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Ann Fay Rushforth, American artist, educator. Lector St.Paul's Episcopal Church, Newnan, 2004—2006; Member of United States National Committee UNIFEM (east Florida chapter 1st vice president), Broward Art Guild (board member), American Ceramic Society Potter's Council, National Council Education for Ceramic Arts, Carrollton Artist Guild (exhibition director 2005).


Rushforth, Ann Fay was born on July 17, 1954 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of Robert George Rushforth and Alla Petrovna Ossipova Riordan.


Bachelor, George Washington University, 1962—1966. Master of Fine Arts, Antioch University, 1979-1980.


Assistant to director of film and broadcasting Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1967—1968. Administrative assistant American Craft Council-Bennington Exhibitions, Bennington, Vermont, 1972. Assistant manager American Craft Council-Rhinebeck Exhibitions, Rhinebeck, New York, 1973—1974.

Director public relations Scope Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia, 1975, president, 1976—1977, board directors, 1978. Chairman department art Stoneridge High School, Bethesda, Maryland, 1981—1984. Vice president Foundry Gallery, Washington, 1986.

Director Pavo Real Gallery, 1987—1988. Gallery director Arise Gallery of Asian Art and Antiques, 1988—1990. Special projects photographer Woodrow Wilson House Museum.

Arts instructor Duke Ellington School of Arts, 1990—1991, Visual Systems, Rockville, Maryland, 1991, Fillmore Art Center, Washington, 1991. Executive director The Art Barn Association, 1991—1993. Freelance master paintings copyist National Gallery of Art, 1993—1994.

Arts instructor, since 2005. Republican Dupont Circuit Consortium of Galleries, Washington, 1986. Art instructor Maryland College of Art and Design, Department Continuing Education, Rockville, 1990—1991.

Director, development officer R St. Gallery, Washington, 1992—1993. Conservator, appraiser Artsserve, Ltd., Newnan, 1995—2008. Co-founder Contemporary Arts Alliance, Newnan, since 2003.

Art instructor The Pottery Wheel, Newnan, Georgia, since 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Director: Carrollton Arts Guild Exhibitions. Art critic: Eyewash Newpaper, 1990-1991. Editor: (exhibition catalog) Sculpture to Touch: For the Sight Impaired, 1987, Maryland Craft Council News, 1976-1978.Washington Post Magazine, 1977, Woodrow Wilson House Museum Annual Report, National Trust History Preservation, 1987, Greater Chattanooga Artists, The Bureau, 1999, CABIA Arts Calendar, 1999, one-woman shows include Everson Museum Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York, 1978, Montpelier Cultural Center, Maryland, 1981, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, 1986, In Town Gallery, Chattanooga, 2000, exhibited in group shows at North-East Juried Exhibition 12, Rhinebeck, New York, 1974-1977, Frederick Wholesale Fair 3, Maryland, 1975-1977, Fairtree Gallery, New York City, 1976, Incorporated Gallery, 1976, Concepts Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1976, Scope Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, 1976 (Best in Show), 1977, 1984, Montgomery College Gallery, Rockville, Maryland, 1977, United States Government Service Administration Invitational Exhibition, Washington, DC, 1977, Westlake Gallery, White Plains, New York, 1977, 1980, 1983, Coqui Galleries, Westport, Connecticut, 1977, 1978, 1979, Fredericksburg Gallery of Modern Art, Virginia, 1977, Jelly Mill Gallery, Manchester, Vermont, 1981, Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, 1980, VAC Gallery, Columbia, Maryland, 1981, Visual Arts Center, 1982, WWAC Gallery, Washington, DC, 1982, 1985, 1985, 1986, National Capital AMCCAP Festival, 1984 (Second Place, Honorary Mention in Sculpture), 1993, Design Center, 1984, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, 1985, Art Barn Gallery, Washington, DC, 1985, 1992, 1992, 1993, Signature Galleries Invitational, Boston and Hyannis, Massachusetts, 1985, Concepts '85, Margate, New Jersey, 1985, Martin Luther King Library. Gallery, Washington, DC, 1986, R St. Gallery, 1989, Rockland Center, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1989, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, 1989, Jackson School Studios, 1990, 1991, 1992, 901 E St. Gallery, 1991, 1993, Capital Arts Incorporated Georgetown Visitation School, 1992, 1993, Georgetown Holiday Inn, 1992, The Spy Club, 1993, Universal N. Gallery, 1993, 1993, Washington Project for the Arts, 1993, Jackson Art Center, Studio #21, 1993, Gallery West, Alexandria, 1993, Corcoran School Gallery, Washington, DC, 1993, Avery Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995, Blair Voltz Exhibitions, Atlanta, 1997, The Stalls, Bennett St., 1997, Grandview Gallery, 1997, Waterhouse Pavilion, Chattanooga, 1998, AVA Gallery, 1998, 1999, Urban Art Institute, 2000, Panoply Showhouse, Newnan, Georgia, 2001, Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 2002, Arts Clayton Gallery, Jonesboro, Georgia, 2002, Atlanta Arts Club, 2002, Forum Gallery at Defoor Centre, Atlanta, 2002, 2004, Atlanta College Art, Coweta County, Georgia, 2003, Keptever Gallery, Peachtree City, Georgia, 2004, Mandeville Gallery, Carrollton, Georgia, 2004, Jackalope's Gallery, Carrollton, 2004, MECCA Festival for the Arts, 2004, Carrollton Artists Guild, 2004, one-woman shows include Roush Gallery, Carolton Cultural Arts Center, 2008, exhibited in group shows at Carrollton Arts Center, 2005, exhibitions include HMR Engineering Incorporated, Alexandria, 1993, Memorial Hospital Foyer, Chattanooga, 1999, UTC Faculty Club, 1999, Georgia State Fair, Perry, 2001, principal works include St. John the Wonderworker, Patron St. Altarpiece and Icon of St. Brigid, Abess & Healer, St. John the Wonderworker Eastern Orthodox Church, Atlanta, 1996, Christus Rex, Ceramic Altarpiece, St. Paul's Episcopalian Church, Newnan, 2006.


Lector St.Paul's Episcopal Church, Newnan, 2004—2006. Member of United States National Committee UNIFEM (east Florida chapter 1st vice president), Broward Art Guild (board member), American Ceramic Society Potter's Council, National Council Education for Ceramic Arts, Carrollton Artist Guild (exhibition director 2005).


  • Other Interests

    Physical fitness, travel, art history, art.


Married Reid Johnson Perryman, May 13, 2000. Married John William Semko, November 11, 1971 (div.). 1 child Tao Alexandre Semko.

Robert George Rushforth

Alla Petrovna Riordan

Reid Johnson Perryman

John William Semko

Tao Alexandre Semko Rushforth