In the fall of 2012, Zion's Bank lauded Swartz as an exceptional Utah artist and a valued representative of the state's remarkable natural beauty. To commemorate the closing of susan swartz: seasons of the soul, Swartz's solo exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., a celebration was given in her honor in the extraordinary Zions Bank Founders Room in downtown Salt Lake City.
In a room packed with admirers, peers and friends, Swartz was recognized for the many years of spiritual wisdom and visual integrity she has brought to her paintings inspired by the unique natural grandeur of Utah. Hosts Scott Anderson (president and CEO, Zions First National Bank), Geralyn Dreyfous (founder and chair, Utah Film Center and Impact Partners) and Byron Russell (Byron Russell LLC) celebrated not only Susan's artistic talents, but also her life-changing generosity and her gift of deep and abiding friendship. And Jon Huntsman sent a special message to Swartz for her contributions to Utah.