A passion for detail and a deep admiration for the Dutch Masters
have guided Ann James Massey toward a mastery of realism. Since
1970, she has created images through twenty to forty layers of
wax pencil, achieving depth and realism not possible with charcoal
or graphite. In 1990, she started complementing her precise drawings
with equally intricate painting using the old masters' techniques.
"Henri Berenger" (9 1/2" by 7 3/4") wax pencil on bristol paper © 1995 ($3,500)
Ann's oil painting, "La Maison de Poupées," (collection of Mike & Sharon Verlander) won The John R. Grabach Memorial for Oil at The American Artists Professional League Seventy-First Grand National Exhibition in New York. The painting is now available as a signed and numbered offset lithograph (Edition of 495). This is Ann's first oil painting offered as a limited edition print. The image size is 20" x 16" on acid free 26" x 21" paper. The retail price is $225.00.
Also new: "La Connoisseur," available in print for $195.00
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 105th Annual Exhibition, Oct. 5-26, 2001, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South at 20th Street, New York, NY. Ann's work, "The Connoisseur," will be exhibited.
34º Salon National d'Arr de l'Automne, Société Régionale des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Oct. 6-21, 2001. Vernissage (reception) Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Awards ceremony Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m., Centre Culturel Albert Camus d"Issoudun, Issoudun, France. Ann is the Invitée d'honneur (invited guest of honor) as the prior year's winner of the Grand Prix du Salon (Best of Show). Among the works exhibited are the oil painting "The Marionette Shop" courtesy of Gail Darling, and the wax pencil drawings "Eliza Ann Harker Bennion" courtesy of Imogen James, "Morning Routine" and "Between the Pyramids," in addition to her signed and numbered offset lithographs.
American Artists Professional League 73rd Grand National Exhibition, Nov. 6-16, 2001, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York, NY. Ann's work, "The Connoisseur," will be exhibited.
The Society of Women Artists 141st Annual Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, Westminster Central Hall, London, England, March 2002.
"The Marionette Shop," (20" by 16")
oil on mahogany board
© 1996 Collection of Gail Darling
From Here to There, a retrospective in 1996 of 26 years
of drawings and paintings by Ann James Massey, Chamizal National
Memorial, El Paso, TX
The Society of Women Artists 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th and 140th Annual Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, Westminster Central Hall, London, England
Cercle des Arts de Paris Salon d'Exposition de Peinture, Sculpture et Gravure, Marie du 4ème arrondissement de Paris France
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham, England.
Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition 2001, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, England
Knickerbocker Artists Annual 40th and 41st National Open Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
American Artists Professional League 62nd, 63rd, 65th, 67th, 68th, 69th and 71st Grand National Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
23eme Festival de Peinture et de Sculpture de Belfort, Centre Culturel et Social des residences Bellevue, Belfort France
Allied Artists of America 77th and 87th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
Academic Artists Association 43rd National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, First Church Gallery, Springfield MA
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 99th, 102nd, 103rd and 104th Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, New York
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C 61st, 63rd and 64th Annual International Exhibitions, Art Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Women Reflect, three woman exhibition, Carlsbad Museum of Art, Carlsbad, NM
International Nexus '92, Trammell Crow Art Center, Dallas, TX
American Drawing Biennial III, Muscarell Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Oil Painters ofAmerica, The Prince Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Miniature Art Society of Florida's 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th International Miniature Art Show, Clearwater, FL
Women Artists of the West International Juried Competition, Biloxi, MS
1993, 1994 and 1995 International Colored Pencil Exhibitions, Birmingham, MI; Portland, OR; Cleveland, OH, respectively.
Allied Artists Award for "The Connoisseur"
at The American Artists Professional League Seventy-Third Grand
National Exhibition in New York, 2001.
El Paso Artists' Hall of Fame - Ann James Massey and Ernesto Pedregon Martinez are the 2001 honorees at the Hall of Fame, located at the International Museum of Art in El Paso.
Grand Prix du Salon, 33e Salon National d'Art de l'Automne, Société Régionale des Amis des Beaux Arts, Issoudon, France.
