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September, 2016

I've been working on the underlying structure for this website, so you might notice some weirdness for a little while. Please let me know if you find any bugs.

May, 2016:

Recently, I've been focusing on making small mail art collages which you can see on my Mail Art Blog. These are related to my paintings in that they use photos and a grid-like structure, and often play with the idea of what a photograph is. Send me some mail art if you'd like to get one in your mailbox!

November, 2015:

two trees

I created two small Tree-related pieces for the Bristol Borough Center for the Arts "4x6 Postcard Art Show and Sale" benefit on December 12th, 2015.

September, 2014:

I've spent the past few weeks rebuilding my website using the XML Art Viewer I created for Mike Geno's Website. It now features responsive design so it looks good on smaller screens too!

February, 2012:

untitled (the map painting)

I'll be showing Untitled (The Map Painting) at the Welcome Back: Highwire Artists and Alumni show at Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia from February 3-26, 2012. The show features past and present members of Highwire and should have some great artwork.

October, 2010:

susie tote bag

Check out my Etsy Store, featuring archival prints of my artwork as well as my Recessive Traits Merchandise like greeting cards, tote bags, t-shirts and postcards.

January, 2010:

January 8 - 31: I'll be participating in the Side by Side show at Highwire Gallery with Tom Plassa. We're working on pieces based on Homer's Odyssey. Here's my piece from the show, Sirens.

November & December, 2009:

bacon frame

October 31 - December 17: Do you love bacon? I do, but I'm also vegetarian, so I can't eat it. But, that doesn't stop me from making bacon art for The Bacon Show at Mew Gallery at 906 Christian Street in South Philadelphia. The opening reception is November 7th, 5-9 pm. Featured artists include Ellen Cagnassola, Cho, Jacob Crose, Mike Geno, Sappy Moose Tree and John Wolfer. The phone number for Mew Gallery is 215-625-2424.

September, 2009:

I'm selling some of my Branches prints and postcards at Mew Gallery in South Philadelphia and on my Etsy page.

July, 2009:

See my digital sock monkey collages at the Langhorne Coffee House as part of The Sock Monkey Show. Also showing will be Gail Bracegirdle's watercolors, Mike Geno's oils and Elaine Golak's 3-D monkeys!

February, 2009:

the spectre

I'll be showing my painting The Spectre as part of the Lookin' for Love show at Highwire Gallery (Juried by Philadelphia artistic legend Isiah Zagar).

November, 2008:

See Branches, a show of my new work at Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia. This show focuses on trees and tree-like forms, contrasting them with geometric figures and rigid grid-like structures. Highwire Gallery recently moved to Fishtown, so the address is now: 2040 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125.

December, 2007 - February, 2008:

December 15 - February 1: See my digital sock monkey collages in Sock and Awe at Mew Gallery at 906 Christian Street in South Philadelphia. The opening reception is December 15th, 5-9 pm. Featured artists include Gail Bracegirdle, Cho, Bonnie K. Connelly, Elaine M. Erne Mike Geno, Elaine Golak, Jeff Kilpatrick, Benjamin Long, Lara Long, Dan Rule and Katy Yeaw. The phone number for Mew Gallery is 215-625-2424.

June & July, 2007:

lock monkey

June 1 - July 31: See my bizarre digital sock monkey collages in Sock Monkeys Rule: When Sock Monkeys Inspire Art at The Frame Shop & Gallery at 39 North Main St., Lambertville, NJ. The opening reception is June 9th, 6-9 pm. Artists include Gail Bracegirdle, Dot Bunn, Mike Geno, Elaine Golak and Bonnie Kraus Connelly, author of the book Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys.

March, 2007:

March 2: See my Recessive Traits paintings and some new merchandise at the eighth Philadelphia Big Art Show at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street. This is the kick-off of the Big Art Show tour, so it's very exciting for all! Doors open at 7PM. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome.

November, 2006:

susie's ennui

Recessive Traits merchandise and artwork are for sale at Mew Gallery, 906 Christian Street in South Philadelphia. Mew is an art gallery, consignment boutique and creative workshop with lots of great work by Philadelphia artists. They're located near the Italian Market and Sabrina's Cafe.

July, 2006:

July 22: See my stuff at Lazertown, 3245 Amber St., Philadelphia for the Big Art Show! Make sure you wear adequate eye protection and bring your lazer gun because it's going to be lazer tag all night long... I'm not sure if that's really true, but what the hell, it would be fun! Doors open at 7 PM and admission is $5... this one is all ages, so bring the kids, spring grandma out of jail, round up the uncles and aunts! I'll be showing some work and selling some shirts and other stuff, plus I'll have my paintball gun... I mean, lazer gun... damn, I hate it when I get them mixed up!

June, 2006

June 10: In Liquid's Art for the Cash Poor art sale is always a lot of fun, with over 100 artists showing and selling their underpriced work (everything for sale must be under $199) plus music, raffle, food and drink. This year it will be at The Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street and the art sale will be from 1-7 PM. Admission is free.

May, 2006

May 6: I'll be at Bar Sputnik in Brooklyn for the Big Art Show. Doors open at 8PM. Admission is $5, and this show is for 21 and older.

April, 2006

drawing 8

April 1: See my new drawings and Recessive Traits merchandise at the second Philadelphia Big Art Show at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street. Doors open at 7PM. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome.

January, 2006

January 6-29: Mail artist Ryosuke Cohen and I have a piece in the Highwire Gallery Side by Side Group show.

January 14th: I'll be showing work and selling merchandise at the Tainted Art Party from 7 PM - 1:30 AM at the legendary in Asbury Park, New Jersey. See from the event.

December, 2005

I'll be participating in the Highwire Gallery Small Works Group Show from Dec. 2-30, 2005.

barn door 1

Also, my painting Barn Door and Window is in the Affordable Art for the Holidays show at Projects Gallery, running from December 2, 2005 - January 29, 2006.

I will be showing work at Philly Stir Fry Live on December 3rd from 6pm-Midnight. It's at Fifth Stone Studios, 2829 S. 18th St., Philadelphia

Some of the Recessive Traits paintings will be appearing in the December issue of the online magazine Mung Being*... the theme for this issue is consumerism and product affiliation, so these paintings are a pretty good fit!

I also have two paintings (Still Life with Recipes and Autumn) in a show at Cafe Olé

*not to be confused with Mung Bean

November, 2005

November 4-27, 2005 The Recessive Traits and Cowboys and Indians paintings will be at Highwire Gallery.