We’re excited to present the 30 juried artists for Paint Annapolis 2017! Come see them paint June 4th-11th around Annapolis and the greater Anne Arundel County area. 

Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Crista began painting in oils in 1989 under the instruction of John Phillip Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ. She graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2000, receiving a Bachelors Degree of fine arts painting, and in 2003, received a Masters degree in Fine Arts Painting from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art. Crista paints landscapes mostly en Plein air as well as in her studio in Nyack, NY.

Aside from participating in various Plein air events throughout the year, she exhibits throughout New England and New York. She has received numerous awards and honors, including Best in Show at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in both 2012 and 2014. Crista also won Honorable Mention at Plein Air Easton in 2015 and 2016. Crista currently lives and works in the Hudson River town of Nyack, NY and is represented by the Sylvan Gallery in Wiscassett, ME and the Box Heart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Piece by Crista Pisano
Piece by Crista Pisano

What’s your (non art) hidden talent?

I am a hula hooper. I can do all sorts of off and on body tricks and am currently taking classes on how to put them all together and learn to hoop dance better. I never go anywhere without at least one of my hoops…..it is also one of the ways I take a break while painting to clear my head especially if I am struggling through a painting. My oldest hula hoop belonged to my mother when she was a child and I have played with it since I was a child. I took that hoop to college and graduate school with me and everywhere I have had a studio since.

What’s your favorite color?

Anything with glitter

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?

The Shangri-las


Paint Annapolis is on the way! Check out more about the artists, the events, and the art by clicking here! Join us in Annapolis, MD from June 4th-11th for art, wine, and food during the Annapolis Arts Week!

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