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Ann Hardy - Biography

 

So glad to have you come to my web and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you at some point in life.  My web site is a view of my art adventures in life, my field trip through life.  And, what an adventure it is!!

 

2014 rolling right along.  Did well enough, actually a best selling year of my career, to buy a new Lexus for cash, get a good store of frames and back up my supplies.  And, then I said out loud to myself, "put your words into action" and went to a Humane Society and rescued an Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever female that is 8 years old.  What a connection we have made with each other----devotion I think the word is.  Interesting to me how much a "rescued" animal means to the owner.  Think the owner takes on more of a sense of responsibility.  

 

She is living life as fully and well as she knows how. For Ann, the joy of painting is in the process (journey) and not the destination. Growth in life and art is the most exciting thing she can think of.  You must be willing to risk and be at home in your own skin.  For her it’s fun to be slightly?? eccentric (and she plays that to the hilt) by painting in a 12 by 12 foot treehouse, and the following:  She has cooked for 6 others on a 51 ft. sailboat in the Grenedine Islands, drove a van of 8 women artists in Gwatemala, backpacking Scotland and England, rode up the Tetons horseback from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tenting for a week, rode a 20 year old mule around Texas following a wagon train for 2 weeks, backpacking with daughter in the Rockies for several days, painting and drawing in Bali, Italy, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, France, Greece, France (Chateau du Soudin), Habitat for Humanity in Belise, King Salmon fishing in Sitka, Alaska, painting in Argentina, and the most precarious of all---decided to earn her livlihood as an artist.


SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIPS

Oil Painters of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
Outdoor Painters Society
Texas and Neighbors
Accredited Creative Artists
Southwestern Watercolor Society

AWARDS:

2001
Oil Painters of America-National Galleries Award of Excellence (2nd) in the National Show Marilyn Simandle, judge
Best and Brightest Exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona-Best of Show
Texas National Watercolor Exhibition-Best of Show ($2000.  Traveled for a year over Tx.)
Montana National Watercolor-Bronze medal
Bosque Conservatory of Art National Show
Art for the Parks-2 paintings accepted

2002
National Audubon Exhibition at Salmagundi Club, New York-Merit Award
National Art on the Square in Graham, Tx.-1st place Landscapes
Gilchrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma-juried show
Bosque Conservatory of Art National Show-4 paintings accepted
Oil Painters of America National Show

2003
International Salon of Contemporary Artists at Greenhouse Gallery-Top 50 and Honorable Mention, David Leffel, judge
Trinity Arts Guild Regional Show-1st Place multi media
Irving Arts Society Fantasia Show-1st Place, Bruce Peil, judge
Associated Creative Artists National Show-1st Place, Gregg Kreutz, judge
International Artists Magazine Contest, November 2002-3rd Place ($1000.  14,000 entries)
Art on the Square National Show in Graham, Tx.-1st Place, Landscape, Gay Faulkenberry, judge
Irving Art Center 5 State Show-Best of Show, M. Brouillette, judge
Oil Painters of America National Show-Kevin McPherson, judge
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Quick Draw Event-Peoples Choice Award
Breckenridge National Show-Lester Clark Memorial Award ($1000), Ramon Kelley, judge

2004
Accredited Creative Artists Exhibition-Best of Show, Lois Griffel, judge (she bought the painting)
Texas and Neighbors-Honorable Mention
Oil Painters of America-Kirkland, Washington, C. W. Mundy, judge
Mid Cities Regional Art Exhibition-Best of Show
Louisville, Colorado National Show-Best of Show (landscape) and Award of Merit (still life)

2005
International Artists Magazine-finalist, April/May
International Salon of Contemporary Artists
Texas and Neighbors-painting accepted
Accredited Creative Artists-Color Q Award
Art Splash on the Square National Show in Graham, Tx-1st Place Still Life, John Cook, judge
Trinity Arts Guild-Best of Show and Peoples Choice (Begonias) and 1st Place (Pitcher), Bob Rohm, judge
Mid Cities Art Regional Show-Best of Show (figurative) and 1st Place (still life), Frank Reed, judge
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters-Merit Award in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (editor of “Art for the West” magazine, judge)
Outdoor Painter’s Society Show-People’s Choice Award
Art for the Parks-2 paintings accepted and both sold
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)-Merit Award
Oil Painters of America-Signature Membership
Accredited Creative Arts-3 awards, Ann Templeton, judge

2006
Richardson Regional Art Exhibition-Asel Art Award
Red River Valley Museum National Exhibition-1st Place, David Band, judge
Mid Cities Regional Juried Art Show-Best of Show
Public Television Broadcasting Video-Werst Co.

