photo credit Jess Miller Johnson

With her deft paint handling and keen eye, Anna Youngers (b. 1985) uses brushes and canvas to uncover a deeper knowledge and understanding of subjects.  Her sensitive and timeless depictions reveal beauty in both the common and the extraordinary.  Youngers credits her classical atelier training and apprenticeship with providing her the strong foundation in draftsmanship and the traditional craft of oil painting. Her working methods today continue to evolve, but remain strongly rooted in the classical tradition. Youngers has received numerous awards and honors for her work, such as inclusion in the prestigious Hudson River Fellowship, and the South Dakota Artist Fellowship Grant. Her work has been in exhibitions around the United States, and has also been featured in major national publications including American Art Collector.


2012 In Passing, IPSO Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2011 Salmagundi Art Club Annual Non-Member Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, NYC, NY

2011 Governor's Awards in the Arts 2011: Kaleidoscope, Pierre, SD

2010 Reality Check, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

2009 Beaux Arts 09’ Auction and Benefit, Scottsdale Artist School, AZ

2009 Paintings for Pink, Benefit for Breast Cancer, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

2009 Celebrating Women Artists, Showings Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 Figuratively Speaking, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

2008 Masters of Illusion, Tempe Center for the Arts, AZ

2008 Contemporary American Realism: 2008 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

2008 Beaux Arts 08’ Auction and Benefit, Scottsdale Artist School, AZ

2008 Endless Imagination: South Dakota Governor's Third Biennial Art Exhibition

2007 Best & Brightest Juried Show; Scottsdale, AZ

2007 Solo Exhibition, Eastbank Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2006 Contemporary American Realism: 2006 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

2006 Emerging Artists Exhibition, Craftsman Creek Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD 



2011 Finalist in ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism

2011 South Dakota Artrist Fellowship Grant

2010 The Hudson River Fellowship

2009 Scottsdale Artists' School Tuition Scholarship (Windgate Charitable Foundation)       

2008 Scottsdale Artists' School Tuition Scholarship (Windgate Charitable Foundation)  

2008 Finalist in Figure Category; The Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition

2007 Scottsdale Artists' School Best and Brightest Juried Show Scholarship

2007 Scottsdale Artists' School Tuition Scholarship (Windgate Charitable Foundation) 

2007 South Dakota Artist Fellowship Grant

2006 Honorable Mention Finalist; Art Renewal Center International Salon

2006 Scottsdale Artists' School Tuition Scholarship (Wright Foundation for the Arts)

2005 South Dakota Emerging Artist Grant



Southwest Art, February 2010

Southwest Art, “Women Only”, July, 2009

Celebrating Women Artists, Showings Fine Art Invitational Catalog, July 2009 

American Art Collector, “Interpreting the Figure”, March, 2009

Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art Biennial Catalog, September 2008 

Southwest Art, “21 under 31; Emerging Artists” September 2008

Southwest Art, “Top 10 Artists to Watch”, February 2008 

2006 ARC Salon Catalog, Honorable Mention for Still Life