are announcing the
latest serigraph by Rie Muñoz. Entitled
Reindeer Roundup, this silkscreen will
be released Wednesday, September 26. This very large
silkscreen is perfect as a focal point on a Muñoz
wall. Contact your Muñoz gallery about this
after Rie releases this Reindeer Roundup
silkscreen she will have the book, The King
Island Journal available. Release day is November
our last update about Rie Muñoz slowing
her release schedule, weve had some questions
that I thought should be answered in this newsletter.
Q; Is Rie ill?
Q: Is she old?
Soon but not yet.
Q: Is Rie quitting?
Not hardly. Since winning the Rasmuson Award for
Most Distinguished Artist, along with the $25,000
prize that must be spent on art related items
and activities within a year, shes been
going great guns. Muñoz has been purchasing
airline tickets around Alaska and has done lots
of traveling so far this year, including Nome,
UnAlaska, Kodiak, and Tenakee. Lots of great work
has resulted, some of which you will see as lithographs
in 2008. Shell be attending the Iditarod
2008 but not participating.
Q: What does nothing scheduled mean?
Actually, now there is; September 26 the Reindeer
Roundup silkscreen, and on November 1, King
Island Journal book. In May of 2008 Rie
will have two or three new Muñoz lithographs
available. We will probably see a total of 6 lithographs
in 2008 instead of the usual 12. Rie likes this
Q: We heard she moved, is that true?
Last year Rie decided to forward all her mail
to her gallery at 2101 Jordan Ave. so thats
how this rumor started. Rie still stays on Starr
Hill up 186 stairs but is considering a nice condo
closer to sea level. Muñoz still makes
her annual pilgrimage to Morro Bay, CA in January
and February to shake off the ice and snow.
Q: What do you think is going on?
The only thing in life that stays the same is
that things change. In the spirit of enjoying
painting and her life even more than before, Rie
has decided to slow her release schedule. Shes
having a blast these days, let me assure you.
This is not a sweet little old lady in tennis
shoes fading into the sunset. Theres more
Q: Are they going to re-print these old lithographs
in any form, like Kindkaid does?
Rie Muñoz has always been very adamant
that her art be limited to favorite mediums including
lithographs, silkscreens, posters, art cards,
books, pins, stained glass and tapestries. She
has done some beautiful pottery as a wedding gift
to her son and daughter in law as well. Once a
signed and numbered lithograph has sold out, there
are only a few places you will see that image
again. One is in a book about her art. The other
is art card form although out of 500 plus editions
Muñoz has done only 10% as art cards after
the print sold out. The only other form is poster
art which promotes exhibitions.
VISITS RIES HOUSE
friend Yvonne Mozze was house sitting for
Rie a few weeks ago and was enjoying her breakfast
when she had an uninvited visitor. It
seems we tell a different version of this
story every year. Well the little fellow ended
up taking a box of Wheaties cereal
and eating on the back porch. No harm done.
Perhaps General Foods could do a breakfast
of champions commercial from this.
MUÑOZ ONE YEAR OLD!
goes by fast doesnt it? It has for us.
Our little charge just had his 1st birthday
last month, August 13. He received some fun
presents and loved making a mess with the
big birthday cake. Hes taking his first
steps and starting to talk. He loves any machine
that makes noise, his favorite being heavy
Matthew and I actually got to work a backhoe
on our Tenakee property a while back. Hes
ANCHORAGE THIS CHRISTMAS
Muñoz will have a watercolor exhibition at the Anchorage
Museum at the Rasmuson Center November 21 through December
30, 2007. Rie will have a show poster of the image Bear
in Town which will be available at the end of October.
will be an artist reception on December 1st from 1 - 3
pm if you are in Anchorage. If not check the web shortly
before the shows opening. We should have many of
the paintings displayed under the original section. There
will be some paintings that youve seen before in
print form and many that have not ever been seen in public.
Some will be for sale and some not.
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you for your interest in the artwork of Rie Muñoz!
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