Anne Hanley is a professional Batik artist and painter from Wheaton, Illinois. Working from her Chicago based studio, Anne has mastered the art of Batik in her own way. Her colorful blend of watercolors and hot wax on a ricepaper surface is a unique alteration of the centuries old art form. Anne has been displaying and selling her work for several years in juried art fairs and exhibitions throughout the country.

Background

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Illinois State University, majoring in Art and design. She began her career as an Art Director in multi-image and video production for Educational Training and National Sales Conventions. After a few years, Anne retired from art direction to stay home and raise her three daughters. She decided to return to painting and began to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Textile Art Center and the Evanston Art Center. Anne began to study privately with a few select oil painters from Chicago, but the art of Batik became her main focus and she took several classes in fiber arts exploring multiple methods of resist painting.

Anne was raised in a family of musicians where education in the classics and the discipline of practicing was the basis for improving her skills.

Her passion for community has led her to fundraisers and several public art projects over the years. Anne worked on collaborative projects and donations for The Center for Independent Learning’s annual fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy.  Her first public art project in 2004, Kars For Kids, benefited the Children’s Assistance Foundation, (ECAF), in Elmhurst, Illinois, this was followed by the completion of three different projects in 2006 for United Way of Naperville, Illinois. In 2011 her project for HCS Family Services, was displayed at the Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, Illinois. Completed a project for the DuPage Children’s Museum’s 2013 Celebrity MASK Fundraiser, Naperville, Illinois. Recently completed a project for The Chicago Lighthouse Center for the Blind, 2018 Mag Mile Project.

A permanent collection of thirteen of Anne’s original paintings can be seen at Edward Hospital’s Plainfield Cancer Center in Plainfield, Illinois, and at Edward Hospital’s Cancer Center in Naperville, Illinois.  Several of Anne's Prints were purchased by The College Of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and hang at College of DuPage Center for Health and Science. 

Juried and Selected Awards
2018  Award of 2nd Place for Painting Art Fest Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois

2017  Expo New York ADC/Blink Gallery Convention Center, New York, New York

2016  Awarded the 2016 NICHE Finalist, NICHE Magazine, Rosen Group.

2016  Award of Excellence Arlington Heights Promenade, Arlington Heights, Amdur Productions.

2015  Accepted Into The 2015 National Watercolor Competition Show, Springfield, Missouri.

2015  Award of Excellence Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, Illinois,  Amdur Productions.

2015  Award of Excellence 3rd Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2015  Award of Third Place in Painting Category, Evanston Art and Fork Festival, Evanston, Illinois.

2014  NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2014  Award of First Place, Lubeznik Lakefront Art Festival, Michigan City, Indiana.

2014  First Place Award Of Excellence in Painting, Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Illinois.

2014  Award of Excellence in Painting , Gold Coast Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois.

2013  Award of Excellence Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

2013  NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012  Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois.

2012  NICHE Award Winner, NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012  Award of Excellence, Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd Annual Art Fair, Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois

2012  Award of Merit, Botanical Garden’s Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Chicago, Illinois.

2012 Award of Merit, Barrington Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Barrington, Illinois

2012 Award of Merit, Deerfield Art Fair, D & W Events, Deerfield, Illinois

2011 Honorable Mention, Hinsdale Fine Art Fair, Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, Hinsdale, Illinois.

2011 Award of Outstanding Achievement, Promenade of Art, Amdur Productions, Arlington Heights, Illinois

2011 Award of Outstanding Achievement, Barrington Art Fair, Amdur Productions, Barrington ,Illinois.

2010  Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville Art league, Naperville, Illinois.

Exhibitions

2014    One Of A Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois

2013    One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2012    Buyers Market of American Craft, Phildelphia Convention Center,

 Philadelphia, PA

2012    One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2009   One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2009   Acre Las Vegas Wholesale Crafts, Las Vegas, NV

2008   "It's Only Paper" Show, Norris Gallery, St. Charles, IL

2007   "Faces and Phases", A Two-Woman Show, EAG Gallery, Elmhurst, IL

2006   Group Art Show, AnamArt Gallery, Naperville, IL

2004   CompArt Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN

2003   A One-Woman Show, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

2003   Best of the Best Show, Triton College, River Grove, IL

2002   A One-Woman Show, DuPage Church of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, IL

2002   Group Show Holy Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

2001   A One-Woman Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN

2001   Danada Sculture & Gardens Association Show at Cantigny, Winfield, IL

2001   Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2000   A One-Woman Show, DuPage DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL

2000   Danada Sculture & Gardens Association Show at Cantigny, Winfield, IL

1999    Annual Student Art Exhibition, Gahlberg Art Gallery,

 College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1999    Three-Women Show, DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL

1998    "Art Kaleidoscope" Show, National Chiropractic College, Lombard, IL

1998    Comp 98 Show, Chesterton Art League, Chesterton, IN

1996    "National Irving Shapiro Watercolor Competition," Palette and Chisel,

  Chicago, IL

Purchase Award

2013   College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, IL

2012   College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, IL

2012   Village of Barrington, Barrington, IL

2011    Edward Hospital, Plainfield, IL

2010   Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, IL

2009  Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, IL

Featured in Galleries

Naperville Art League, www.napervilleartleague.com

CAI Designs, The Merchandise Mart 16th fl, Chicago,IL www.caidesigns.net

Wholesale Crafts, Moresville NC, www.wholesalecrafts.com

Abundant Living Gallery, LLC, 263 Broadway, South Haven, MI 49090

Art Gumbo, 3713 Pabble Beach Lane, Port St. Lucia, FL 34952

Ayzha Fine Arts, 275 Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

By Hand Fine Craft Gallery, 142 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Eclectic Envy, 2070 Mill St, Danville, PA, 17821

Floral Fantasia, 4993 Niagra Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Frame Decor & Gallery, 112 Route 9 Marlboro Plaza, English Town, NJ 07726

Kii Gallery, 3750 Wailea Ala Nui, Wailea, HA 96753

Lakeshore Framing and Artworks, 263 Broadway, South Haven, MI 49090

Medart Galleries, 10366 Southern MD Blvd, Dunkirk, MD 20754

Native Colors, 291 Front St, Key West, FL 33040

Radiance Herb and Massage, Olympia, Washington 98501

The Escape, 713 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

In the News

2018  Daily Herald, www.dailyherald.com

2012  Courier News Sun Times, couriernews.suntimes.com

2012  Daily Herald, www.dailyherald.com

2012  Trib Local, www.triblocal.com

2012  Niche Magazine Spring 2012, www.nichemagazine.com

Contact Anne at 1-630-697-6406 
Email: anne.hanley417@gmail.com 

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