Purple Grandeur by Susan Swartz

SUSAN SWARTZ - SEASONS OF THE SOUL

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • June 17 - October 2, 2011
  • www.nmwa.org
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC

This summer the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS in Wash DC is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Year with a show of paintings by abstract expressionist artist, SUSAN SWARTZ. (www.susanswartz.com) Dr. Susan Fisher Sterling, Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts (www.nmwa.org) says, “Pulsating with dazzling color, Susan Swartz’s abstract landscapes simultaneously articulate her awe of the natural world and her rallying cry for its preservation. A staunch environmentalist, philanthropist, and producer of award-winning documentaries, Susan has turned to her art as a source of healing, resilience, and inspiration throughout her battle with environmentally-bred illnesses. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is delighted to showcase her work in a special exhibition this summer." In addition to showing her paintings, the Museum will host a series of talks and films on the Environment, a subject very important to Susan, whose most recent works are energized by the trauma of two near death experiences during her 10 year struggle to regain her health after bouts with two environmentally-borne illnesses - Mercury Poisoning and Lyme Disease. Susan studied and taught art in high schools before dedicating herself to painting 30 years ago. She comes from a family of artists and musicians and has always expressed her passions through her work. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the US, the UK and Japan. She was featured as the 2002 Winter Olympic’s Environmental Artist and her works are in museum collections at the Salt Lake City Olympic Museum; U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame & Museum; the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the Springfield Museum of Art in Utah. Her works are also featured in a book on Painters of the Wasatch Mountains where the bold colors and vivid strokes of her works demonstrate her twin passions for Nature and the fragility of our Environment…..interpreting scenes of the mountains of Utah and the shores of Martha's Vineyard where she resides.

Upcoming Events

Javier Tellez, One Flew after the Void (Bala Perdida), 2005.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
  • May 5 - July 15, 2016

Basta! Exhibition; Symposium: Art and Violence in Latin America Today

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

www.bastaexhibition.com

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The Art of Story, a rare exhibition showcasing storyboard works by Tom Owens, Sean Bishop and Kelly Hobby-Bishop.
  • May 5-27, 2016
  • Laguna Beach, California

LCAD Animation The Art of Story

Laguna College of Art and Design

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, California

http://www.lcad.edu/the-art-of-story

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  • May 6, 2016
  • Brockton, Massachusetts
  • May 6 - July 24, 2016
  • St. Louis, Missouri
Denise Treizman Another Day in Paradise, 2015 Duct tape, ceramic tiles 14 x 10 inches
  • May 6 - June 5, 2016
  • New York, New York
  • May 7 - July 10, 2016
  • Brockton, Massachusetts

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Max Kurzweil (Austria, 1867–1916), The Cushion (Der Polster), 1903.  Color woodcut.  Cantor Arts Center collection, Museum Purchase Fund, 1969.151
Intimate Frontiers: The Male Gaze in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
Cantor Arts Center
April 13 - August 8, 2016
Stanford, California
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