Orsoni Smalti Veneziani has announced that Rebecca Quattrone's hybrid mosaic Battito (Pulse) has been selected as an Honorable Mention in the Orsoni Prize 2011, the International Award for Mosaic Fine Art.

Visit the links below for more information:

Orsoni Prize 2011 Announcement
Orsoni Smalti Veneziani Facebook Page
Mosaic Art Now
Shrewsbury Artist Scores International Acclaim
Art Faculty Receives Honorable Mention
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(Going live January 9th)

Battito (Pulse), 2011
Smalti, gold glass, styrene insulation and wood.
53" wide x 27" tall x 5" deep, 19.4 lbs

Rebecca Roxanne Quattrone's current hybrid mosaic works are influenced and inspired by her recent studies with the world-renowned Byzantine mosaic master, Luciana Notturni, in Ravenna, Italy. These sculptural art works are created by employing both traditional Byzantine and modern mosaic techniques and materials.

Quattrone states her works attempt to embody the many voices of my life ó exposing the vulnerable, fragile, and delicate emotional facade we strive to possess.

Her current works have recently been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York City, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Quattrone has been a faculty member in the Music, Art, and Communication department at York College of Pennsylvania since January 2004. She earned her Masterís degree from Pennsylvania State University and has earned mosaic certifications from Scuola Arte Del Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy. She currently resides in Southern York County with her daughters Ariel and Tess.