Paintings by Susan Stefanski

Susan Stefanski
115 Ellis Road
Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 789-1755
SStefansk@aol.com

I have experimented with many mediums such as metalwork, stain glass, printmaking, drawing and painting. Although all avenues of creativity are interesting I am drawn to representational painting in oil, watercolor and pastel. Painting is spiritual and serene and promotes a feeling of contentment and joy to be shared with others. I participated in numerous juried and non- juried shows, have had commissioned works and multiple awards noting Grand Prize for Haverford Library’s Art of the Garden Exhibition 2011 My representational natural subjects, predominately landscapes, capture light, color and feelings falling under an umbrella of “God’s Gifts”.

Education
Associates Delaware County Community College
West Chester University – Biology
1999 2012: coursework at Villanova, Main Line Art Center Wayne Art Center

Workshops
2007 Charles Reid, Yellow Springs PA October
2010 Carolyn Anderson, Wilmington DE May
2012 Private Sessions Madeleine Kelley Abstract
2013 Private Sessions Anne Graham
Multiple Workshops in Landscape, Portraiture, Figure at MLA and WAC 1999-2012

Memberships
Artist Equity, ARTsisters, Delaware Valley Art League, Pennsylvania Craftsmen Guild, Haverford Chapter, Main Line Art Center,.

Juried Shows
2011 Art of the Garden, Haverford Township Library
2010 Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, winter
2007, 2009 Philadelphia Sketch Club – Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings
2009 Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower
2007 Main Line Art – Works on Paper Juried Exhibition
2007 Wayne Art Center –National Spring Juried Exhibition,
2007-2010, 2012 Wayne Art Center Member’s Show
2007-2013 Delaware Valley Art League –Penn Med Exhibitions, Radnor, Penn Med Valley Forge, quarterly 2009, People’s Gallery
2010 Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, DVAL Exhibition
2012, 2013 Brandywine Plein Air Festival

Exhibitions
2013 Baker Industries
2013 FAF
2013 Solo Exhibition Sept. 8 through October 31 Thomas Moser Gallery
2013 Solo Exhibition April 26 through June 8 Villanova University
2013 DA Vinci Art Alliance It’s About Time ARTsistners
2013 Main Line Unitarian Church St. Davids PA ARTsisters
2013 Chaddsford Elementary Show
2013 Artist Equity Goggleworks
2012 Brandywine Plein Air Festival October,
2012 Art In Sharpe Park
2012 Featured Artist in the Phoenixville Soroptomist Show
2012 Phoenixville Art Center- ARTsisters
2012 Chester County Art Assoc. Paint the Town, West Chester Plein Air Festival
2012 Solo Exhibit School of the Holy Child Rosemont, March
2011 Solo Exhibit School of the Holy Child Rosemont, March
2011 DVAL/Brandywine Rotary Club Art Exhibit,
2011 Two Person Exhibit- Z Gallery March,
2011 Media Arts Council February Court Diner
2011 Daylesford Abby – February
2012 Daylesford Abby October
2010 Solo Exhibition Jenkins Arboretum – Nature’s Embrace, November 8, 2010 through December 6, Tyme Gallery – Inner Essence August, 2010, 2011, 2012, Tyme Gallery Paint Out, October 7-9, 2010, Miniature Exhibition December 2010,
ARTsisters Made You Look, 2011
2010 Solo Show Newtown Square Library May
2009-2012 Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, Open Studio Tour Haverford Guild of Craftsmen,Havertown 2010 Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, Heritage Festival
2009 Three Person Show Gryphon Café, November,
2010 DVAL Board Show Gryphon Cafe May
2011 Two Person Show - Great Frame Up Wayne, , September
2009 Two Person Show – Great Frame Up Wayne, July
2008-2011 Wayne Art Center-Private Garden
2010 Maine Line Art – March Unframed and Uncorked
2009 Two Person-Exhibition Tyme Gallery- December
2008 Solo Exhibit-Paoli Hospital Cancer Center – September 6-October 4
2008-2012 Delaware Valley Art League -Board Show, Penn Med Radnor, Penn Med Valley Forge
40th Annual Media Arts and Crafts Fair
Delaware Valley Art League – East Town Library Show, Baker Street Gallery Show, Spread Eagle Village Show 2008, 2009, 2010, Brinton Lakes 2011, People’s Gallery 2008, Wayne Art Center 2009.
2008-2012 Academy of Notre Dame – Annual Art Show
Chester Spring Studio – October 14-November 17 2007
First Friday Main Line – Solo Show, September 2007, October 2007

Publication
2003 “Change- A Celebration of Creative Works from Villanova Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni”

Awards
2011 People’s Choice Award – Kutztown Plein Air Festival
Grand Prize, Art of the Garden 2011 Haverford Township Library
Alan Fetterman PAFA, Barbara Greenfield and Melinda Moritz Juror’s
2010 Suzanne M. Kaminsky Memorial Award, Edna Davis Juror
2011 Third Place DVAL Penn Med Radnor, Ann Martin Juror
2013 Second Place Children’s Beach House Brandywine Plein Air Festival

Galleries

ADM Galley, 3719 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Beauty Gallery, Providence Road, Edgemont, PA
Hardcastle Gallery,5714 Kennett Pike, Centerville, DE 19087
218 E. Main Street, Suite 112, Newark DE 19711
Z Gallery West Chester
The Great Wayne Frame Up, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne PA
North End Trilogy, Barnegate Light Long Beach Island

Collections
Villanova University
St. Declan’s Well, 3131 Walnut Street Phila., PA
Many private collections