On the Doelensluis Bridge, Amsterdam

Line Etching, Edition: 100Artist Proofs: 20, Printer’s  Proofs: 2, Paper Size: 15″ x I7″, Image Size: 8.75x 11“,  Paper: Hahnemuehle BrighWhite German Etching Paper, Ink: Charbonnel  Universal Soft Black Ink, #55981, Printed by: K. CaraccioK. Caraccio Printing Studio, NYC

What I love about this image are the bikes in the foreground.   To me,  bikes leaning against railings along every canal is the romantic image of Amsterdam. When Im looking at and drawing the details from the image I am   transported there,  and my mind becomes flooded with the history of the place and of all the people who stood there before me and looked over that same railing at the boats below and the buildings standing there.

DeAnn L. Prosia

DeAnn L. Prosia (b: 1963)an American printmaker, is best known for her detailed architectural line work. Born and raised in Chicago she‘s lived in Kentucky, Connecticut, and Germany, where she had two solo shows. Currently she works and lives in Morristown, NJ. She is represented by The Old Print Shop. NYC, ebo Gallery, Millwood NY and fYREGALLERY, Braidwood, Australia where she had a solo show in November of 2023. Her work has been exhibited in over 300 shows nationally and internationally, winning over 90 awards: two of which were given her by Willie Cole and Richard Estes.

Prosia belongs to severaart associations including  the Allied Artists of American Audubon Artists, American Women Artists, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Association, and the Society of American Graphic Artists where she served as President from 20212023.

Public collections of Prosia‘s work include The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY; New York Public Library Print Collection, New York, NY; International Ex Libris Centre, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; Graphic Gallery Fund Collection, Varna, Bulgaria; Jundt Art  Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, Gormly Gallery Collection, Notre Dame of Maryland University, MD; Rutgers University Archives, NJ; Syracuse University Art  Collection, Syracuse, NY; Newark Public Library,  Special Collections, Newark, NJ; Arkansas State University Collection, Jonesboro, AR and The Douro Museum Printmaking Collection, Peso da Regua, Portugal.

Prosia is influenced by thprintmakers of the early 1900s: John Taylor Arms,  Ernest D. Roth (both who were also Presidents of SAGA), Martin Lewis and Samuel Chamberlain.

Prosia has always been fascinated by how society has historically built beautiful and  interesting architecture to fill the needs of people and their everyday lives. She structurally creates images  by building up layers of line  and tone. Working on copper plates and with ferric chloride, she uses the cross hatching marks she is known for to create textures that are often mistaken for aquatint. A   print this size takes up  to   375  hours  to complete. Website;  www.DeAnnLProsia.com

Timothy Kragt, Chairman Print  Selection Committee