The Art of Ann Vasilik
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The Artist
Ann Vasilik, a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 1988. She received a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia College of Art. Ann has worked as a painter and teacher in Virginia, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and the Republic of the Philippines. She has had numerous one-woman shows and has received many awards and commissions. Her work is contained in private and corporate collections.


Artist's Statement
"Control of spontaneity is one of the contradictions of watercolor for me. The transparency of the washes bringing solid objects to life is the other. I love looking at the world around me and capturing the quality of light and dark. To "see" with excitement and passion, I strive to have something distinctive to say about my personal vision. I enjoy the bold use of color and brush work to achieve an enhanced space and light creating a heightened realism. I reach outward for my work rather than inward, but have a profound inward joy of seeing and painting as expressed in the style and spirit of my work."

 

Shows

  • NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC - One Woman Show, 2013
  • Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 2009/2010
  • Asheville Arts Council Front Gallery, Nov/Dev 2008
  • Travelling the World by Watercolor, NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC - One Woman Show, June - Oct., 2007
  • Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC, Group Shows, 2004 and 2007
  • Four Seasons Art Gallery Group Show, Hendersonville, NC, 2005
  • Burr Studio Group Show, Hendersonville, NC, 2004
  • Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC, Group Show, 2004

Workshops

  • Nancy Couick Gallery and Studios, 2011
  • Deerfield Retirement Center, 2011
  • Asheville/Buncombe Community College, 2011
  • Country Club of Asheville, 2010
  • Grifton Art Center, NC, 2009
  • Grandfather Mountain, NC, 2008
  • San Francisco Arts & Humanities Seminars-France, 2005
  • Lake Lure Arts Assoc., NC, 2005
  • Side Trips For Women, Bald Head Is., NC, 2003
  • Beaufort, NC, 2003
  • Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League, 2004

Patrons

  • US Navy Seabee Museum Foundation
  • St. Marks Lutheran Church, Asheville
  • NC Arboretum, "Building Small"
  • Asheville Bele Chere 1996 and 2005
  • The Asheville Symphony
  • The Asheville Chamber of Commerce
  • The Asheville Art Museum
  • Bank of Asheville
  • First Union National Bank
  • Carolina Power & Light Co.
  • Warren Wilson College

Awards

  • Watercolor Society of NC, 66th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2011, 1st Place
  • WSNC, Western Region, Charlotte, 1st Place, Popular Award
  • Southern Watercolor Society, 33rd Annual Exhibit, Honorary Mention, 2010
  • Watercolor Society of NC, Calabash, NC, 64th Annual Show, 4th place and Wells Fargo Advisors Award, 2009
  • Watercolor Society of NC, Hendersonville, NC Annual Show, 5th place, 2007
  • Watercolor Society of NC, Rocky Mount, NC, 3rd Place, 2006
  • Southern Watercolor Society SW & Creative Catalyst Production Award, 2006
  • Watercolor Society of North Carolina – Winston Salem 2005, Cheap Joes Art Stuff’ Award
Juror
  • "Wickwire Art Gallery, 'City of 4-Seasons in Two Dimensions' 2006
  • Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League - Black Mountain Center for the Arts 2003
  • Brevard, NC, Focus on Art Show 2002
  • Beaufort Co. Arts Council 36th Juried Fine Arts Show 2000
  • Ft. Myers Beach Art Assoc., Member Show - Nov, 2001
  • Black Mountain Art Center Miniature paintings Show - Nov, 2001
Events
  • Asheville Garden Club - Demo - 2011
  • Nancy Couick Gallery and Studios - Demo - 2011
  • Caldwell Arts Council - Demo - 2011
  • Blue Ridge Watermedia Society - Demo - 2011
  • Macon County, NC Art Assn. - Watercolor Demo - 2010
  • Hickory Art Museum - Watercolor Demo for Watercolor Society of NC Annual Exhibit - 2010
  • "Quickdraw", Waynesville Country Club - 2001 through 2012
  • Warren Wilson College - Slide and Lecture Program - 2009
  • Asheville Symphony "Artistic Luncheon and Watercolor Demo" - 2003
Memberships
  • Watercolor Society of NC - Signature Member
  • Southern Watercolor Society - Signature Member
  • Blue Ridge Watermedia Society - Life Member
  • Art League of Henderson County - Member
  • American Watercolor Society - Associate Member
  • National Watercolor Society - Associate Member