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About 100 Artswork From Emerging Artists: 2023 Women’s Edition

Introducing “100 Artworks from Emerging Artists: 2023 Women’s Edition”, the first edition of this new publication by Arts to Hearts Project. This book aims to be a unique platform designed to shine light and discover innovative, unique, and creative artworks made in 2023 by up-and-coming women in the Arts. This annual publication aims to bring forward the most promising works and put women creatives in the spotlight.

From new media, and installations to traditional methods, we seek artworks across genres, generations, and borders. Bringing forward a collective stronger female narrative in the contemporary art scene.

In our inaugural edition, we aim to accomplish more than simply showcasing talent. We strive to bring to light the bravery of these women artists who use their creativity as a powerful tool to address important global issues and depict the diverse spectrum of human emotions. Their work not only reflects their creative capabilities but also their commitment to making a difference. 

Welcome to the Arts To Hearts podcast! In this engaging episode, we have the pleasure of hosting the team behind the Milan Art Institute: Elli, Dimitra, and John Milan. As one of the most revered art schools globally, the Milan Art Institute has played a pivotal role in cultivating and empowering budding artists from various backgrounds.

In this discussion, we delve into the awe-inspiring journey of Dimitra Milan. Growing up in a creatively inclined family, Dimitra has beautifully transformed her inherent creative talent into a thriving career as a professional artist. Today, she proudly serves as a co-owner of the Milan Art Institute, contributing her remarkable expertise and passion to the institute’s success.

Alongside Dimitra, we are joined by John and Ellie, who bring their own unique perspectives to the art world. Their profound knowledge of traditional art practices seamlessly intertwines with their contemporary insights, creating an enriching learning environment for artists at the Milan Art Institute.

During this episode, we also unveil the immense significance of the Milan Art Institute’s acclaimed Mastery Program. This innovative program serves as a catalyst for aspiring artists, equipping them with the necessary skills, guidance, and mentorship to flourish in their artistic pursuits.

The Impact of the Mastery Program

The Milan Art Institute’s Mastery Program is a transformative experience for artists looking to take their skills and careers to the next level. The program offers a structured curriculum that covers a wide range of artistic techniques and provides mentorship and guidance from experienced artists. Students are encouraged to develop their own unique style and voice while also learning essential business and marketing strategies.

The program’s emphasis on practical application, such as completing four paintings per week and participating in art shows, prepares students for the realities of the art world. Graduates of the Mastery Program have achieved remarkable success, with many becoming full-time professional artists and supporting their families through their art.

As our conversation unfolds, we are thrilled to share a glimpse of the Milan Art Institute’s exciting collaboration with the Arts to Hearts Project, on a book “100 Artworks From Emerging Artists: 2023 Women Edition” dedicated to showcasing the remarkable work of emerging women artists. This collaboration represents a significant step towards celebrating and amplifying the voices of talented women artists who are making their mark in the art world.

So join us on this captivating journey as we explore the world of the Milan Art Institute, its exceptional team, and the inspiring stories of artists who have found their artistic voice and forged a path to success through their unwavering dedication and the unwavering support of the art community.

About Milan Art Institute

The Milan Art Institute has turned a passion into a profession for hundreds of students. Beginners and professionals come here to master skills, learn new techniques, and join an ever-expanding community of artists. The purpose of the Milan Art Institute is to enlighten and educate a worldwide audience about the transformational power of the visual arts. Now, through their online fine art school,  you can turn your passion into a profession from anywhere in the world.

About Elli Milan, John Milan, and Dimitra Milan


For the past 27 years, Elli has sold her artwork professionally to galleries, art dealers, and licensors. In total, she has sold over 10,000 pieces throughout her career. A radically inspirational instructor and
artist, Elli has transformed the lives of thousands of artists from all over the world by helping them find their voice and turn their passion for art into a profession. With her online drawing and painting classes, Elli is a leading voice of the current Art Renaissance.


John Milan has been a professional artist for the past 27+ years, also a co-founder of the Milan Art Institute. John is possibly one of the most interesting artists alive. He will share the insights he has gleaned from his 25+ years as a professional artist with you in an entertaining, yet inspiring way.
He has developed many styles of art and brings them to life with vibrant colors and surreal figures in his mixed media oil paintings.
DJ Freezy J is an avid teacher and traveler, currently mentoring several local and non-local artists while still traveling to various countries throughout the year.


Dimitra generated over a million dollars of artwork sales by the age of 15. Her success is a result of learning at Milan Art Institute and her paintings are collected worldwide. Dimitra has expertise in digital marketing as an influencer with over 400,000 followers on social media platforms. Dimitra is pioneering
a new age of artist influencers on social media, spreading beauty across the entire planet.
She is passionate about equipping artists to change the world with their art.

The Arts to Hearts Project x Milan Art Institute Collaboration

The collaboration between the Milan Art Institute and the Arts to Hearts Project to curate a book dedicated to emerging women artists is a significant step towards promoting gender equality in the art world. The book aims to showcase the talent and creativity of women artists who have often been overlooked or underrepresented.

As curators, Ellie, Dimitra, and John Milan will be looking for artworks that demonstrate technical skill, emotional impact, and a unique artistic voice. The book will feature a diverse range of styles and mediums, celebrating the individuality and creativity of each artist. By providing a platform for emerging women artists, the collaboration seeks to inspire and empower future generations of artists.

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