Annette Hanna has been receiving awards since 1986 and has been awarded a total of five Gold Medals in painting. 


She has studied with Daniel Greene, John Howard Sanden and Burt Silverman.


Member of:  Portrait Society of America

                      Pastel Society of America

                      American Artist's Professional league

                     Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

                     Northwest Pastel Society

                     Blackwell Street Artists


As a member of Salmagundi Club's Coast Guard Artists, Annette Hanna was selected to do the portrait of Carl Brashear, first United States Navy African American Master Diver, among other paintings


Publications: American Artist Magazine      

                      Portrait Highlights

                      The Best Pastels in America, Vol. II

                       International Artist


Author of “How to Paint Portraits in Oil” Walter Foster Publication


Awards:  Winner of Winsor Newton National Painting Competition 2001

                AAPL Grand National Exhibition, Cheap Joe's Award 2006

                Pastel Journal Magazine – one of 100 Best Pastels - 2008

                Connecticut Pastel Soc. Renaissance in Pastel Award 2008

                CLWAC Ridgewood Art Institute Award   2011

                Allied Artists of Amer.  Conn. Pastel Award 2014

                Ridgewood Art Inst. Pastel Soc. Of Amer. Award 2015

                Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ. Award of Excellence 2016

                Edmonds Art Festival Third Place Award   2017

                Northwest Pastel Soc. Signature Show Popular Choice Award 2017


The American Diabetes Association chose her oil painting for a Christmas card and Calendar page in 2008


Annette Hanna's painting “In the Beginning” was selected by the National Park Service as one of the

Best 100 paintings depicting one of America's Parks - 2012


Signature Member of Pastel Soc. of NJ, Northwest Pastel Soc.

Pastel Society of America, NY Designation of Master Pastelist 2015


She has been on the faculty of the Morris County Art Association, the Somerset Art Association,

The Center for Contemporary Art, and the Ridgewood Art Institute teaching classes in portrait, figure, landscape and still life in Pastel and Oil


Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Art 


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