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About Anne Lear

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Biography

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Anne Lear attended Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and the University
of San Francisco where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She received her MA from Notre Dame University.
Her teaching career for art in elementary and high school extended to 43 years.

Lear has lived in California and New Mexico and moved to Twentynine Palms, California in 1994, where she now resides.
Visiting Twentynine Palms all of her life, as other family members lived in the area, it was natural to come back.
She is active in several of the local art groups and holds memberships in the Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild, Morongo Basin
Cultural Arts Council, Chaparral Artists, and the San Diego Watercolor Society.

Awards - Judged Shows (selected list)

East Valley Art Association Annual Show
Best of Show
Twentynine Palms Artists Guild Member Shows
First Place 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Peoples Choice 2002
Twentynine Palms Southland Show
First Place 2006
Honorable Mention2010
California Teachers Improvement Program – Grant for $1500
Nominated for The Bravo Award at the Los Angeles Music Center

Exhibitions

Twentynine Palms City Hall – Art in Public Places
Desert Diversity Invitational Show – Three years
Artists’ Workshop in Twentynine Palms – Two one-woman shows
Twentynine Palms Art Gallery Invitational shows –Two years
Hi-Desert Water District – A two-person show
Creative Art Center– One-person show
Mural and five large paintings in a commercial building in Twentynine Palms
Morongo Basin Cultural Art Council – Open Studio Tours 2001 & 2002
Hi-Desert Medical Center permanent collection – Watercolor, “First Come, First Served”
Member of the Morongo Basin Studio Artists, Morongo Basin, CA

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