art for kids

Maria Ann Hsiao

March 14, 1980 - June 10, 2001

Maria, known as "Ria" by her friends and family, was a talented and passionate artist. She excelled as a computer digital effects student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love for life, art, and children was apparent to all that knew her.

Maria's dream was to share her art with the world as a digital special effects designer and she hoped to win an academy award for her artwork. Unfortunately, her life was taken on June 10, 2001 at the age of 21. During this time of sorrow, our community joined together to create a memorial foundation to keep Maria's dreams and passion for art alive.

Maria's passion for art inspired us all to share art with children and aspiring artists.
Our hope is that you partner with us as we share our passion for art with the world.