Ann Chenoweth received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. After Graduate School, she worked as curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and later as director of 1708 East Main Gallery. Ann taught drawing, basic design and etching at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also taught at the Richmond Printmaking Workshop, The Visual Art Center of Richmond, and the Bay School. Ann taught Arts Management and studio arts at Randolph-Macon College. From 1990 to 2011, Ann was on the faculty of the VMFA Studio School, where she taught watercolor painting and drawing and painting from nature.
Ann’s drawings, etchings, and paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Virginia and elsewhere, including The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Reynolds Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, The Anderson Gallery (VCU), White Canvas Gallery, Astra Design, Rivermont Studios and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. She was selected by the Arts in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State to exhibit art works in Bulgaria and Gabon. As a founding member of One-Off Printmakers, Ann has participated in many portfolio projects and exhibitions in England, Scotland, Italy, Peru, Canada, and the U.S. Her work is included in many notable public, corporate, and private collections. In 1997 she was chosen The Virginia Artist of the Year by theWomen’s Caucus for Art, Richmond Chapter. She received The Virginia Commission for the Arts Virginia Prize in Printmaking twice and was awarded a Professional Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
In 2018, Ann was one of thirteen artists included in the first exhibition in the revived Artmobile. " VMFA on the Road "currently features the exhibition "How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, "which celebrates the role VMFA has played in the lives of fellowship recipients. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.
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Corporate and Public Collections:
Virginia Power; Philip Morris; Hunton & Williams;
Capital Broadcasting; Commonwealth of Virginia; E.R. Carpenter
Co., Inc.; Ethyl Corporation; Bell Atlantic; Arthur Young &Co.;
Dominion National Bank; Virginia Commission for the Arts;
Virginia Institute of Marine Studies; The Covington Company;
Flint Institute of Art (Michigan); United Virginia Bank;
Virginia Museum Foundation; Best Products Foundation;
CSX Corporation; Ferguson Enterprises; James River Corporation;
McGuire, Woods,Battle& Boothe; Newport News Ship Building;
Signet Bank Corp.; Charles E. Smith Construction Co.; Sovran Bank, N.A. ;
United Co.; West Group; Circuit City; AT&T; Health Sciences Center,
University of Virginia: Owens and Minor, Inc.; Wheat First Securities, Inc.;
Medical College of Virginia; Special Collections and Archives
Virginia Commonwealth University ; Crestar Bank;
Sterling Drug Co.; Fidelity Federal Savings Bank;
The Homestead; Markel Corporation; Sheltering Arms Hospital.;
University of Richmond; Richmond Memorial Regional Hospital,
Anderson Gallery (VCU)