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On Monday, May 27th, 2019 Ani Art Academy America honored those who have fought and served for the United States by participating in Red Bank’s Memorial Day Parade. The precession followed along Broad Street to the Veteran’s Monument on Monmouth Street. A ceremony was then held in remembrance of military victims of foreign wars.Ani Art Academy America provides art education to all Veterans, as well as individuals with disabilities. We would like to thank the students of Ani Art Academy America for their dedicated service to their country.

May 30, 2019

The Ani Art Academies is happy to announce that over 20 Apprentices and Alumni were chosen as finalists of the ARC 14th International Salon Competition! This year’s competition had an approximate 4,300 entries from 73 countries! The ARC will announce the winners in each category on July 1st. Everyone at the Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate all 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, Domingo Antonio Rosario, Mitchell Bagnas, Jason Brady, Robyn Cotter, Edward Dillon, Bonnie Grace Evans, Edward Ewald, Lynne Garlick, Carmel Gumbs, Chelsea Herron, Deborah Lloyd, Kelvin Lugo Belen, Roger Long, Morgan Masters, Kevin Moore, Rodney O’Dell Davis, Brian O’Neill, Achara Pherkhongthong, Aekarat Sakda, and Victoria Steel.

May 16, 2019

Ani Anguilla Artist, Vidya Birkhoff can be found in Interviewing the Caribbean Magazine's Spring 2019 issue. Interviewing the Caribbean was founded in 2015 as an online journal that celebrates Caribbean artists everywhere. This issue focuses on Caribbean femininity and masculinity. Vidya Birkhoff grew up in Trinidad surrounded by traditional paintings and sculptures created by her grandfather. She longed to one day follow in his footsteps, but life led her into a professional career in corporate America. She started experimenting with acrylic on canvas and in 2007, Vidya was one of seven featured artists during an exhibition held by The Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, North Carolina. After returning to the Caribbean, Vidya opened the JavaLava Art Café in 2014 and launched the “Meet the Artist” exhibitions that offered to emerge and established artists a platform to showcase and sell their works in Montserrat. Vidya is currently an apprentice at the Ani Art Academy in Anguilla, with the dream of capturing the triumphs, celebrations and exotic movements of song and dance of the rich Caribbean culture.For more information on Vidya Birkhoff or Interviewing the Caribbean please follow the links below:http://aniartacademies.org/image-galleryhttp://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1011461

May 9, 2019

Ani Art Academy America hosted its first exhibition titled, “Equinox” on April 27th. Equinox was curated by Ani Art Academy Dean, Kevin Moore. This exhibition featured artists from all the Ani Art Academy schools including work from Ani Alumni. The turnout was a huge success with viewers filling up the entire school. The Equinox exhibit will be on display until May 25th at Ani Art Academy America in Red Bank, NJ.For more information on Ani Art Academy America please follow the link below:http://aniartacademies.org/america 

May 3, 2019

Bonnie Grace Evans drawing "Still Waiting" was awarded First Place in the Drawing Category of the Wyoming Valley Art Leauge/ Circle Centre for the Arts, Spring Juried Exhibit. The award ceremony was held on April 19th, 2019 at the Wyoming Valley Art Leauge in Wilkes Barre, PA. Ani Art Academy Alumni, Terese Rogers also participated in this exhibit.For more information on Bonnie Grace Evans or the Wyoming Valley Art League please follow the links below.https://www.facebook.com/wvartleague/http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/?fbclid=IwAR2G9xV2jFSEK3UbjlV0hLb0prdfD4yyp9yZZGRbkXyhuP2QwzfWJY4z1kIhttp://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=1294

