Preview 2015 Has Begun!

The preview for the 22nd annual Annesley Exhibition has now begun! This year’s architectural theme is the historic architecture of Portugal, based on the artist’s recent travels. The landscapes will focus on Alberta’s varied geography as experienced through the artist’s hiking and skiing trips. All paintings will be available for purchase at 5:00 p.m. on November 5th 2015 at the exhibition. The exhibition will be comprised of 29 paintings. Watch for the entire exhibition to be posted at 5:00 MST November 5th, 2015.


For your invitation, please contact us.  Invitations will be mailed and/or emailed in October.  Please let us know your preference.


American Watercolor Society

The American Watercolor Society has accepted "Westminster Abbey" into their 148th Annual International Exhibition, to be held at the historical Salmungundi Club in New York City, April 6 - 25, 2015. 

Runner up for "Best in Show" at ADC Fine Art's "Art Comes Alive"

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer's charcoal "Upper West Side" won "Runner Up for Best in Show" in the international juried exhibition "Art Comes Alive" at ADC Fine Art in Cincinnati Ohio. 

The Exhibition runs June 7 - July 11.

It received the second highest number of votes from 19 jurors out of all the artists who entered.

From 1500 international entries,160 were juried into the exhibition, and 70 awards given. The exhibition runs to July 11.


International Artist Magazine

The watercolour "Last Call" (7 x 10.5", private collection, 2012) won a full page in the June/July 2014 Issue #97 of International Artist Magazine, through their annual Still Life Competition.

I painted this as a sort of tribute to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The tickets under the scotch glass are replicas of the boarding passes, and the time on the antique pocket watch is set to about 1.5 hours before the Titanic struck the ice berg. Last call, indeed.

Shortlisted for MCA 2014

Jennifer is pleased and very proud to have been shortlisted for the ATB Financial "Ambassador of the Arts Award" along with Rapid Fire Theater and Prairie Dog Films for the 27th Annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts #mca2014 The shortlisted nominees were announced today by Mayor Don Iveson and the corporate sponsors at City Hall, organized by the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE)
"This award recognizes a mid-career individual or organization that is successful, on a national or
international level, in enlightening audiences and promoting the Edmonton, cultural, performance or
visual art scene in an extraordinary way.

4th Annual Cityscapes Competition

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer has earned three awards at the 4th Annual Cityscapes competition by Light Space and Time Gallery. "An international online art competition was held in February 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received and judged 547 entries from 19 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 33 different states.

Congratulations to all of the artists who have been designated as this month’s category winners, along with the winning Special Merit and the Special Recognition artists. The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, as this online art exhibition is indicative of their creativity.

4th Annual “CityScapes” online art exhibition

"Antebellum"  "Special Merit"               "Sarlat"  3rd Place Painting, 5th Overall

"Parallels" Exhibition at Canada House Gallery

It is an honour to participate in a second exhibition with artist Dieter Schlatter at Canada House this spring, comprised of approximately 15 new paintings and drawings of iconic scenes of Banff National Park, and some more remote landscapes. Deiter's work will also feature iconic mountain scenes; it will be an interesting and dynamic contrast between our two styles with similar subjects.

"A second joint show for 2 Western Canadian artists, Canada House Gallery is proud to present the striking work of Jennifer Annesley and Dieter Schlatter. Annesley's incredible monochromatic vistas are created with charcoal and gouache. She also works in watercolour, and achieves international recognition for her talents. Schlatter's fascination with black and white film photography is juxtaposed with an edgy contemporary painting technique. The contrasts in the two artists' landscapes are obvious, yet unexpectedly their work is beautifully compatible." For more information, visit Canada House Gallery

Artists reception Saturday, April 12, 1-3 pm

Exhibition runs until April 23


The Grand Hotels


As I prepare to start a painting of the Banff Springs Hotel for my spring show at Canada House Gallery in Banff, I realized that since 1995, I have painted the Grand Railroad Hotels 40 times!  In light of this landmark,  this suite of paintings can now be viewed in it's entirety. There is a lovely poignancy to this, as the Banff Springs Hotel is 125 years old this year.  The majority of the paintings are of the Banff Springs, but the Hotel Macdonald, Royal York, Fairmont San Francisco, Jasper Park Lodge, Hotel Vancouver, The Palliser, and Chateau Lake Louise are also represented.

Countdown to the 20th Anniversary Exhibition, "20/20"

The 20th Anniversary Exhibition is coming soon!  The final strokes of paint are going on all 30 paintings, and the framing marathon will start on Friday. There are a few hundred details to settle between now and next Thursday, Nov. 7. We are looking forward to presenting the new work to you at the exhibition! (Don't forget to RSVP by Monday Nov. 4.)

"An Invitation"   |   26 x 40" (40 x 54" framed)   |   Watercolour