Anna Ostapiw

Master Artist

Biography

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Anna Ostapiw has been painting professionally for over 25 years and receiving national recognition. She has been accepted into prestigious national juried exhibitions, which include the Salmagundi Club, New York City, the Audubon Artists of New York City, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe International Exhibition, New York City, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. Anna exhibited at the Broome Street Gallery, Soho, NYC in 2009. Anna was awarded scholarships for pastel study by the PASTEL SOCIETY of AMERICA and the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, both of New York City. She received artistic recognition by being awarded a scholarship and fellowship at the prestigious VERMONT STUDIO CENTER of Johnson, Vermont, known for Wolfe Kahn and his brilliant pastel landscapes. Anna has been a finalist for the F. Lammot Belin Art Scholarship and she has been awarded prizes by the Wyoming Valley Art League. In 2003, Anna was one of a group of artists chosen to design and paint for the “Miles of Mules” Public Art Project.

Anna began her study of art at Wilkes University and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she received distinction by being awarded the Merril, Milai Stanley Scholarship for the most promising student. After receiving her art degree she worked in the commercial art field as a fashion/commercial illustrator and head layout artist. She advanced to the position of Advertising Manager. She began teaching art after her advertising career. Anna has been involved with presenting art workshops and private art lessons. She has been a guest lecturer for the Wyoming Valley Art League, Artist-in-Residence for the Wilkes-Barre School District and the Luzerne County Women’s Conference at Penn State University.

Experience

AWARDS

2007 - Soaring Gardens, Artist Residency, Laceyville, PA

2004 - Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship and Residency, Johnson, VT

1999 - Wyoming Valley Art League, Juried Exhibit, 3rd Prize, other media

1998 - Wyoming Valley Art League, Juried Exhibit, 1st Prize, other media

1998 - F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship ($10,000), Finalist

1997 - Pastel Society of America, Scholarship for study with Sidney Hermel

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 - “Anna Ostapiw, Paintings & Sketches”, Something Special, Kingston, PA

2014 - "Anna Ostapiw Paintings", Mayor Office, Scranton, PA

2010/99 - Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes-Barre, PA, featured Artist

2008 - “Anna Ostapiw, Paintings & Sketches”, Something Special, Kingston, PA

2007 - “Anna Ostapiw Pastel Paintings”, Studio J, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2006 - “Anna Ostapiw Pastel Paintings”, DA Office, Scranton, PA

2005 - About Thyme Gallery, Scranton, PA

2005 - “Anna Ostapiw Paintings”, Office Economic Development, Scranton, PA

2003 - “Meditative Pastels”, Hoyt Library & Cultural Arts Council, Kingston, PA

2002 - “Anna Ostapiw Pastel Paintings”, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

2002/98 - Tudor Art Gallery, Kingston, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 - Luzerne County Women in Pastel Invitational, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

2009 - Broome Street Gallery, Soho, New York City, NY

2007 - Modern Vintage Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2006 - “6 Women Artists”, Pierce Street Gallery, Kingston, PA

2005 - “Scranton Through Painter’s Eyes”, Marquis Gallery, Scranton, PA

2001 - “Fall Colors”, Hazleton Art League, Hazleton, PA

1998 - “Pastel Images”, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

1992 - “Emerging Artists”, Davidowitz Gallery, Kingston, PA

REGIONAL JURIED & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2004/03/02 - Art & Jazz On The Ave, Scranton, PA

2003 - “Miles of Mules” Public Art Project - A select group of artists chosen to design and paint life size mules along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in eastern Pennsylvania. Book available.

1999/98 - Wyoming Valley Art League Juried Member Exhibit, Kingston, PA

1998/97 - Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes-Barre, PA

1998 - Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Tunkhannock, PA

1997 - AFA Gallery Juried Exhibition, Scranton, PA

1997 - Cultural Council Gallery Walk Invitational, Wilkes-Barre, PA

1997 - “Night of Culture” Invitational Exhibit, Wilkes-Barre, PA

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

1997 - Pastel Society of New Mexico National Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

1997 - Audubon Artists 55th Annual National Exhibition, New York City, NY

1997 - Salmagundi Club Non member Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY

1995/93/92 - Pocono Manor National Juried Exhibition, Pocono Manor, PA

1993 - Maryland Pastel Society “Shades of Pastel” Exhibit, Baltimore, MD

1992 - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe International Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

2012 - "Empty Bowls Project", charitable event benefiting St. Vincent de Paul kitchen, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

2011 - "Painted Violin Silent Auction", benefiting Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, Scranton, PA

2010 - "Painted Bowls Silent Auction", charitable event benefiting St. Vincent de Paul kitchen, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

2005 - Guest Lecturer, Pastel Workshop, Wyoming Valley Art League, Kingston, PA

1999 - Guest Lecturer, Pastel Workshop, Wyoming Valley Art League, Kingston, PA

1998 - Artist in Residence, Wilkes-Barre School District, PA

1998 - Guest Lecturer, MacDonald Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

1998/93 - Artist in Residence, Luzerne County Women’s Conference, Penn State University, Lehman, PA

1997 - Illustrations of writers featured in, AN EAR TO THE GROUND: An Anthology of Contemporary American Writers

TEACHING POSITIONS

2006 - Bart Studios Advanced Art Classes, Wilkes-Barre, PA

1997 - Children’s Art & Summer Classes, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, PA

1992/94 - Davidowitz Gallery, Kingston, PA – Children and Adult Art Classes

1985/89 - Bradley Academy Fine Arts, York, PA - Faculty Member: Drawing, Advanced Painting, Illustration, Corporate and Graphic Design

LINKS

Landfill Art Project

December 2009

Ken Marquis landfill art project reclaiming hubcaps and turning into objects of art. project includes artists from all over the world. (Go to "Metal Canvas Gallery" and type in "Anna Ostapiw") to view Anna's canvas.

Contact

Contact Info

Anna@Ostapiw.com

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