2007
Paint America-4 paintings accepted in Top 100
Richardson Art Exhibition-1st Place, Ken Hossner, judge
Oil Painters of America-Quang Ho, judge (did critiques at the National Show)
Accredited Creative Artists-1st Place, Gay Faulkenberry, judge
International Salon of Contemporary Artists Exhibition-Honorable Mention and Top 50 Kathryn Statts, judge
Texas and Neighbors-Naomi Brotherton, judge
National Art Splash on the Square in Graham, Tx-1st Place, Nancy Bush, judge
Guest’s Gallery International Art Show-Top 10 winner
Judged the OPA Eastern Regional Show (27 states and Canada)
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)-Award of Excellence
Ft. Worth Gallery Night-Woodbine Gallery sold 22 paintings
Panache Magazine-one person article in September issue

2008
International Salon of Contemporary Arts Exhibition-George Hallmark, judge
Outdoor Painters Society-Quick Draw Peoples Choice Award and Peoples Choice in the Gallery Show
Oil Painters of America National Show in Missoula, Montana-3rd place, Ramon Kelley, judge  Did a demonstration at the exhibition.  Sold painting and sold demo.
National Art Splash on the Square-1st place Still Life, Scott Myers, judge
Judged the Regional Show in Graham, Tx.

2009
Miniature Show at Whistle Pik Galleries
American Royal Association National Show and Sale-2 ptgs. accepted and sold
Navarro National-honorable mention award, Bob Rohm, judge
International Artists Magazine-Honorable Mention
East Side Art Show-Best of Show, Eduardo Aguilar, juror
Bosque National-painting accepted and sold
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society-Exceptional Merit Award, Dr. Duane King, juror
Trinity Arts Guild-Best of Show
Nomades Del Arte-Merit Award
Salon International-Top 50 (sold)
American Impressionist Society-painting accepted and sold, Quang Ho, judge
Texas and Neighbors-1st place (sold)

2010
Texas and Neighbors Show-Award of Excellence, Judy Melvin, judge
American Royal National Show and Sale-4 paintings accepted (all sold)
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society-Best Still Life, Stephen Doherty, judge
Whistle Pik Galleries-15th Anniversary Show
Richardson-Award, Soon Warren, judge
American Impressionist Society-painting accepted, C. W. Mundy, judge, ptg. sold
American Women Artists-painting accepted
Preservation is the Art of the City-8 paintings

2011
Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery-painting accepted
International Salon of Contemporary Art-2 paintings accepted
Ft Worth Community Art Center-One Woman Show of 25 paintings, April, May, and June (sold 18 paintings, including paintings sold at the reception)
PAINT exhibitions: Keller, Grapevine, Irving, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Health and Science Center in Ft. Worth, Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens
Outdoor Painters Society show at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Merit award, John Austin Hanna, juror.  Paintings sold.
Oil Painters of America Western Regional-painting accepted and sold
Blossoms (Susan Black Foundation International Show)-painting accepted and sold to chairman of board, James E. Parkman

2012
Outdoor Painters Society Show at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Honorable Mention, sold.
Texas and Neighbors (five state show) "Best of Show", juror, Albert Handel
Irving Art Center-minor award
Texas Spirit International Exhibition-Kaye Franklin, Juror, award for landscape
Western Oil Painters of America-Jeff Legg, Juror, accepted into show 
Bosque National Exhibition-accepted into Show, Tom Tierney, Juror
American Woman Artists-National Exhibit held in Tubac, Arizona at K. Newbie Gallery and won "Best Painting", Stephanie Birdsall, judge
Arlington Museum of Art Invitational Show-Lee Bowman curator-three paintings.

 

2013

National Texas Spirit Show-Best Landscape, Mark Stewart, judge

Show in Graham, Texas, with PAINT

Show in Keller, Texas, with PAINT

Palace Art Center Show, 2 person, July and August

Bosque National Art Show-painting accepted and sold

Western OPA-Painting accepted and sold

Judged the Richardson Show at the Eisemann Center, Dallas, Texas   Wonderfully organized.

