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.
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.
5 minute Video Collage of Anna Ostapiw's pastel paintings.