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ÁNI Art Academies Thailand attends Phuket Plein Air Exhibition

ÁNI Art Academies Thailand attends Phuket Plein Air Exhibition

ÁNI Art Academies Thailand recently had a special invitation to attend the 2022 Phuket Plein Air Exhibition. The exhibition, which was held on February 18-20, 2022, was a gathering of leading artists from all over the country to “paint Phuket.” During the event, Dan Christian (Dean of ÁNI Art Academies Thailand) and apprentice, Aekarat Sakda were doing live paintings along with having artwork on display to promote the ÁNI Art Academies. Dan also had the chance to speak with some…

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Artist Vidya Birkhoff Graduates from ÁNI Art Academies Anguilla

Artist Vidya Birkhoff Graduates from ÁNI Art Academies Anguilla

Congratulations to Vidya Birkhoff for graduating from ÁNI Art Academies Anguilla. We wish Vidya success in her future artistic endeavors and look forward to seeing all that she accomplishes! To view more of Vidya’s work, please visit https://vidyabirkhoff.com/

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ÁNI Art Academies Thailand Working With Local Educators

ÁNI Art Academies Thailand Working With Local Educators

In recent weeks, the Phang-Nga Labor Department invited ÁNI Art Academies Thailand to participate in a special presentation to local educators from the province. ÁNI Thailand Dean Dan Christian carefully walked nearly 30 regional educators through the nuts and bolts of the ÁNI curriculum. Those in attendance were quick to offer much positive feedback so we are hopeful that these attendees will help to spread the word about our organization and mission. Congratulations Dan! 

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6TH ANNUAL ÁNI ART ACADEMIES DRAWING COMPETITION WINNERS

6TH ANNUAL ÁNI ART ACADEMIES DRAWING COMPETITION WINNERS

ÁNI Art Academies would like to congratulate the winners of our 6th Annual Drawing Competition! A prestigious panel of judges including Howard Rehs, Patrick Wilshire, Jeannie Wilshire, Kara Lysandra Ross, Anne Hevener, John Manzari, Natalie Featherston, Robert Lange, Megan Aline, 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 Michael Carson for his drawing,…

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Edward Ewald Selected For Derwent Art Prize 2022 Exhibition

Edward Ewald Selected For Derwent Art Prize 2022 Exhibition

Congratulations to Artist Edward Ewald (ÁNI Art Academies Waichulis Apprentice) for having his work selected for the Derwent Art Prize 2022 Exhibition in London! Edward’s piece, 41 (12” x 12”, charcoal/pastel on toned paper), was one of 72 drawings selected from over 6,000 entries.   The Exhibition will be at [email protected] from February 24 – March 6, 2022.  To see more of Edward’s work, visit edwardewald.com

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I. G. M. Dilshan Completes Drawing Program

I. G. M. Dilshan Completes Drawing Program

Congratulations to I.G.M. Dilshan (ÁNI Art Academies Sri Lanka Apprentice) for completing the “gauntlet,” the final stage of the ÁNI Art Academies drawing program. I.M.G. presents a magical world in his drawing, Calling The Evil (24” x 18”, charcoal). His creation “shows the arrival of the Dark Lord (the enemy leader), who is one of the main characters in the story. As he summons the dark forces, his soul sinks into darkness and the light around him disappears.” We look…

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Maxwell Miller Wins Two Awards

Maxwell Miller Wins Two Awards

Congratulations to Maxwell Miller (ÁNI Art Academies Waichulis Apprentice) for his two recent awards!  Maxwell won The Best In Show Platinum Award in Camel Back Gallery’s “My Best Work of 2021 International Exhibition” with his drawing Behind The Curtain (charcoal, 8.5″ x 12.5″) Maxwell also won 3rd place in the Grey Cube Gallery’s “Grey Art Exhibition” with his drawing The Eternal Garden (charcoal and white pastel, 25″ x 19″) More of Maxwell’s art can be found at: Maxwellgmiller.com

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Anthony Waichulis Named IX15 Juror

Anthony Waichulis Named IX15 Juror

Anthony Waichulis (Director, ÁNI Art Academies Waichulis) has been named a member of the IX15 Main Show jury. Anthony will be judging the exhibition along with Dave Ethridge (Director, Abend Gallery / Gallery 1261), Natalia Joruk (Deputy Editor, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Kara Ross (Director, Art Renewal Center), and David Stevenson (Art Director, Random House Books). IX is a ground-breaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to imaginative realism. Artists, students, collectors, and art fans are brought together for an…

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ÀNI Private Resorts Dominican Republic and ÀNI Art Academies featured in Netflix Original Series

ÀNI Private Resorts Dominican Republic and ÀNI Art Academies featured in Netflix Original Series

ÀNI Private Resorts Dominican Republic and ÀNI Art Academies feature in Season 2, Episode 5 “Give Back Getaways” on the hit Netflix series “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.” The episode showcases luxurious properties that give back to their local community in a variety of unique ways. Proceeds from ÀNI Dominican Republic are put back into the local community by funding ÀNI Art Academies Dominicana. “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals” is streaming now on Netflix and the Official Trailer…

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Julia Poncavage in Strokes of Genius 13

Julia Poncavage in Strokes of Genius 13

Congratulations to Julia Poncavage (ÀNI Art Academies Waichulis Apprentice) for having her drawing Self Portrait at 17 published in Artists Magazine’s “The Best of Drawing: Strokes of Genius” issue. Along with Julia’s work you can browse 111 additional exceptional works of art to inspire and fuel your creativity from the winners of the Strokes of Genius 13 competition. Alongside each piece, you’ll find the story behind the work – in the artist’s own words. It’s definitely worth checking out!

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