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June 30th, 2018 Ani Ar Academies Sri Lanka held first annual All Island Young Artist Show and Awards Ceremony. Young high school Artists across Sri Lanka got the opportunity to take part in the juried art show. 45 finalists were selected from a large number of submissions. There were top three prizes which received certificates, medals, cash prizes and school art supplies. The Dean of the School, Mr. Timothy W. Jahn: “What a wonderful event. The artists showed a great variety of work and so many came to the opening from across the country. We were all so happy to meet so many new creatives.”  We are all looking forward to next year show!

July 11, 2018

The Diagnostic Painter is a four-day painting intensive designed to optimize your painting process by analyzing the assumptions you start with and the choices you make. From palette content, brush loads and support choices to anchors, application dynamics, and finishing strategies—the Diagnostic Painter examines each applicable variable in your process to see how each factor moves your closer to, or further from, your goal.

June 6, 2018

This past week, Ani Art Academies Anguilla instructors Elizardo Mojica and Taffari Crawford hosted Omololu  primary school students with their teachers. The kids had lots of fun trying out some of the Ani Art Academies curriculum exercises, and viewing drawings created by Ani instructors. The kids were asked a question: “What is art?”. And they gave some very thoughtful answers, some of them are: "It’s a way to express yourself to the world," "A way to escape," "To broaden your imagination." Maybe there were future Ani Apprentices in that group of kids... we will see!

May 23, 2018

Guests of Ani Villas Dominicana enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour mixed in with a portrait sketching session by Ani Art Academies Apprentices. This event brought the artists of the academies and the guests of the villas together making it a unique experience that Ani Villas has to offer.

May 15, 2018

Ani Art Academy Waichulis Apprentices are creating beautiful Alla Primas for their moms this week. All of us at the Ani Art Academies wishes Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

May 11, 2018

ARC Annual Scholarship Competition is now open! Entries will be received from May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018 where the Art Renewal Center will once again give out $30,000 in scholarships to students attending ARC Approved Schools. This year scholarship applications will be received through our online entry system. Winners will be announced in August of 2018. The ARC Scholarship Competition is open to all students who are attending or enrolled in ARC Approved™ Ateliers. For more information follow the link: https://www.artrenewal.org/ScholarshipApplication/Application/Introduction

May 3, 2018

ImagineRehs Contemporary5 East 57th Street, 8th floor, NY, NY 10022April 28th - May 18th, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 28th from 1-6 PM.1-212-355-5710www.rehscgi.comAni Art Academies Apprentices, Alumni, and Associates team up with a contingent of contemporary icons to celebrate what happens when skill meets imagination. The selection of imaginative works by Ani Art Academies Artists that comprises the bulk of the IMAGINE show will be displayed next to the imaginative icons such as Boris Vallejo, David Palumbo, Donato Giancola, Eric Velhagen, Julie Bell, Michael Hayes, and Tenaya Sims. The show’s opening reception is Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. The show will be on display until May 18th, 2018.

April 25, 2018

Classes have been in full force at the Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka since the official opening on February 19th, 2018.  Locals of Sri Lanka and tourists are taking a significant amount of interest in the Academy since their doors have opened.  Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka is under the instruction of esteemed artist and instructor Timothy W. Jahn.  Mr. Jahn is very excited about the future of the second Ani Academy in Asia. Apprentices can immerse themselves in the peaceful seclusion while enjoying access to all that Sri Lanka has to offer. For updates and current news about the Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka or other academies, apprentices, and current artwork, please visit www.aniartacademies.org

March 3, 2018

Check out these interesting and informative interviews with Ani Art Academies Instructors, Alumni, and Apprentices on BLOGINITY. Bloginity.com launched in 2008 and celebrates recently discovered artists and established names equally. To read the interviews, please follow the link  https://www.bloginity.com/

