Ann Vandervelde

Ann Vandervelde

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Ann Vandervelde • Profile


Ann Vandervelde

Upon first glance it is clear that Ann Vandervelde has always thought in color, line, and negative and positive spaces. Her observations are magnifications, not panoramic views; mapping the Earth on canvas and paper in an attempt to answer questions about the importance of green and urban space, climate and sound, structure, light and water, and our own not insignificant footprint.

Ann Vandervelde • Statement

I have always thought in color, line, shadow, empty and positive spaces. My observations are magnifications, not panoramic views.  

I map the Earth on canvas and paper in an attempt to answer questions about the importance of green and urban space, climate, sound, structure, light and water and our own not insignificant footprint.

The hard and soft lines of these compositions are an attempt to begin the story. The brush, paint, and palette knife move the story in its own direction, one that flows outward to reach the viewers’ life experiences.

Ann Vandervelde • Biography


Masters of Education, Penn State University, State College, PA

Post Graduate Work - Media, New York University/University of London, UK

B.S. in Fine Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Toast!, Lafontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, WA

Juried Exhibition, Matzke Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA

Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA 

Matzke Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA

A Pool of Life Reflecting Water, Petley-Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC

Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

Deep Geography – Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition – Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Interpreting Climate Change, Juried Exhibit – Department of Ecology, University of Washington, WA

EAFA, Juried Exhibition, The Design Center, Seattle

Evans Sculpture Gallery, Nantucket, MA

The Petley-Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Broderick Gallery, Portland OR

Fiori Gallery, Cleveland,

OH Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Loch Haven State University Museum, PA

Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Museum of Art, Roanoke, PA

National Watercolor Society, PA

National Watercolor Society, CA

Women's Center, Jacksonville, FL


This World is Maya, composition for quartet with electric soundscape by composer Janika Vandervelde, St. Paul, MN

Glass and Paintings by McJunkin and Vandervelde, GBD Architects, Portland, OR

Narrating Earth, Burien Arts Association, Burien WA

Glass/Metal, Poetry, Paintings of McJunkin, White, McDuffie, Vandervelde, Karla Matzke Gallery, Camano Island, WA

Itinerant--Works inspired by the World, Bellingham Gallery, WA

Harmonics, The Hamlet, Lopez Island, WA

Group show, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Unbalanced Nature-Collaboration of Glass, Poetry, Painting, Orcas Island Art Center, Eastsound, WA

IDeep Geography, Gallery IMA, Writers’ Craft, Seattle Public Library

Harmonics, The Whiteley Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2 person exhibit, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2 person exhibit, Petley-Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Gallery 110 Annual Juried International Show, Seattle, WA

Whiteley Resident Scholar, University of Washington, WA


Collaborative Exhibit: Readings of poetry works by Anne McDuffie written to interpret glass (Lin McJunkin/Scot Milo) and paintings (Ann Vandervelde), Matzke Gallery, Camano Island, WA

Harmonics - Art Accessible to All, Exhibition at The Hamlet (unique small homes for retired, fixed income families) Lopez Island, WA

Art and Poetry for Special Populations, “Design A Life” Conference Speaker, Cleveland State University, OH

The Inner Eye: Paintings and Their Perceptions, International Diabetes Conference, Alexandria, Egypt


“Hera and Hebe", Poems and Paintings, Evalyn Vandervelde & Ann Vandervelde

Discoveries 2013 (cover art), University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Annual Journal