Annette Everett of Saint George was honored with “Best of Show” for her sculpture, “Duet, Mary & Martha” by a jury of Master Signature Members of American Women Artists (AWA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration and encouragement of women in the arts. The piece was awarded “Best of Show” for the organization’s 2007 National Juried Competition Exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Duet, Mary & Martha” was selected from a field of 1500 entries from over 300 women, representing all 50 states and 3 Canadian provinces. The bronze features two women, standing back to back, engulged in flowing skirts. Everett says the sculpture refers to the Biblical figures of Mary, representing the spiritual and creative self, and Martha, symbolic of daily cares and responsibilities. She says each of us is both Mary and Martha and if one side is neglected we are incomplete and unhappy.
Annette Everett currently shares a studio and gallery, The Artists Cottage, located at 26 West Tabernacle, Saint George, Utah. The studio is open daily and welcomes art enthusiasts. She has taught oil painting and pastel painting for many years, and has participated in every local art event, including Art in the Park, Dixie State College Sears Invitational Art Show, and Saint George Art Festival. Everett’s work has been included in St. George’s “Art Around the Corner” since its beginning. This month, two of her large sculptures will be installed and dedicated in Dixie: “The Sandman,” a 6.5 foot monument of a teenage volunteer commemorating the floods of 2005, in the downtown Saint George Square; and “The Volunteer,” a 6.5 foot of an adult man in the turnouts of a volunteer fire fighter, to be placed at the Santa Clara City Office Building.
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