Last week Susan joined Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, the Founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Dr. Susan Fisher Sterling, the Alice West Director of the museum, in celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
At the gala event under the Patronage of Ambassador and Mrs. L’Hélias-Delattre of France, the museum honored Isabel Allende with the Award for Excellence in the Arts. The Chilean American writer’s works of fiction and memoirs pay homage to lives of women, and have sold over 56 million copies worldwide.
The NMWA is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions. By bringing to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best of women artists working today, the museum directly addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art in the U.S. and abroad, thus assuring great women artists a place of honor now and into the future. Susan is a member of the National Advisory Board.
Dr. Sterling was pleased to unveil Gentle Morning, Susan’s painting purchased by the museum following her solo exhibition susan swartz: seasons of the soul in 2011.