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

Summer's Best: Susan Swartz in Martha's Vineyard Art & Ideas

Threshold. If there were a single word that situates Susan Swartz’s art it may be threshold. Susan Swartz is perhaps herself a threshold between nature and visual representation of nature, between life and its image. She shares this liminal life easily, almost as a muse or a sound board of nature. ‘There is a passion and a meaning behind what I paint. Every canvas begins with a feeling — I feel before I imagine. Meaning and image come together in each painting. I ask, what does it mean to look at the water when the sky and the water are one? What happens as a gray but colorful mist comes in on the waterlilies and soaks in the soul?’
— Patrick Phillips

So begins Patrick Phillips in this article in Martha's Vineyard Art & Ideas Mid Summer 2012 issue. Read the entire article.

Download the Summer 2012 Issue

Download the Summer 2012 Issue

Glimpsing Susan Swartz's Wasatch in the Big Apple

George Weiss and Susan Swartz

George Weiss and Susan Swartz

Talk about excess baggage charges — Susan and lots of her recent paintings traveled to New York City this week for a very special event. A collection of  Susan’s available paintings opens today at The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Exhibited alongside estate silver specialist, The Silver Fund, and luxury jeweler, YVEL, Susan’s work includes several pieces from her recent solo exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as a selection of brand new paintings.

Avenue, Manhattan’s oldest society magazine, promoted the three-day event in its November 2011 issue, calling the triple-threat exhibition a “Trove of Treasures.” Says the publication, “New Yorkers are on the prowl for unique, exquisite and memorable pieces to gift… [now] holiday shoppers will have the chance to feast their eyes on the remarkable collections [offered by this trio.]”

In New York this weekend? Stop by The Carlyle from 10am-8pm today or tomorrow,  Saturday, December 10th or Sunday, December 11th from 10am-4pm.

Several Publications Pick Up Susan Swartz's Story!

Georgetowner Picks Up Susan’s Story – The Georgetowner, a bi-weekly newpaper based in the Georgetown district of Washington D.C. featured the opening reception of Susan’s exhibit Seasons of the SoulCheck it out!

Washingtonian Magazine Features Seasons of the Soul  – Susan’s latest exhibit is drawing new attention daily! Considered the most influential monthly magazine in the D.C. metro area, Washingtonian also reported on Seasons of the Soul and highlighted Susan’s 2010 painting Fading Light in its July 2011 issue.

Mountain Express Magazine Profiles Susan’s Activism & Philanthropy – Here on the home front, a different aspect of Susan’s work — her environmental and social justice activism — were highlighted in a recent profile in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Park City, Utah-based Mountain Express Magazine. Pick up a free copy of the magazine at over 400 locations in the Park City and Heber Valley areas, or download a copy of the article, Artist Susan Swartz's Star Shines Brightly Over Park City.

Susan Swartz Featured in Jo Lee Magazine

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Great news! Susan is profiled in a feature article and photo story of the August 2010 issue of Jo Lee Magazine, an international publication dedicated to unexpected intellectual content, philanthropy and lifestyle.

During the Sundance Film Festival last winter, Ray Scotty Morris, a renowned writer and photojournalist whose lens has captured presidents and celebrities, came to Park City to interview Susan about her painting career and her activism. Susan was surprised and honored to being included in a publication with such a strong message about charitable giving and humanitarian outreach. 

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