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Congratulations to Ani Art Academy Anguilla Dean, Timothy W. Jahn, for receiving an honorable mention award in the Jerry’s Artarama 2016 Self Portrait Contest.  Jahn’s 30 x 30” oil on masonite, “Selfie,” was selected out of a record amount of entries, and joins an amazing group of artists that were all recognized for their accomplishment with gift card prizes.  Please visit Jerry’s Artarama 2016 Self Portrait Contest to view the entire list of winning artists. 

June 21, 2016

 Ani Art Academy America and Dean Kevin Moore were featured in an article in "Red Bank Green," an online publication that captures the vitality of the people and events of the Red Bank area.  Ani America is actively recruiting apprentices to fill the easels at its school for disabled Veterans, which is located in Red Bank, New Jersey.  If you are someone you know is interested in applying, please visit aniartacademies.org, or call 570-822-4111 for more information.  Thank you to "Red Bank Green" for sharing our mission, and please visit their website to read the story in its entirety. 

June 17, 2016

In a display of gratitude to their instructor, Ani Art Academy Thailand apprentices held a Teacher Respect Ceremony for Dean, Rodney O’Dell Davis.  The students expressed thanks to Mr. Davis for his unwavering attention, encouragement, and devotion.  Congratulations to Rodney on the wonderful work that he is accomplishing at the school, and thank you to all of the Artists at Ani Art Academy Thailand for showing their respect with such a lovely ceremony. 

June 16, 2016

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate the Artist of the Quarter, Domingo Antonio Rosario, from Ani Art Academy Dominicana!  Domingo entered the Ani Art Academies' program immediately following high school, and after being elated to have found a program that would allow him to continue to his artistic journey.  Domingo is extremely dedicated to his studies and could not be happier than to be a part of the Ani Art Academies. He has a superior work ethic and serves as a constant motivator to his fellow apprentices, both new and experienced. Ani Art Academies Dominicana is very proud of the work he has accomplished thus far, and look forward to seeing what he will do in the future as he hones his skills. Congratulations to Domingo on being chosen as the Student of the Quarter!

June 10, 2016

 In a feature article in “International Artist Magazine,” Ani Art Academy Anguilla Dean, Timothy W. Jahn, discusses advice and ideas to help guide the working process of artists, from the development stage to production.  The Evolution of Artwork, is a comprehensive tell-all that allows the reader to gain true insight into what Mr. Jahn considers as he moves through the evolution of an image.  This highly detailed article can be read in its entirety in the current June/July issue of “International Artist Magazine,” or previewed at internationalartist.com.

June 9, 2016

Ani Art Academy America was showcased in a feature news story that aired on WBRE.  The segment shared the mission of the school with local viewers, and encouraged them to pass along the information to any disabled Veterans that may be interested in pursuing a career in the arts.  The school, located in Red Bank, New Jersey, is tuition-free and has easels available for 21 disabled Veterans.  We would like to thank Brittany Sweeney and WBRE for their wonderful segment, which can be viewed on PAHomePage.  

June 3, 2016

In the latest segment of his Primer on Pictorial Composition series, Anthony Waichulis, explores various popular heuristics of pictorial composition and evaluates their functionality through the lens of our developing biological framework.  This article, A Spurious Affair: A Primer on Pictorial Composition, addresses the elements that are used to compose art and how their selective placement along the axes or intersections of the Rule of Thirds is not specifically advantageous.  The article, as well as parts 1-3 of the seres, can be read at anthonywaichulis.com.

June 2, 2016

In the third segment of a series on pictorial composition, Anthony Waichulis explores whether the ability to elicit meaning from an image is innate or “learned," and, how we visually “experience” a picture in more depth.  The article, Henri Breuil and Alfred Yarbus Walk into a Bar...A Primer on Pictorial Composition, discusses the results of exploring the two aforementioned issues, and how examining them should further strengthen our understanding of pictorial composition and improve our ability to assess the functionality of current approaches to it.  The article, along with Part I, So What's with Jane Already, and Part II, To the Makers of Music - All World, All Times, are all available at anthonywaichluis.com.

