Bill Ritchie' art in Georgia
US flag  
in the

Zuckerman Museum of Art Collection


My Father's Farm from the Moon

Specifications: Print. 1974 - 1976. Intaglio, relief, chine-colle. Black, purple, gradation of orange, blue. Yellow, red ochre and burnt sienna. Ochre watercolor on Asian paper chine-colle'd on . Image size 38 X 27 1/2-inches on 42 X 32-inches Arches white cover paper. Printed from etched zinc plates and cut circuit board plastic, puzzle-pieced together. Un-numbered green variation indicated as T/P. Signed lower right.

About the Zuckerman Museum of Art: "A part of the School of Art and Design, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art ("ZMA") presents significant works from the University’s permanent art collection and regularly exhibits contemporary works of various media by local and nationally-recognized artists." It is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. "The ZMA Education and Outreach Program works on behalf of our immediate and greater community including: the students, faculty and staff of Kennesaw State University; school age children; lifelong learners; educators; museum enthusiasts; and museum newcomers."

Ritchie's comment: The title is partly from My Father's Farm series and my video art. The inspiration came from the Lunch with Terry Riley video. C.T. Chew helped and wrote the accompanying song. The plates took two years to complete and many states existed before this one.

Exhibited:Exhibited and winner of awards in regional shows in Anacortes, Bellevue, Everett and Puyallup, WA; One-Man Show, Kiku Gallery, Seattle; 1st Editions Graphics Project, Oregon; Baltimore Museum of Art Print Club, MD; Brooklyn Print Exhibition, NY; National Print Invitational, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA.

Other collcctions: Variations in other collections of Billie Bryan, Keith Kirkpatrick, Ward Hulbert, Lynda Ritchie, the Mary Duryee Estate and Nellie Sunderland.

Video: "How I printed 'My father's farm from the moon'" https://youtu.be/-2wy1KBIapE

"Bridge's Heart 7 - Experimental Impression "

Provenance: 1973. Print. Mixed media. Blue, yellow, black, red. Printed on Van Gelder Zonen natural with Japanese etching chine colle. 18 X 24 image. T/P. Signed lower right: Bill H. Ritchie. pr731013rit. Also in the collections of Robert J. Adams, Lee Altman, Billie Bryan, Spence Guerin, Henry Art Gallery, Philadelphia Art Museum, Rainier Bank, Lynda Ritchie, Carolyn Scheve, Nellie Sunderland, and Donnie Wilburn.

Exhibitions and Awards: Puyallup Art Exhibition, "Best in Show," juried by Gervais Reid, et. al., September, 1973. Puyallup WA; Lubbock Invitational, Purchase Prize (State Proof), 1973. Lubbock, TX; Philadelphia Print Club Open Competition. Stewart M. Egnal Prize Purchase Award. Sylvan Cole, Andrew Stasik, Janet Flint, jurors. 1973. Philadelphia PA; Jane Haslem Gallery, 1974. Washington, DC.; National Print Invitational , Georgia Southern College, 1973, Statesboro, GA; 20th Annual Print Exhibition, 1973, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; 1st Annual Images on Paper, Purchase Award. Feb-Mar, 1973. Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL

Bill Ritchie 's Comment: "The Henry Gallery Association wanted new members and, as an incentive to join, offered a print. Commissioned to produce the print, I was excited and worked hard, eager to please. It went badly. The harder I worked the uglier the print became. I made plates and pulled many states. Finally I threw out the design entirely. Then it came all at once! A lithograph, from a different series, and using corduroy and soft ground to get the effect of raster lines (from my video work) made for an entirely new direction. Things fell into place and “Bridges Heart” was one of my most successful prints. It’s the only print of mine that the Henry Gallery has in its permanent collection."

See the Patron's List for more peoples' collections - click here

Email: ritchie@seanet.com