National Domestic and Wild Life Show-Blue ribbon in oil category

Paint the Parks-Coutts Museum Juried Award

 

2014

Dropped out of PAINT (more time for galleries)

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring On-Line International Show-"Excellence Award" for Portrait

Judged Western Oil Painters Of America entries

Women Artists of the West-two paintings accepted

Outdoor Painters Society-four paintings accepted

Possum Kingdom Invitational-painting sold

Oxide Gallery-3 paintings accepted

Dutch Gallery-2 paintings accepted

Judged "Shining Stars" Exhibition

National Domestic and Wild Life Exhibition-two paintings accepted and won "Best Wildlife" and "Gamblin Award", Ann Hines, juror

Botanic Garden Show-two accepted and won 2nd Place in oils

Bosque National Exhibition-painting accepted and sold

Breckenridge National-painting accepted

Howard Mandville Small Works-two paintings accepted

Participated in Grapefest and had a great sale

Palace Theater with GAP-great sale

 




PUBLICATIONS:

“Splash 6” and “Splash 8”
Covers of three Chambers of Commerce Books
Cover for the Art Directory of 15 cities in Texas
“Watercolor Magic”-August, 2001
“International Artist’s Magazine”-August, 2001 and October, 2003-won 3rd place, April/May 2005, Finalist
Legacy of Women-invitation, program, and note cards (promotional work for Home Crisis Center
“The Artist’s Magazine”-finalist, 2000
“The Artist’s Magazine”-finalist, 2001
International Artist’s Magazine-3rd Place ($1000), Oct. 2002
“How Did You Paint That”-wrote a chapter for the book, 100l Floral and Garden Paintings 2004, and again in 2005
“How Did You Paint That”-100 Portrait and Figurative Paintings, 2005
“International Artists’s Magazine”-Finalist, May, 2005
“Southwest Art” Magazine-article “My World” Ann Hardy’s Treehouse
“Panache” Magazine-article on my paintings
“Western Art Collecfor” Magazine-article
“Panache”-2010, 1 person article

"Community Impact Newspaper of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake"-May 2013 article about on paintings and life.


EXHIBITIONS:

September, 2002-La Cima Club in Los colinas, Texas (sold out show)
March, 2003-Creative Arts Center, Colleyville, Texas (A one month long show sale that had a total of 62 paintings sell)
April, 2003-Petroleum Club, Ft Worth, Texas
May, 2003-Signature Gallery in Plano, Texas
July, 2003-One man show in Polson, Montana.  Sandpiper Gallery (8 out of 14 sold)
October, 2003-One man Show in Irving Art Center, Irving, Texas
February, 2004-One man Show in Breckenridge Museum and Art Center, Breckenridge, Tx
May, 2004-One man Show in Goodrich Gallery, Dallas, Texas
April, 2004-Texas Review, Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas
May, 2004-Graceful Discoveries, Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas
October, 2004-One woman Show at Grand Prairie Woman’s Club, Grand Prairie, Texas
October, 2004-One woman Show at Verizon National Headquarters
October, 2004-Gilchrease Museum Miniature Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma
December, 2004-Miniature Show at Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
October, 2005-One woman Show at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
November, 2005-Whistle Pik Gallery Show, Fredericksburg, Texas
December, 2005-Whistle Pik Gallery Miniature Show, Fredericksburg, Texas
December, 2006-Whistle Pik Gallery Miniature Show, Fredericksburg, Texas
September, 2007-Woodbine Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas
September, 2007-One woman Show at Hardy Art Gallery selling 96 paintings!
December, 2007-Three person Show at Astoria Gallery with Jeff Legg, Rock Newcomb and Ann Hardy.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming
December, 2007-Whistle Pik Gallery Miniature Show, Fredericksburg, Texas
March, 2008-Old Post Office Museum-Graham, Texas  One Woman Show. Sold.
September, 2009-One woman Show at Keller Town Hall Gallery, Keller, Texas (27 sold)
February, 2012-Two person show with Doug Clark at Southwestern Adventist University
August, 2012-Show at Warehouse Art Center in Corsicana, Texas    PAINT group.
August, 2012-Arlington Museum of Art Invitational Show

November, 2012-Artists Showplace with PAINT.

February 2013-Texas and Neighbors - Best of Show, Albert Handell, juror

March 2013-Bosque National Classic-painting accepted and sold

May 2013-Graham National Show-Best Landscape

March 2013-Ft. Worth Community Arts Center Show

April 2013-Grapevine Arts Project Show

May 2013-Keller Show with PAINT

July 2013-Show at Lancaster Palace Arts Center-2 person

August 2013-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Show

September 2013-Howard Mandville Small works National, painting sold

September 2013-Scottsdale International Salon

September 2013-Grape Fest

September 2013-Gallery at First Meth Church, Dallas

October 2013-Bedford Arts Fest, featured artist

October 2013-judged Shining Stars

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