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Anita West attended the University of Hawaii and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting from Cornish College of the Arts.  Ms. West has earned a Master of Education Degree in International Teaching from Framingham State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University.  She is Washington State certified for K-12 Visual Arts and Commercial Design instruction.

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Anita West

After seven years of international teaching, Anita West returned home to teach art in Washington state.  Ms. West has worked with other experienced educators to develop and modify a range of art curricula for beginning to advanced students in Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Advanced Placement Studio Art.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Anita West’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers in the United States and abroad.  She exhibited her Dreaming of Rain series in a joint exhibition with fellow artist, Pia Kääpä at the Jakobstad Museum in Jakobstad, Finland in 2008.  Her award-winning artwork is in private and public collections, including those of the King County Arts Commission in Washington State and the City of Sinait, the Philippines.

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Pia Kääpä and Anita West, Jakobstad, Finland