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Ani Art Academies Anguilla Holds Open House

Ani Art Academies Anguilla Holds Open House

We are so very proud to announce that November saw the first Open House for the new Ani Art Academies Anguilla. It was an amazing eventfilled with many aspiring artists ready to dive into the program’s many skill-building challenges. We were overwhelmed by the warmhospitality and passionate enthusiasm shown to us by the beautiful people that populate one of the most attractive places in the world.Here is an excerpt from a recent feature story covering the event in the Anguillan:Publishing…

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AAAW Artists and Alumni featured in the ARC 2010-2011 Salon!

AAAW Artists and Alumni featured in the ARC 2010-2011 Salon!

The 2010-2011 Art Renewal Center’s Salon results have been released and we are thrilled to see so many AAAW artists and alumni featured!As always, we are honored to be included among such an incredible salvo of talent. Be sure to visit the Art Renewal Center’s website to seeall the amazing 2010-2011 award winners. :http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/contest.php?contest=2010-2011%20Salon&page=Main (http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/contest.php?contest=2010-2011%20Salon&page=Main)“…Nothing says more about a culture then the art it idolizes. It represents what it values, what it thinks about, and essentially what it deemsworth remembering.…

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Brian O’Neill wins Honors in Pastel Journal Competition

Brian O’Neill wins Honors in Pastel Journal Competition

Artist Brian O’Neill’s “September” 16×12 Pastel on Paper wins Second Place in the Still Life/Floral category of The Pastel Journal Magazine’sTop 100 Competition. O’Neill’s award-winning piece was featured in the April 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal Magazine (page 63) along withan image of the piece and a full-page interview of the artist by Michael Chelsey Johnson. Juror Claudia Seymour described the pastel paintingin this way ” The artist did a perfect job painting them in an unusual setting and…

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Updates on Ani DVD series!

Updates on Ani DVD series!

The Ani Art Academies Core Program: The Language of Drawing and The Language of Painting is still on schedule for a 2012 release. We arevery excited to be sharing this resource with so many enthusiastic artists!In 1998 Anthony Waichulis began to train aspiring Representational Artists with a very specific goal in mind: achieve creative freedomthrough logic and discipline. This endeavor would produce artists that are responsible for some of the most breathtaking drawings andpaintings of today. His system of training…

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Ani Art Academy Anguilla Construction Underway!

Ani Art Academy Anguilla Construction Underway!

Construction on the Ani Art Academy Anguilla formally began in early April this year. The facility, which will serve the local community, is being built to hold up to 25 students and includes a large open main studio with an adjoining teachers studio/office, flat file storage and computer room, a large materials storage, and an outdoor covered kitchen and dining area. The design is classically Caribbean with hip roofs, pastel colors, and wood shutters. After 2 weeks of excavation to…

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An Art Academy for Anguilla in the making

An Art Academy for Anguilla in the making

Taken from The Anguillian, Publishing date: 07.01.2011 09:25n: The breath-taking Little Bay area, on the north coast of Anguilla, home to the luxury Ani Villas, is to have another project, starting at the endof this month, as 2011 unfolds. It is an Art Academy, the brainchild of Tim Reynolds of New Jersey and owner of the Ani Villas.The art school for Anguilla was announced at a cocktail reception on December 30, hosted by Mr. Reynolds and his wife, Caroline. It…

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Kate Sammons selected for CAC 100th

Kate Sammons selected for CAC 100th

We are so very proud to announce that Kate Sammons will be featured among this year’s picks for the California Art Club’s 100th AnnualGold Medal Juried Exhibition. Her work, ‘Seashell’ 10×8” Oil, will be featured alongside a most impressive salvo of talent at the PasadenaMuseum of California Art. This prestigious exhibition is curated by a panel of museum professionals and top artists to feature more than130 California fine artists working in contemporary-traditional representation.Founded in 1909, the California Art Club is…

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Brian O’Neill earns honors in Blossoms Exhibition

We are proud to announce that Ani Artist Brian O’Neill has earned honors in the celebrated Blossoms, the Art of Flowers II Exhibitionsponsored by The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. His work, Casting Call (Pastel on Paper, 16×20 inches), will be among approximately 75of this year’s finest floral works for an extended Museum tour to run through 2013.Flowers were a favorite theme of artist Susan Kathleen Black (1948–2000). The mission of the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation is arteducation. The concept of…

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Ani announces plans for seven disc training DVD series

One year after the release of Anthony Waichulis’ initial training video, First Steps, Ani Academies has taken Waichulis’ DVD concept and rolledit into a far more ambitious endeavor: to offer the entire Ani Art Academies training program within a seven-disc DVD series. Two companion books and custom learning materials are also being produced for this effort.The first recently completed DVD in this series, The Language of Drawing Volume I, revisits much of the information presented in Waichulis’own First Steps video,…

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Jahn and Anderson win PSOA Scholarships

We are proud to announce that two of our artists, Erin Anderson and Timothy Jahn, have received the 2011 Portrait Society of America’s Art ofthe Portrait Conference Scholarships.The Art of the Portrait is an annual conference offering new programs each year, a rotating faculty and the popular Face-off groupdemonstration combine in a celebration of the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative works. Attendees enjoy workshops,demonstrations, special guest lectures, discounted art materials, a Gala Banquet, portfolio critiques, book signings, trips…

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