Ani Art Academies are excited to announce that the work of Ani Art Academy Waichulis apprentices Victoria Steel and Andrea Bills and Long Distance Learner Barbara Fox have all been selected to join the Art Renewal Center International Traveling Exhibition. This live version on the ARC Salon will begin its journey at the Salmagundi Club in New York City before traveling to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain. Awards for the winners of the ARC Salon, one of the most important competitions for representational art, will be distributed as the show wraps up in Barcelona. Congratulations to Victoria, Andrea, and Barbara, we are certainly proud of you ladies!
Congratulations to Ani Art Academy Waichulis artist Victoria Steel on being juried into the 2017 Illuxcon Main Show. Ms. Steel will join a lineup of imaginative realist artists as they share their work at the 10th anniversary of the fine art symposium. Illuxcon is dedicated to bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that’s encompassed in the realm of the fantastic. Please visit Illuxcon for more information on this anticipated event.
The work of Ani Art Academies’ Anthony Waichulis was showcased in the American Art Collector exhibition preview, “Attention to Detail.” The show kicks off on January 6th and runs through February 28th at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition boasts an array of renowned painters who work in realistic styles. For more information please visit Robert Lange Studios.
Ani apprentices Nakorn Sriphet and Mingpieng-or Pinpart joined Dean Rodney O’Dell Davis at the Art Institute Phuket Limelight Art Exhibit to speak to potential students about the Ani Art Academy Thailand opportunity. The apprentices did a fantastic job in sharing their experiences with the students and gave them a firsthand glimpse into what it is like to be an Ani Thailand artist. Thanks to Nakorn and Mingpieng-or on a job well done!
Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate Ani Waichulis artist Phil Kidd on the completion of his Gauntlet project. Mr. Kidd is the latest apprentice to wrap up the Language of Drawing portion of the curriculum and to move onto the Language of Painting. Congratulations to Phil on this wonderful accomplishment!
Another successful Research and Presentation Meeting was held last month at Ani Art Academies Waichulis. The insightful presentations included a walkthrough of Adobe’s Lightroom by Phil Kidd, an introduction to basic design principles by Edward Ewald, and a thoroughly enjoyed primer on how to make realistic fake blood for reference work by Dan Christian. The Research and Presentation Meeting series is held each month and all are welcome to attend. Please contact Stephanie@aniartacademies.org for more information!
Ani Art Academy Anguilla Dean, Timothy Jahn, was thrilled to spend a day with the children of St. Maarten when he attended a career fair held on the island last month. Mr. Jahn shared the awesome work of Ani Art Academies' artists and provided information to prospective students. Ani Art Academy Anguilla has scholarships available now and no experience is necessary. Please visit aniartacademies.org for more details.
The first Skype Hangout Session, hosted by Anthony Waichulis this past Sunday, was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all whom joined. Artists from around the globe joined in a video a group session that allowed artists to contribute an array of topics to be discussed, including technical skills questions, marketing, and the business of art. Please stay tuned to aniartacademies.org/news for more information on the next upcoming session.
Ani Art Academy Waichulis artists Victoria Steel and Dan Christian hosted a successful portraiture clinic this past weekend. Guests were impressed with the Drawing the Portrait-First Steps Workshop, and were thrilled with the techniques that were presented over a busy two days. The workshop was designed to present any level of artist with a step-by-step approach to portrait drawing. Please stay tuned to aniartacademies.org/news for more information on upcoming events!
Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the addition of brand new original charcoal drawings and oil paintings to the Waichulis Studio Store Online Gallery. All work that is featured on the gallery is created by Artists of the Ani Art Academies, and can be easily and securely purchased through PayPal, with all proceeds going directly to the artist! Please visit the Waichulis Studio Store Online Gallery to view and purchase work today! Any questions can be remitted to Stephanie@aniartacademies.org.
Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate Ani Anguilla apprentice Romaro Richardson for receiving The National Youth Award for Outstanding Youth in Media. The annual awards are given by the Department of Youth and Culture to recognize personal achievements and contributions to the island. Congratulations are also in order for Ani Art Academies Anguilla, whom was nominated as a finalist for the Friend of Youth award. To view the entire list of winners, please visit The Anguillian.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Ani Art Academies would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those that have served our great country. In an effort to make art education available to an even larger scope of Veterans, we are beyond excited to share that we are now extending the opportunity to attend our FREE comprehensive art school in Red Bank, New Jersey, to ALL those that have served. Ani is committed to empowering those that have sacrificed so much defending freedom and justice. We believe that a fine arts education can be a life changing improvement that will help Veterans develop a rewarding career that they can take great pride in. We look forward to assisting all interested Veterans in achieving these goals. Please visit http://aniartacademies.org/ani-art-academy-america for more information, or call 570-822-4111.
Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate all of the skilled artists that participated in the 12th Art Renewal Center Salon. We are so proud of the numerous Ani artists that were finalists in the competition, and we would like to acknowledge those that have been recognized for the following accomplishments: Andrea Bills – Waiting for Alice, Purchase Award and Honorable Mention Drawing Category Victoria Steel – The Threads of Discord, Purchase Award Barbara Fox – Carra, Purchase Award Jason Brady – Slave to Myself, Chairman’s Choice Award Taffari Crawford – Under Heaven, ARC Staff Award Kevin Moore – The Transcendence, ARC Staff Award Helen Crispino – The Magnificent Majestics, Honorable Mention Animals Category
Ani Art Academy Anguilla apprentices Elizardo Mojica and Gineece Gumbs were featured in an article published in “The Anguillan” newspaper last week. The story showcased both artist’s final drawing projects, Ms. Gumbs’ Mr. Hall and Mr. Mojica’s First Jump, and gave congratulations on their completion of the Language of Drawing program. Thank you to “The Anguillan” for sharing these wonderful artworks and accomplishments with the people of Anguilla! We are so excited for Elizardo and Gineece and look forward to their painting creations. To read the entire story, please visit "The Anguillan."
Ani Art Academies would like to extend congratulations to Ani Waichulis Artist Stephen Sebald, the latest apprentice to complete the charcoal drawing portion of the curriculum. Mr. Sebald will now move on to the Language of Painting where he will work to develop fundamental oil painting skills. Once again, congrats to Stephen, and well wishes to him as he picks up the brushes!
Imaginative realism fans attending Illuxcon IX were thrilled to attend the latest workshop from Anthony Waichulis, Painting for Biology. The workshop, held at Goggleworks in Reading, Pennsylvania, drew a diverse crowd that thoroughly enjoyed the cursory walkthrough of the many exciting and insightful contributions from modern vision science, empirical aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, cognitive psychology and evolutionary psychology that can augment or replace many of the long-standing heuristics that continue to guide contemporary compositional efforts. For more information on upcoming workshops hosted by Anthony Waichulis, please visit The Waichulis Studio Store.