Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Anni Matsick


Anni Matsick was born in Pittsburgh and is a lifelong Pennsylvanian, with a BFA degree in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University. Her home/studio is in Boalsburg.

Anni has over 30 years experience as a freelancer illustrating for major publishers of trade and educational materials for children. She holds 3 Highlights for Children magazine Pewter Plate Awards for best of issue and best of year and is widely known for having illustrated their Goofus & Gallant feature for 9 years, ending in 2005. Recent picture book titles are the multi-award winning Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! by Jayne Rose-Vallee, and The Boy Who Opened Our Eyes by Elaine Sussman (Lightswitch Press). Most recently, Anni completed art for a reading program in Liberia.

Anni's paintings of children have been juried into many shows and won numerous awards; notably, a 1st Place from juror James Gurney (Dinotopia) in the Richeson 75 Small Works 2014 international competition. Two of her watercolor paintings were chosen for publication in Splash 19: The Illusion of Light from North Light Books, released in July, 2018.

Her painting, “Girl With Pink Ribbon,” was included in Pennsylvania Art of the State 2018, on display at the State Museum in Harrisburg. Two of her paintings were part of the 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Art of Facts / Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories, held July 2017 through April 2018 at the Smithsonian-affiliated John Heinz History Center.

Anni has served as Rules & Jurying Chair for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for 13 years. She has chaired the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania's Recycled Art Show for 14 years. Anni has been Editor for the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators PSInside newsletter since 2008. Additional memberships include Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, and Art Association of Harrisburg.

Artwork can be seen on her website at: www.annimatsick.com


Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 16827

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  • Children
  • Portrait
  • Book
  • Editorial
  • Humorous


  • Books
  • Children
  • Education
  • Ethnic
  • Line Art
  • Watercolor
  • Food & Drink
  • Pen and Ink