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NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

Rudy created art called Sacred Scream/ Humanity Not Politics for the Unity Project which is a poster series (devoted to inspire voting in the upcoming election) for The Norman Rockwell Museum along with some great illustrators: Yuko Shimizu Anita Kunz, Mai Ly Degnan, Whitney Sherman, and Tim O'Brien.

https://vote.nrm.org/?fbclid=IwAR0ozxVREOuXCXdbot-MJp-QL_Viv67yrKxWek71rDkCu2GaU-yQv7exOkc

Posters, t-shirts, and mugs are available – here is the link to the online store.
Unity Project Store Page:
https://vote.nrm.org/shop/

CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA ALBUM-"GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME"

Cover and interior art for Cindy Blackman Santana's recently released album "Give the Drummer Some"for Vinyl and CD formats.

https://www.amazon.com/Give-Drummer-Cindy-Blackman-Santana/dp/B089D3SCFG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3E2JIQOI6G52U&dchild=1&keywords=cindy+blackman+santana+give+the+drummer+some&qid=1602294393&sprefix=cindy+blackman%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1

INTERVIEW WITH RUDY GUTIERREZ ON THE ILLUSTRATION DEPARTMENT PODCAST

Rudy discusses his career!

https://illustrationdept.com/podcast/rudy-gutierrez-talks-to-giuseppe-castellano?fbclid=IwAR3sA67sEslW9jIn47bKkAQxn4aAmt2hFDK3LXsnrA2_AQ96NKxndAhLm_0

"THE TALK"
Contributed art for the anthology, THE TALK: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth! by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis.

CALDECOTT HONOR AWARD!

Rudy Gutierrez has won a Caldecott Honor Award for art for the picture book Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney! It is awarded to the Artist for one of the most distinguished American picture books for children!

In addition it has been Starred by: Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book and
it has been named a 2020 Notable book by ALSC! It has also been selected by the Society Of Illustrators to appear in the annual Original Art Exhibit honoring the best in Children's books for 2020.

https://www.amazon.com/Double-Bass-Blues-Andrea-Loney/dp/1524718521

MONTY ALEXANDER'S "WAREIKA HILL" ALBUM!

Wareika Hill- Rastamonk Vibrations is the latest album by Jazz Pianist Monty Alexander with art by Rudy Gutierrez and Art Directed by Hollis King!

SANTANA "AFRICA SPEAKS" ALBUM COVER!

Rudy's art graces the cover of Santana's latest album, "Africa Speaks"
and the EP "In Search of Mona Lisa" also features the art of Rudy Gutierrez.

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

(DVD, Blu-Ray, and Soundtracks are available!)

The art of Rudy Gutierrez graces the film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary!

Art of Rudy Gutierrez from the picture book Spirit Seeker- John Coltrane's Musical Journey (written by Gary Golio and published by Clarion) appear in the film and his painting "A Love Supreme" is being used for the film poster as well as the DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and Vinyl soundtracks! Rudy is also featured in the DVD extras in an interview!

Other interviews include Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Dr. Cornel West, Carlos Santana, President Bill Clinton and Common, among others, Coltrane’s own words are spoken by Denzel Washington.

MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

Rudy was honored to be featured as the Curatorial Spotlight at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, Arizona!- Jazz it up! Jazz inspired art from today!- Sept. 14 - Jan. 20, 2019

Curatorial Spotlight: Rudy Gutierrez
Part of the Jazz It Up! exhibition, this bonus feature highlights the bold paintings of New York artist Rudy Gutierrez. Incorporating a variety of cross-cultural references, Gutierrez uses vivid colors and broad-brush strokes to dynamically capture the energy of his subjects.

"CARLOS SANTANA: SOUND OF THE HEART, SONG OF THE WORLD"

Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World picture book.

Discover the childhood story of Carlos Santana in Gary Golio's Sound of the Heart, Song of the World, featuring illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez, the internationally celebrated artist who created the iconic Carlos Santana Shaman CD cover.

A Christy Ottaviano Book / Henry Holt

https://amzn.to/2Ty8e21

RUDY GUTIERREZ BIO

Rudy's art for various periodicals, book covers, magazines, records, CDs, and children’s books, as well as his paintings have appeared nationally and abroad.

Gutierrez is perhaps best known for his iconic painting that was commissioned for the cover of the much anticipated multi-platinum smash hit recording, Santana “Shaman”.

He has contributed art to the First Annual Anti- Apartheid show at the United Nations, participated in shows exploring social issues which included an exhibition at The Kassel Documenta in Germany as well as at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa and contributed, to and Co- Curated “The Prevailing Human Spirit” Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in NY. The show was a benefit for the victims of the tragic events of 9/11 in New York City.

Rudy was also a contributor to The Education of an Illustrator and Teaching Illustration books published by Allworth Press. His art is featured in the books- Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators and in the Star Wars Visions that showcased several artists selected by the Star Wars creator George Lucas.

The award winning artist includes the Dean Cornwell Recognition Hall of Fame Award (Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to it’s Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.), Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award, and a Gold Medal from the NY Society of Illustrators and International Labor Communications Association Honor among his honors.

His children’s books have garnered him a Caldecott Honor Award, Pura Belpré Honor, Américas Book Award, Africa Access Award, Silver Birch Award Nomination and a New York Book Award. His work has been featured by Communication Arts, Step by Step, The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Art News, American Artist and Art Direction Magazine.

Gutierrez has taught at Pratt Institute for many years as well as lectured at various colleges and institutions including workshops on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Univa- Universidad del Valle de Atemajac- in Mexico, where he was a featured speaker at the XI International Engineering Congress Presentation and at the 2005 Icon 5 Illustration Conference in NYC.
He currently also teaches in the FIT Graduate Illustration Program.

Gutierrez’s art has been described as “Wall Medicine”, ancient yet contemporary, urban in a sense and musical in feel. He believes that the highest honor and fulfillment is to inspire and uplift.