Suzan Berwald, Visual Artist
Solstice Studio 59

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(posted on 16 Apr 2018)

I just received notification that my two monoprint works I submitted to an A.S.A. exhibition have been accepted. I do not have all of the details (locations etc.) but once I do, more information will forthcoming. Very happy with this news.

"Inversion" -one of my pieces 

(posted on 5 Apr 2018)

So you can't tell it is spring by looking out the window (snow, snow everywhere) but in the art world,  spring is here with all the shows on the horizon. I am in St. Albert  for the V.A.S.A. Member show which runs all of April. Three of my quilt acrylic paintings will be featured. With my solo show at the Common Ground Community Cafe wrapping up this Friday, April 6, some of my pastel works will move onto Calgary for a show at the Pumphouse Theatre. This show runs until the end of June. Then there is the annual spring show put on by the Art Society of Strathcona County "Spring Fling".  I will have a variety of works in this show ranging from pastel to print to mixed media. 

Busy, busy, busy but happy!

 

This winter seemed endless with the blustery winds and the heavy snowfall warnings but yesterday I came to believe that  spring was knocking at the door. I am starting to think about switching out my winter decor items for the much brighter and joyful spring colours. I also know that spring is just around the corner as I have several spring shows happening. 

So, yesterday I delivered some pieces for a show to the Dow Centennial Centre (Fort Saskatchewan) for the Alberta Lottery Fund Gallery. The show is titled "Creative Release".  There are about seven artists participating; all are members of the Strathcona Art Society. The show opens TODAY but the opening reception is Friday, March 2 from 6:30- 9:30 p.m.  It is a very eclectic show ranging from abstract to high realism works....something for everyone.

 

I am also exhibiting at the Strathcona Community Centre and County Hall in the atrium. For this exhibition I will have four of my older works on display for most of the spring.

 

And finally, of course, I have the solo show of my pastel works at the Common Ground Community Cafe, Sherwood Park happening in March. 

(posted on 19 Jan 2018)

In preparation for the upcoming re-opening of the Loft Gallery (Sherwood Park) in the Ottewell Centre/Red Barn I am starting to experiment with alcohol inks on yupo and ceramic tiles. I am slowly learning the "ins and outs" of this new medium. The alcohol inks seem to have a mind of their own in terms of movement and how they interact with one another. Many happy "accidents"!! I am presenting these alcohol inks in shadow boxes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my more recent alcohol inks on tile and presented in shadow box

Our local "hospital"/health care unit is now displaying art work from the  Strathcona Art Society. All the works are quite small (not exceeding 20 inches) due to the size of the display cases so the prices are GREAT!!! I have one work on display there. These works will remain on display until April 2018 (unless sold and then replaced with new pieces). 

It took almost a week but I finally finished a larger quilt painting "Duck Feet" which I hope will be accepted into an art show/competition. The work is 20 x 20 and I don't think I will go too much larger  (maybe 24 x 24 ...I have some canvases waiting in the wings of that size). I am now going to switch gears and go back to my pastel works and prepare for an upcoming solo show in the spring.  Paint..paint ...paint...

So today, I dropped off some work at Rosie's in the Park (114 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park). The works will be on display until the end of 2017. My pieces are all quite small with the largest one ("Cezanne's Serenade") being 16 x 14  There is art work from three other artists from our local art society. So if you want to grab a bit to eat and see some local art stop by Rosie's. 

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