International Women’s Day

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.

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