Forest – Wisteria
ANN CHENOWETH (b. Washington, D.C., 1952)
Forest – Wisteria, 1989
Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
The Jack Blanton Collection
Gift of Jack Blanton
Ann Chenoweth came to Richmond in the mid-1970s to study art at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. there. Chenoweth has been an important art advocate and educator in Richmond for decades. She has worked for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and 1708 Gallery promoting the work of many Virginia artists. She has taught drawing, printmaking, and design at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Printmaking Workshop, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and the Bay School. She also taught arts management and studio courses at Randolph-Macon College. More recently she has taught drawing and painting on the faculty of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School.
As an artist, she has served as a visiting artist, lectured about her work, and exhibited throughout the U.S. including at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Virginia at Astra Design, Randolph-Macon College, the Virginia Museum, Reynolds Gallery, The Anderson Gallery (VCU), White Canvas Gallery, and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Chenoweth’s work has also been exhibited internationally in Bulgaria, Gabon, England, Scotland, Italy, Peru, and Canada. In 1997 she was chosen Virginia Artist of the Year by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Richmond Chapter. Other awards received by Chenoweth are The Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Virginia Prize in Printmaking (1987 and 1981) and a 1980 Professional Fellowship from the Virginia Museum.