The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Forward to Susan Swartz Catalogue by Waterkeeper Alliance Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I have long been fascinated by the powerful connection between art and the environment — both define us as a people. Standing in a riverbed deep within the walls of a canyon or at the helm of a boat contemplating the vastness of our oceans, I try to imagine how an artist chooses color and finds form, and I am humbled. The outer world of nature and the interpretive world of art both insist that we transcend our narrow self-interest and see beyond what is right in front of us. Artists seek universal truths and help us form a community that responds to these truths and not to rhetoric or partisanship. The natural world reminds us how we are all connected, not by geography, but by river tributaries and wind patterns and fault lines. We depend on each other and also depend on the stewardship of the natural world. For it provides our lifeblood: clean air and water. Read More

Susan Swartz Celebrates the Clean Water Act

As part of the year long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, today June 21st is Fishable Waters Action Day. Local Waterkeeper Alliance groups, fisherman and anyone interested in the health of their local waterways are fishing, boating or visiting their favorite water spot today. Susan, a longtime supporter of the work of Waterkeeper, urges everyone to join her in visiting their local stream, river, lake or ocean today to enjoy and observe its health.

To learn more about the possible toxins and pollutants in your local water and what you can do to help resolve, visit

Waterkeeper Alliance for Clean Water Auction

Endless Glow II
20 x20

Here’s an opportunity to own Endless Glow II, a Susan Swartz Original Acrylic on Linen painting, while supporting Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s largest and fastest growing clean water advocacy group. Susan, a longtime proponent of eliminating toxins from our rivers and oceans, is proud to join this amazing group of artists and activists in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Jeff Koons, the  ART FOR WATER live auction will include a special performance by Deborah Harry on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street, New York City.

Bidding has begun at the online auction and will close on Sunday, March 4 at noon.

Want to see Endless Glow II and bid in person? Contact