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Artist Resume

Susan Burton

Art Explorations

2916 East 2575 Road

Marseilles, IL  61341

815-690-3802

Susan.burton70@gmail.com

www.artexplorations.com

FORMAL EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Major Interior Design, Minor in Art, Minor in Architecture, SIU Carbondale, 1978

Associates Degree, IVCC 1975

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS & COMMUNITY BUILDS

 

2019       "Prairie Dreams"

                Princeton, IL

                “Pollinator Pillars”

                Canal Street Art Walk, Ottawa, IL

 

2018       “Delicious”- The Cupcake

                The Ottawa Bakery, Ottawa, IL

 

                “Rotary Stepping Stones”

                Rotary Park, LaSalle, IL (NCIArtworks Facilitated)

 

                “Step Up Stepping Stones” (NCIArtworks Facilitated)

                LaSalle Elementary School, LaSalle, IL

 

2017       “Giant Monarch”

                Canal Street Art Walk, Ottawa, IL

 

                “Market Star”

                Chris Kringle Market, Ottawa, IL

2014       “Rainbow Flower”

                Allen Park, Ottawa, IL

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019                       "Expedition Known"

                                Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair, Chicago

                                "Aboton"

                                Trashion - Westclox Recycled Fashion Show, Peru, IL

2018                       Open Space Gallery, Group Show, Ottawa, IL

                                Amanda Weygand Group Show, Ottawa, IL

                                The Bakery, Ottawa, IL

                                Salt Tree Yoga, Ottawa, IL

                                Washington Park, Ottawa, IL

                                ArtWorks Gallery, LaSalle, IL

2017                       "100 Moments in Mosaic"

                                Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair, Chicago

                                "Charism"

                                Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier, Chicago

                                Heritage Harbor, Ottawa is Blooming

2016                       "Totem Pole"

                                Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier, Chicago

                                Heritage Harbor, Ottawa is Blooming

 

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

 

2019                      Introduction to Picassiette 

                                                OpenSpace, Ottawa

                              Wine Bottle Cutting and Sculpture 

                                                OpenSpace, Ottawa

                              Mosaic Rock Build

                                                OpenSpace, Ottawa

                              Sandcasting

                                                IVCC, Oglesby, IL

                                                Art Farm, Marseilles, IL

2018                     Christmas Ornament Make & Take

                                                Chris Kringle Market, Ottawa, IL

 

2015-Current     Open Studio - Sculpture Garden

                                                Art Farm, Marseilles, IL

 

2015-Current     Mosaic Jewelry

                                                WomanSpace, Rockford, IL

                                                A Mess of Things, Ottawa, IL

                                                OpenSpace Gallery, Ottawa, IL

 

2011-Current     Beginning Mosaics

                                                WomanSpace, Rockford, IL

                                                A Mess of Things, Ottawa, IL

                                                OpenSpace Gallery, Ottawa, IL

                                                Heritage Harbor, Ottawa, IL

                                                Art Farm, Marseilles, IL

                                                408 Fine Arts Factory, LaSalle, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Mosaic and Sculptural Work featured in:

            Creations: Contemporary Decorative Mosaic, Jacqueline Iskander

            Mosaic Art Today, Jeffrey B. Snyder

            Starved Rock Country: State of the Art, Mosaics Make Splash in Ottawa, Charles Stanley

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL COURSES

2019 - SAMA Convention

            Portriature-Picassiette/Mixed Materials - Gila Rayberg - http://www.gilamosaics.com/home.html

            Go Big or Go Home/Working with Large Tiles - Kim Wozniak - https://maverickmosaics.com/instructors/kim-wozniak/

            Paltiya 3D Substrate Material - Maria Sarmiento - https://www.sarmientostudio.com/about-1/

2017 - Concrete/Styrofoam Carving - Sherri Warner Hunter - https://swhartstudioinc.wordpress.com/ 

2017 - Picassiette/Chicago School of Mosaic Art - Pamela Irving - http://pamelairving.com.au/

2017 - Wet Concrete Carving/Chicago School of Mosaic Art -Elder Jones - http://sandpudding.com/

2015 - Concrete/Styrofoam Carving - Sherri Warner Hunter - https://swhartstudioinc.wordpress.com/ 

2014 - Bas Relief Sculpture for Mosaic Art - Gwyn Kaitis - http://www.mosaicartnow.com/artists/gwyn-kaitis/

2014 - Artists, Decision Makers/Installers - Julie Richey - http://www.juliericheymosaics.com/

2014 - Bend, Fold & Undulate Substrates - Marian Shapiro - https://www.dariandesign.com.au/

2012 - Designing & Presenting Sculptural Mosaics - https://swhartstudioinc.wordpress.com/ 

2012 - Making Mosaics Direct Method - Gary Drostle - https://www.drostle.com/

2012 - Mosaic Materials & Adhesives - Sonia King - http://mosaicworks.com/

2012 - Mosaic & Concrete Sculpture - Wouterina de Raad - http://www.concretemosaicsculpture.com/

PRESENTATIONS & PROGRAMS

 

2017                       Ottawa Elementary – Mosaic Demo, Ottawa, IL

2017                       Ottawa Elementary – Mosaic Demo, Ottawa, IL

2017                       Noon Rotary - Rotary & Mosaics, Ottawa, IL

2017                       Rotary – Rotary & Mosaics, Ottawa, IL

2017                       America In Bloom – Building Public Art, Boston, MA

2016                       Noon Rotary – Blooming Mosaics, Ottawa, IL

2016                       Morning Rotary – Blooming Mosaics, Ottawa, IL

 

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM

 

2019-Current         Starved Rock Country Community Art Fund

2018-Complete    OmniPrize, Ottawa, IL

2018-Complete    NCIArtworks (Artwork Installation), LaSalle, IL

2014-Current         Ottawa Wine & Art Walk, Ottawa, IL

2014-Current         Ottawa is Blooming, Ottawa, IL

2013-Current         America In Bloom (Symposium), CA, MS, KY, IL, MI

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Society of American Mosaic Artists

Chicago School of Mosaic Art

Ottawa Art League

River Valley Visuals

Ottawa Downtown Merchants

Ottawa Garden Club

Ottawa is Blooming Committee

WIN Organization

Rising Tide Society

Entrepreneurial Master Minds