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Susie Monday

ART

I am an artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the colors, textures and images of the rich landscape -- physical, historical and cultural -- here near the Texas Mexican border. From my Hill Country home and on-site El Cielo Studio, I make contemporary textile paintings, surface-designed art cloth and mixed media art. For more about my work see my Artist Statement.

WORKSHOPS

My small-group weekend workshops include explorations of creativity, art journaling, IPad apps for artists, surface design techniques, and spiritual growth and practice as it affects design process, creativity and the fine art of making a life true to one's strengths, gifts and passions. I also teach at conferences, events, guild meetings and schools around the world, custom designing content to meet the needs of my audience. For more information see Workshops.

PUBLICATIONS

In one of my past lives I was a newspaper journalist and worked for Hearst daily in San Antonio. Since leaving the field I have continued to write and contribute to online and print publications. Most recently I contributed to The Missing Alphabet, The Parents' Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids, an exciting and artful book published by Greenleaf Book Group in Austin, Texas.

Learn more about The Missing Alphabet on the book website.

 

For more information:

Phone, email or snail mail me through my contact page.

 

Susie Monday

El Cielo Studio, Pipe Creek, Texas

www.susiemonday.com   • 210-643-2128 • susiemonday@gmail.com

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 

Recent Work, Susie Monday, SoL Center, University Presbyterian, San Antonio, Texas,

The Road to Compostella, Salon d’Artiste, Palace Ione, Bandera County, Texas

2012  

New Work, Salon d’Artiste, Palace Ione, Bandera County, Texas

Textiles, Susie Monday, SoL Center, University Presbyterian, San Antonio, Texas

2009

New Work, Cypress Hall, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas, Artist-in-Residence 

2008

New Work, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX

Featured Artist, 1560 Gallery, Kerrville, Texas

 

Invitational Exhibitions

2016

Legends and Landscapes: Susie Monday and Junanne Peck, Temple Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas; curator Kristen Reichert, Visual Arts Director; digital catalog

2013  

Oceana, Linda Lewis Gallery, Edinburg, Texas; Linda Lewis owner/curator

Invitational Fiber Arts Exhibit, Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Kerrville, Texas: curator Susie Monday

2010

Fiber Arts Invitational Exhibit, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, Kerr Arts and Cultural Center,       Kerrville, Texas; curated by Debbie Minns, Director

2009  

Art Quilt Exhibit, four artist invitational, The Ties that Bind, Baylor University, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, Texas, curator Mary Ruth Smith

The Ties that Bind, invitational exhibit, FiberArts Space, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

Small Works, FiberArts Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, Texas

2006  

Never Static Art Cloth Symposium Exhibit, Minnesota Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, curator Jane Dunnewold

Textures Reunion, Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas

By Hand; By Heart, Fair Oaks Ranch Event Center, Boerne, Texas

Yitzhak in Canton, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio; curator Leslie J.J. Klein

2005 

The Women in Yitzhak’s Life, Yitzhak International Arts Gathering, Western Galilee University, Akko, Israel; curator Leslie J.J. Klein

Yitzhak: The Many Faces of Isaac, Northern Indiana Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Munster, Indiana, USA; curator Leslie J.J. Klein

 

Juried Exhibitions

2016

Art Heals Hearts: The Power of Expression, The Ecumenical Center, San Antonio, Texas: juried by counseling staff

2015

Sacred Threads, 2015, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, Virginia, curator Lisa Ellis

Digital Alchemy: Quiltmakers and Spoonflower.com, juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas; juror Jane Dunnewold

2014

Affinity, Dinner at Eight Artists juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal; catalog

What’s for Dinner, Dinner at Eight Artists, Houston International Quilt Festival, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal

2013 

Metaphors of Aging, Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition, Birmingham, England and 14 U.S. and international locations; juror Pamela Allen, managing curator Mary McBride; catalog

Text Messages, Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition, Houston International Quilt Festival, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas and 5 U.S. locations including Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey; juror Lesley Riley, managing curator Georgianne Kandler; catalog

An Exquisite Moment, Dinner at Eight Artists juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas; and Long Beach, California; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal; catalog

Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual exhibition, ¡Say Si! Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Best of Show Award

Austin Fiber Artists, 2013 Winter Show, Tokyo Electron, Austin, Texas

 

