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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 in Painting Arfest Michigan Avenue,Chicago Illinois

2017   Award in Painting Barrington Art Festival, Barrington, Illinois

2016   NICHE Awards Finalist -"The Spirit of Venice"

www.nicheawards.com

2015   Award of Excellence Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, IL - Amdur

Productions

2015   Award of Excellence 3rd Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI

2015   Award of Third Place in Painting Category Evanston Art and

Fork Festival, Evanston, IL

2015   Accepted into The Springfield Art Museum National

Watercolor Competition Show Springfield, MS

2014   Winner In Painting Lubeznik Lakefront Art Festival,

Michigan City, IN

2014   Winner In Painting Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, IL

2014   2014 NICHE Award Finalist, Mixed Media, www.nicheawards.com

2013   2013 NICHE Award Finalist, Mixed Media, www.nicheawards.com

2012   Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville, IL

2012   Winner of the NWC Award, Naperville Woman's Club 53rd Annual

Art Fair, Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL

2012   Award of Excellence The Chicago Botanical Gardens Art Fair,

Amdur Productions, Glenco, IL

2012   Award of Merit Deerfield Art Festival, D&W Events, Deerfield, IL

2012   Merit Award Winner, Barrington Art Fair, Barrington, IL,

Amdur Productions

2016-2013 NICHE Award Finalist

2012    2012 NICHE Award Winner, Mixed Media, www.nicheawards.com

2011     Award of Outstanding Achievement, Promenade of Art,

 Amdur Productions, Arlington Heights, IL

2011     Honorable Mention, Hinsdale Art Festival, Hinsdale Chamber of

 Commerce, Hinsdale, IL

2011     Award of Oustanding Achievement in Painting, Barrington

 Art Festival, Amdur Productions, Barrington, IL

2010    Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville, IL

2009   Award of Merit, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville, IL

2009   Award of Excellence, Naperville Women's Club 50th Annual

  Summer Art Fair, Naper Settlement Naperville, IL

2008   Second Place, Painting Category, Hinsdale Fine Art Fair, Hinsdale , IL

2007   Honorable Mention, Naperville Women's Club Show,

 Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL

2004   Artists' Award CompArt Show, Chesterton Art League,

 Chesterton, IN

2004   Honorable Mention, Naperville Women's Club, Naper Settlement,

 Naperville, IL

2002   Honorable Mention, Elmhurst Art Guild Members Show, Elmhurst, IL

2002   Second Place, Four Corners Art Gallery, Naperville, IL

2002   Merit Award DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL

2001    Best Of Show, Danada Fall Festival Show, Wheaton, IL

2000   Honorable Mention Award, Danada Fall Festival Show, Wheaton, IL

2000   Third Place 49th Annual Chesterton Women's Club Show

 Chesterton, IN

1999    Best Of Show, 48th Annual Chesterton Women's Club Show,

 Chesterton, IN

1999    First Place, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1998    Merit Award, DuPage Art League, Wheaton, IL

1997    Honorable Mention Award, Danada Fall Festival, Wheaton, IL

1997    First Place Award Grand Opening, Elmhurst Art Museum,

 Guild Members Show, Elmhurst, IL

1997    Best of Show, Dupage Art League, Wheaton, IL

1996    Best of Show, Dupage Art League, Wheaton, IL

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

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

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