Antonio Alcaraz exhibits his work, first Castilla-La Mancha Engraving Prize at the Infanta Elena Museum in Tomelloso, Alcaraz chose the Christian M. Walter Serigraphy Workshop for the creation of this impressive 140 x 210 cms. print entitled “Linares – Pozo de S. Vicente”.
The exhibition of the 1st Castile-La Mancha Engraving Prize has been inaugurated at the Infanta Elena Museum in Tomelloso. With a prize of 6000 €, the Castile-La Mancha Printmaking Prize is undoubtedly one of the best endowed printmaking competitions, and is already one of the most important in the country. In our opinion, it is a highly praiseworthy initiative of the Antonio Pérez Foundation, in Cuenca, the University of Castilla-La Mancha, the Virgen de las Viñas Cooperative of Tomelloso and the Valdepeñas Town Council.
Antonio Alcaraz is a lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universitat Politècnica de València and has developed a professional career always linked to graphics. In his address to the audience, he pointed out that it had been more than thirty years since he had entered a competition, which is why “this prize is something special for me”. Alcaraz congratulated the four institutions that have come together to create this Castilla – La Mancha Printmaking Award, “graphics – he pointed out – is understood through collaboration”; along these lines, Antonio Alcaraz emphasised why he chose our workshop and the work developed with Christian M. Walter – present at the event – “a wonderful workshop that has allowed us to do this work”.
Christian M. Walter Screen Printing Workshop would like to give a very special thanks to Antonio Alcaraz for making us co-participants in this award, highlighting the important role that the workshops play for him when it comes to undertaking a project of this magnitude.