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SUZANNE LUBECK  Studio Location: Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, Ma.

SUZANNE LUBECK

Studio Location: Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, Ma.

 

Education

M.Ed. Creative Arts in Learning, 1992, Lesley College, Cambridge, Ma.

Graduate Degree Program, Sculpture and Ceramics, 1986, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wi

B.A. Psychology, 1981, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Mi.

Painting Intensive, 1977, LaCoste, France

 

coursework / workshops

Portrait Painting from Photographs. Daphne Confar. Concord Art, 2018

Push, Pull, Play, (Woodworking.) Katie Hudnall, Haystack Mtn. School of Crafts, 2018

Wood, Wire, Paper, String. Sally Moore, Art New England, 2015

Painting Personal & Powerful. Nancy McCarthy, MassArt, 2014

Power of Observation. Catherine Kehoe, MassArt, 2013

Painting Tutorial. Sue Miller, Cambridge Adult Education, 2010 -2011

Oil Painting. Judith Austen, Cambridge, Ma. 2008

Encaustics Master Class. Joanne Mattera, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 2007

Mixed Media. Bonnie Goldstein, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 2006

Research as Creative Act. Judith Leeman, SMFA, 2006

Encaustics. Tracey Spadafora, Somerville, 2005

Mixed-media/Fiber Arts. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. 2004

Suzanne Lubeck has been a visual artist creating paintings and sculptures from her Vernon Street Studio in Somerville for over 17 years. Suzanne is a proud Somervillen participating widely in community events and serving on the Somerville Open Studios Board for many years.

Her formative years were spent traveling in a powder blue Peugeot with two pop tents, her mother, father, and 3 siblings throughout Europe, including travel on a freighter from harbor to harbor on the Mediterranean Sea. By the time she was nine years she'd been to over 30 countries. (Not military, not diplomat.)

Prior to her full time studio practice she was an arts administrator and arts educator at the Milwaukee Art Museum, in public and private schools, after school programs, and adult community arts centers from Wisconsin, to Germany, and then Massachusetts.

In order to balance the trifecta of occupations that don’t compensate for hourly work: artist, teacher, and mother, Suzanne also makes Beaded Crochet Jewelry.

 

exhibitions

2019                 Art on the Rocks Art Exhibition, Marquette, Mi.

2019                 4 Vernon St. Artists, The Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington, Ma.

2018                 Fairy Tales/Scary Tales, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, Ma.Pauline Lim, curator

2017                 Creative Process, New Arts Center, Newton, Ma.

2004 - 2019     Somerville Open Studios, Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, Ma.

2004 - 2016     Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Art Museum

2014 - 2015     12” x 12”, Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison St., Boston, Ma.

2014                Contingency Plans II, Solo Show, Salon R., Cambridge, Ma.

2007 - 2019     Sutton’s Bay Art Fair,  Sutton’s Bay, Michigan

2006 - 2015     December Art Exhibit & Sale, SMFA, Medici Group Artist  

2013                Entering Somerville, Nave Gallery, Somerville, Ma.

2013                Rediscovered Patents, Inside/Out Exhibit, Davis Sq., Somerville, Ma.

2011 - 2012     Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Show, Bloc 11, Somerville, Ma.

2008                Group Show, 38 Cameron, Somerville, Ma.

2007                Thinking in Wax, Castle Hill Gallery, Joanne Mattera, Truro, Ma.

2006                A Thousand Words, Gallery 1581, Brookline, Ma

1995-present  Painted Bird Gallery, Sutton’s Bay, Mi.

 

awards / affiliations / community

Artist of the Month, Somerville 2019 (May)

Grant Recipient, Somerville Arts Council 2011  

The Crit Lab with Patricia Miranda, member 2018 - Present

Concord Art Association, member since 2018

Cambridge Art Association, member since 2019

Encaustics Instructor at New Arts Center, Newton, Ma., 2015 - 2017 

President, Somerville Open Studios Board 2014 - 2016

Member, Somerville Open Studios Board 2009 - 2014