February 27, 2018

This week, the Art Renewal Center announced the winners of the 13th Annual Art Renewal Center’s International Salon competition. The ARC’s 2017 International Salon competition showcases some of the best realist endeavors being created today.  We are very proud to share that 18 Ani Art Academy Apprentices and Alumni were included in this renowned international Salon. We would like to congratulate all of our artists who received honors, awards, and much deserved recognition. Below is a list of Ani Art Academy Apprentices and Alumni who received honors:Publication Awards - PoetsArtists Award:Saul Martinez Rodriguez - Doña Maria is a Punk RockerCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 10x8”.  Aristides Publication Prize for Drawing:Deborah Lloyd - Into the UnknownCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 8.5x8.5”.   ARC & FWSD 2018 Award:Patricia Alonzo Diaz - Mind Over MusicCharcoal and Color Pastel on Paper – 10x8”. ARC Staff Award:Jason Brady – BloomCharcoal, Pastel, and Silver Leaf on Paper – 25.5x17.5”. Portraiture Finalist: Kevin Moore - The Soul That Sees BeautyOil on Panel, 41x32”. Imaginative Realism Finalists:Rodney O’Dell Davis – EternalOil on Panel – 19x16”. Victoria Steel - A Wheel Within Wheels, A Web Within WebsOil on Panel – 24x16”. Landscape Finalist:Deborah Lloyd - On Calton HillOil on Panel – 7x5”. Drawing Category:Third Place:Phil Kidd - The Fall of ManCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 14x23”. Drawing Category - Honorable Mentions:Elizardo Mojica - By Decree of CamelotCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 19x14”.  Drawing Category – Finalists:Patricia Alonzo Diaz – Lost in a DreamCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 10x8”. Dan Christian - The GnomonCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 6x6.5”. Dan Christian - The OracleCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 20x15”. Ana de La Cruz - Anyi's AdventureCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 11x14”. Barbara Fox – Tree SpiritCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 9x8”. Elena Green - River LinesCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 27x18”. Elizardo Mojica – First JumpCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 24x18”. Nakorn Sriphet – DreamerCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 15x12.5”. Victoria Steel - OriginsCharcoal and Pastel on Paper – 25x19”. Still Life Finalists:Jason Brady – WithinOil on Panel – 16x11”. Edward Dillon - For NaughtOil on Panel – 20x24”. Stephen Sebald - Stamp ActOil on Panel – 5x4”. Da Vinci Initiative Finalist:Morgan Masters – ColaPastel on Paper – 12x12”.For a full listing of winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and additional awards, please visit: https://www.artrenewal.org/13thARCSalon/Home/Index 

February 21, 2018

The Ani Art Academies is happy to announce Apprentices and Alumni who were chosen as finalists of the 13th International Salon Competition! This year’s competition had an approximate 3,750 entries from 69 countries! The ARC will announce the winners in each category in mid-February. Everyone at the Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate all of our artists who received much-deserved recognition in this prestigious competition.  We are all so incredibly proud.  For a full listing of finalists for this year’s salon competition, visit www.artrenewal.org. Below is a list of Ani Art Academy Apprentices and Alumni who received honors this year: Patricia Alonzo Diaz, Jason Brady, Roneidy Caraballo Bonilla, Dan Christian, Ana de La Cruz, Edward Dillon, Barbara Fox, Elena Green, Phil Kidd, Deborah Lloyd, Saul Martinez Rodriguez, Elizardo Mojica, Kevin Moore, Rodney O'Dell Davis, Stephen Sebald, Nakorn Sriphet, Victoria Steel, Susan Wallace. 

January 22, 2018

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate the Ani Apprentices who have received an award of Excellence and Distinction for their hard work over the past year. In recognition of their commitment, dedication, and performance to the Ani curriculum, the following artists were chosen: Ani Art Academy Waichiulis: Award of Excellence - Dan Christian, Award of Distinction – Alex Jove. Ani Art Academy Anguilla: Award of Excellence - Carmel Gumbs, Award of Distinction – Brandon Lavon. Ani Art Academy Dominicana: Award of Excellence – Ana de la Cruz, Award of Distinction – Kelvin Lugo Belen. Ani Art Academy Thailand: Award of Excellence – Ten Yamter, Award of Distinction – Johnny Sakda. All of the above artists were awarded a monetary prize, along with a certificate that expresses the organization’s sincere appreciation of their dedication. Once again, congratulations to all of these hardworking artists; we look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the year ahead!

January 10, 2018

Ani Art Academies would like to wish you a wonderful holiday filled with joy, laughter, and goodwill.  As the New Year approaches we look back upon a year that was filled with plentiful accomplishments, new challenges, and the reaching of milestones!  We are so excited for the busy year ahead of us, and we look forward to all of the wonderful masterpieces and memories that will be created in 2018!

December 22, 2017

We are excited to announce that Ani Art Academy Sri Lanka is scheduled to open by the end of January 2018. The facility will serve the local community, and hold up to 50 students. The Sri Lanka studio will be the second Ani Art Academy in Asia, joining the Thailand school that is currently operating under the instruction of Rodney O’Dell Davis. Ani Art Academy Anguilla instructor Tim W. Jahn, arrived in Sri Lanka earlier this fall and had been overseeing the finishing touches of the construction and building of the furniture by talented local wood craftsmen. We are thrilled to continue our expansion and look forward to the wonderful new opportunities that lie ahead for our schools, teachers, and students! 

December 14, 2017

In this time of gratitude, Ani Art Academies would like to give thanks to all the wonderful people who supported and continue to support the Academies and Art Education. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in our Apprentices. Counting you among our friends is something for which we are especially grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2017

Ani Art Academies are thrilled to congratulate Alex Jove on completing the Language of Drawing program. We are so excited for Mr. Jove and cannot wait to see what he accomplishes when he picks up his brushes! For more Alex’s artwork, please visit: http://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?profile=artist&artistid=918

November 15, 2017

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