About Susan

I am a human, just like everyone else. My roles in life, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend...artist, advocate of arts and humans has brought me to this place. I support the arts, my fellow artists, while supporting my community, and supporting those in need

Opportunities @ Create Art 4 Good

So many good things happening at Create Art 4 Good- 

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This is an exhibit based on the art and creation of mandala. All media will be considered entry does not mean acceptance. There will be people’s choice award given at the closing reception to enter- find details here: Mandala Musing.

Holiday Boutique @ Create Art 4 Good: 

Looking for beautiful, upscale items for a holiday boutique that will begin on Friday, November 23 and end on December 22, 2018. This is a highly curated event and a limited number of artists will be accepted. I am still looking for:

  • ornaments
  • pottery
  • gift items
  • bath and body care

If you would like to take part, please contact Susan: Susan@CreateArt4Good.org

Submit the following:

  • Media you work in
  • website/social media pages
  • up to ten images of what you would like to offer at this exhibit. 

Irondequoit Pop up Art market– as of this writing the decision to move forward with this is HOURS old. If you would like to participate please see the details here: Irondequoit Pop-Up Art Market

Questions? Contact Susan

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Starting with a clean slate

So, guess what? In JUST a week, I will be quitting my position of nearly thirteen years to begin the next chapter of my life. It is almost hard to believe. BUT, here we are!

Over the past seven years or so I have grown this business into something that honestly just amazes me. I have said it all along, I have to keep up with the momentum that seems to naturally be occurring. I am certainly not complaining. But this does keep my own on toes. 

I believe that it is time now to let go of the past and dive into the future. That said, I am proud of the work I have done in the past. It isn’t that at all. I am just ready to think bigger, do more, dive deeper. 

This is where you come in! I have set things out in a Clear the Slate sale! I am offering items up to 75% off. Pretty fancy, right? I hope you will adopt a photo or two, or maybe a few hundred cards- I cannot wait to share what comes next! 

blessings to you- thank you for sharing this adventure with me. 

Big huge love 

Susan

P.S. Due to a personal commitment I am not able to be at the gallery on first Friday. My deepest gratitude goes to Stefani Tadio who always seems to generously share her time and talent when there is a need. Please visit Stefani! Buy some art! Make everyone happy – blessings, Susan

 

June Exhibition

I can hardly believe that it is almost June. The new gallery is thriving with the most wonderful art. I feel really blessed to be a part of facilitating the most incredible exhibits for your viewing and collecting pleasures! 

In June we will welcome a talented gentleman that makes me want to write a children’s book so we can collaborate! Jonathan Schnapp’s work is incredible! His characters are charming and delightfully unconventional. 

Please save the date- come meet Jon and his cast of characters! 

Not convinced yet? Here is what Jon has to say:

Artist Statement
by Jonathan Schnapp

“My work in painting is a celebration of everything I love, including bright colors and quirky characters. Appealing to children and grown-ups alike, each picture is a page from a storybook. With the context gone, it is up to the viewer to decipher the rest of the tale.
But what the viewer may not guess is the personal story behind the paint. Having struggled with mental health issues for much of my life, the issue of who I am and my place in the world is always at the forefront. These paintings, as silly and child-like as they are, are often representations of frustration, confusion, and anxiety. The characters each take on an aspect of my experience.
Chickens represent cowardice, crocodiles bring deception, cows are apathetic. Seeing the characters interact with fantastical environments shows their limits and contradictions, but also their strengths. The result is a work that tells a fun story and teaches me something about myself.”

What’s not to love? Jon’s use of color and movement are positively expiring to me as an artist I LOVE the texture in this piece. I cannot wait to show you in person! 

I AM SO EXCITED!

See you soon! June is almost here!

blessings – 

Susan

Thursday, May 10th

The gallery will be closed tonight due to circumstances beyond my control. 

However, I will happily see you this Saturday, May 12th from 10 am to 3 pm!

Nancy Radzik and her amazing sculptures will also be there!

Transitions

Trust your path. 

It isn’t always easy. 

In the middle of a big HUGE transition, I find myself not reacting as most would think I should. This introspection seems steeped with the need to process every miniature decision as a major game changer. I see the world differently, opportunities with fresh eyes and what I currently live daily as the beginning of the past. 

I have believed for decades that everything will always be okay as long as you walk along with your conscience heart. These days I am challenged to live this out loud, as I transition from working comfortably for someone else to being on my own, making dreams and other wild things come true. 

So, live out loud I shall. 

Trust the path. It is yours.

blessings, courage, & love, 

Susan

Hopelessly empty

 

 

Maker’s May Bloom

I love the idea of reaching you exactly where you are. I am passionate about sharing the inspiration to create art. I want you to find that beautiful place inside of you and enjoy a safe and creative space. 

Maker’s May Bloom- walk with me and create during the month of May!

Tickets can be found here: Maker’s May Bloom

with great big love, 

Susan

Take a chance and explore your creativity and bloom in the month of May!

Opening in May

I met Nancy Radzik almost five years ago. She wandered into my studio and introduced herself. Nancy owned a gallery in Fairport at that time. We had the most lovely discussion. Nancy was a fireball of energy and but her demeanor a combination of refinement and completely down to heart. She has a way about her that makes you want to join forces!  I knew it I was collaborating on an exhibit with her.

Nancy is such a complex woman. She has so many layers, so many thoughts, so many ideas swirling around her. Our exhibit was a wonderful one. It was a benefit to each of us, the artists we represented and the charity we supported.What could possibly be better? Since then I am happy to say that Nancy has been an amazing support of Create Art 4 Good as well as me personally. She often steps up to my calls for art and in May, she will have her own one woman show. 

“dwellings…… remnant memories….. ” is an exhibit that will inspire deep thought and perhaps bring a memory to the top. Nancy has this to say about her exhibit:

“my collage/assemblage art pieces are meant as homage

to all the arts – poetry, music and literature – in that

I am dealing with quotes that I feel are significant

and worthy of remembering.

 

as a person who feels strongly about the importance

of recycling, my medium of choice is the found object

and reclaimed wood owning remnants of past lives.

incorporating fragments of wood, natural elements

and photos — blending the sacred, the everyday and

the humorous into imagined environs.

 

to borrow a quote from the artist, Asher Durand,

“the artist….will have seen more than the mere matter

of fact, but no more than is there and that another

may see if it is pointed out to him.”

 

I hope my work will point out something worth

remembering for the viewer.”

                                thanks for observing……. nancy radzik

I hope you join us May the 4th for Nancy’s opening. The exhibit will be up for the entire month of May- please make an appointment if one of the gallery times does not work in your schedule. 

Thanks for listening, 

Susan