April 23, 2019

We are very excited to share the first creative projects from Ani Art Academy Sri Lanka. Congratulations to Nimali Yoggya Perera for her drawing, Water Lily and to Ravindu Sathsara for his drawing, Bug on a Bricked Wall. From Southern Sri Lanka, Yoggya has been a hobbyist of drawing since childhood. During her free time, she would spend it drawing on paper. Art was her favorite subject in school but stopped at fourteen to focus her studies on Human Resources and IT. After learning about Ani Art Academy while in Dikwella, Sri Lanka she decided to follow her passion for art. Yoggya is enjoying to process of creating realistic drawings with the help of talented artist Timothy W. Jahn as her teacher.Ravindu joined Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka shortly after graduating from high school. He is delighted to have esteemed artist Timothy W. Jahn as his teacher. At Ani Art Academy, Ravindu is expanding his artistic capabilities in the pursuit of becoming a successful artist.Ani Art Academy Sri Lanka opened in January 2018 is located near the Central South Coast of Sri Lanka in the Matara District.  The six-building campus is perched above vibrant rice fields and is surrounded by lush vegetation and sprawling tea plantations. A  quiet solitude, perfectly conducive to artistic development adds a sense of scholastic serenity.  Artists can immerse themselves in the peaceful seclusion while enjoying access to all that Sri Lanka has to offer.For more information on Nimali Yoggya Perera and Ravindu Sathsara, please follow the links below.http://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=1427http://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=1425

April 11, 2019

Ani Waichulis student Bonnie Grace Evans has recently completed her first creative project. Her drawing “Still Waiting”, was inspired by the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or event. Still Waiting, is a reminder that there are some situations in life that we have control over and others that we do not. Having the courage to face our obstacles, make difficult decisions, meet change, and sometimes alter our goals is critical to realize our hopes and dreams while we are still here.Bonnie Grace Evans was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and currently lives in Kingston, PA. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both elementary education and psychology from Wilkes University, a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Marywood University, and a Professional Supervisory Certificate in Special Education from Bloomsburg University. During her career as special education teacher, educational consultant for the PA Department of Education, and most recently as Supervisor of Special Education in Early Intervention Preschool, Bonnie always found time to pursue her love of art. She also studied jewelry design and attended various workshops to enhance her skills working with fine and sterling silver. Her jewelry design work can be seen online at Itsosarah Designs website. Bonnie began studying oil painting in 2015 with Terese Rogers, Ani Art Academy Waichulis graduate. She started her apprenticeship at Ani Art Academy Waichulis in 2017 studying under the tutelage of Anthony Waichulis.We all excited to see what Bonnie creates next! For more information on Bonnie and her artwork, please follow the link below.http://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=1294

March 29, 2019

Ani Art Academy America is proud to announce their upcoming exhibitions titled, Equinox. The group exhibition will have drawings and paintings from students and alumni of Ani Art Academies. Equinox is curated by Ani America Dean Kevin Moore. The show opening is Saturday, April 27th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ani Art Academy America in Red Bank, New Jersey. For updates on Equinox, you may follow the Facebook event below:https://www.facebook.com/events/1997633110531306/

March 22, 2019

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate the winners of our 4th Annual Drawing Competition!  A prestigious panel of judges including Pavan Chaggar, Kara Lysandra Ross, Patrick Wilshire, Richard Gandy, Deanne Pool, Robert Pool, John Manzari, and Tim Reynolds examined each drawing for the qualities that best represent an artist in true command of his or her talent.We are thrilled to announce that the 1st place winner is awarded to Mitchell Bagnas for his drawing, Jar of Hope.  Mitchell will be awarded a $100 gift card for Marquis Art & Frame and an Ani Art Academies’ Annual Drawing Competition Certificate of Recognition.  2nd place is awarded to Domingo Antonio Rosario for his drawing, The Home Stretch.  Domingo will be awarded entry into the ARC Salon, one of the most challenging and diverse competitions for Representational artists today, and an Ani Drawing Competition Certificate of Recognition. A 3rd place is awarded to Carmel Gumbs for his drawing, Priceless. Carmel will receive an entry into the ARC Salon, as well as an Ani Drawing Competition Certificate of Recognition. Artists receiving honorable mention are (in no particular order), Patricia Alanzo Diaz, Time Is Not a Limit, Kelvin Lugo Belen, Espejos del Alma, Lynne Garlick, Received with Love, Edward Ewald, 56, Fraelo Lantigua Garcia, Al Natural, Achara Phethongthong, Harmony, Warren Hall, High-Tech, all of who will be awarded entry into the ARC Salon.We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the panel of judges that assisted us in making this event a success.  Their time and expertise are thoroughly appreciated and we look forward to working with them in the future!  We would also like to thank Marquis Art & Frame for graciously donating a gift certificate to award to our first place winner, their kindness is thoroughly appreciated. Please feel free to view all our artists' efforts by following the link provided below.http://aniartacademies.org/image-gallery

