ANNETTE WHITAKER EVERETT was raised in Spokane Washington, and from her childhood she has been an artist. Her art education started at Brigham Young University (1968–1971), the University of Utah (1971-1972), and the Art Academy of Cincinnati (1985). She continues to hone her craft through workshops and teaching in her studio. In 1997, Annette established BRUSHWORKS Fine Art Studio & Gallery with fellow-artists and friends, which became a classroom, workshop, clubhouse and creative sanctuary for their many students. Annette continues to be a teacher in her studio. She paints in pastel and oil, creating traditional and representational landscapes, portraits, and still life. Although sculpture is her focus now, Annette continues to do painting commissions. Annette sculpts in clay, both oil base and water-base, creating figurative pieces in bronze and fired clay. She began sculpting as an assistant to L’Deane Trueblood, where she participated in the design and completion of several bronze monuments, including “Saint Clare” for the Saint Clare Catholic Hospital of Weston, Wisconsin, and “The Watermaster” in Saint George, Utah. She has three monuments in the Saint George area: “The Watermaster”, “The Sandman”, and “The Volunteer”. “Duet, Mary & Martha”, ½ life size of 40” has been purchased by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, and by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently a commissioned bas relief bronze of a billowing American flag was installed as the official flag for Washington County Justice Center, St. George, Utah.
COMMISSIONS, ART AWARDS, JURIED EXHIBITIONS
February 2013 Dixie State College Sears Show, annual art event: Purchase Award, “The World is Mine”.
2013 Invited to join “Illume Gallery of Fine Art at City Creek”, Salt Lake City Utah.
2012 invited to join Al Rounds Gallery, City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
LDS Church International Art Competition, “The World is Mine”,
April 2011 Dedication of commissioned bronze monument, “With Liberty and Justice for All”, Washington County Justice Center, St. George, Utah.
November 2010 Dixie State College presenter for “The Business of Art” and “Career Days” Seminars.
September 2010 Springville Arts Commission dedication of “Duet, Mary & Martha” and placement at City Hall, permanent outdoor exhibit, Springville, Utah.
February 2010 Dixie State College Sears Show, annual art event: 1st place sculpture, “Rite of Spring”
January 2010 “Duet, Mary & Martha”, 40” ½ life-size Purchased by the LDS Church
November-December 2009 Springville Museum of Art, Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, “Director’s Award” and purchase award, “Duet, Mary & Martha” 40” ½ life-size
April– October 2009 LDS Church International Art Competition, “Duet, Mary & Martha”, 40” ½ life-size,
March 2008–March 2009Art Around the Corner, “Duet, Mary & Martha” 40” ½ life-size
Summer 2008 6” Bronze sculpture of a child chosen to represent The Thrasher Research Fund.
April 2008 Life-size monument for Santa Clara City Building, “The Volunteer” to commemorate the floods of 2005
January 2008 Life-size monument for Santa Clara River and Virgin River Flood Relief Committee. “The Sandman”, placed in Saint George Downtown Square to commemorate the floods of 2005
December 2007 Awarded “Best of Show” for bronze sculpture, “Duet, Mary & Martha”, 20” Maquette-size. American Women Artists National Competition & Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS of civic leaders, fellow-artists and others:
Dr. & Mrs. Ammon Strehlow, Mr. and Mrs. David Watson, Dr. and Mrs. Ray Richards, Dr. and Mrs. Craig Booth, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hlavka, and many others. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commissioned 2 paintings for permanent exhibit at the St. George Tabernacle. Dixie State College commissioned a painting for their permanent collection, “Dixie College Building”. Two bronze monument sculptures commissioned for the cities of Saint George, Utah, and Santa Clara City, Utah.
2004- present Invited to serve on committee to begin annual outdoor exhibit, “Art Around the Corner”; subsequently, new bronze work shows in this exhibit every year.
2000- present “Saint George Museum of Art Meet the Artist” for many children of the local school district.
1994–1997 Served on the Saint George Visual Arts Committee. Painted for publication, “The Washington Dam on the Virgin River” for the Legacy Project, Saint George Visual Arts Committee
Summer 2007 Juried into Richard MacDonald Masters Figurative Sculpture Workshop.
Mission Gallery and Authentique Gallery Saint George Utah
Illume Gallery of Fine Art at City Creek Salt Lake City, Utah