Biography of Anita J. Watts

Biography Anita J. Watts

Education:

Diploma – The School of the Dayton Art Institute – Cum Laude – 1962

BFA – SW Missouri State University – Sculpture & Illustration – 1965

MFA – Miami University – Sculpture & Art Education – 1968 Work History:

1962 – 1966 – Wood Carver’s Guild – Silver Dollar City – Branson, MO

1966 – 1968 – Free Lance Illustration – Dayton, Ohio

1968 – 1998 – H.S. Art Educator, Dept. Chair, Eaton City Schools

1998 – Present – Full time Bronze sculptor

Professional Memberships:

NSS – The National Sculpture Society

ISC – The International Sculpture Center

OAC – The Ohio Arts Council

OSC – The Ohio Sculpture Center

SS – SculptSite – Where You and Sculpture Connect

DAI – The Dayton Art Institute

PCAA – The Preble Co. Art Association

Recent Awards & Bronze Commissions:

June 2010 – Juried in to RiverSpan International Sculpture Exhibition & Sale – Cincinnati, OH

January 2010 – Private commission, “Beth”, Ryan Family Services LLC, Dallas, Texas

August 2009 – Commission of two children, Joyce & Dennis Griffin, Elsmere, Kentucky

August 2008 – Private commission, The Borger Group, LLC, Elkhart, IN

July 2008 – Botkins Sculpture Invitational – featured sculptor – Botkins, OH

June 2008 – Juried in to RiverSpan International Sculpture Exhibition & Sale – Cincinnati, OH

Jan. 2008 – Commissioned Bronze Sculpture – Hoffman Enterprises, Plano, TX

Oct. 2007 – Commissioned Multiple Sculpture “Loving Friends” – Humane Society of Preble Co.

July 2007 – Juried in to Botkins Sculpture Invitational – Botkins, OH

May 2007 – Commissioned Memorial Portrait for Gene “Duke” Ellington, EHS Memorial

Jan. 2007 – Commissioned Memorial for John Bulkley, Redmond Towne Center, Redmond, WA

Dec. 2006 – INSS Award for Sculptor and Architect integrating sculpture with architecture

Oct. 2006 – First Place Sculpture – “Marissa” Dayton Area Sculptors & Painters Art Exhibit

Sept. 2006 – Eaton City Council Appreciation Award for Sculpture of Wm Bruce

June 2006 – Grant from Timken Foundation of Canton, OH for Public Sculpture

Apr. 2006 – Grant from Ohio Arts Council for Outdoor Sculpture

Mar. 2006 – Commission for Bicentennial Sculpture of 1806 historical figure

Jan. 2006 – Commission of “Marissa” for Virginia Fogg, Cleveland, OH

Oct. 2005 – Best of Show “Playing Hooky” sculpture – 14th Annual Juried Show, PCAA, OH

Sept. 2005 – Purchase Award from Brook Gould Memorial Trust for Public Sculpture

June 2005 – 41st Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition Merit Awards for 2 sculptures

Mar. 2005 – Commission of “Jimmy” for outdoor installation – Emily & Jim Shank, Eaton, OH

Feb. 2005 – One woman exhibit of sculpture – Preble Co Fine Arts Center, OH

Jan. 2005 – Commission of “Bo” for Barbara Hiestand Evans, Eaton, OH