March 14, 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we would like to bring attention to the female graduates of Ani Art Academies Waichulis. Some of these graduates are Erika Baez, Helen Crispino, Chelsea Herron, Emma Hirst, Sharon L. Hourigan, Terese Rogers, Victoria Steel, Leah Waichulis, and Kierstin C. Young. After graduating from Ani Art Academy, these women have gone on to start very fruitful careers in art.  Erika Baez currently lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii where her primary focus is on still life paintings and drawings which allow for a clear narrative within her work.Chelsea Herron has recently had her paintings selected to be published in Infected by Art Vol. 7, participated in Illuxcon 2018 Artist Showcase, and was featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s 21 under 31 Young Artists to Watch in 2018.Emma Hirst is continuing her career as a gallery artist with representation from Studio Gallery and has participated in exhibits at Abend Gallery. She is also teaching drawing and painting workshops. Emma is teaching a three-week painting course titled, Skill Building Drills for Oil Paint, at Sadie Valeri Atelier this coming April. In May, she is instructing a drawing workshop titled, Where Light Meets Dark at Liv and Chiu art studio in Berkley, CA. Terese Rogers’ drawing, “Le Petit Fleur” has been included in the textbook “Gateways to Drawing”. Terese Rogers has opened her studio, West River Street on which she teaches realism. She is also an adjunct professor at Luzerne County Community College where she instructs a range of studio art courses.Victoria Steel has been residing in Red Bank, NJ since 2017 and has begun offering private art instruction. She has participated in numerous exhibits in the past year at Haven Gallery, Lovetts Gallery, and Rehs Contemporary Galleries. Victoria has also been making drawing and painting videos on YouTube.Kiersten C. Young has been very busy in the past year producing a body of paintings. She has been exhibiting her work at Last Rites Gallery, Abend Gallery, Lovetts Gallery, Rehs Contemporary Gallery, Haven Gallery, and Arch Enemy Arts. To follow these inspiring women's endeavors you may follow the links below:http://www.erikabaezart.com/http://www.chelseaherron.com/http://www.emmahirst.com/http://www.sharonhourigan.com/http://www.tereserogers.com/https://www.victoria-steel.com/https://leahwaichulisart.com/https://www.kierstinyoung.com/

March 8, 2019

  The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries to the 14th International ARC Salon Competition. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far-reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence. Artists may enter and win one or all eleven categories: there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. Compete to win $100,000 in cash awards, the deadline to enter is March 15th, 2019.See a list of categories here: https://www.artrenewal.org/SalonApplication/Salon/Categories

March 1, 2019

Ani Art Academy Waichulis artists, Chelsea Herron and Joseph Dillon have been selected to have their artwork published in "Infected by Art Vol. 7". The Infected by Art's book contest connects artists to a global audience through its online submission and viewing process. The very best imaginative realism artworks, i.e. science fiction, fantasy, and horror created by professional and emerging artists from all of the world are selected.If you would like to see more information on Infected by Art, Chelsea Herron, or Joseph Dillon, please follow the links provided below:http://www.infectedbyart.com/default.asphttp://www.chelseaherron.com/http://aniartacademies.org/artist-image-gallery

