These are strange and difficult times. I have a variety of pieces out in the world, but they are sitting in empty gallery and museum rooms. It's been many years that I've felt "the work of art is incomplete without the viewer." So despite a fairly obsessive work ethic, it is discouraging to have no firm plans for where the current work will be shown.  These two items are still true:

  • I have been hard at work on a large installation of burned tree paintings printed on fabric and stories, together with author and wildland firefighter Lorena Williams. Some of those trees printed on fabric were displayed at amazon headquarters through Shunpike's Storefronts program (on Republican Street near Terry in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood) July through October 2018. There's a image on my home page. The larger 30 tree installation, State of the Forest, shipped to the James Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, as part of "Environmental Impact Sequel," August-December 2019 and is now at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville.
  • Beginning in 2013 and refreshed with new work in March 2015 landscape paintings from my Zion National Park and Kane Ranch residencies are on display at University Hospital in Seattle, WA, in the second floor walkway between the Outpatient Surgery Pavilion and the main Hospital.

My last ~quarterly artist news can be found on my blog here: https://suzeart.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/suzes-art-doings-march-2020/.  In it I report on the shows that either were cancelled or closed, along with several more encouraging items; a People's Choice award at the Kirkland Art Center's annual juried show. Please also see this note about one result of that obsessive work ethic: https://suzeart.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/art-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-or-the-big-tree/

I am looking forward to seeing you all sometime in the future!