100 Main Street
(Near the Museum of Ventura County)
Anne K. Graca
About the Exhibition and Artist
For ArtWalk Ventura, Anne K. Graca will be exhibiting in the PODS® Container for ArtWalk Ventura 2016. She was born in Minnesota and grew up amid its beautiful woodland lakes. They instilled in her a profound, life-long love and respect for nature. She now enjoys residing near the beach in Southern California. She often returns to water themes as the source of her inspiration.
Graca studied under Hans Burkhardt at CSUN, where she received her B.A. degree. At Ventura College, Gerd Koch introduced her to oil painting, her preferred medium. She is equally proficient with acrylics and mixed media, as well as sculptural and other 3-D works.
Active in the Ventura County art community for years, Graca has participated in numerous group and solo shows, winning many awards including Best of Show.
She is the creator of the internationally recognized “How Do You Feel Today?” posters, which have been utilized as teaching tools world-wide by educators and counselors.
Ms. Graca's art is in many private and commercial collections and is available for private or commercial commissions.
About Ventura Botanical Gardens
Ventura Botanical Gardens is creating a world class garden in partnership with the city of Ventura. With its breathtaking 360 degree views encompassing the coastline, mountains, and lush agricultural greenery, the vision of the Gardens is to educate, inspire and delight visitors for generations to come.
Art is an important component of Ventura Botanical Gardens' vision plan. The Gardens will also offer a natural canvas to showcase regional and international environmental sculpture, stonework, and other visual arts.
Ventura Botanical Gardens' mission is to create and maintain public gardens for the preservation, education, cultural contribution and enhancement of the entire community.
We are a nonprofit organization based in Ventura who benefit from generous local support in the form of professional expertise, volunteer hours, and funding