The exhibition, Anne S. Iott, Retrospective, was held at the Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Towne, Portsmouth, Virginia, September 17 through November 2, 2006. The Opening Reception took place on Saturday, September 16 at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. that evening, TCC President Deborah M. DiCroce dedicated the Anne S. Iott Permanent Art Collection of Tidewater Community College. Catalogs remain available.
The comprehensive program by VAC Founding Director and internationally recognized artist, Anne S. Iott (Virginia Beach, Virginia), represented fifty years of art making. Media in the exhibition included drawing, painting, artists’ books, printmaking, photography and illustration. A variety of subject matter included landscape, still life, life drawing and abstract imagery, among others.
Complementary programming consisted of two Gallery Talks on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Education, Experimentation, Expression: A View of Anne Iott’s Work, an illustrated lecture by Dr. Linda McGreevy, Professor of Art, Old Dominion University, took place on Tuesday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Center.
Anne Iott earned a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and an MFA in Painting from the University of Michigan. Her first exhibitions were in Syracuse, New York and New York City. She has had 12 solo exhibitions and has shown in 85 invitational and juried exhibitions in the United States, Italy, Denmark and England. Iott’s work can be found in 300 public and private collections in the United States, England, Italy and Japan. Her teaching and administrative career began in 1967 at Siena Heights College and continued at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, the University of Michigan and Tidewater Community College where she retired in 2003 with Professor Emeritus status.