Featured Cafe Artist of the Month

Annette Mitchell


Fabric Portrait 

Professor Mitchell continues to teach two nine-day courses in January and July each year at Plymouth State University. She retired after having served as Coordinator of Drawing in 2013. That same year, an article about her Sumi ink and print work was published in the March/April issue of Artscope Magazine.

In June of 2016 Annette won first place nationally in the Daughters Of The American Revolution American Heritage Fine Arts Painting & Sculpture Category for her painting Dolley Madison Saves Gilbert Stuart’s Painting of George Washington. It was displayed in Washington, D.C. during the Continental Congress.

In the 1990’s Mitchell created a new printmaking process that used polystyrene as a block printing medium. Her book and DVD about the process can be previewed at her website: www.annettemitchellart.com and at Creative Catalyst Productions of Albany, Oregon.

American Artist Magazine featured a six-page article “Elegant Prints From A Foam Plate” about her flower prints in their July 2004 issue, and SchoolArts Magazine featured an article by her titled “Printmaking for All Ages.” Her artwork is represented in many permanent art collections. Her (triptych) print Enter by the Western Gate was purchased by Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH and her print Search for Warmth was purchased by Southern New Hampshire University for their permanent art collection.

This show at the Café Monte Alto in August features work created from fabrics. Some are combinations of her block printing process and fabrics sewn onto Arches cover white rag paper.