The Barbara Tate Award for an Oil Painting, The Societyof Women Artists 140th Annual Exhibition, London, England
Best of Show $6,500.00 Purchase Award and the Huthsteiner $3,500.00 Purchase Awards, Sierra Medical Center's Annual El Paso Art Association Exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art (1991 and 1992, respectively)
First Place in Drawing, Pastel, and Scrimshaw, The Miniature Art Society of Florida's Twentieth International Miniature Art Show
Silver Medal of Honor in the Graphics and Drawing Division, Knickerbocker Artists New York 10th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
American Artists Professional League Award for Graphics, The American Artist's Professional League 62nd Grand National Exhibition
The John R. Grabach Memorial for Oil for "La Maison de Poupées" at The American Artists Professional League Seventy-First Grand National Exhibition in New York, 1999.
Director's Award, The American Artist's Professional League 69th Grand National Exhibition
National Arts Club Award for Graphics, Allied Artists of America 77th Annual Exhibition
Katherine A. Lovell Memorial Award for Oil for "The Marionette Shop" (in the collection of Gail Darling), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 102nd Annual Exhibition, 1998, National Arts Club, New York.
Second Place in Oil, Texas and Neighbors Art Competition
Painting chosen for the Show Poster, Women Artists of the West Fourth International Juried Competition
First Place in Drawing and Pastel for "Dog" at the Miniature Art Society of Florida Silver Anniversary International Miniature Art Show 2000, St. Petersburg, FL.
Second Prize Oil or Acrylic in Oil Technique, Women Artists of the West Fourth Intl. Juried Competition
Exclusive Cover Art, The Colored Pencil Society of America's 1992 Membership Directory (only the 2nd artist to be so chosen)
Finalist in the Portrait Category, The Artist's Magazine 1995 Art Competition (top 200 out of more than 9,500 entries), and the 1993 Art Competition (top 200 out of more than 11,500 entries)
Second Place in Drawing and Pastel for "Between the Pyramids," The Miniature Art Society of Florida's 24th International Miniature Art Show - 1999, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
"Crabbie" Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts in 1995, The Arts Calendar Magazine
Winner Art Calendar Magazine Quarterly Natinal Juried Centerfold Competition (top 20 out of 268 entries)
Artist Showcase winner, Manhattan Arts Insternation "Herstory" competition
Who's Who in American Art
The Best of Colored Pencil I
The Best of Colored Pencil 2
The Best of Colored Pencil 3
Colored Pencil Basics
Getting the Word Out: The Artist's Guide to Self-Promotion
Exploring Colored Pencil
"The Flautist" (9 1/2" by 12")
wax pencil on bristol paper
© 1995 Collection of Martha Chavez
Mensa Bulletin, The Magazine of American Mensa (April 99)
Art Calendar (March 99, Dec. 99)
The Artists Magazine (May 93, Sept. 93)
American Artist Magazine (March 94)
Dog Fancy Magazine (March 94)
Business 94 (Dec/Jan)
Southwest Woman Magazine (Jan 93)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, Juried Membership
Knickerbocker Artists USA, Juried Membership, Signature Member
Colored Pencil Society ofAmerica, Signature Member (one of only 16 members granted signature membership status in the first year available)
The Society of Women Artists, Juried Membership, England
American Artists Professional League. Juried Membership
American Society of Classical Realism
Cercle des Artes de Paris, Invitational Membership
"Morning Routine," (9 1/2/" by 10 1/2") wax pencil on bristol paper ©1996 ($3,500.00)
Waters Design Group
4120 Boy Scout Lane
El Paso, Texas 79922
Phone & Fax: (915) 833-1140
Orders or inquiries into products based on Ann Massey's drawings and paintings, or concerning personal consultations, workshops or mail critiques should be sent directly to Ann at her Paris address.
Left: "Liz III," (5 1/4" by 5") wax pencil on bristol paper ©1997 (Collection of Bill Sinclair).
Right: "Liz II," (6" by 5 1/2") wax pencil
on bristol paper ©1996. (Collection of Karen Oliver).
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