Artist Ann Musto

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     I began my art career over 20 years ago, and work now primarily in natural light outdoors, and then I compose my studio pieces from various plein air studies.  I do this in order to use them to understand the light in the landscape and the atmospheric conditions while staying true to color and tone as seen in real time.  It is atmosphere and light that attracts the imagination when outdoors and leaves lasting impressions, which I work to capture. Of note, much of my plein air work is by pallet knife.
     At this time I am continuing to develop my craft by focusing on the atelier method of art education taught at the Boston Academy of Realist Art.  It is informing my eye and honing my skills further as I continue to take my paints outdoors. Lucky me!
AWARDS (past ten years included)
April 2021 Honor Award, Academic Artist Association 2021 Juried national Competition
June 2017 Finalist in Artist Magazine Plein Air Contest
May 2016 Academic Artist Assoc, R. Duffy Memorial Award
Sept 2012 Bayonet Farm "Best Representation Plein Air Award", Holmdel, NJ
June 2011 NRAS Summer Arts Festival, Best in Show
June 2011 NRAS Summer Arts Festival, Honorable Mention, oil and acrylic
July 2010 Northeast national Pastel Juried Exhibit, Popular Vote Award
June 2008 SSAC Summer Arts Festival, Juried Show, Honorable Mention
July 2006 Blue Ribbon Juried Show, SSAC, Honorable Mention
Feb 2006 DAA Winter Juried Show, Honorable Mention
Aug - Oct, 2020, Two Artist show,  at NW Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Aug 2017 Plein Air solo presentation, South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA
Nov 2016 Two Views/ Artists - with Margaret McWethy, South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA
Nov to Jan, 2012  Solo Show "From Plein Air to Studio", Dolphin Gallery, Hingham, MA
Nov 2008 Solo Show, Bumpus Gallery, Duxbury, MA

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