Anita Watts Biography

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
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