Home Coming Art Studio          86A N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070           (609) 579-4412

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Meet the Owner

Annette Devitt was born and raised in a small town in Northwest Ohio. She is a long-time resident of Salem County, New Jersey where she spent 32 years as the County 4-H Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Now retired, she is focusing on creating art.

In one form or another, she has been involved in the arts in Salem County since moving to New Jersey in 1985. Annette's interest in fiber arts began with sewing as a child, but has expanded to knitting, spinning, and weaving as a member of the Third Star Fibre Artists Guild. She has participated in Oakwood Summer Theater in the past creating costumes and acting on stage, as well as, serving on the Board of Directors for 20 years. Watercolor classes with the late Alex Alampi, allowed her to tap into artistic skills that she hadn't used since high school art classes. Annette is a member of the Salem County Art League. She is also involved with Arts in Bloom, an annual studio tour in Salem County.

Annette Devitt

Her first love is fiber arts. As a weaver, spinner, and knitter, Annette is well aware of the interplay of colors in her fiber creations. This understanding of color has been an invaluable resource since starting to do watercolor painting in 2009. Annette also enjoys photography. Through her photography, she has gained a keen eye for composition. By combining her love for color and interesting compositions, Annette strives to create paintings that provide a unique snapshot of the world around us. 

WATERCOLOR

Awards 

2019 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2018 - Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Creative Capital Professional Development awardee

2016 - Honorable Mention - Gallery 50. Inc. Nature & the Landscape - An Environmental Perspective Juried Art Show

2014 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2013 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2010 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

Exhibitions

2019 - Pitman Gallery & Art Center, Hidden Treasures - The artwork of members of the Salem County Art League

2019 - Independent Spirits Distillary, Arts in Bloom Artists

2019 - Grand Galleria, World Travel

2016 - Gallery 50. Inc. Nature & the Landscape - An Environmental Perspective Juried Art Show

2015 - Salem County Art League exhibit at Salem Community College

2015 - Gallery 50, Alex Alampi & Students

2015 - Graystone Cafe, Salem County Art League solo exhibit

2014 - Darley Winter Art Show

2014 - Appel Farm, Arts in Bloom exhibit

2011 - Cherry Hill Arts Board's Art Blooms Juried Art Exhibit 

2011 - Gallery 50. Inc. Nature & the Landscape - An Environmental Perspective Juried Art Show

 

Membership

Portrait Society of America

Salem County Art League

Instruction

Workshops with Mary Whyte, Ted Nuttall, Michael Holter, Michael Reardon, Vladislav Yeliseyev, Lian Quan Zhen.

Lessons with Alex Alampi and Yvonne Mucci.

FIBER ARTS

Awards 

2019 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2018 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2014 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2012 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2010 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2009 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2006 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

2004 - Best of Show - Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

1998 - Best of Show - Salem County Fair

Exhibitions

2019 - Grand Galleria, World Travel

2016 - Gallery 50. Inc. Hats Off to Third Star Fibre Artists Guild's 40th Anniversary Show

2015 - Gallery 50, Alex Alampi & Students

1992 - The Mannings, 19th Annual Handweavers' Show

1990 - The Mannings, 17th Annual Handweavers' Show

1989 - Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, Conference Juried Show

Membership

​Handweavers Guild of America

Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association

Third Star Fibre Artists Guild

Instruction

Workshops with Kathrin Weber, Sara Lamb, Peggy Ostercamp, Karen Donde, Susan Lazear, Daryl Lancaster, Joyce Storey, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Sharon Alderman, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Randall Darwall, John Marshall, Jean Frost, Heather Winslow, Anita Luvera Mayer, Briony Foy.

Attended Convergence - 2012, 2006, 2000, 1998, 1992.

Attended Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Conference - 2017, 1999, 1997, 1993, 1991, 1989.

Publications

Think Ouside the Sox - Button-up Socks