Ashley Arakas
Hippy Girl
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 24"
Ashley Arakas
Myrtle Beach, SC 

Ashley Arakas was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She has always been fervent about the arts, ever since a young age. Arakas attended The Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology to be further immersed in the arts and graduated as Most Artistic Senior at Myrtle Beach High. She received major recognition for her works, winning best in show for her Three-Dimensional work in the 2011's Burroughs and Chapin Art Exhibit. While at Coastal Carolina University Arakas chose to major in Art Studio to further her painting skills. Throughout her studies Arakas has continued to create commissioned works and show in both invitational and juried exhibitions.
Arakas's work spans the gambit of contemporary and traditional painting style using all types of painting media.  Arakas plans to attend grad school to obtain her MFA in painting and hopes to continue working to better herself in all her artistic endeavors. 

  • 2017 Third Place, Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC
  • 2016 Second Place, 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibition, Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 2016 A Procolamation to Recognize Myrtle Beach Artists Who Participated in Artfields, Myrtle Beach Council Chambers/Courtroom Law Enforcement Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Awarded by The Cultural & Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Myrtle Beach
  • 2016 Judges Choice Award, Studio Art Senior Show, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
  • 2015-2016: Art Studio Student of the Year Award
  • Art Studio Student of the Year
  • 2015 Deans List
  • 2014 Deans List
  • 2012 Deans List
  • 2011 Third Place, Horry County and Georgetown High School Juried Art Exhibition, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach,            SC