“Being an artist is what I do, not who I am. It is vehicle that I use to give expression of who I am.” ~Susan Hart

“Being an artist is what I do, not who I am. It is vehicle that I use to give expression of who I am.” ~Susan Hart

EDUCATION
2017 – Online course with Nancy Reyner, Santa Fe, NM
2016, 2018 – Online course with Nicholas Wilton, Sausalito, CA
2001-2016 – Additional Studies with Carrie Burns Brown, Betty Braig, Claudia Coberly, Mary Morrison, Lana Grow, Cathy Taylor, Mary Ann Beckwith, Kathleen Conover, and Vera Dickerson, Joan Fullerton.
2009- Attended workshop in Bellevue Nebraska, studied under Nita Leland
1997-Participated in Frameworks - K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum workshop
1992-93 -Attended Prairie Visions - Institute on the Visual Arts Curriculum workshop.
1981- BA degree in Art Education from Kearney State College.  At present I have 24 graduate hours of art and education courses from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

AWARDS
2018   Kimmel –Harding Artist Residency, Nebraska City, NE
2017   Award – Received one of thirteen awards given in the 33rd Annual National Collage Society exhibition
2017   Signature Award –National Collage Society
2017 -2018 Finalist for Kalos Visual Art Prize, Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
2015   Signature Award – Association of Nebraska Art Clubs
2014   Awarded Nautilus Fellow – International Society of Experimental Artists
            Finalist for Kalos Visual Art Prize, Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
2013   Finalist for Kalos Visual Art Prize, Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
2012   Museum of Nebraska Art Purchase Award – Association of Nebraska Art Clubs juried exhibition
            Special Recognition – 14th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online             Exhibition – Upstream People  
            Gallery – Omaha, Nebraska
Juried into IMPACT - a group of nationally recognized artists working and living in Nebraska.
             Finalist for Kalos Visual Art Prize Ruminate Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
2011   Signature Award - International Society of Experimental Artists
             Best of Show – Kearney Artists Guild, All Member Exhibit
2010   Award of Excellence - Association of Nebraska Art Clubs state juried exhibition
             Best of Show - Kearney Artists Guild, All Member Exhibit
2008   Best of Show - Kearney Artist Kearney Artist Guild, All Member Exhibit
             Two Awards at the Nebraskaland Days Competitive Art Show
2006   Award of Excellence - Association of Nebraska Art Clubs state juried exhibition       
2004   Best of Show - Kearney Artists Guild, All Member Exhibit
1999   Award of Excellence - Association of Nebraska Art Clubs state juried exhibition

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017   Lexington Clipper Herald – May 13, 2017
2013   Hastings Tribune – September 3, 2013
2014   National Collage Society Juried Exhibition Catalog
2009   Kearney Hub Newspaper - Bravo, May 21, 2009
2008, 2006, 2011, 2012-2014, 2015-2018 - International Society of Experimental Artists Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog

EXHIBITIONS
Solo:
2018-2007  Solo Exhibits – The Burkholder Project Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2017    A Sense of Place – Red Path Gallery, Seward, NE
2014    At This Point in Time – Red Path Gallery, Seward, NE
2013    Going in the Right Direction – Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE
              Circles and Grids – The Burkholder Project Gallery, Lincoln, NE, Henri Museum – Cozad, NE
2007     Passages - Dawson County Historical Museum, Lexington NE
               Passages - Robert Henri Museum, Cozad, NE
               Passages II - Elements Gallery, Kearney, NE
2006    Road to Discovery-The Journey Continues - Minden Opera House, Minden, NE
2005    The Promised Land - The Burkholder Project Gallery, Lincoln, N

Juried:
2017    National Collage Society 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2017    International Society of Experimental Artists 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanibel Island, FL
2016    National Collage Society 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Kent, OH
2015    International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Traverse City, MI
              Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Statewide Traveling Exhibition
2014    International Society of Experimental Artists 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, San Diego, CA
              National Collage Society 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
2013    International Society of Experimental Artists 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanibel Island, FL
2012    International Society of Experimental Artists 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Gloucester, MA
             Fred Simon Gallery – Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha NE (selected in 2010 for 2011/12 exhibition schedule)
             Upstream People Gallery – 14th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Omaha NE
            Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Statewide Traveling Exhibition
2011     International Society of Experimental Artists 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Shelton, Washington
2010    Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Statewide Traveling Exhibition
2009    Walkway Gallery - West Tower, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney NE (Solo exhibit with 22 pieces)
               Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Exhibition, Merryman Performance Center, Kearney, NE
2008    International Society of Experimental Artists 17th Annual Juried Exhibition - Watercolor Art Society-Houston Gallery, Houston Texas
2007    Governor's Residence Art Exhibition - Governor's Residence, Lincoln, NE (Solo exhibit with 10 pieces)
2006    International Society of Experimental Artists 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Marquette, MI
               Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Statewide Traveling Exhibition
2005    Nebraska Art Teachers Association Exhibition - Loves Jazz & Arts Center, Omaha, NE
2003    Nebraska Art Teachers Association Exhibit - Walker Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE
1999    Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Juried Statewide Traveling Exhibition

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS:
2019-2013 IMPACT group exhibits
2018      Nebraska Rural Living Artists Group show -  Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery
2016      Medici Invite, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln NE
2011       Concerning the Spiritual in Art, (Curated by Richard Terrell) Doane College
2009     Invitational - Noyes Gallery, Lincoln, NE
                Holiday Exhibit - Prairie Winds Gallery, Grand Island, NE
2008     Nebraskaland Day Annual Competitive Art Exhibit, North Platte, NE

COLLECTIONS
Doane College, Crete, NE
York College, York NE
Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Autumn Art Workshop - (board member and serve as historian/publicity 2009 - present)
Nebraskans for the Arts – (board member 2011 – 2014)
Kearney Artists Guild (vice president 2007 and president 2008, 2009)
Association of Nebraska Art Clubs
International Society of Experimental Artists
National Collage Society
Dawson County Historical Museum – (board member 2003-2009)

 RELATED EXPERIENCE
2000- Present – Children/adult art workshops educator for the Museum of Nebraska Art - Kearney, NE
2009 - Adjunct- Art Appreciation - University of Nebraska, Kearney - Kearney, NE\
             Mixed Media/collage workshop instructor at:
2017   Sandhill Painters, Valentine, NE
2013   Collage workshop at Central Community College – Columbus, NE
2012, 2013 Teenage Autumn Art Workshop – Halsey, NE
2012, 2010   Arrow Artists, Broken Bow, NE
2009   Grand Island Sketch Club, Grand Island, NE
2008, 2013 Southwest High School Conference honor arts program, Cozad NE
1989-2006 - Art Teacher for Dawson County NE, Elementary School Districts 100-R, 13 and 29

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
The Burkholder Project Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Red Path Gallery, Seward, NE
Nebraska Rural Living Online Gallery
Anne Thorne Weaver Museum Shop- Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE