Susan Hurwitch's use of color and texture has become an integral part of her signature style. By using a collage process that merges hand painted papers with a variety of mixed media techniques, Susan fulfills her ultimate goal of infusing a joyful and positive spirit to her art.
November 2020 "Administrative Malpractice awarded Certificate of Excellence in the Circle Arts Foundation for the Arts International Contest
June 2019 "Splashdown" recipient of the Eleanor Merritt Darlington Memorial Fund Drive Award
February 2018 "Desert Garden" awarded Second Place at Art & Frame's Hall Gallery Art Show
December 2017 "It Must Be Paradise" awarded Honorable Mention at Art Center Sarasota's Exhibit "New and Now"
August 2017 "Sunroom in Bloom" selected for the National Collage Society's 2018 Calendar
March 2017 First Place Garden Party Show for "Her Indelible Past" North Port Art Center
July 2017 First Place American Melting Pot Show for "Pheasant Garden"
North Port ArtCenter
October 2020 "Onward & Upward -Art Center Sarasota
June 2020 " The Big Show-Art Center Sarasota
March 2020 FLAG 70th Anniversary Exhibition Foosaner Art Museum Melbourne, Florida
February 2020 "2nd Annual Best of Ringling College Continuing Studies"
June 2019 FLAG Symposium -"The Beauty of Small"
March 2019 "FLAG-Naples" Naples Art Association
March 2019 "Unbound" Art Center Sarasota
December 2018 "WCA Winter Exhibition" Art Center Manatee
October 2018 "New Modern" Art Center Sarasota
October 2017 "First Impressions" - Art Center Sarasota
August 2017 "Line, Form & Color" - Art Center Sarasota
July 2017 "Florida's Finest" - Art Center Sarasota
"American Melting Pot" - North Port Art Center
May 2017 "Unlimited Potential" - Art Center Sarasota
March 2017 "Garden Party" - North Port Art Center
January 2017 "Classic Fantastic" - Art Center Sarasota
July 2016 "Florida Flavor" - Art Center Sarasota
May 2016 "Local 707" - Art Center Sarasota
April 2016 "New/Renew" - Art Center Sarasota
February 2016 "Member Show" - Bird Key Yacht Club
January 2016 "Visually Speaking" - Art Center Sarasota
January 2016 Art & Frame Exhibit
December 2015 "What Lies Beneath" - Art Center Sarasota
October 2015 "Daily News" - Art Center Sarasota
June 2015 "Florida Flavor" - Art Center Sarasota
May 2015 "I'll Be The Judge" - Art Center Sarasota
March 2015 "At the Heart of It" - Art Center Sarasota
January 2015 "Fresh"- Art Center Sarasota
December 2014 "Parallel Universe - Art Center Sarasota
Oct. 2014 "Applied Practice" - Art Center Sarasota
May 2014 "Perspectives" - Art Center Sarasota
May 2013 "New Works" - Art Center Sarasota
Solo Exhibit's Dec. & Jan., Player's Theater, Sarasota, FL
Solo Exhibit Player's Theatre, The Players Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
Student/Alumni Exhibit Player's Theatre - Reception 2/17/2016 The Players Gallery, Sarasota, FL
6" x 6" "Mix It Up" Exhibition
Soos Jewerly and Gallery
Art Center Sarasota
Florida Artists Group
Women Contemporary Artists of Forida's Culture Coast
Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons -Al Hirschfeld
As a small child growing up in South Florida, Susan was gifted with a creative eye and was always drawn to color, pattern and texture. She obtained a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. After college Susan married and relocated with her husband to Northern Virginia just outside of Washington D.C.
As a life-long creative and a stay-at-home mom, Susan was determined to incorporate art and creativity into her daily life. She established Animated Artworks, a home-based calligraphy and illustration business that became her creative outlet for many years. When her daughters were older and in school Susan reentered the workforce and was employed as a graphic artist and publications specialist for a consulting company in Bethesda, MD.
After returning to Florida, Susan and her husband were drawn to the art-rich community of Sarasota as a retirement location. They love the city and all that it has to offer and Susan has found a creative home through classes, creating art in her home studio, participating in juried exhibits and creative opportunities through volunteer activities. Susan's return to Florida has proven to be the perfect environment for her to immerse herself in the creative process and follow her passion.