Dare to Dream: Art Tips, and Testimonials from Urania's Studio and over 50 artists she inspired

Dare to Dream: Art Tips, and Testimonials from Urania's Studio and over 50 artists she inspired

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Overview

Urania is the Founder/President Emeritus of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), established in 1994.
Urania's story is one of positive attitude, thankfulness, and a pay-it-forward belief. A remarkable journey from her early chldhood years in an orphanage--to being reunited with her mother after five years--to the realization then that she had quite famous ancestors who also carried the Christy name. Her early love of music was ignited when at age seven she saw a production of Christy's Minstrels. The recognition of the smell of turpentine is traced back to the famous artist, Howard Chandler Christy, whom she met in New York at eight.
"Yes I Can" is a permanent part of her vocabulary. "Of Cabbages and Kings" became her mantra; she believes that if you can dare to dream it, you can do it.
Devoting herself to learning how to paint as a young mother of three, she instilled "Yes I Can" in countless artists who have followed in her footsteps. The founding of IAPS in 1994 created a platform for an entire generation of professional artists and teachers. She is an inspiration on a global scale. Many of the artists who were influenced by Urania are featured in this book, with large images of their art.
Prepare to be enthralled at her story, and the countless other stories from others who followed in this feisty redhead's trail!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484885703
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Urania is the Founder/President Emeritus of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), established in 1994. For information about IAPS: www.pastelinternational.com
MEMBERSHIPS
Pastel Society of America, NY, Signature and Life Member; Salmagundi Club, NY, Artist Member; California Art Club, Pasadena, CA, Artist Member; Knickerbocker Artists, NY, Signature Member; Pastel Society of Canada, Signature Member; National League of American Pen Women, Washington, DC, Artist and Writer Member; Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies; Honorary Membership held in numerous Pastel Societies
AWARDS
Mary and Fred Trump Award Society of Western Artists, Flax Award Women Artists of the West, Pastel Award of Excellence Degas Pastel Society, Award of Excellence Kansas Pastel Society, Daniel E. Greene Award Kansas Pastel Society, Honorable Mention Society of Western Artists, Neva Rall Memorial Award
Over one hundred ribbons, trophies and cash awards
ART EDUCATION
Official art education began at Pasadena College in Southern California; followed by two years of intense studies at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles and the Sergei Bongart School of Art, Santa Monica. Workshops with nationally known artists: Joyce Pike, Albert Handell, Daniel Greene, and Claude Ellington served to hone and refine her skills.
ART PROVENANCE
Urania's work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, France, Canada, Taiwan and Mexico. She has conducted pastel and oil workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Ireland, and Scotland. Her work is included in ten how-to art books; and has been the subject of many articles published in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, Art Review, Leisure Painter, Designer's Illustrated and Sacramento Home. Urania is represented in print by Aaron Ashley, New York.
"Travel and painting throughout the United States and Europe has increased my love for the joy of plein air painting. Most of my major works stem from field sketches in plein air."

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