Annette Schutz has been a San Francisco-based gallerist, curator and art advisor for more than 25 years. Her dedication and love for the arts has been a lifelong journey, not only as a businesswoman in the arts, but also in her many efforts to give back to the Bay Area community. She is currently the owner of ArtHaus Consulting and was the co-founder of ArtHaus Gallery with James Bacchi, established in 1996.
Her most recent endeavor, ArtHaus Consulting, launched in 2021, specializing in helping first time art buyers, seasoned collectors and corporations with art acquisitions. “My strength is in finding artwork that my clients are passionate about,” she explains. “It is important that art feels harmonious in its surroundings and is visually matched to the collector’s taste. Scale, surface, color, subject matter and installation all come together to create visual impact in homes and commercial spaces.”
Annette is a longstanding volunteer for many Bay Area art organizations, including SFAN, where she has conducted bi-annual portfolio reviews since 2015. For the Academy of Art, she reviewed master student’s portfolios for eight years and was an acting judge for their annual Spring Show. She has also judged shows for ArtSpan and the International Mobile Photo Awards since 2012. Annette has also been a guest speaker on artist topics at the Arc and curator for Chaos, a national invitational show at Arc Gallery (2016), to name a few of her passion projects.
Benefactors include; BREAST CANCER ACTION, ArtforAIDS/UCSF Alliance Health Project, Visual Aid, Nourish The Children, Bay-Area Designer Showcases, Philanthropy By Design, Heart of SOMA, Dining by Design and Hospitality House.