Ann James Massey

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Ann James Massey

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1951

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Realism, b. 1951

Biographical information

  • 4, rue Auguste Chabrières · 75015 Paris · France · Tel (33) · Fax (33)
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    Courses or instruction taken at each of the following:
  • University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Art, Academy, Ramon Froman School of Art (Cloudcroft, New Mexico), Paris American Academy (Paris, France), Schuler School of Fine Art (Baltimore, Maryland)

  • Owned & operated The Montwood Gallery (El Paso, Texas 1974-1978) and Massey Fine Arts (Santa Teresa, New Mexico 1992-1994); taught private drawing lessons 1975 – 1994; moved to Paris in 1994; teaches occasional workshops and gives private consultations & critiques 1976 - present

    Selected Memberships
    (Invited or juried, USA unless otherwise noted):
  • Mensa
  • The Society of Women Artists – London, England
  • American Artists Professional League - New York (Fellow)
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club - New York
  • Colored Pencil Society of America, (Signature Member)

    Partial Listing Exhibitions, Shows, *Awards & Honors
    (Juried or Invitational – all USA unless otherwise noted)
  • From Here to There, 1996 retrospective of 26 years of drawings & paintings by Ann James Massey, Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso, Texas
  • The Society of Women Artists 136th – 141st Annual Exhibitions, Westminster Gallery, Westminster Central Hall, London, England, *Barbara Tate Awards for an Oil Painting 140th and 141st Exh.
  • American Artists Professional League 62nd, 63rd, 65th, 67th- 69th, 71st, 73rd & 74th Grand Nat’l Exhs., Salmagundi Club, NY, NY *AAPL Award for Graphics (62nd Exh), *The Director’s Award (69th Exh), *John R. Grabach Memorial Award for Oil (71st Exh), *The Allied Artists Award (73rd Exh), *The President’s Award (74th Exh)
  • Knickerbocker Artists Annual 40th and 41st National Open Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY * Silver Medal of Honor in the Graphics & Drawing (40th Exh)
  • Allied Artists of America 77th & 87th Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, New York, NY *National Arts Club Award for Graphics (77th Exh.)
  • Academic Artists Assc, 43rd Nat’l Exh. of Contemporary Realism, First Church Gallery, Springfield, Mass.
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 99th, 102nd – 105th Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, New York, NY *Katherine A. Lovell Memorial Award for Oil (102nd Exh.)
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Member’s Exh 2002, Broome Street Gallery, NYC *1st Place in Graphics
  • The Miniature Art Society of Florida’s 20th,, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, & 27th International Miniature Art Shows, Clearwater, (20th – 24th), St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Petersburg (25th) & Dunedin (27th), Florida, *1st Places in Drawing, Pastel & Scrimshaw (20th & 25th Exhs), 2nd Place in Drawing, Pastel & Scrimshaw, (24th Exh),
  • The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC 61st, 63rd & 64th Annual Intl. Exhs. Art Club of Washington, Washington DC *Honorable Mention in the Int’l. Category (61st Exh.)
  • Royal Scottish Academy 176th Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exh 2001, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, England 1993, 1994, & 1995 In’l Colored Pencil Exhibitions, Birmingham, MI; Portland, OR; & Cleveland, OH
  • Women Reflect, three woman exhibition, Carlsbad Museum of Art, Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • American Drawing Biennial III, Muscarell Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Sierra Medical Center’s Annual El Paso Art the El Paso Museum of Art 1991 & 1992, El Paso,TX *Best of Show $6,500.00 Purchase Award (1991), Huthsteiner $3,500.00 Purchase Award (1992)
  • 33e & 34e Salons National d’Art de l’Automne, Issoudun FRANCE * Grand Prix du Salon (Best of Show 33e Salon), Invité d’Honneur (Invited artist of honor - 34e Salon)
  • Finalist in the Portrait Categories, The Artist’s Magazine 1993 and 1995 Art Competitions
  • Women Artists of the West Fourth International Juried Competition, Biloxi, Mississippi *Second Place in Oil or Acrylic in and Oil Technique and the same painting was chosen as the show poster
  • Inducted into the El Paso Artists’ Hall of Fame in 2001, El Paso, Texas
  • Oil Painters of America, The Prince Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    Publications (listing, article or artwork included in – all USA publications)
  • Books: Who’s Who in American Art; Best of Colored Pencil 1, 2 & 3; Portrait Inspirations; Colored Pencil Basics; Exploring Colored Pencil; Getting the Word Out: The Artist’s Guide to Self Promotion
  • Magazines: The Artists Magazine (May & Sept. 93), American Artist Magazine (March 94), Dog Fancy Magazine (Mar 94), Southwest Woman Magazine (Jan 93), Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of American Mensan (April 99 & April/May 02 – covers), The Art Calendar (Mar 99, Dec 99), Manhattan Arts International (March/April 2000), InformArt Magazine (Spring 2002), El Paso Life (March/April & May/June 2002)