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

"My favorite piece of the night..." Susan Swartz at Naples International Art & Antiques Fair

"...was a painting by Susan Swartz, Autumn Blaze II" says Kristie Aronow of Gulfshore Live in her review of Thursday night's opening of the Naples International Art & Antique Fair. “You feel the emotion, the heat, of the forest,” said another patron who also was  taken with the painting, “you can feel the oncoming winter and  the last hurrah of fall.” Susan is humbled by another fantastic reception in Florida this season!

Susan Swartz Greetings from Naples International Art & Antiques Fair

Autumn Blaze II
48 x 60

If you stroll into the Naples International Art & Antique Fair this weekend, guess whose painting will be the first to welcome you? Susan's of course! Autumn Blaze II, a Swartz signature piece, graces the opening of the pavilion. 

Gallery Director Michael James is proud to bring Susan's work to the Florida Gulf Coast for a second year. As Yohana de la Torre, Chief Editor of The Gulf Coast Times wrote,

… Swartz's color constructions are mesmerizing. And the composition astounding.

Download the entire The Magical World of Suzan Swartz article, and please be our guests this weekend in Naples*:

  • Friday to Sunday, February 24 to 26, 11 am to 7 pm
  • Monday and Tuesday, February 27 and 28, 11am to 5 pm
  • Naples International Pavilion, 4835 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110

* Complimentary tickets at "will call" under Michael James Fine Art. 

Susan Takes Florida By Storm

Bruce Beal and Susan Swartz

Bruce Beal and Susan Swartz

What an incredible start to the New Year! First, three films that Susan helped produce  premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to great reviews.  Before the credits finished rolling, Susan’s first solo shows in Florida opened at Art Palm Beach and Art Sarasota. 

Didn’t get to Palm Beach or Sarasota? Not to worry, Susan’s solo exhibition is traveling south to the Naples International Art & Antique Fair on Florida’s Gulf Coast from February 24 – March 6.

Rounding out January was an exciting invitation for Susan that made everyone on her team grin from ear to ear. Stay tuned next week for the big announcement.