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Anni Crouter

 

Born in Chicago, but growing up in Flint, Michigan, Anni Crouter started painting and drawing before she could read or write. Soon after relocating to Michigan in 1965, this natural ability caught notice by her mother and both her grandmothers, who encouraged her to express herself.  The life on a farm in rural Michigan with a father who was a veterinarian lent itself to many aspiring subjects to paint and draw such as horses, barn cats, dogs, birds and other wild and domesticated animals.  Many of these subjects still remain her favorites to paint.

Following school, she attended Mott Community College (Flint, MI) majoring in business, with a minor in art. Her artwork mainly focused on oil, and sometimes, acrylic mediums.  Her big breakthrough came with the introduction into the world of watercolors.  She credits her longtime mentor, Jim Ames, AWS.  Under his guidance her knowledge in art theory and artistic abilities has continually progressed, and now her work can be seen in national and international trade journals, art galleries and businesses in several states, and in the homes of private collectors.

Anni married Dr. Nathan Boggs, DVM in 2001.  They currently reside in Flint, MI, where she shares space at her husbands practice - he fixes them on the ground floor and she paints them in the studio located on the second floor.  It seems that when you love your subjects so much, you make sure that you are around them as much as possible.  Some of those subjects were shown at galleries and exhibitions listed below:

Anni Crouter, AWS, SAA, AFC, NSPCA, NWWS, MSWS,

  • Mississippi Watercolor Animal Exhibition (2000)
  • Fandangles, Flushing, Michigan (1995-Present in the month of March)
  • Kettering University, Flint, Michigan (One Woman Show and Lecture Series 2004)
  • Finalist, International Artist Magazine, "My Favorite Subjects" contest, Issue #44 (2005)
  • 46th annual Society of Animal Artists “Art and the Animal” exhibition and Tour (2006-07)
    • Feb 3 – April 1, 2007:  The Wildlife Experience, Parker CO
    • April 15 – June 3, 2007:  West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ
    • July 7 -  Aug. 31, 2007:  Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
    • Sept. 22 --  Nov. 25, 2007:  Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory NC
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA) cover, (May 15th issue 2007)
  • American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, Kentucky, (September 2007)
  • Society of Animal Artists “Small Works Big Impressions” Exhibition, Parker, Colorado, (Winter 2007, 2008, 2009)
    •  Nov. 21, 09 – Feb. 21, 2010:  The Wildlife Experience, Parker CO
    • March 27 – June 27, 2010:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, Tucson, AZ
    • Aug. 21 – Oct. 31, 2010:  Green Acres Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • 141st American Watercolor Society Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City (2008)
  • 55th Annual juried exhibition National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, New York City (
  • Annual Artists magazine competition 2008 (Rodeo Horse, Wee Little One, and Gypsy Profile)
  • Artists for Conservation (AFC) Induction, (Fall 2008)
  • Bennington Center for the Arts, “Art of the Animal Kingdom” Bennington, Vermont     (June 2008,2009)
  • 49th annual Society of Animal Artists “Art and the Animal” Exhibition and Tour (2009-2010
    • Nov. 21, 09 – Feb. 21, 2010:  The Wildlife Experience, Parker CO
    • March 27 – June 27, 2010:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute, Tucson, AZ
    • Aug. 21 – Oct. 31, 2010:  Green Acres Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • International “Birds in Art” Exhibition and Tour, Leigh Yawkey/Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin ( Sept. 2009,Tour 2009-2011)
    • Sept. 12 – Nov. 15, 2009, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
    • Dec. 10, 09 – Feb. 14, 2010, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
    • March 7 – May 15, 2010, Museum of the Red River, Idabel, OK
    • July 3 – Sept. 5, 2010, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
    • Sept. 27, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011, Wildling Art Museum, Los Olivos, CA
