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Ani Art Academies Apprentice Shanicia Richardson Talks CR 2013

Ani Art Academies Apprentice Shanicia Richardson Talks CR 2013

In a recent interview, at Ani Art Academy Anguilla, artist Shanicia Richardson discusses her journey to become an apprentice at the Academy and her artistic ambitions for the future. She explains how The Ani Art Academies offered both her and other local artists opportunities they couldn’t imagine were possible. Her most recent work, “Bits and Bobs” will be on display in the ‘Capturing Realism 2013’ Exhibit in Dallas Pennsylvania. The show runsSeptember 7th to October 31st, 2013 at Misericordia University…

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Capturing Realism 2013 Preview!

Capturing Realism 2013 Preview!

Preparation for the fast approaching Capturing Realism 2013 exhibit is underway! Please stay tuned to www.aniwaichulis.com(http://www.aniwaichulis.com) for the latest updates regarding the exhibit. The CR2013 exhibit page will be updated often so be sure to visitas often as you like! Capturing Realism is the biennial exhibition of Ani Art Academies instructors, alumni, and current apprentices. Hosted by The PaulyFriedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University (Dallas, PA. www.misericordia.edu (http://www.misericordia.edu)), the exhibit will run from Sept. 7 through Oct. 31. The opening…

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Joe Dillon wins First Place in 2012 Shades of Gray competition!

Joe Dillon wins First Place in 2012 Shades of Gray competition!

Artist Joe Dillon took first place in this years’ Shades of Gray competition with his charcoal drawing “The Invisible Man”. The 2012 Shades ofGray competition was open artists and all work created entirely in black, white, and gray media. Dillon’s winning piece is being featured inthe current spring issue of Drawing Magazine with a write up about his inspiration behind the work as well as his technique when creatingthe piece. Fellow Ani artist Roger C. Long received an Honorable Mention…

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Emma Hirst takes first place in The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition

Emma Hirst takes first place in The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition

Ani Art Academies is proud to announce the charcoal drawing “Pretty” by Emma Hirst won first place in the graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard category in The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition! Hosted by The Artist’s Magazine, the online competition is open to all artistsaround the world working in eight major art medias. The artwork was judged in the following categories: Acrylic, Graphite, charcoal, ink &scratchboard, Mixed media & collage, Oil & oil pastel, Pastel, Colored pencil, Watercolor & Gouache,…

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Ani Apprentices & Alumni Receive Awards for the Art Renewal Center’s 2012/2013 International Salon Competition!

Ani Apprentices & Alumni Receive Awards for the Art Renewal Center’s 2012/2013 International Salon Competition!

Late yesterday, The Art Renewal Center announced the winners of the 9th Annual Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition. Forthis year’s competition, there were approximately 2,000 entries and 850 artists that entered. The ARC’s 2012/2013 International SalonCompetition showcases some of the best realist endeavors being created today. We are extremely proud to share that 13 Ani Art Academy Apprentices and Alumni were included in this renowned International Salon. Thiswill be the second consecutive year that an Ani apprentice received first…

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Opening day of “The Big Gamble”

Opening day of “The Big Gamble”

The highly anticipated exhibit “The Big Gamble” opened its doors this past Saturday and was a huge success! “The Big Gamble” hosted byRehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. had an all-day opening at the gallery as well as a virtual online exhibit. By the end of the first hour, saleswere confirmed of Tim Jahn’s “Doc’s Take”, Brandon Drake’s “What Lays Before Us”, Roger Long’s “North Atlantic….” and Sharon Hourigan’s“Veiled Fortuna”. As the day went on, more sales were confirmed by the gallery.…

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Ani Art Academy Anguilla draws huge crowd at first open house!

Ani Art Academy Anguilla draws huge crowd at first open house!

We are very proud to announce the success of last night’s open house at the Ani Art Academy Anguilla! The open house served as the firstmajor event for Academy apprentices to show off their artwork to over 250 people of the local community. It also served as an informationalevent for students who want to learn more about the Ani Art Academies program. We would like to congratulate all the apprentices for a job well done and give a huge thank…

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Ani Art Academies Anguilla to host Open House to prospective students and the community

Ani Art Academies Anguilla to host Open House to prospective students and the community

Ani Art Academies Anguilla will hold an Open House Thursday, March 28th, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM for prospective students and the localcommunity. The event, which will be held at the school, will have opportunities for future students to meet with head instructor and artistTimothy Jahn about how to turn an art education into a career path. During the event, students will learn about the Ani Art Academies program and scholarship opportunities. In addition, current apprentices’work will be on…

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Chief Minister and Anguilla Government Officials visit Ani Art Academies Anguilla

Chief Minister and Anguilla Government Officials visit Ani Art Academies Anguilla

Ani Art Academies Anguilla had some very special guests visit the studio last month! Chief Minister Hubert Hughes and the distinguishedmembers of the Anguilla Government spent time admiring Ani apprentices’ work and speaking with Head Instructor Timothy Jahn. Officialsof Anguilla were able to explore the school’s resources and discuss the program with students to learn more about the Ani Art Academiesproject. It was an extremely exciting visit that meant a great deal to the students and staff. Thank you to…

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Erika Baez receives First Place in Bluecanvas magazine Competition

Erika Baez receives First Place in Bluecanvas magazine Competition

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate artist Erika Baez on her First Place award for her piece “In Hiding” in the popular Bluecanvasmagazine. The juried competition, “Environments”, encompassed any type of landscape, indoor scene, or imaginary scene. “In Hiding” is one of Baez’s earliest works within the Ani Art Academies program and it continues to garner much attention. Bluecanvasfeatured the image along with a detailed description. Baez explains the concept of the drawing: “Late at night, this girl is…

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