Anne Palmer


Anne’s art has been her life focus since childhood. She majored in fine art in high school and took classes in Syracuse, New York, her hometown. She received her General Studies degree with majors in fine art and psychology from Ohio University as well as, later, an MS in Gerontology from University of Arizona.

Anne’s scratchboard art was born after taking an intro-to-scratchboard class through a local art guild in 2012. She has since studied under renowned scratchboard artists Cathy Sheeter, MSA and Rick Wheeler, SSA at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute. She gained Signature status with International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) in 2016.

She has won awards for her work in major shows and international competition. These include the Memorial Award in the 2016 ISSA Exhibition, the People’s Choice Award in both the 2016 and 2017 Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale events as well as Best in Show in the 2016 All Creatures Great and Small Show at Four Corners Gallery in Tucson, AZ.

Anne’s work can be seen at the Toscana Studio and Gallery in Tucson. A Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA), Anne is also an associate member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW) and a member of Friends of Western Art. She is also on the Northwest Hospital Board of Trustees in Tucson and is a volunteer with the Tucson Wildlife Center.

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