Aztlan Libre Press announces the release of its inaugural series of Xican@ Art Notecards featuring San Antonio artist Vincent Valdez. The series features four representations of Valdez’s paintings, each on a 5” X 7” foldover notecard, commercially printed and reproduced in full color. The back of the card includes a brief biography of Vincent Valdez, the title of the work, medium, size, year he created the artwork, and Valdez’ web site address. The inside of the card is blank, perfect for writing personal notes to friends or loved ones; or for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Christmas, etc. Envelopes are included.
The four Valdez artworks included in this inaugural notecard series are: Recuerdo (1999) Acrylic/Wood-24”X36”; Kill the Pachuco Bastard! (2000) Oil/Canvas-42”X60”; Pride of the Southside (2004) Pastel/Paper-42”X60”; and Ah Yes, That Notorious Place Everyone Speaks Of (2007) Oil/Canvas-52”X36”. About his painting Recuerdo Valdez writes: “My Grandpa Santana was the hardest worker I knew. He was the most stubborn man I will ever know. He cut yards his entire life. With arthritic fingers, emphysema, a busted arm, skin cancer, and tired bones, he cut yards under the scorching Texas sun almost up until the day he died. He always drank and told fantastic tales. How many of them were exaggerated, I will never know. But I will always remember.”