May 25, 2016

Ani Art Academies are thrilled to be participating in yet another unique exhibition presented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fahrenheit, opening to the public on June 11th, asked artists to embark upon a creative journey based upon the Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451. This display of original creations is meant to conjure up a celebratory feeling of having the freedom to possess a voice to create and own art. Based loosely on the book and its central themes of freedom of the individual, non-conformity, and self-expression, Fahrenheit is sure to display a diverse array of unique styles and individuality. For more information, please visit Lovetts Gallery.

May 20, 2016

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate Nakorn Sriphet on being chosen for the Student of The Week.  Mr. Sriphet is excelling under the instruction of Ani Thailand Dean, Rodney O’Dell Davis, as he confidently works through the curriculum.  Please read more about Mr. Sriphet below, and stay tuned to aniartacademies.org, as we look forward to sharing his first drawing with you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nakorn Sriphet came from the east coast of Thailand, Cholburi Province, and was born into a soldier’s family. He was interested in art and started to learn about it from a neighbor. Since he was 10 years old, he created caricatures to sell in his neighborhood area. After finishing junior high school, he continued his education at Cholburi Vocational School in the faculty of fine art. He won many student awards during his education, including 2nd prize from The Regional Skill Contest of Drawing & Sculpture. Consequently, he earned a scholarship to study at Burapha University, Chonburi. After studying drawing and painting at the university, Nakorn decided to quit the school and work full-time in Art Development at Phuket Fantasy. Nakorn decided that job was not his caliber, and that he had to make a big change again. He rented a little corner in Phuket Walking Street and created caricature to sell, as he did for many years before. One day, his brother showed him the brochure from Ani Art Academy on Koh Yao Noi. He decided to pursue this chance, and now, he is one of the young artists at Ani Art Academy Thailand.

May 16, 2016

Ani Art Academies are excited to share the first painting from Ani Waichulis artist Victoria Steel.  Ms. Steel’s painting, The Ashes of Our Thoughts, will be on display at the upcoming Fahrenheit exhibition at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Congratulations to Victoria on this wonderful accomplishment!  Please visit victoria-steel.com to keep up to date with her most recent work.  For more information on Fahrenheit, please visit Lovetts Gallery.

May 10, 2016

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate Ani Dominicana apprentice Jonathan Ramon Frometa Vasquez on completing the Gauntlet and moving into the Language of Painting portion of the curriculum.  Jonathan’s drawing, The Light of Knowledge, will be exhibited at the upcoming Fahrenheit show at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  For more information on Fahrenheit, please visit Lovetts Gallery.  To learn more about Jonathan and to view his artist image gallery, please visit aniartacademies.org.

May 5, 2016


Ani Art Academies are thrilled to announce an exciting new project from Ani Thailand Dean Rodney O’Dell Davis, “The Art of Vanitas.” A powerful book featuring the work of 45 international artists, a history of the vanitas genre penned by Peter Trippi, and foreword written by Howard Rehs, “The Art of Vanitas” is a must have for both collectors and artists alike. Pre-order is available now at The O’Dell Studio.

April 28, 2016

Opening Sunday, May 1st, Studio Gallery’s “Plus One” will feature the work of Ani Artists Emma Hirst, and her “plus one,” Dan Christian. In an effort to allow the artists to shape the show, Studio Gallery asked 16 artists to exhibit a piece of their own, and to invite another artist of their choice to join them with an additional piece of work.  What resulted is “one of the most eclectic shows that the gallery has mounted, full of talent and whimsy of all shapes and sizes.”  Please visit Studio Gallery for more information, and be sure to stop by to enjoy the incredible work from Emma and Dan if you are in the San Francisco area!

April 27, 2016

Ani Art Academies are excited to share a sneak peek of the impressive final creative project from Ani Anguilla artist Elizardo Mojica.  Upon completion, Mr. Mojica will move on to the Language of Painting portion of the curriculum.  We cannot wait for Elizardo to pick up the brushes and we look forward to being able to share his next creation.  Please read more about Elizardo and check out his image gallery at aniartacademies.org.

April 22, 2016

Ani Art Academy America was thrilled to attend the GI-GO Fund’s Job Fair for Veterans, hosted at the New Jersey Center for Performing Arts last week.  Ani America staff, including Dean Kevin Moore, were on hand to meet with interested Veterans and to share valuable information regarding the unique opportunity that is available to them.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about Ani Art Academy America, our Red Bank, New Jersey location providing free art education to disabled Veterans, please visit aniartacademies.org, or call 570.822.4111 for information. 

April 21, 2016