Name

Susan M. Story, PSA

About

BIOGRAPHY:
Susan M. Story is a nationally recognized “plein air” artist and instructor. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America as well as a juried member of the Academic Artist’s Association, Audubon Artists, the Hudson River Valley Art Association and the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Susan serves on the Board of Governors
of the Pastel Society of America and the board of Audubon Artists.

Susan has a comprehensive resume of group and solo exhibitions. She was invited to show her work at the 2014 Pastel Association of Taiwan International Show. Her solo exhibitions include the Guggenheim Pavilion, the Art Center in Old Forge, now known as “View," and the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum. She has been awarded the Silver Medal of Honor from Audubon Artists as well as many other awards from national exhibitions such as the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition and the Pastel Society of America.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I grew up in a suburb of New York City where my artistic interest was nurtured by my artist father, Stanley Maltzman. After receiving a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, I worked as a fashion designer in New York City and internationally. My work included extensive travel to Europe and Asia. Since moving to the Catskill Mountain area I studied at the Hudson River Valley Workshops and the Pastel Society of America.

My passion as an artist is to express the many moods and emotions evoked by nature’s landscapes with soft pastels. I choose to work outside whenever possible so I can immerse myself in the sensual riches of nature. There are constantly new perspectives to be discovered. Nature is always in flux, as is the light that plays upon it, so a vista never appears the same twice, and I am continually provided with new inspiration. My goal is to capture a sense of the fleeting moment in my paintings, in order to preserve the beauty and share it
with others. I also create with other media to keep my work fresh.

AFFILIATIONS:
*Pastel Society of America, (Board of Governors & signature member)
*Audubon Artists, (Board of Governors & member)
*Salmagundi Club, (artist member)
*Academic Artists Association, (member)
*Allied Artists of America, (associate member)
*Hudson Valley Artist Association, (member)

AWARDS:
*Salmagundi Club, 105th Annual Thumb Box Exhibition, Certificate of Merit, 2013
*Audubon Artists, Silver Medal of Honor, 2011, Terry Ludwig Pastel Award, 2009
*Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Judge’s Choice 2010
*Academic Artists Association National Exhibition, Terry Ludwig Pastel Award, 2007
*Colonie Art League’s National Exhibition, Charles Argow Shade Award, 2000, A.G. Edwards Award 1999
*Pastel Society of America, Dick Blick Arts Award, 1999
*Hudson Valley Art Association, Sauter & Margulies Award for Excellence, 1999
*Bethlehem Art Association, Best in Show 2003, first place – Autumn & Spring Shows, 1999-2012
*Hunter Mountain Annual, “Paint the Mountain”, first place, 1995

EXHIBITIONS:
*Salmagundi Club, NYC, ongoing
*Pastel Association of Taiwan Internatinal Show, 2014
*Pastel Society of America, National Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC; 1999 (award), 2003, 2008, 2013, 2014
*Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC; 1998, 2006, 2008, 2009 (award), 2010 -11 (award), 2012-14
*Connecticut Pastel Society, West Hartford, Connecticut; 2000, 2013
*Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Arts Center/ Old Forge, NY; 2008, 2009, 2010 (award), 2011 – 13
*International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), Web Show 2012
*Allied Artists Of America, Inc, National Arts Club, NYC; 2008, 2012
*Academic Artists Association National Exhibition, Springfield, MA; 2006, 2007 (award), 2008, 2012, 2014
*The Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc., Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery, Yonkers, NY; 1999 (award) –2004, National Arts Club, NYC; 2007, 2010
*Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT; 2006, 2007
*Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY; 2005-2007
*Colonie Art League National Exhibition, Morningside Gallery, Loudonville, NY; 1999 (award), 2000 (award)
*Bethlehem Art Association, Delmar, NY; 1999 (awards) through 2012

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
*The Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery, Old Chatham, NY 2014
*The Guggenheim Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY; 1999 – 2015
*The Palmer House Café, Rensselaerville, NY; 2012, 2014
*Wellington’s Gallery, Schoharie, NY; 2006, 2008, 2013 -15
*Broderick Fine Art Gallery, Freehold, NY; 2011
*Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chapel Gallery, Rensselaer, NY; 2010
*Edmund Niles Huyck Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY; 2010
*Way Out Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY ; 2009
*Deborah Davis Fine Art, Inc., Hudson, NY; 2008
*Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY; 2008
*Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY; 2007
*Windham Fine Art Gallery, Windham, NY; 2002, 2004, 2007
*The Beattie – Powers Place, Catskill, NY; 2002, 2004
*Otter Hook Gallery, Delmar, NY; 2002
*Kaaterskill Fine Art Gallery, Hunter, NY; 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010
*Mountain Top Gallery, Greene County Council on the Arts, Windham, NY; 2000
*Mill Cottage, Rensselaerville, NY; 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Specialties

  • Impressionist Pastel Landscapes
  • Color

Skills

  • Pastels
  • Watercolor
  • Oil
  • Drawing
  • Teaching Workshops