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Elaine Hahn

Elaine Hahn

Elaine Hahn, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, holds a BA and MA in Art from the University of Missouri, and has studied with noted artists throughout the United States, England and Mexico. Her early career was influenced by her experience at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. She is a Signature member of the Paint America Association Signature Society, the Florida Plein Air Society, a member of the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the International Guild of Realism, and is a Signature member of the American Watercolor and the National Watercolor Societies. Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions.
Her works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has taught and conducted Workshops in the US and Europe and has served as a judge in Art Shows on the local, regional and national levels.

Her work has been published by Rockport Publishers in the Best of Watercolor and the Best of Florals. She was also a featured Artist in Watercolor Magic Magazine, published by Artist's Magazine, and in the U. S. Art Magazine-Introductions of 29 Artists Worthy of Collector's Attention. Her work has been included in the publications The Artistic Touch 3, by Creative Art Press, the Southeaster Framer Magazine, Splash 5: Best of Watercolor -The Glory of Color, Splash 6 – The Magic of Texture, and Splash 7 – The Qualities of Light, by North Light Books. In July 2005 she was a featured Artist in Décor Magazine’s Biography Series and the Marine Artist in the March 2006 issue of Art Business News. In 2007 she was included in the book Best of America-Watercolor by Kennedy Publishing Inc. In 2009 she was published as a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Landscape Challenge in the February-March issue. In 2010 she is one of ten artists profiled in The Artist Magazine March issue - Stellar At 60+.

While gaining a national reputation for her Watercolors, her recent work in Plein Air and Studio Oils bring a new dimension to Elaine’s work. She works from her studio on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, where she focuses her efforts on developing and expanding her Oil painting techniques on Landscapes, Still Life, Miniature Painting and traveling for painting and Plein Air Events throughout the United States and Europe.

Elaine’s images have also been selected through her Art Licensing Program by national firms in the manufacture of gift products including Christmas cards, magnets, notebooks, stationery, gift bags and many other products.

Honors and Awards

First in the Marine Category - Fla. Miniature Art Society's 39th Annual International Miniature Art Show - Jan. 2014
Peoples Choice Award - 13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition Renaissance Gallery Huntington WV – Dec 2013
Honorable Mention - 80th Annual International Fine Art in Miniature Exhibit, Bethesda, MD - Nov -Dec 2013
Honorable Mention at the National Society of Artists 29th Juried National Exhibit, at the Brazosport Art League in Clute TX - Sept. 2013
First Place Casper Wyoming Artists' Guild 19th Annual International Miniature Show, Casper Wyoming - August 2013
First Place in Oils at the Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape, and Architectural Exhibit in Kimberly Wisconsin, May 2013
Second Place in the 21st Annual International Miniature Show at the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA - April 2013
Still Life Award, Cider Painters of America, 28th Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Art in Kingston, PA.- Nov. 11- Dec 29 2012
Honorable Mention - Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, 79th Annual Exhibition in Bethesda, MD. - Nov 19 - Dec 29, 2012
Honorable Mention in the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase (Summer 2012)
Best in Show, The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show, Mariposa, California, March 2012
Second Place, Seascapes, The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show, Mariposa, California, March 2012
Honorable Mention, 11th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, Renaissance Art Gallery, Huntington, WV, November 2011
Second Place Award, Still Life, Miniature Painters, Sculptors,& Gravers Society of Washington, DC, 78th Annual Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD - November 2011
Finalist in the Artist Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition, November 2011
Paint The Parks, 100 Competition, 2011 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2011
Paint The Parks, Mini 50 Competition, 2011 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2011
"Artist of the Month" for March by the Trekell Brush Co. - March 2011
Paint America, 2010 Mini Top 50 Grand Prize Purchase Award, Paint America Association, Topeka, Kansas, January 2011
Second Place Award, Human Figure, 36th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Miniature Art Society of Florida, January 2011
Signature Membership, Paint America Signature Society - July 2010
Paint the Parks, Top 100 Competition, 2010 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint the Parks, Mini Top 50 Competition, 2010 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint America, Top 100 Competition, 2009 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint America, Mini Top 50 Competition, 2009 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Third Place, Artists Choice Award, Crescent Beach Paint Out, Crescent Beach, FL – October 2009
Selected as One of the Top Fifty, Salon International, 2009 Juried Exhibit, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio TX – April 2009
Finalist in the International Artist Magazine, Landscape Challenge #49, February - March 2009
Paint America, Mini Top 50 Competition, 2009 Traveling Exhibit - January 2009
Paint America, Second 100 Competition, 2009 – January 2009
First Place in Oil Painting, Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Kimberly Wisconsin - September 2008
Selected as a Judge in the National 2008 Paint America, Paint the Parks Competition, - June 2008
Monthly Finalist in the Raymar Art Competition,, Phoenix, AZ - July 2008
Monthly Finalist in the Raymar Art Competition,, Phoenix, AZ - October 2008
Merit Award in Oil Painting, Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL - April 2008
Honorable Mention, Tampa Bay Southshore Plein Air Festival, Ruskin, FL - March 2008
First Place, Quick Draw Challenge, Tampa Bay SouthShore Plein Air Festival, Ruskin FL - March 2008
Merit Award in Oil Painting, Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL - April 2007
Poster Artist, Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL, - April 2006
Third Place, Punta Gorda Plein Air Event, Punta Gorda, FL - February 2006
First Place, Clearwater Plein Air Paint Out Event, Clearwater, FL - December 2006
Poster Artist, Artigras Arts Festival, North Palm Beach, FL - February 2004
Third Place Award, Whale Head Arts Festival, Corolla, NC - 2003
Award of Excellence, Gosport Arts Festival, Portsmouth, VA - 2003
Second Place Watercolors, Under the Oaks Arts Festival, Vero Beach, FL – March 2003
Merit Award, Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL – April 2002
Poster Artist, Naples Invitational Arts Festival, Naples FL, - February 2002
Best of Show, Art in the Park Arts Festival, Plantation, FL - 2001
Poster Artist, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL – February 1996
Best of Show, Belgrade Arts Festival, Richmond, VA - 1996

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