  • LSU (Louisiana State University), 23rd Annual “International Exhibition on Animals in Art” (April 2010), Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2010 Permanent Collection Louisiana State University, “Tranquility”
  • 2010 Shiawassee Arts Center, Peoples Choice Award, “Stargazer”  
  • 2010 Artists Magazine Competition Finalist  two pieces  “ Solitaire” and “Hangtime”      
  • 2010 56th Annual Juried exhibition of Painters in Casien and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, New York City
  • 2010 “ Art of the Animal Kingdom “  Bennington, Vermont
  • 2010 Society of Animal Artists “ Art and the Animal “ Exhibition, Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA
  • 2010 Artists for Conservation international exhibition and inclusion of “Solitaire” in annual Calendar       
  • Society of Animal Artists National Tour 2010-2011 inclusion of “HANGTIME”
    • Wildlife Experience, Parker CO
    • Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO  March 13th thru September 5th 2011
    • San Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman OK April 30th thru September 5th 2011
  • October 10th 2010 Artists for Conservation (AFC) Medal of Excellence for the painting “SOLITAIRE”
  • December 2010 Wildscapes Editors Choice Award for the painting “Solitaire”  Canterbury, Kent United Kingdom
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA) cover (Jan. 15th, 2011)
  • 2011 International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • 2011 Science Art Nature An independent virtual exhibit of Science Art coordinated with the annual meeting of the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of SCIENCE(AAAS) Washington DC February 17-21
  • LSU 2011 Animals in Art Exhibition, Baton Rouge Louisiana, “Stargazer”, “Northern Exposure”
  • Judges Award LSU 2011, “Stargazer”
  • Bennington Center for the Arts, “Art of the Animal Kingdom”, (June 2011)
  • Shiawassee Arts Center, Members Exhibition Spring 2011, “Irresistible”
  • 2011 Annual Juried exhibition of Painters in Casien and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, New York City
  • 2011 Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, Traverse City, MI  Sept. 17th-Oct 30th,  2011  “Stargazer”
  • 2011 Artists for Conservation (AFC) Annual Exhibition, “Northern Exposure”, “Yoga”, Grouse Mountain—Vancouver, BC—November 4th—December
  • 2011 Mississippi Watercolor Annual Exhibition, “Blyth’s Hornbill”, Jackson MS, Bancorp Award
  • 2011 Finalist - Artist Magazine - "Sleeping Beauty" and "By A Nose"
  • 2012 Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, Vermont—June 2012
  • 2012 LSU Animals in Art Exhibition, Baton Rouge LA, April 2012—“Solitaire”
  • 2012 Northwest Watercolor Society 72nd Annual Exhibition, Seatle, WA, May 2012 - "Blythe's Hornbill"
  • 2012 People's Choice Award - "Waiting for His Cowboy", Shiawasse Arts Center
  • 2012 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Annual Jurried Exhibition, New York City, "Lesser Flamingto" (The Katharine Steele Renninger Memorial Award 2012)
  • 2012 Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition and Tour, "Yoga", Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, New Jersey
  • 2012 Artist's For Conservation (AFC) Annual Exhibition, "Polar Repose" and "Sexton", Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, November - December
  • 2012 Chippewa Nature Center Annual Wildlife/Nature Show, Midland, Michigan - December
  • 2013 American Watercolor Society, 146th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City
  • 2013 LSU Animals in Art Exhibition, Baton Rouge, LA, "Preen"
  • 2013 LSU People's Choice Award, "Preen"
  • 2013 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acryli, 59th Annual Exhihbition, New York City, "Polar Repose"
  • 2013 America's Parks Exhibition and Tour, "Night Watchman" and "Solitaire"
    • The Ella Carother Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
    • Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY
    • Kenosha Public Museums, Kenosha, WI
  • 2013 "Art of the Animal Kingdom" Bennington, VT, "Leap of Faith" and "Moody Blues"
  • 2013 73rd Annual International Open Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society, Bellevue, WA - Mercer View Gallery
