HEIDI MEANS  



1946 - 2003   

 

B.Sloan photo

Born in Kassel, West Germany, Heidi was married and had two sons. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in art from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and taught elementary and secondary art in the Hot Springs area for over two decades.

Heidi instructed both children and adults, and she gave workshops for art teachers through the Artist-in-Residency Program of the Arkansas Arts Council. During her years of teaching at Ana's Kitchen Art Services, St. John's Catholic School, and her highly successful art school called Studio Four, works by hundreds of her students were selected for exhibition at the Arkansas Art Center. Several of her students received national awards for works produced under her tutelage.

Her own paintings, etchings, and drawings were accepted into juried shows in Hawaii, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Her artworks won more than 65 awards at competitions in Arkansas alone, and her local collectors include the Arkansas Bank and Trust, Reynolds Metals, Weyerhaeuser, and the Arkansas Democrat.

Her last works were in preparation for a solo show entitled "I Love My Farm". This series of watercolors and drawings depicted her profound love of Nature, most particularly, her organic garden.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Juror for two annual membership shows at Crawford County Art Center Juror for numerous "Reflections" shows at Lakeside and Lake Hamilton elementary school Gallery Director and member of the Board of Directors for the Fine Art Center of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Artwork accepted in: Oklahoma Watercolor Society Show [National] Spiva May Competitive [Regional] Joplin MO 18th Annual Prints, Drawings and Craft Exhibition [Regional] Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Hawaiian Watercolor and Serigraph Society Exhibition [Regional] Honolulu Hawaii Arkansas Governor's Show Arkansas Art on Exhibit Arkansas Women's Art, Fort Smith, Arkansas Small Works on Paper [Regional] Bi-Annual Arkansas Exhibit [National] Pine Bluff



Courtesy of AKAS II - because there's more to Art than meets the Eye! (sm)
Photo: Hot Biscuits from the "Ana's Garden" series. Copyright 2003 B. Sloan