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Large Scale Artwork

But Why Art Quilts?



Salute to the Masters—2005—Best Fine Craft Award
Mt. Gretna Outdoor Arts Festival—2005—Best Fiber Award
Westmoreland Nationals—2005—Merit Award
Highland Park Fine Crafts Fair—2005—Award of Excellence
Four Bridges Art Festival—2005—Best Fiber Merit Award
Magic City Art Connection—2005—Merit Award
Celebrating Women National Art Show—2005—Merit Award
Images: A Festival of the Arts—2005—Juror’s choice (national award)
Harlin Museum Quilt Show— 1st place Art Quilts; Best Use of Color—2004
Trails West!—2nd place overall—2004
Columbia Art in the Park—2nd place overall—2004
SVAA Winter Juried Exhibit—juror’s award—2004
Roots of Racism: Ignorance & Fear- Currently the entire collection is on display in the U. S. Ambassador’s residence in Islamabad, Pakistan
Artist Development Grant—Pinellas County Arts Council—1998
First Place—Dunedin Fine Arts Center—Members Show—1997

Publications Featuring Artist’s Works

2005 Cidtalk — Professional Interview — Click here to view
2004 25 Years — Art in Embassies Program
2003 Art in Embassies — Islamabad, Pakistan Exhibition catalog
2002 Handi crafts (magazine) — Japan
2001 Taking the Show on the Road, Quilting Quarterly
2001 Ticket! The News Sentinel’s Entertainment Guide — Ft. Wayne, IN
2000 One Moment, One Quilt, published by QNM
2000 What God Taught Me While Quilting

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Recent Exhibitions & Festivals

Fiber Focus 2005—Art St. Louis—St. Louis, MO—nine state juried exhibition
Windows on our World—2005— So. Baptist College—Bolivar, MO—group art quilt exhibition
Midwest Salute to the Masters—2005—Fairview Heights, IL—winners only art festival
Balls & Bodies—2005—Well Fed Head Bookstore—Springfield, MO—solo exhibition
Crested Butte Festival of Fine Arts—2005—Crested Butte, CO—juried fine art festival
Westmoreland Nationals—2005—national juried exhibition
Guilford Handcraft Exposition—2005—Guilford, CT—juried fine craft festival
Celebrating Women National Art Show—2005—Idaho State University—juried exhibition
Midpoint—2005—Kansas Art Quilters—juried national quilt exhibition
Fiesta 2005—San Antonio, TX—juried fine art festival
Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft—2005—Highland Park, IL—juried fine art festival
Old Capitol Art Fair—2005—Springfield, IL—juried fine art festival
Magic City Arts Festival–2002, 2004, 2005—juried fine arts festival—Birmingham, AL
Images: A Festival of the Arts—2004-5—juried fine art festival—New Smyrna Beach, FL
SVAA Presents—2005—solo exhibition—Busch Building, Springfield, MO
Uncommon Threads—2005—group exhibition—Hawthorne Gallery, Springfield, MO
Spherical Journey—2004—solo exhibition—Yellow House & Civic Center, West Plains, MO
Uncommon Threads—2004—juried art quilt exhibition—Little Rock, AR
Elements—2004— juried art quilt exhibition—Cary, NC
Columbia Art in the Park—2004—juried fine arts festival—Columbia, MO
Trails West!—2004—juried fine arts festival—St. Jo, MO
Art on the Square—2004—juried fine arts festival—Belleville, IL
An Artful Deck 2004—touring art quilt exhibition—invitational
TACA Celebration of Fine Art 2003 & 2004—juried fine arts festival—Chattanooga, TN
Columbia Festival of the Arts 2003 —juried fine arts festival—Columbia, MO
Mosaics 2003—juried fine arts festival—St. Charles, MO
Black Swamp Arts Festival 2003—juried fine arts festival—Bowling Green, OH
Fiber Focus 2003—nine state juried exhibition—St. Louis, MO
Spherical Journey—2003—solo exhibition—Border’s Bookstore, Springfield, MO
Primordial I: Water—2003—juried multimedia exhibition—Art St. Louis
Gold Coast Art Festival—2002—juried fine arts festival— Chicago, IL
Art Fest–2002—juried fine arts festival—Dallas, TX
Greektown Arts Festival–2002— juried fine arts festival—Detroit, MI
Fairhope Art Festival–2002 & 2004—juried fine arts festival—Fairhope, AL
The Art of Contemporary Crafts—University of St. Francis—Invitational—Ft. Wayne, IN
Downtown Boca Raton–2001—juried fine arts festival—Boca Raton, FL
Historic Shaw Neighborhood Art Festival–2001&2005—juried fine arts festival—St. Louis, MO
Mosaics Art Festival–2001, 2003—juried fine arts festival—St. Charles, MO
Fiber Focus 2001—Nine state regional exhibition—juried—St. Louis, MO
Art Feast–2000—Invitational show—West Plains, MO
MOAK–2000—Four state regional multimedia show—juried—Springfield, MO
Roots of Racism: Ignorance & Fear—2000-2003 touring art quilt exhibition; curator & artist
Tangents: Driven by the Whim—2000—Solo exhibition; West Plains, MO
Houston International Quilt Festival—1999—A World of Beauty—Juried international show
Jacksonville Quilt Festival—1998-99—Art quilt division
The Art of Fiber—1999—St. Pete Beach Art Center—Invitational
The Yard Art Project—1998—Internet show
The Pesticide Challenge—Our Stolen Future—1998—Internet exhibition
Revealing & Healing the Pain of Child Abuse—1998-2001—Touring exhibition
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts—1998 Beyond the Iron Curtain—Invitational exhibit
Fine Focus—1998-2001—Nationally touring juried show

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Curatorial Opportunities

2000—2003 Roots of Racism: Ignorance & Fear; a traveling exhibition of art quilts

Artistic Education

Susan has explored all areas of surface design including dyeing, quilting, fabric manipulation, pattern design, thread painting & beading. She has attended multi-day workshops with Caryl Bryer Fallert, David Walker, Kathleen O’Connor, Karren Brito, Susan Shie and many more. Susan has sewn since the age of five.


Founding member of Surface Design Guild—Tampa Bay
Surface Design Association
Studio Art Quilt Associates—professional member
Women’s Caucus for Art
Best of Missouri Hands—juried member
Missouri Fiber Artists’ Guild
Southwest Missouri Arts & Crafts Guild—juried member
Springfield Visual Arts Alliance
Yellow House Community Arts Center— auxiliary board
Uncommon Threads—Art quilt marketing group

Permanent Collections

Café’ 37—“Ridgeline: Afterglow” West Plains, MO
Paul & Susan Brock—”Speckled Synergy” Lookout Mountain, TN
Paul & Terri Greene—”Ginkgo Serenity” Little Rock, AR
Missouri Dept. of Conservation—Ozarks Regional Office, West Plains, MO
“Longear Sunfish” & “Goggle Eye”
The Zebra Collection—”Zebra’s Walk”, St. Petersburg, FL

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