Ann Jagla



Ann Jagla, "Free Fallin"

“Free Fallin”
39×31
Watercolor

Biography and Statement

Ann Jagla is from South Bend, Indiana.  She started painting watercolors as an adult after taking courses at the South Bend Museum of Art under the tutelage of Elizabeth James.   Ann is a member of the Northern Indiana Artists as well as the St. Joseph County Watercolor Society.  She exhibits at local and regional art exhibitions and the annual Leeper Park Art Fair.

Painting allows me to express my inner peace and joy.   I like to use bold colors and shapes to create my paintings.  Sometimes a still life or subject from nature inspires me to paint. I feel very in touch with nature and enjoy creating paintings that reflect that feeling.

Awards

2011 Best Painting, Free Fallin’, 33rd Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

2011 Third Place, Red Flower, St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society, Inc., Members Juried Exhibit, South Bend Museum of Art

2011 Merit Award, Watercolor Artist,  Leeper Park Art Fair, South Bend, IN

2011 Purchase Award, Grandma’s Dress, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI

2010 Merit Award,  Autumn Fiesta,, Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Niles, MI St. Joseph Valley Watercolor Society, Member’s Fall Exhibit

2010 Merit Award, Watercolor Artist,  Leeper Park Art Fair, South Bend, IN

2010 Leeper Park Art Fair Poster Contest , Awakening,  Represented Leeper Park Art Fair in South Bend, IN. Served as publicity poster for all print media

2008 Merit Award, Night Garden, Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. Studio Arts Center, South Bend, IN, Exhibition April 2008

2007 Judge’s Award,   Spring,   Northern Indiana Artist’s Annual Show 2007, South Bend, IN

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