2012  

Rituals, Dinner at Eight Artists juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Long Beach, California; Chicago,Illinois; Open European Quilt Championships, Netherlands; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal; catalog

FiberArt 2012, New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels, Texas, curator Lila Reynolds

Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual exhibition, Hill Country Arts Foundation Gallery, Kerrville Texas, SDA Award

2011

      24 by 80, Art Cloth Network exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Palos Verdes, California; Houston, Texas

The Space Between, Dinner at Eight Artists juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal; catalog

2010

Beneath the Surface, Dinner at Eight Artists juried invitational exhibit, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas; jurors Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal; catalog

2009

A Sense of Humor, Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, traveling to Chicago, Illinois, Somers, New York, Long Beach, California; juror Pam RuBert, curator Patricia Gould; catalog

Art Cloth Network exhibit, Tubac Center for the Arts, Green Valley, Arizona

2009-2015 Fiber Artists of San Antonio juried annual exhibitions, San Antonio, TX, galleries including Say Si Art Center, Southwest School of Art; San Antonio Central Library Gallery, Gallery Nord and other local gallery spaces

 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009 All School Exhibitions, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas; juried by full-time faculty

 

AWARDS

2016 Arts and Letters Award, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, Texas

2013 Best of Show, Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual exhibition, ¡Say Si Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2012 Faculty Artist of the Year, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas

2011 Surface Design Association Award, Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual exhibition, Hill Country Arts Foundation Gallery, Kerrville, Texas

2009 Texas Original Artist, statewide artist designation program. Selected to make art gifts for incoming Texas Commissioners for the Arts, 2011 

1995 Imagineer Award, Mind Science Foundation, San Antonio, Texas

 

MEDIA and PUBLICATIONS

Susie Monday, “The Last Word,” Quilting Arts Magazine, 08-09/16, print

Cynthia Winslow, Art Quilt Collector. 09/16

“Dinner at Eight Affinity Gallery,” 12/15-01/16; print (quilt featured in article)

“Dinner at Eight What’s for Dinner Gallery,” 02-03/15; print (quilt featured in article)

The Missing Alphabet, A Parents Guide to Developing Creative Thinking, with co-authors Susan Marcus and Dr. Cynthia Herbert, Greenleaf Press, Austin, 2013

“Dinner at Eight An Exquisite Moment Gallery,” 10-11/13; print (quilt featured in article)

Susie Monday, “iPad Designed Stars and Snowflakes,” Quilting Arts Gifts, 12/13 print

Susie Monday, “Susie Monday, “Rainbow Printing with Water-soluble Pigments” Quilting Arts TV Episode 603, 10/13; video

Dinner at Eight Rituals Gallery,” 10-11/12; print (quilt featured in article)

Susie Monday, “Mixed Media Textile Art with Susie Monday,” DVD, Quilting Arts, 08/10; DVD

Susie Monday, Artist Profiles, Quilting Arts, 06-07/10; 10-11/09, 08-09/09, 06-07/09; print

Susie Monday, “Rainbow Prints with Water-Soluble Media,” Quilting Arts, 12/09-01/10

 

INSTALLATIONS and COLLECTIONS

2012“Ana’s Nook,” permanent textile mural, San Antonio Public Library Foundation commission, Parman Branch Library, San Antonio, Texas

Private collection, Baron Don Clausewitz and Jacob Bustamante, Ione Palace, Bandera County, Texas

Private collection, Diana Jacaman Saide; Monterrey, Mexico and; San Antonio, Texas

1990 Collaborative Textile Banner, Learning About Learning Educational Foundation, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas 

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner, El Cielo Studio, artist workshops and retreats, Pipe Creek, Texas, teaching online and in person regionally and nationally (Texas, Alaska, New Mexico, Nebraska)

Keynote speaker, Quilt Nebraska, 2016

Creative Arts in Learning Specialist, Alamo Colleges, Palo Alto College, San Antonio

Art Classes and Workshops

Adjunct Faculty, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX, 2005-2016

Adjunct Faculty, Majestic Ranch Art Foundation, Boerne, TX 2005-2008

Faculty, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Curriculum Development and Training, 

The Foundry, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, ongoing

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Fiber Artists of San Antonio, former president, vice president and board member

Studio Art Quilt Associates, membership committee secretary 2016

Surface Design Association, conference planning committee 2013