Annette Bush has been painting for more than thirty-five years. Primarily a watercolorist, in later years she turned to an explosion of color in oils on canvas. She is Past President of both the Southern and Georgia Watercolor Societies with earned signature status in each. She frequently serves as art and fine crafts juror for exhibitions and festivals.
     She teaches painting techniques in workshops across the South and has traveled, sketched and taught in France and in Japan. An excursion into art history as an adjunct instructor and a book illustration added another dimension to her creativity. Like her Japanese and French Encounters, these gave her a renewed awareness of the American South
-- its Shapes, its Colors and its Heart.

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All words, paintings and images copyright ©1998- Annette Adams Bush.

    In addition to her painting,exhibiting and teaching, Annette Bush continuously works to support downtown initiatives and to provide opportunities for other artists. Since 1993, she has:

•  hosted a weekend of events for a group of
international artists who met on the Internet and
organized a show of their works in her studio.
•  sponsored special exhibitions of area artists' work,
play readings and musical events;
•  coordinated the development of the  Broad Street
Artists' Row and then opened her own studio in  one
of the storefronts;
•  directed the Mayor's Program to Spotlight Local
Artists for three mayors;
•  participated in Sister-City Exchanges with Takarazuka,
Japan, delivering and installing three  exhibitions of
Southern Watercolors. She also planned and
conducted a fourth exchange which included six
other artists and a joint exhibition of their work with
Japanese artists;
•  arranged annual art exhibits for the Augusta
Invitational Rowing Regatta and the Red Carpet Tour;
•  founded The Gallery Toulouse (now closed), serving
as the first Chairman;
•  founded the Mount Airy (NC) Art League.

A native of Augusta, Annette Adams Bush lived in five Southern states before returning to her home city. She has served as Chairman of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts Advisory Council, and on the LaGrange (GA)  College Alumni Council.  She was Founding Chairman of the Historic Cemeteries of Augusta Foundation and was the first woman Chairman of Augusta's Downtown Development Authority.

All words, paintings and images copyright ©1998- Annette Adams Bush.

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