Susan Schwake


  • November solo show at Rochester Public Library “Hibernate/Escape”
  • November solo show at 45 Market Bakery, Somersworth NH “Birds”
  • November solo show at The Black Bean Cafe, Rollinsford NH “Pull of Water”
  • Nov/Dec PineTree Popup at Woodman Museum Dover NH 7 new abstracts
  • Wrote My Year of Art/Be an Artist Everyday book due out 2/2020


  • Wrote Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself released November 2018
  • Book release signing/community art project/exhibit Artstream Rollinsford November 2018
  • Solo Show "Nature Obscura" Main Street Art - December 2018


  • Artstream Open Studios Rollinsford NH Nov. 18&19  10-3
  • SoBoArts Fair Dec 1 & 2 So Berwick ME Town Hall
  • Main St Art Newfields NH Dec 8th Exhibit Opening 5:30-7:30through Dec.29
  • 45 Market Art Fair Somersworth NH Dec 17
  • Solo Show -July- Tease Hair Studio, Portsmouth
  • July Public Art Workshop - Keene Public Library
  • 100 day project -Driven to Abstraction
  • August public workshop - The Eric Carle Museum
  • Solo show 45 Market Street, Somersworth


  • Book signing for Art Camp at Mid-winter ALA
  • Started the Pictoglyph Project
  • Started 100 Memories of Mom a grief/memorial project
  • Exhibited 13 new gelatin monotypes at The Mid America Print Council conference
  • Exhibited four new watercolors at 100 Market Gallery, Portsmouth
  • Art Lab for Kids reached 85,000 copies sold in North America and 7 languages


  • Exhibited two new monoprints in Prints of the Year 
  • Workshop at Eric Carle Museum "Shadow Puppets"
  • Drawing for Strathmore Pass the Journal invitational
  • 9 Paintings at Market 100 Gallery, Portsmouth
  • Wrote ART CAMP, 52 projects, published by Two Little Birds Books
  • Moved Artstream to Rollinsford
  • Traveled to Germany


  • Wrote Art for All Seasons, published by Two Little Birds Books
  • Exhibited new monoprints at Prints of the Year exhibit
  • Exhibits at 100 Market, Portsmouth, NH
  • Participated at BROKE in Peterborough, NH
  • Hosted Art Retreat Camp at Mayhew Island
  • Winter Trees workshop at The Eric Carle Museum


  • Exhibits at 100 Market Portsmouth NH
  • Buttermilk Chalk painting workshop at The Eric Carle Museum
  • Travels to Germany for inspiration
  • Moved our business Artstream to Dover, NH 
  • Work now available at Treehouse Gallery, New Paltz, NY (first big celebrity sale!)
  • Participated in BROKE in Peterborough 
  • Started writing my fourth book - Art for All Seasons, published by Two Little Birds Books
  • Created work for "Beginnings" at the Main Street Art Gallery in Newfields, NH  


  • Finished Art Lab for Little Kids and 3D Art Lab  for Kids
  • 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" 
  • Began writing second and third books for release 2013 
  • Art Lab for Kids book sales going strong available at MoMA NYC and SFMoMA.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Setting up new website for Art Lab for Kids book - and Facebook page. 
  • Painting like mad for two new exhibits: one solo one duo with Darryl Joel Berger
  • 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 
  • Applied for Art Esprit's Mythology of Rochester public art exhibition and won one of 12 slots for exhibition 2013.
  • With The Working Proof raising money for Doctors without Borders effort to aid Japan with my print: Birds in the Bush 
  • Solo exhibit of 13 paintings 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. 


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.