About Me

Grace Netanya is an artist and storyteller whose art combines contemporary and traditional ideas to create an art fusion that is both Avant-Garde and introspective.

At a very young age, Grace taught herself to draw in order to communicate stories and characters from her imagination.

A childhood of homeschooling in Florida provided her with the time and isolation to become engrossed in her imagination, and today she is interested in pulling the magical and surreal out of the ordinary and banal.

Grace is interested in putting unique spins on existing styles and finding new ways to push a medium past the conceived limit. She prefers to use mixed-media techniques with ink, graphite, colored pencils and acrylics. However, she loves to discover new mediums and is constantly expanding her repertoire.


Grace’s unique combination of colorful fantasy and realism has caught the eyes of the art world both at home and internationally. She has participated in The Colored Pencil Society’s 28th Annual International Exhibit, as well as the 2020 Colored Pencil Society “Explore This” Exhibit. She has won The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019 with The Explorer, winning a complete set of Copic product as well as a substantial cash prize. She has recently won a 2020 American Art Award third-place prize for her colored pencil work The Secret Garden. The same work won Best of show in the R.G. Endres Gallery  2020 State of The Arts Exhibit.

Her work has been displayed in publications such as Infected by Art, and at local museums such as MOAS.



2014, Sculpture Study and Video of Process, MOAS, Ormond Beach FL, USA

2018, DSC Studio Arts Student Art Exhibition, News Journal Center Fine Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach FL, USA

2018, Promenade The Alcazar Exhibit, The Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine FL, USA

2018, 29th Juried Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Deland Fl, USA

2019, 30th Student Juried Art Exhibition, Hand Art Center, Deland Fl, USA

2019, Copic Award, LAND, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

2020, Colored Pencil Society “Explore This”, Digital exhibition

2020, Creative Distancing, Chapman Gallery, Art Museam of South Texas, TX, USA

2020, Colored Pencil Society of America 28th Annual International Exhibition, Digital Exhibition https://www.cpsa.org/

2020, Colored Pencil Magazine’s Art Competition 2020, Digital Exhibition

2020, State of The Arts, R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village City Hall, KS, USA https://www.artspv.org/sota2019-857228.html

2021, New Beginnings, Southern California Open Regional Exhibits, Digital Exhibition https://sfvacc.org/new-beginnings 

2021, Identity, Art Fluent.com, Digital Exhibit https://www.art-fluent.com/identity

2021, Crocker Kingsley, Blue Line arts, CA, USA

2021, Explore This! 17, Colored Pencil Society of America, Digital Exhibit

2021, Emerging Artist Prize Exhibit, Limner Gallery, NY, USA

2021, Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist’s Digital Exhibit

2021, Fables, Solo Show, NOMA Gallery, Ocala Fl, USA

2021, Visual Art Open, Digital Exhibit, https://www.visualartopen.com/vao21finalistsshow


2020, Copic Award 2020, Winners 2019 https://copicaward.com/winners/winners2019/

2019, Youtube, COPIC_Official channel, COPIC AWARD 2019: Winners announced TONIGHT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK7pVHtJpC8

2019, Copic.jp, COPIC AWARD 2019 ceremony was a huge success https://copic.jp/copic-award-2019-ceremony-was-a-huge-success/

2019, apress, Copic works from 72 countries around the world! Winners of Copic Award 2019 are decided https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/186612

2019, Stetson Student Wins International Art Competition -Stetson Today.

2020, Infected by Art Volume 8, infectedbyart.com and printed art book.

2020, Art Hole Magazine #5

2021, Infected By Art Volume #9


2021, Visual Art Open Emerging Artist Prize Finalist
2021, Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Finalist
2021, NOMA Gallery Ocala, Venus Rising- First Place
2021, SCORE New Beginnings Second Place
2021, Limner Gallery Emerging Artist Prize 2021
2021, 15 ARC Salon Finalist
2020, State of The Arts- R.G Endres Best of Show
2020, American Art Award 2020 Third Place- Portrait of Someone not Famous
2019, Hand Art Center Student Choice Award
2019, Winner of The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019


2018-2020 Stetson University BA.

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