About

Anne Emerson Hall
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Anne was dedicated as a child at Channing Memorial Unitarian Church. She was graduated from Furman University magna cum laude and rose to the position of Vice President of Addison Wesley Publishing Company in her first career.

Anne has studied closely with two of the foremost figurative painters recognized today, Nelson Shanks and Steven Assael. During the six years she attended Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, Anne worked closely with Nelson on developing his vision for the intensive program, and teaching with Nelson in his popular course at the Art Students League in New York.

Upon receiving her Certificate of Completion with Excellence from Studio Incamminati in 2010, Anne joined Eddi Fleming in her Croton-on-Hudson, NY studio for a year and a half to work intensively on integrating their skills with the teaching of Steven Assael. Working from the model five days a week, they set their own program and each completed a series of major paintings in her own voice.

Today Anne works exclusively from life in her Atlanta studio and en plein air as a break. With Liefy Smith, she leads an outreach teaching art to preschool children, reaching 80-100 a month. Anne demonstrates and lectures on her method and inspirations on request.

This past fall, Anne presented a paper on the topic of “Meaning and Purpose: Morality and Politics in 21st Century Representational Art,” at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) in Ventura, California. She currently moderates the blog, “Students of Steven Assael.”

Inspired by Steven Assael’s deep understanding of the currents of philosophy and theology underpinning the art of their times, Anne reads extensively. On her night stand are biographies of artists from Henry Ossawa Tanner to Mark Rothko, the memoirs of Bob Dylan and Eric Fischl, “The Strange Career of Jim Crow” by historian of the south C. Vann Woodward, “Art versus Non Art: Art Out of Mind,” by Tsion Avital, and “The Arts and the Creation of Mind” by Elliot W. Eisner. Her recent paintings deal with relationships among people, their current concerns and the nation’s history as “an innocent nation in a wicked world,” as Woodward described us.

Anne Emerson Hall
EDUCATION
2005-2010 Studio Incamminati, Nelson Shanks, founder; certificate of excellence
2007-present private study with Steven Assael
STUDENT EXHIBITIONS
2005, 2006
Red Cross of Northern New Jersey, Studio Incamminati exhibition and benefit auction, Princeton, NJ
2007
The Union League of Philadelphia, Mastery and Meaning, Studio Incamminati exhibition and auction
2009
Art Students League, Student Concours, Students of Nelson Shanks
Markeim Arts Center, The Artists of Studio Incamminati, Haddonfield, NJ
Episcopal church at Rittenhouse Square
2010
Bucks Gallery, Studio Incamminati Group Show, Newtown, PA
JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2001
Spruill Center for the Arts, Dunwoody, GA
2011
Buckhead Library
2012
Freeman’s, Artists of Studio Incamminati, juror Lea Wight, Studio Incamminati instructor, Philadelphia
Atlanta Artists Center, Figuratively Speaking (2), juror Marc Chatov, portrait painter, Atlanta
American Artists Professional League, 48th Grand National Exhibition. Jury of awards, Gary Erbe, painter
Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Fourth Annual National Figurative drawing and painting competition, juror Amy Freeman, instructor of painting, University of Florida
43d Annual Louisiana River Road show (2), juror Sam Corso, multidisciplinary artist, Baton Rouge
The National Arts Club (2), The Artists of Studio Incamminati, juror Nelson Shanks, founder and artistic director, Studio Incamminati
2013
Pop Revolution Gallery (2), The Art of Shakespeare, jurors Mark Hanavan and Rebecca Pittman, painters, Mason, Ohio
Atlanta Artists Center, A Dash of Red, (2), juror Bruce Bobick, professor and chair emeritus, University of West Georgia
Richeson 75 Still Life and Flower Competition
Atlanta Artists Center, Dogwood Spring Spectacular, juror Joe Norman, professor, University of Georgia
Studio Incamminati at Freeman’s, Philadelphia
Mason Murer Fine Art, Jay Shapiro Legacy Foundation Gala
Limelight Gallery at Binders, Atlanta Artists Center, juror Amanda Krill McClure, Executive Director, Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Atlanta Artists Center (Grandview)
Exposition/Rencontre des Peintres Americains, Festival Cultures Croisees, Salle des Fetes, Fourges, France
S R Brennen Fine Art, Santa Fe, Studio Incamminati, A Group Exhibition
2014
The Red Dash (2), Atlanta Artists Center, juror Margaret Dyer
March Inspiration (2), Atlanta Artists Center, juror Phil Carpenter
All Points of View (2), Atlanta Artists Center, juror Jane Jaskevich
Allied Artists of America Associates Online Showcase
Reality or Abstraction?, Atlanta Artists Center, juror Dolores Kennedy
Studio Incamminati at Freeman’s, Philadelphia
Metro Montage XIV, Marietta Cobb Museum, juror Rachel White
Studio Incamminati at Comcast Center (2)
Limelight Gallery at Binders, juror Shane McDonald
Summer Salon at the Atlanta Artists Center, juror Carole Swindall Poole
All Squares, Atlanta Artists Center, juror Debra Nadelhofer
AWARDS
Art Students League, Student Concours, students of Nelson Shanks, “Hand and Forearm” awarded Blue Dot
Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Fourth Annual National Figurative drawing and painting competition, “Desdemona’s Second Thoughts” awarded Third Place
Atlanta Artists Center, A Dash of Red, “Earthbound Aerialist” awarded Second Place
Pop Revolution Gallery, The Art of Shakespeare, “Desdemona’s Second Thoughts” awarded Second Place
Richeson 75 Still Life and Flower Competition, “Love’s Labours” awarded Meritorious Entry
Limelight Gallery at Binders, “Megan, Amor Fati” awarded Honorable Mention
Purchase award, Fourges
Atlanta Artists Center, March Inspirations, “Ritual Passage” awarded First Place
Atlanta Artists Center, May All Points of View, “Spectre” awarded First Place
TEACHING
Studio Incamminati teacher training program, 2008-2010
Benjamin Rush High School of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2010
Art Students League, New York, assistant to Nelson Shanks, 2007-2010
Sheltering Arms, Atlanta, 2013-present
PUBLICATIONS
Fine Art Connoisseur, “Fine Art Today,” featuring “Before Flight,” October 2013
Mastery & Meaning (editor)
Nelson Shanks, Russian State Museum (editor)

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