Annette Schuh

Annette Schuh


Annette Schuh

Artist Statement:

I am fascinated by the shapes and colors of shadows. I love how they identify an object and flatten it into 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 lessens the intensity of the colors it involves. 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.

More Information:


  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education, 1971, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Juried Exhibits:

  • Watercolor Wisconsin: 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


  • Watercolor Wisconsin: Wustum Museum Purchase Award: 2008, 1991; First Prize: 1998; Fourth Prize: 1979;
  • Merchandise Award: 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


  • 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.
  • Watercolor 100%