  • 2013 Small Works Annual Exhibition, Bennington, VT, "Poof"
  • 2013 NWWS Past Presidents Award, "Spooked"
  • 2013 Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, Bennington, VT, Fall 2013, "Leap of Faith"
  • 2013 April 25, Received Signature Membership, NWWS
  • 2014 Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, Parker, CO, premier August 23 - October 22, 2014 at The Wildlife Experience
  • 2014 Casein & Acrylic Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY June 20, 2014
  • 2014 Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, Vermont - "The Distraction" and "Freestyle"
  • 2014 Artists for Conservation, Vancover, BC, Canada - "Over Ice" and "The Big Chill"
  • 2014 Society of Animal Artists annual Exhibition, Wildlife Experience, Denver, Colorado “Spooked”
  • 2014 Society of Animal Artists, Presidents award
  • 2014 Society of Animal Artists, Tour:
    • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
    • The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
    • The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA
  • 2014 Artist’s Magazine, Wildlife Juror
  • 2014 Artist’s Magazine, November, Bird Issue featured artist
  • 2014 American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
  • 2014 American Watercolor Society, Signature Membership Induction
  • 2015 Society of Animal Artists, Annual Exhibition, Jamestown New York, Roger Tory Peterson Gallery, August, with continuing tour through 2016
    • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Nov. 14 – Jan 3, 2016
    • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Jan 30th 2016 – April 3, 2016
    • Canton Art Museum, April 23 2016 – July 17, 2016
  •  2015 National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, 61st Annual Exhibition, New York City,  “Waiting for Alice”
  • 2015 “Art of the Animal Kingdom” Bennington, Vermont, “Mr. Big” and “Swoop”
  • 2015 Bennington Small Works Exhibition, “Sable”
  • 2015 Bennington Center for the Arts Museum acquisition, “Sable”
  • 2015 75th Annual International Open Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society, Bellevue, WA, “Tusk”
  • 2015 Northwest Watercolor Society, Tulalip Pacific NW Award
  • 2015, Featured Artist, Flint Art Fair, June 20-21st
  • 2015, Art Prize, “Triple Play”, Grand Rapids Michigan, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Sept. 23 to Oct. 11th
  • 2015 Oliver Art Center, May 15th-June21st, Frankfort Michigan
  • 2015 Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Exhibition, “Mostly Cloudy”, Art Center of Mississippi, Jackson Mississippi
  • 2015 Shiawassee Arts Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, “This Side Up”, “Leap of Faith”
  • 2015 America’s Parks Encore Exhibition, “Betsy Bay Point”, “This Side Up”, “Leap of Faith”, Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, Ks, Dec 4 to Jan 31, 2016 
  • 2015 Artist’s Magazine, Finalist, “Mr. Big”, “Waiting for Alice”
  • 2015 ARC (Art Renewal Center), Exhibition and Tour, MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art), November, Barcelona Spain
  • 2015 ARC, Honorable Mention, “Spooked”
  • 2015 Artists for Conservation, Annual Exhibition, Vancouver BC, “The Distraction”
  • 2015 Shiawassee Arts Council, 3rd place, “Leap of Faith"
  • 2015 Artprize, Grand Rapids Michigan, 3rd place 2D, "Triple Play"
  • 2016 Society of Animal Artists annual exhibition, Houston Museum of Natural Science  "Tusk"
  • 2016 Art Renewal Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City   "Spooked"
  • 2016 National Society of Casein and Acrylic exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City  "Poe"
  • 2016 Artists for Conservation annual exhibition, Vancouver, BC
  • 2016 Mountain Oyster Club annual Western Art Show and Sale, Tucson, AZ
  • 2016 Shiawassee  Arts Council annual members exhibition, peoples choice winner, "Triple Play"
  • 2016 Fandangles one woman show, Flushing, MI

Galleries and Exhibitions:

Art Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fandangles, Flushing, Michigan
Mackinac's Little Gallery, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, Michigan
Twisted Fish, Elk Rapids, Michigan  

 

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