Best Children’s Books of 2012. Gutierrez’s full-bleed acrylic paintings pulse with emotional intensity and iconic religious images; Coltrane is often shown with a halo or wings. Expressionist color channels Coltrane’s psychic life. Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated, and deeply respectful of both subject and audience.
Santana Shaman painting was nominated as a Pratt Institute icon. Known for creating images that combine elements of indigenous art with that of urban culture, Gutierrez was commissioned to paint the cover for Santana's multi-platinum smash hit record.
Recent interviews with Rudy
In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’NAAN tells his own story. Born in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. His grandfather was a renowned poet who passed on his love of words to his grandson. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, K’NAAN was just thirteen. His mother made the difficult decision to move her family so that they could grow up in safety. First in New York and then in Toronto, K’NAAN faced many challenges.
Spirit Seeker John Coltrane's Musical Journey by Gary Golio with paintings by Rudy Gutierrez will be released October 23,2012
Growing up, John was a seeker. He wondered about spirit, and the meaning of life. And whether music could be a key to unlocking those mysteries. Like his grandfather’s preaching and his parents’ songs, could John’s music bring people closer to God?
Told in moving prose and powerfully illustrated, this is the story of a shy, curious boy from a deeply religious family who grew up to find solace and inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music. John Coltrane—a legendary jazz musician whose work shattered boundaries and continues to influence countless artists to this day.
Please note that all artwork on this website are available as prints- contact
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Gutierrez's art has been viewed worldwide including on Santana's "Shaman "CD cover, RollingStone, Playboy,NY Times, Verve Records, Arista Records, Sony, Ms. Magazine, Harper Collins, Viking/Penguin and others.
He has exhibited internationally including at the The Conference Against Racism in South Africa and has been awarded, A Gold Medal,The Dean Cornwell Award and The Distingushed Educator Award from the Society of Illustrators.
See Member Spotlight here at Altpick for Nov. 17,'03 interview.
Hear an interview with Rudy Gutierrez on "Sidebar, Four Color Conversations on Comics, Art & Pop Culture" website.
August 24, 2009
Rudy's art is featured in the book- Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators (Paperback) Artists featured include: Marshall Arisman, Brad Holland, Dave McKean, Barron Storey, David Mack, Kazuhiko Sano, Fred Otnes, Michael Mew, Kathleen Conover, Rudy Gutierrez, Lynne Foster, Lisa L. Cyr, Cynthia von Buhler, Robert Maloney, Susan Leopold, AE Ryan, Matt Manley, Stephanie Dalton Cowan, Richard Tuschman, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Camille Utterback.
The Artist's Magazine July/August 2009 issue Art Revolution is profiled and Kazu Sano, Fred Otnes, Rudy Gutierrez, Michael Mew, and Kathleen Conover have work from the book featured.
in 2008 Gutierrez was commissioned by Western Union to create a piece of art to be reproduced as murals in various cities as part of a project called “Proyecto Raices” Western Union developed the national program to celebrate Latino Heritage and honor America’s Latino roots. The project was created with the purpose of beautifying and uplifting the communities where these murals are erected. The Murals can be now seen in Homestead. Miami, Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles,CA
Look for Papå and Me and Mama and Me (Rayo / Harper Collins) the children's picture books by Arthur Dorros featuring art by Rudy.
Papa and Me was selected to be part of the show “The Original Art” at the Society Of Illustrators in NYC. This annual exhibit showcases original art from the year's best children's books-New York City- 10/08
Gutierrez's art also won a Pura Belpré Honor Award for Papa and Me. The honor is given by the ALA (American Library Association) to Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books
Check out Pelé King of Soccer, (El rey del futbol) by Monica Brown . The billingual picture book is illustrated by Rudy and tells the story of the greatest soccer star that the world has known. It has been released by Rayo /Harper Collins.
If you are in Tempe, Arizona, Walnut Creek, San Diego or Mill Valley, CA go check out large prints of Rudy's art that grace the walls in the New Maria, Maria restaurants. The restaurant's ambience and environment are inspired by the music of Santana, reflecting its passion and spirit with vibrant artwork, sensuous lighting, rustically elegant decor and a palette of rich, warm earth tones.
Rudy's work has also been featured in Step by Step magazine with a cover and article.- (Volume 17 Number 6) as well as in Step by Step's Annual Competition issue - (Volume 18 Number 2)
It has also been seen in various Society of Illustrators Annuals, as well as in Communication Arts.