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"Memories of Palisades Park"  Artist Profile: Ann Reeves 

Ann Reeves was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in Parsippany, NJ. She began to illustrate her own stories at the age of four. Upon graduating from Boonton High School, she received a certificate of merit from FINE ART GALLERIES of CARNEGIE INSTITUTE. She attended McDOWELL SCHOOL of FASHION DESIGN in MANHATTAN. Ann worked for a time in the fashion industry.

Next was a family and Ann dedicated the next thirty years to raising her four daughters. Once the girls were grown, Ann was free to pursue her artist interests.

Much of Ann’s artwork has won acclaim from many organizations. Her painting entitled "HELPING HAND" was selected by Trenton Artists Workshop to tour Russia in 1990. In June 1991 she was awarded a certificate of merit by Pavilion Art Gallery in Mt Holly, NJ. In October 1991 Ann was selected by Warren County New Jersey for their annual COUNTY PRIDE AWARD. A REGIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN PAINTING from MID-ATLANTIC / NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS was awarded in 1994. Her oil painting "BERLIN WALL COMES DOWN" has a permanent home in the "DEUTSHES HISTORISHES MUSEUM" in Berlin, Germany. In 1995 her art was exhibited in a "ONE ARTIST SHOW" at the International Testing Service Headquarters in Princeton, NJ. She received honorable mention in a Tri-State art show at the ROCKLAND CENTER for THE PERFORMING ARTS, Nyack,NY. In 1996 she was honored to be the first ONE ARTIST SHOW sponsored by WARREN COUNTY CULTURAL and HERITAGE COMMISSION 1997. Ann received THE SMALL BUSINESS AWARD by The Hackettstown, NJ Chamber of Commerce. She was commissioned by the ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY to paint the city. Limited Edition Lithographs were produced and distributed to the attendees of the grand opening of the new convention center.



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