Ani Art Academy Waichulis artist Dan Christian was excited to teach a portraiture workshop to an eager group of students in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming last month. The two-day workshop, Drawing the Portrait: First Steps, allowed participants to learn and practice basic technique, and to then apply what they learned in a life-drawing session. A wonderful time was had by all of the participants, and Dan is looking forward to hosting more workshops in the near future. Follow him on Facebook for more information on upcoming events and to check out his latest work!
The Ani Art Academies Art Auction to benefit baby Damian is nearing its final hours, with bids being accepted until tomorrow, Friday February 10th, at noon. Please visit the auction page to get your bids in while purchasing some awesome art and helping out a great cause!Gaby Luna modeled for Ani Art Academy Waichulis life drawing sessions throughout her pregnancy with her son, Damian. Damian was born on September 9th, 2016 at 35 weeks with Gastroschisis. He has been diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome, and consequently has to use a Gtube (feeding tube), Jtube (drainage tube), and a Broviac, which is a central IV line that is inserted through his neck into his vein near the heart. Damian was born with only 10% of his small intestines and microcolon. He has undergone more than 6 surgeries in his 4 short months of life.Gaby and Damian will be moving to Boston to be admitted to the Boston Children’s hospital where he will receive the special care he needs. The family would greatly benefit from financial help that would assist in both their relocation from Pennsylvania to Boston, as well as with Damian’s medical costs that are not covered by insurance.Thank you to all whom have bid thus far and to the great group of Ani artists that donated work to this wonderful cause. https://aniartauction2017.eflea.ca/
We are excited to announce the opening of Red: Emotion in Color, this Saturday, February 11th, at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ani Art Academies artists join a lineup of over 60 creators from the around the globe in this exhibition that asked participants to consider what the color red means to them. Stop by the gallery to join in the fun, or view the exhibition virtually at Lovetts Gallery.
Anthony Waichulis joins the lineup at Robert Lange Studios in the highly anticipated exhibition, Attention to Detail. The show, opening tonight, February 3rd, will feature the work of 30 world-renowned realist painters with emphasis on time-oriented works. Attention to Detail is comprised of artists who find themselves on one end of the spectrum when it comes to rendering capability; they are obsessive in their practices and often employ small brushes and time as their greatest assets. All are welcome to attend the opening reception, being held from 5-8pm at Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina. Please visit the gallery’s website for more information.
We are excited to announce the opening of the Ani Art Academy Art Action to benefit friend of the studio, Gaby Luna, and her son, baby Damien. The auction kicks off tomorrow, Friday January 27th, at noon and closes Friday February 10th, at noon.Gaby Luna modeled for Ani Art Academy Waichulis life drawing sessions throughout her pregnancy with her son, Damian. Damian was born on September 9th, 2016 at 35 weeks with Gastroschisis. He has been diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome, and consequently has to use a Gtube (feeding tube), Jtube (drainage tube), and a Broviac, which is a central IV line that is inserted through his neck into his vein near the heart. Damian was born with only 10% of his small intestines and microcolon. He has undergone more than 6 surgeries in his 4 short months of life.Gaby and Damian will be moving to Boston to be admitted to the Boston Children’s hospital where he will receive the special care he needs. The family would greatly benefit from financial help that would assist in both their relocation from Pennsylvania to Boston, as well as with Damian’s medical costs that are not covered by insurance.As such, the artists of Ani Art Academy Waichulis have created a charity site for Damian, where students, teachers, and alumni have donated small study works to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly to these financial needs. Please join us in supporting this cause that is near and dear to our hearts by bidding on an awesome piece of original art from the artists of Ani Art Academies!View the work and place your bids at: https://aniartauction2017.eflea.ca/
The works of Ani Art Academy Anguilla Dean Timothy Jahn and Ani Art Academy Dominicana Dean Edward Dillon were on display at the LA Art Show with Rehs Contemporary Galleries last week. The show, known as the region’s preeminent art fair, emerges as the annual civic celebration of the visual arts. We are thrilled to see Mr. Jahn’s and Mr. Dillon’s oil paintings included in the fun, and we thank Rehs Galleries for sharing some awesome photos of the highly anticipated event. Please visit Rehs Contemporary Galleries' Facebook page for more information on the event and available works.
The artists of Ani Art Academies are excited to share their work at Red, the upcoming exhibition at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Red: Emotion in Color opens on February 11th and will feature the work of over 60 artists from around the globe, including an array of charcoal drawings and oil paintings from the staff and students of Ani Art Academies. The gallery asked artists to create work that defines the color red and what it represents to them. Please visit Lovetts Gallery for more information and stay tuned for highlights from this anticipated event.
Ani Art Academy America is excited to welcome two new students to our school for Veterans and we are thrilled that they have joined the Ani family! Michael and Alessandra dove into the curriculum last week and have been working diligently as they begin to explore the first steps portion of the Language of Drawing. Ani Art Academy America is now open to ALL Veterans, regardless of ability or disability. For more information on this opportunity, or to apply, please visit aniartacademies.org or call 570-822-4111. Rolling admissions are underway now!
Thavibu Gallery, one of the leading in Thailand, will now feature the work of Ani Art Academy Thailand artist Nakorn Sriphet. The gallery, which aims to promote quality, contemporary art, with a focus on young artists hailing from Thailand, Vietnam, and Burma, found particular interest in the attention to detail in Mr. Sriphet’s work. We congratulate Nakorn on this accomplishment and look forward to sharing his upcoming creations! Please visit Thavibu Gallery for more information.
Please join Ani Art Academy Anguilla for Arts Hour as they create caricatures and portraits at Meze, a Moroccan-Styled Cocktail Lounge located at Sandy Ground on the island of Anguilla. The event, being held this evening, Friday January 6th from 9-11, will feature the artists of Ani Art Academies and live music from AIM. We hope to see you there!
The Ani Art Academy Waichulis studio is thrilled to be joined by Long-Distance Learner, Marion Snowdon. Ms. Snowdon has been working through the Waichulis Curriculum from her home in Australia and made the long trip to Pennsylvania to work in person with her Long-Distance teacher, Ani Senior Apprentice Dan Christian. Marion has thoroughly enjoyed her time at the studio and we feel quite thankful to have had the experience to work alongside her and to share in her progress. If you would like more information on how to become a Long-Distance Learner, please send a request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Waichulis will host a Painting for Biology workshop on Saturday, March 25th, at Ani Art Academy Waichulis from 9am-2pm."Any path to effective visual communication must begin with the one factor that determines our ability to elicit meaning from visual stimuli, allows for our experience of aesthetic quality, and facilitates successful communication–our biology. Please join me for a 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. Starting with top-tier governing factors such as context, bias, priming effects, and perceptual set, Painting for Biology follows a carefully calibrated map of considerations that can effectively guide both the novice and the seasoned professional through the fascinating landscape of pictorial composition. Hope to see you there!" - Anthony WaichulisTo more information or to register for this event, please visit anthonywaichulis.com.
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!