Here is another Van Antwerp that I found.  She is an artist and creates teddy bears.  I don’t know if she is a relative or not.Jessica Van Antwerp

A graduate of the Rutgers University Art History program, Jessica has spent the last ten years developing her unique style.  Her expressionistic, whimsical, paintings and soft-sculpture animal designs have garnered her appreciation from art collectors and animal enthusiasts worldwide.

After studying privately with fine artists such as Bob Beck, Sue Kelleher, and Charles Viera, Jessica began teaching at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, where she became the art advisor of the online magazine, Electric Soup. During this period, she established her own soft-sculpture art business, Van Antwerp Bears. Jessica’s miniature teddy bear designs have been sold internationally, and she was the recipient of a 2000 “The National” Award at the National Teddy Bear Convention in Pennsylvania.

The success of Van Antwerp Bears led to Jessica’s expansion of the business to include her abstract watercolor interpretations of human and animal forms. She specializes in capturing the essence and personality of domestic animals. Her work has been sold at the L.A. PAWS auction, a Los Angeles-based fund-raiser to provide animal therapy for AIDS patients. She has also participated in many fund-raiser auctions for breed rescues and seeing-eye dog providers.

Her work can be found online at the ChicArtTees.com, UniqueDogArt.com  and on her own sites, www.bluepoodles.com and www.VanAntwerpBears.com

Her work has recently been featured in and seen on the cover of the publication,  THE PET GAZETTE, of Sacramento and San Diego California and in Teddy Bear Review magazine!

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