February 22, 2019

Ani Art Academy Dominicana Alumni, Carolin Fernandez drawing “Free Spirit” will be published in Strokes of Genius 10. Celebrating the best drawings by contemporary artists, the Strokes of Genius series follows the beautiful, ongoing story of contemporary drawing through the work and words of some of today's top artists. Focusing on the theme "Inspiring Subjects," this thoughtfully curated 10th edition features the artists' most compelling subject matter. Artists and art lovers alike are sure to be inspired by the resulting energy and expressiveness showcased on these pages.For more information on Strokes of Genius 10 and Carolin Fernandez, please follow the links: http://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=73http://aniartacademies.org/sites/default/files/Carolin-Fernandez_20x16_F... https://www.artistsnetwork.com/store/strokes-of-genius-10

February 15, 2019

A big congratulations to alumni Terese Rogers, her drawing “Le Petit Fleur” is included in the textbook "Gateways to Drawing", by Stephen C.P. Gardner. "Gateways to Drawing" is an adaptable guide that covers the full drawing sequence. From basic setup and choice materials to self-critique and evaluation of drawings, this text allows the reader to design their ideal drawing course. The book also comes with an optional free sketchbook.Since her graduation from Ani Art Academy Waichulis in 2013, Terese Rogers has opened her studio, West River Street on which she teaches realism. She also is an adjunct professor at Luzerne County Community College where she instructs a range of studio art courses.Her work has received awards including honorable mention and finalist awards from the Art Renewal Center and finalists awards from The Artist Magazine.  Terese's work has been featured in various publications including The Artist Magazine, Strokes of Genius and American Arts Quarterly.  Her work is collected both nationally and internationally including the permanent collection of Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM) Barcelona, Spain, the Maslow Collection and the Waichulis Family Collection.Terese exhibits her work at Lovett's Gallery, Tulsa Oklahoma and Mainstreet Galleries, Kingston, Pennsylvania.  Her past exhibits include Reh's Contemporary Gallery, New York City, Art Basil, Miami and Galeria L'Oeil du Prince, Paris.For more information on Terese Rogers or Gateways to Drawing, you may follow these links.www.tereserogers.comhttp://aniartacademies.org/artist-gallery?artistid=116https://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/gateways-to-drawing-a-complete-... https://www.amazon.com/Gateways-Drawing-Complete-Stephen-Gardner/dp/0500...

February 8, 2019

Congratulations to Ani Art Academies Waichulis apprentice Mitchell Bagnas on the completion of his first creative project. His drawing “Jar of Hope” is inspired by the Ancient Greek myth of Pandora. As the mythology is told, Pandora was given a jar as a gift and was told not to open it. Pandora full of curiosity, opened the jar not knowing of its consequences. Evil spirits had poured out; they were called Disease, Famine, War, and Deceit. Pandora quickly closed the jar regretting her actions. That is when another spirit called out, the name of this spirit was Hope. Pandora let the spirit free and gave humanity a blessing of hope to ease humanities’ suffering.  Mitchell Bagnas started his studies under the tutelage of Anthony Waichulis in 2017 after graduating Luzerne County Community College with a degree in Painting & Illustration. We are all incredibly excited to see what Mitchell draws next! To view the entire drawing, please follow the link: http://aniartacademies.org/sites/default/files/Mitchell_Bagnas_Jar-of-Ho...

February 4, 2019

Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka will hold an Open House Friday, January 25th, 2019 for prospective students and the local community. The event, which will be held at the school, will have opportunities for future students to meet with the head instructor and artist Timothy W. Jahn. During the event, students will learn about the Ani Art Academies program and scholarship opportunities. In addition, current apprentices’ work will be on display for those who attend. The Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka welcomes all from the community to join us for some food and drink, as well as some spectacular artwork from the current apprentices. “The free comprehensive program at Ani Art Academies prepares aspiring artist for multiple fulfilling careers in the arts. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to work as an artist.” -Timothy W. Jahn, Head Instructor at Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka. For more information about this event, please contact Bhaghya at infosl@aniartacademies.org For more information about The Ani Art Academies, visit our website at www.aniartacademies.org, or https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ani-Art-Academies-Sri-Lanka-1463081593996887/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1463123363992710 

January 23, 2019

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