Annette Schuh - Watercolors
There is brightest light evident in darkest shadow and deepest shadow inherent in brightest light. I am fascinated by the shapes and colors of shadows. I love how they identify an object and reduce it to two dimensions. At the same time a ﬂat shadow may fall on a surface with dimensions and colors of its own. The shadow conforms to the topography and darkens, cools and lowers the intensity of the colors it envelops. The shadow lies at the feet of the object which is in strong light casting the shadow. The subject rises out of the shadow in contrasting light, warmth and vibrance. My intent is to show the viewer something familiar in a way that he/she will see it differently than before, in other words, in a new light.
Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Juried Exhibits: Watercolor Wisconsin: 2017, 2015, 2008, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1981, 1980, 1979 National Watercolor Society: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1976 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition: 1997, 1982, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1975 Marietta National: 1980, 1978 Wisconsin Biennial: 1980, 1978 Invitational Exhibits: Watercolor Wisconsin 25th Anniversary Exhibit: Racine, Wisconsin: 1991 Watercolor West: Chase Fine Arts Gallery, Utah State University: 1982, 1981 Watercolor Invitational: Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point: 1980 Still Life We View and Use: Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin: 1992 Two person exhibit: Riverfront Art Center, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 2003 Awards: Watercolor Wisconsin: Wustum Museum Purchase Award: 2008, 1991; First Prize: 1998; Fourth Prize: 1979; Merchandise Award: 2017, 2008, 1995 National Watercolor Society: Festival of the Arts at Laguna Beach Purchase Award: 1981 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition: Artisan Award: 1982; Colorado Watermedia Award: 1979; Strathmore Award: 1975 Wisconsin Arts Board Artist and Community Collaborations Grant: 2004 Collections: Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin; UW Stevens Point, Wisconsin; St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 3M, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Employers Insurance, Wausau, Wisconsin; Marine Bank, West Bend, Wisconsin; Acuity Insurance, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.