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Hannah Wacter is an award winning artist from Valdosta, Georgia. Hannah has always been fascinated with the arts. It also helped that she was constantly surrounded by creative individuals. She grew up in a home with two professional photographers (Gandy Photographers) as parents who have always supported her love for art. They would teach her photography skills early on that she would soon realize correlated wonderfully when trying to decide how to compose a painting. Not to mention, she has been inspired by other artists in the family, her professors and local artists along the way.

Hannah's passion lies with oil painting from landscapes to abstract art. However, oil is not her only passion, she has also grown fond of watercolor and is popular for commissioning house and pet portraits for her customers. Above all, one of Hannah’s favorite activities is plein air painting. She describes it as, “a way to fully engage in the moment and paint what you see. It is why I create and how beautiful the world is when you take the time to study what is in front of you. There is something about finding an ordinary scene in life that individuals pass everyday and quickly depicting the area in which highlights its essence." Plein air creates an escape for Hannah where she is able to silence her conscious mind and let her unconscious mind prevail with every brushstroke. 

She has been an active member of the Regional Artist Community (RAC) of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, GA, Pines and Palms of Thomasville, GA and in her sorority Phi Mu, Kappa Beta Chapter at Valdosta State University. When she is able, she enjoys teaching watercolor art classes to all skill levels in order to connect with the community and fulfill her teaching passions.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

TEACHING: WATERCOLOR CLASSES

2023- Private & Group Classes

March 2022- Pour House Mobile Bar

March 2022- Privately Hosted Watercolor Workshop - Adel, Georgia

February 2022- Pour House Mobile Bar - Valdosta, Georgia

October 2021 - Pour House Mobile Bar - Valdosta, Georgia

July 2021 - Privately Hosted Watercolor Workshop - Hahira, Georgia

July 2021 - Privately Hosted Watercolor Workshop - Hahira, Georgia

July 2021  - Crosspoint Church - Valdosta, Georgia

June 2021 - Private 12 Year Old Birthday Paint Party - Valdosta, Georgia

June 2021 - Pour House Mobile Bar - Valdosta, Georgia

May 2021 - Private 9 Year Old Birthday Paint Party - Hahira, Georgia

May 2021 Pour House Mobile Bar - Valdosta, Georgia

April 2021 - Kinderlou Forest Golf Club - Valdosta, Georgia 

April 2021 - Pour House Mobile Bar - Valdosta, Georgia

Awards

2023 Colson Calendar Selection - Spring Into Art - Valdosta, Georgia

2022 1st place - Artoberfest Plein Air Competition - Valdosta, Georgia

2021 Honorable Mention - Student Art Competition - Dedo Maranville Gallery - Valdosta, Georgia

2021 Colson Calendar Selection - Spring Into Art - Valdosta, Georgia

2020 3rd Place - Student Art Competition- Dedo Maranville Gallery- Valdosta, Georgia

2020 Honorable Mention - Student Art Competition- Dedo Maranville Gallery- Valdosta, Georgia

2017 1st Place - Spring Art Show - Valdosta, Georgia

2016 Honorable Mention - Spring Art Show - Valdosta, Georgia

Exhibition History

2023

Semi-Private Show - "Interiors and Open Air" with artist, Mary Vanlandingham - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Spring Into Art - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

2022

Artoberfest Plein Air Competition - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Georgia Colors 4th Annual Plein Air Competition - Chateau Elan - Braselton, Georgia

High Cotton Plein Air Competition - Thomasville, Georgia

Draw Project - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Spring Into Art - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Spring Senior Exhibition - Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery - Valdosta, Georgia

2021

Student Art Competition - Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery - Valdosta, Georgia

Spring Into Art - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia 

Regional Artist Community Show - Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts - Valdosta, Georgia

Trees & Fields Art Exhibition - Art Room Gallery - International Online Exhibition

High Cotton Plein Air- Thomasville, Georgia

Day of Inclusion Art Exhibition - Valdosta State University - Valdosta, Georgia

Crosspoint Church Art Auction - Valdosta, Georgia

October Art Fair - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

2020

Student Art Competition- Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery- Valdosta, Georgia

Spring into Art-Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

2019

The Clock is Ticking (TCT7) Silent Auction - Valdosta, Georgia

Special Olympics Auction - Valdosta, Georgia

From The Ground Up: Art & Design Foundations - Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery - Valdosta, Georgia

2018

Regional Art Show - Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Draw Project - Annette Howell Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Solomon's Porch Online Art Auction - Valdosta, Georgia

2017

Lowndes Spring Art Show - Valdosta, Georgia

2016

Regional Art Show - Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia

Lowndes Spring Art Show - Valdosta, Georgia

2015

Regional Art Show - Turner Center - Valdosta, Georgia