Annabelle DeCamillis Bio and CV

Rococo Renovation   Oil on Canvas   34" X 40"   SOLD

Rococo Renovation   Oil on Canvas   34" X 40"   SOLD

Annabelle DeCamillis is attending University of Alabama, Birmingham. The child of professional artists, she had been making art of all kinds since she was a toddler. Her artwork has gathered top awards at the Alabama state level, including the Alabama State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Recognition, the Alabama Council on the Arts Visual Art Achievement Awards. She won Best in Show in the I Love Homewood Day Sidewalk Chalk Contest and People’s Choice Award in the Nature Conservancy’s Earth Day Fundraiser. In both cases she competed against adult professional artists.

At the national level, Annabelle won the gold medal at the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2012, and the Silver with Distinction in 2013. The awards are given out at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall each year. Her winning painting as a junior was chosen to be exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education for a full year. She was also a 2013 YoungArts finalist and scholarship recipient. She attended a week of classes with world-famous artists in Miami and exhibited her paintings at the Miami Museum of Art. A solo exhibit of her work was the inaugural event at the newly remodeled Hoover City Hall in Hoover, AL in April 2013. She was honored in a ceremony by Mayor Gary Ivey.

Annabelle has completed professional commissions, such as a large mural for the Birmingham Zoo and all the pastel panels hanging at Creekside Tavern in Hoover. Her plans for the future are to study art at University of Alabama, Birmingham, and to become a professional artist and university professor. Her other interests include belly dancing, Japanese culture and language, and costume making. Her parents own Red Dot Gallery in Homewood, AL, and Annabelle teaches classes there.

 

CV

Education

2006-2011 Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham AL

Specialty: Painting

2011-2013 Spain Park High School, Birmingham, AL

2004-2013 Red Dot Gallery Private Art Classes

Dori Decamillis, Instructor

Exhibitions

2013

YoungArts Alumni Exhibit, Kennedy Center, NY

YoungArts Week Visual Art Exhibit, Miami Museum of Art

Inaugural Solo Exhibit, Newly Remodeled Hoover City Hall, AL

Senior Show, Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham AL

2012

ART.WRITE.NOW.DC, US Dept. of Education, Washington, DC

Scholastic Art Winners Reception, Carnegie Hall, NY, NY

Visual Arts Achievement Winners, AL Council on the Arts

Building, Montgomery, AL

Superintendent’s Award Winners, Alabama Capitol Building,

Montgomery, AL

Local Artist Exhibit, Shelby County Art Center

Awards

2013

YoungArts Finalist

Reception and recognition by Mayor Gary Ivey, Hoover, AL

Gold Key, Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

(Moving on to Nationals)

2012

Gold Medal, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

First Place Painting, Alabama State Superintendent’s Visual

Arts Recognition

First Place Painting, Visual Art Achievement Awards, Alabama Council on the Arts

First Place Region, Visual Art Achievement Awards, Alabama

Council on the Arts

People’s Choice Award, Nature Conservancy Earth Day

Fundraiser

Best in Show, I Love Homewood Day Sidewalk Chalk

Competition

Recognition Ceremony, Hoover Board of Education

2010-11

First Place, Painting, Grades 9 & 10, Alabama State

Superintendent’s Visual Arts Recognition

Silver Key, Scholastic Art and Writing Award

Related Activities

2013 Birmingham Zoo Mural

  • Large-scale mural for the Birmingham Zoo on commission

Guest Speaker at Advent Espicopal School, Birmingham, AL

2012-2013 Creekside Tavern Pastel Project

  • Executes ongoing large, realistic pastel chalkboard drawings for restaurant, on commission

2009-2013 Volunteer with Children’s Art Projects

  • Magic City Art Connection, Annual Children’s Event
  • VSA, Children’s Hospital, Art Therapy for Disabled Children, Annual Event
  • The A Team, Cancer Support for Children, 1 event

2010-2013 Painting and Drawing Instructor, Red Dot Gallery

  • Substitute instructor for professional artist. 
  • Instructed all classes without assistance
  • Students include beginners and advanced adult painters

2009-2011 Jones Valley Urban Farm, Volunteer

  • Vegetable picker, cleaner, and flower arranger
  • Non-profit organic inner-city farm

2005-2013 Outdoor Art Festival Circuit

  • Full and part-time travel with artist parents
  • Assisting with:
  • Set-up and take-down of exhibition
  • Selling of artwork
  • Interaction with collectors
  • Nationwide travel and exposure to thousands of artists

Bibliography

2013 Making Her Mark, Jan 10, Over the Mountain Journal,

Keysha Drexel

280 Living

Shelby Living

2012 Shelby County Register

Hoover Sun, Sept. 26, Malcomb Daniels

Birmingham News, Mar.7, Marienne Thomas-Ogle

Over the Mountain Journal, June

H Life, June and December

Homewood Star, June

Over the Mountain Journal, May 2

Al.com, April 20, Wesley Sinor

280 Life, June and December