Annette Fortt

Phone: 240-535-0862


Practicing Artist in Paint and Print Media
Retired Art Educator


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Master of Fine Arts, 1983
The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (formerly Memphis State Univ.), Bachelor of Science, 1966

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2023 - By Women About Women, Invitational Show, Avenue Art, Memphis TN
  • 2023 - Members Mashup, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville MD
  • 2022 - 10x10 Invitational Show, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville MD
  • 2018 - Pressing Matters - Print in the Digital Age, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2017 - Best of the Best, A Juried Exhibit, Pepco Edison Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2017 - In Focus: The Last Ten Years - Selections from the David C. Driskell Center’s Collection, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 2016 - BMRE - 3rd Biennial Art Exhibition University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD
  • 2016 - Art Cart, Honoring the Legacy- Eight Artists, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, Washington DC
  • 2016 - Carnaval - Celebrations of the African Diaspora, Juried Exhibit, Pepco Edison Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2014 - Expressions of His Love - Women Artist Celebrate Women, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Bowie MD
  • 2011 - Incarnations - Black Spiritualities in American Art, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT
  • 2012 - When God Created, Featuring works by African American and African Artists, Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 - Sunday Spirit: Religious Images by African American Artists, From the Jean and Robert E. Steele Collection, Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, Berkley CA
  • 2010 - Open Studio: Retrospective Exhibit of Paintings and Prints, The Artist Studio, Silver Spring, MD
  • 2007 & 2008 - Visual Exegesis - Images from the Jean and Robert E. Steele Collection, Episcopal Divinity School Library, Cambridge MD, Yale University, New Haven CT
  • 2003 - Universal Mother  - Invitational, Three Artists, Washington Theological Union, Washington DC
  • 2001 - Common Bond VI - Invitational, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD
  • 1999 - Watercolors and Monotypes , One Person Show, Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • 1987 - Grabados USA, Invitational Show, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1984 - Four Visual Artists, Invitational Show, Studio 843 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1984 - 15th Anniversary Exhibition: Invitational Show, Community Gallery The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1982 - New Prints: Jerome Foundation Fellows, A Traveling Group Show, 4 Cities Four Galleries
  • 1981 - Diverse Directions of Selected Prints , From the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Special Awards and Honors

  • 2015-16: Selected ArtCart, Saving the Legacy:  One of 10 artists in the Washington area to have her lifework and creative history documented for research purposes. American University, Washington DC, Archived at Columbia University New York, NY
  • 1998: Honored – Women in the Arts Montgomery County MD, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • 1987 and 1989: Artist in Residence , National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC
  • 1982: Jerome Foundation Fellow, Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY


The David Driskell Center, University of MD, College Park MD, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu Hawaii, St Andrews Episcopal Church, College Park, MD; Cultural Foundation of the USSR, Moscow USSR; and numerous private collections