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Word Collage Artist Richard Curtner

Richard Curtner's artwork writes epic poetry within the visual. For the past two decades, California artist Curtner has created unique artwork for thousands of clients across the country, blending his artistic talents with his passion for the written word. His word collages are created by combining hundreds of cutouts of written text all pertaining to a particular theme. He scours through hundreds of highest quality magazines searching for colors, words, and phrases. Every detail in the collage is an individual cut out. Nothing is painted on or manipulated with a computer. Everything is cut out by hand with an X-Acto knife, glued together carefully, and then varnished. The end result is a distinctive form of artwork in which you can see something different every time you look at it.

Museum Exhibitions

Bellevue Museum (Bellevue, Washington)(Works also sold in the Museum Store)

Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs, California)

Los Gatos Art Museum (Los Gatos, California)

Triton Art Museum (Santa Clara, California)

San Bernardino County Art Museum (San Bernardino, California)

Boise Art Museum (Boise, Idaho)

Permanent Art Collection- Las Vegas Clark County Library District (Las Vegas)

Selected Awarded Exhibitions

Featured Artist Summerlin Festival of the Arts 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada

Poster/Featured Artist Boulder City Art in the Park 2018, Las Vegas Area, Nevada

Best in Category (Mixed Media) TFA 2018,  Tempe, Arizona

Artist of the year 2017 recognition by Mayor of Calabasas, CA Mary Sue Maurer

Featured Artist Calabasas Fine Art Festival,  2017  Calabasas, California

Honorable Mention, St. George Art Festival 2017, St. George, Utah

First Place Mixed Media, 2016, Wells St. Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois

Featured Artist, Southwest Arts Festival, 2016, Indio, California

Best of Mixed Media, Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, 2015, Rancho Mirage, California

Poster Artist Sausalito Art Festival 2015 (American Icon), Sausalito, California

Best of Show, Tempe Festival of Arts 2015, Tempe, Arizona

Featured Artist, Connoisseurs Marketplace, 2015, Menlo Park, California

Best of Mixed Media, Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, 2014, Rancho Mirage, California

Poster Artist Tempe Festival of the Arts, 2014, Tempe, Arizona

Poster Artist Carefree 20th Annual Art Festival, 2013, Carefree, Arizona

Best of Show Kimball Arts Festival 2012, Park City, Utah

Featured Artist, Desert Arts Festival 2012, Palm Springs, California

Juror's Award Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas

Poster Artist Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival, 2011, Fort Worth, Texas

Poster Artist Southwest Arts Festival 2011, Indio, California

Poster Artist Vegas Valley Book Festival 2011, City of Las Vegas, Nevada

Poster Artist Summit Art Festival 2009, Reno, Nevada

Featured Artist Kings Mountain Art Fair 2009, Woodside, California

Best of Show Utah Arts Festival 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah

Best of Show Tempe Festival of the Arts 2008, Tempe, Arizona

Best of Show 23rd Annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival, Boulder City, Nevada