Susan Schwake

 

January/February 2013

  • Created work for "Beginnings" at the Main Street Art Gallery in Newfields, NH  

 

November/December 2012

  •  Finished Art Lab for Little Kids and 3D Art Lab  for Kids

 

September/October 2012

  • Two person show at artstream gallery "Beautiful Decay" 18 new paintings 
  • Workshop at The Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA "Monster Mash"
  • Workshop at Teahouse Studio  Berkeley CA "Playful Printmaking" 

 

July/August 2012

  • Began writing second and third books for release 2013 

 

May/June 2012

  •  ALFK book sales going strong available at MoMA NYC and SFMoMA. 

 

March/April 2012

  • Celebrated the release of my book Art Lab for Kids with a full exhibition of all the art in the book at artstream gallery
  • Multiple workshops and book signings at RiverRun Bookstore, Wish Studios, NH Childrens Museum and Rochester Public Library
  • Working on new monotypes and series of paintings about girls

 

January/February 2012

  • Worked on series of plaster and acrylic paintings for Lucy's Art Emporium, Dover, NH
  • Worked on my Mythological Creature for Art Esprit's public art exhibition 

 

November/December 2011

  • Traveled to Germany for vacation and exploration!

 

September/October 2011

 

July/August 2011

  • Finished my first book: Art Lab for Kids! by Quarry Books March 2012
  • Juried exhibition of 8 new landscapes for Market 100 in Portsmouth, NH

 

May/June 2011

  • Applied for Art Esprit's Mythology of Rochester public art exhibition and won one of 12 slots for exhibition 2013.

 

March/April 2011

  • With The Working Proof raising money for Doctors without Borders effort to aid Japan with my print: Birds in the Bush 

 

January/February 2011

  • Solo exhibit of 13 paintings hung at Pepperland Cafe in South Berwick, ME
  • It takes Two (2) exhibit with 6 new paintings at artstream gallery

 

November/December 2010

  • Finished up language and ordinance writing of The Arts and Culture commission for Rochester 
  • Started writing Art Lab for Kids to be published by Quarry books March 2012

 

September/October 2010

  • Chair of The City of Rochester, NH steering committee for the Arts and Culture commission

 

July/August 2010

  • Lucy's Art Emporium ongoing works in clay and smaller paintings
  • Solo exhibit at Frisbie Memorial Hospital's public gallery 
  • Created 100 little ceramic fish for The Rochester Public Library summer reading program

 

May/June 2010

 

March/April 2010

  • Nominated for Outstanding Public Artist by the Portsmouth Herald Spotlight Awards. (vote here)

 

January/February 2010

  • Edition of 50 gelatin monotypes of "On the Rocks" for The Working Proof to benefit in part Medicins sans Frontiers
  • Four new mixed media works created with Rainer for "It Takes Two" exhibition at artstream, Rochester, NH 2/6/10
  • Solo show at the RPL showing my Weeds ink drawings and the Secret Life of Fruit collages
  • Working on BIRCHE piece for upcoming exhibition in Romania fall 2010
  • Working on pieces for Calm Air All Ice "FIfty-Two" exhibit in  Room 121 Bristol, UK March 2010

 

November/December 09

  • Ten new ink drawings on repurposed cedarwood panels

 

September/October 09

  • Four new pieces in the Vision of Squam exhibition at artstream gallery in Rochester, NH
  • Paintings in 10th anniversary exhibition at 100 Market Gallery, Portsmouth, NH 
  • Creating large scale community participation mural for the Concord Arts Market 10/31

 

July/August 09

  • Opening for my solo show at The Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord, NH

 

May/June 09

  • Painting a 6' high 4' long Wellington boot sculpture for the "Shoes of Rochester" project. On display Summer of 09 begining 06/06/09
  • Hanging and orchestrating the celebration for the autistic children's public art project in conjunction with the Monarch School of NE
  • 20th art show featuring work from our art school's students at the Rochester Public Library June 8, 2009 opening

 

March/April 09

  • Working on for April completion - a 4'x10' public art clay/painted mural - created by an intergenerational group of autistic children, their families, friends and teachers. Will be installed late April, early May
  • 6 new works for Susan Maach gallery, Portland, ME   "Dux Femina Facti : A Woman is in Charge"
  • 5 new double page ink drawings for APW gallery, NYC

 

Janurary/February 09

  • Directing a public art project through the generous donation from the Monarch School of NE and a group of autistic children and their families.
  • "Love is all you need" Solo show at the Rochester Public Library main lobby gallery during the months of Feb/March 09

 

November/December 08

  • Six new works for YES Gallery, Warren, RI November 7th through December 21st 

 

September/October 08

  • Taught two full day workshops at the first annual Squam Art Workshops
  • Nine new works for Nahcotta's Enormous Tiny Art Show iv - also available online here.
  • Participating in the Concord Arts Market with daughter Chloe October 4th, Concord, NH

 

July/August 08

  • Taught Summer Classes and Camps for artstream and developed workshops for upcoming events
  • Deliverd 110 ceramic "coins" to the Rochester Public Library for their G'day reading summer program

 

May/June 08

  • Overnight Art project is installed in Portsmouth NH at the Hanover Street Parking Garage
  • 10 new antique fruit collages created for "Modern Spring" at artstream
  • Completed 6 months of teaching for enrichment Saturdays for the Monarch School of NE. Participated in their documentary.

 

March/April 08

  • Awarded "Overnight Art" spot for May-August public art in Portsmouth NH. See the project here
  • April solo show "Illusionary Springtime" with 20 new works at the Black Bean Cafe

 

January/February 08

  • Twelve new paintings at Nahcotta "Enormous Tiny Art Show iii" 2/8
  • Monotype "Cityman IV" at Franklin Pierce Law School, Concord, NH 1/08-2/08
  • Launched in January a six month project with The Monarch School of NE, teaching art to autistic children

 

November/December 07

  • Three small oil paintings at Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Five new paper/encaustic works in "Mapping the Way" exhibition at artstream
  • Two paintings at Market 100 exhibition until 1/08
  • Opened an Etsy shop officially in late October. Small works and trial pieces for sale there.
  • Two paintings for corporate clients finished and delivered.

 

October 07

  • "Drops" wooden mosaic artwork finished - as a community project hung in the new CHAD clinic, Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH
  • New series of six sumi ink and white ink paintings completed entitled "weeds" a statement about this summer's garden

 

September 07

  • Nine new works - gelatin monotypes on baltic birch shown at a group exhibition at Nahcotta gallery in Portsmouth, NH opening 9/14 "enormous tiny artshow
  • Working on a series of mixed media paintings loosely based on childhood.

 

July/August 07

  • New work put into the illustrations/prints sections
  • Four new small paintings on baltic birch added to my paint page.
  • Show of said paintings at Salmon Falls Village Gallery 8/9 -9/23 07 opening 8/18 - 6-8 pm.
  • Still working on the sculpture
  • Delivered 103 small orange traffic cones to the Rochester Public Library

 

June 07:

  • !Hey! This site has finally "hatched" ... thanks for waiting! Thanks to Rainer for the excessive programming.
  • Some of my paintings are available at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA
  • You can buy a very high quality print of my painting "Wired" this month at Pretty Darn Swell for $20. $5 goes to The Mayhew Program for boys - a pretty darn swell program for at-risk boys right here in New Hampshire.
  • I am working with a nice group of children and adults to create a public art piece for Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH.
  • I am also making a huge sculpture for our Adopt-a-Spot garden, right here in Rochester, NH ... it will most likely take me all month to finish.