“Deer Hunters”


“Deer Hunters” is an Intaglio etching. Print Dimension image size is  “7 3/4   x 12”, traditionally matted, framed size is   “14  x  18”.  This print is also available un-matted for $100,  in an archival, resealable bag with acid free foam board backing. This edition of this Intaglio Etching is only 50 .  I have a Deer Hunter print being framed that is a white washed wood frame that is very complementary to the print.  

**Available for purchase and pick up at the Village Artisan’s Gallery in Yellow Springs, OH or at the ARTery Gallery in downtown Dayton.  Please email me for inquiries melaniemorrett@gmail.com  thank you 🙂

“Deer Hunters”  has been accepted into and won various awards over the years from both local and National Art Shows as follows: 

“Deer Hunters” was accepted into the DSA’s 14th Annual Ohio Printmaking Exhibition, “Inked Up” March 2019, Dayton, OH.

*NLAPW, National Women’s Exhibition, May-June 1991.  Honorable Mention in Fayetteville, AK.

*Colorado Springs Art Guild,  46th National Juried Fine Art Show, Feb-March.  1991  Jurors’ Cash Award.  Colorado Springs, CO.

*25th  Annual Central South Art Exhibition, Tennessee Art League,  June-August  1990.  Rite Angle Frames and Gallery Cash Award, Nashville, TN

*NPVAG National Juried Art Show, May 1990,  Honorable Mention,  Scottsbluff, NE

*Carrier Fine Arts Show, April 1990.  Belle Mead, NJ

*34th National Print Exhibit, Hunterdon Art Center, March 1990.

*Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society, May 1989, Honorable Mention, Mobile, AL.  

*ESAA Members Spring Exhibit, April 1989, Merit Award, Fairhope, AL

Each print is an original work of art unlike a photo reproduction and there were only 50 prints created in the edition.   The print pictured is number 38 of 50, and I only have 10 left available for sale.

Blank note cards printed with the “Deer Hunters” image are also available.

How are etchings created?

It all begins with a thin copper plate that I spent months drawing and etching the image into the plate with acid, lovingly modelling, re-drawing, re-etching, and perfecting the image on the plate until it created the print you now see.  Each individual print was created by inking the copper plate, wiping it with tarlaton, placing a piece of damp acid free and buffered fine art paper on top of the plate which is then hand cranked through my etching press.  The press helps transfer the inked image from the plate to the paper.  The plate is then re-inked and printed for each of prints in the edition.  

What inspired me to do this etching? 

 My husband and I lived in Southern Alabama and at the time he was an avid deer hunter.   He hunted with friends and family near Castleberry, Alabama and although I am not a hunter, I went to pick my husband up after the hunt was over, and was totally awestruck at the medieval, primitive shed where the deer was being cleaned.   It was so hard to believe in the 21st century that there were still folks living in that part of the country that seemed to remain unchanged, a place where time stood still.  They hunted not for sport, but out of necessity to help feed their families.  I loved the names of some of the men pictured, Turkey Man, Minute Man, Logger Man…..perhaps they were all brothers?

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All orders can be picked up from the Collaboratory at Talbott Tower, 114 West First Street, Unit B, Dayton, OH 45402.  Or if you prefer, you can pick up your purchase from my home in Beavercreek, or a half way meeting place.  :)  If necessary, Shipping can be available.  Buyer pays shipping expense, USPS, UPS, or FED EX , plus $10 purchase packaging fee.

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