Strata....by Susan Lenz

The "Strata Series" was inspired by the cross-sectional profiles of the earth. The resulting series was worked on water-soluble fabric in free motion machine embroidery. The series was SHORT LIVED. Thus, this blog is a place to BURY blog posts....in the cross-sectional profiles. It functions as a support area for my "main" blog which is Art in Stitches by Susan Lenz.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Susan Lenz
2123 Park Street
Columbia, SC
(803) 254-0842 Wk; (803) 254-0923 H; (803) 606-9804 Cell mouse_house@prodigy.net
www.susanlenz.com

Education: BA Medieval and Renaissance Studies with honors. 1980. The Ohio State University.

Professional Experience:
2002 – present Studio artist
1987 – present Mouse House, Inc. Co-owner

Selected Awards:
How We See Her, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. Juror Award.
Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art, Duluth, GA. Merit Award
South Carolina Arts Commission 2014 Fellowship Alternate for Crafts.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Crafts Exhibition in North Charleston, SC. Best of Show 2012 (Juror: Clay Burnette) and Best of Show 2009 (Juror Cynthia Bringle) and Best of Show 2007 (Juror Peter Rippe). 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 various awards of merit.
Niche Awards 2013, Decorative Fibers Finalist, Niche Magazine, Baltimore, MD
2012 Quilt Festival, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA.  Jurors:  Kathie Kerler and Lloyd Herman.  "Best Use of Recycled Materials Award" and "First Place" in Wearable Arts.
Niche Awards 2011, Fibers: Decorative Category Winner, Niche Magazine, Baltimore,MD.
Wearable Art Awards 2011, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC, Canada. First Place,“Second Life” Recycling Award.
National Heritage Quilt Show 2011, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, Athens,TN. Best of Show.
LaGrange National XXVI Biennial, 2010, LaGrange, Ga. Juror: J Richard Gruber. Merit Award.
The Will’s Creek Survey 2010, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD. Juror: Eric C. Shiner. First Place Sculpture Award.
22nd Materials: Hard & Soft, 2009, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. Juror: Marilyn de Silva. Juror’s Award.
LaGrange National XXIII Biennial Art Show, 2004, Chattahoochie Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. Juror: Eleanor Heartney. Juror’s and Purchase Awards.
15th Annual Miniature Art Competition, 2003, Florence Museum, Florence, SC. Juror: Liz Smith-Cox. Best of Show.

Artist Residencies:
Playa, Summer Lake, OR.  Fully funded artist residency, October, 2015 and December 2016.
Springboard for the Arts' Hinge Art Residency, Fully funded artist residency, May 2016.

Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN. Fully funded artist residency, May, 2015
Rensing Center, Pickens, SC. Funded artist residency, June, 2015.
Studios Midwest, Galesburg, IL. Fully funded artist residency, August, 2012.
The Studios at Key West, Key West, FL. Fully funded artist residency. March, 2012
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, AR. Fully funded artist residency. August, 2011
MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME. Fully funded artist residency. September – October, 2008.
Pritchard’s Island, Beaufort County, SC. Fully funded artist residency.March, 2003.

Exhibition Record:
*indicates solo show ** invitational show ***site-specific installation

2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
**Espanola Fibre Festival, TEDx lecture and trunk show, Espanola, Ontario, Canada
QATV, Quilting Arts Television for PBS programming, 1900 Series, filmed in Solon, OH
*Anonymous Ancestors, The University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
** ***Nike's Advice, performance art installation at Artista Vista, Columbia, SC
**Marked by the Water, Tapps Art Center, Columbia, SC
Spun, NEST Arts Factory, Bridgeport, CT

*Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ
*Last Words, Georgia Agriculture Museum, Tifton, GA
*Last Words, University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, SC
*PLAYA: A Month in Paradise, Anastasia & Friends Gallery, Columbia, SC
ArtFields, Lake City, SC
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC.
2016 Juried Art Show, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC.
American Craft Council Shows in Baltimore, MD and Atlanta, GA 
**South Carolina Arts Foundation Gala Auction and Sale, Columbia, SC.
**Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA 
Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
28th Annual Decatur Arts Festival's Fine Art Exhibition, Decatur, GA
Fiber National 2016, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

2015
**Season of Soil, Woolen Mill Gallery, Reedsburg, WI
**The Quilt Show, Episode 1711, Subscription Internet program
**Natural Wonder: The Rensing Story, Clemson City Hall, Clemson, SC
Form as Content, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
What's for Dinner?, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
*All About Texture, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA
**Starry Night Gala, Five Points Association, Columbia, SC
**National Tree Lighting, South Carolina's selected artist for tree ornaments, National Washington, DC
*Last Words, Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton, GA.
Natural Dye Showcase, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
 Velocity of Textiles, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. 
**Maker, Making, Made, Through Our Hands exhibition at The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK.
**Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC.
Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA.
**Art from the Ashes, Tapps Art Center, Columbia, SC.
American Craft Council Show in Baltimore and Atlanta.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation Gala Auction and Sale, Columbia, SC.
Crafting Civil (War) Conversations, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC.  
**At the Edge of the Quilt: New Work, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands, UK. 
**Southern Highlights, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL.
2014
*It’s About Time, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, SC.
Fiber Fever, Foundry Art Center, St. Charlest, MO.
Art Quilts XIX: Permission to Play, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ. Juror: Denise Currier.
**2014 Instructors' Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
How We See Her, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO. Juror: Janice Nesser-Chu. Juror's Award.
26th Annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur, GA. Juror: Cynthia Farnell. 
**Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
**Meet the Designers, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC.
*Stained Glass Fibers, Allenton Gallery at the Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC.
**2014 Instructor Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Juror: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry;
**South Carolina Arts Foundation Gala Auction and Sale, Columbia, SC.
American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD
***ArtFields 2014. Lake City, SC.
***Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, Studio Cellar, Columbia, SC.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror:  Alfred D. Ward. 
Radical Elements, international traveling Studio Art Quilt Association exhibition opening at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Springs, MD. Juror: Jill Runoshosky Werner.
**Volumes 2: Women Bound by Art, Curtis R. Harley Gallery, Spartanburg, SC.
35th Annual Juried South Carolina Art Competition, Pickens County Museum, Pickens, SC. Juror: Clark Whittington.

2013 

Quilt National 2013, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH.
ARTrageous: Art Quilts Year XVIII, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ. Juror: Laurie Fagen. *Decision Portraits, University Gallery, The University of South Carolina Sumter, Sumter, SC.
*I Am Not Invisible, Tapps Art Center, Columbia, SC
**INTERweave: Extreme Fibers, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY
**Connecting Concepts & Medium: Fiber Arts in South Carolina, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC.
**701 South Carolina Biennial, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC.
**Shifting Threads, Artlink Center of the Arts, Fort Wayne, IN.
**Interior Spaces, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC. 
**Artfields Extended, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC.
***ArtFields, Lake City, SC.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
The Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center of the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Pauline Verbeek-Cowart.
Page Turner, Some Things Looming Gallery, Reading, PA. Juried
**South Carolina Arts Foundation Gala Auction and Sale, Columbia, SC.
Down to Sleep, Chester F. Sidell Gallery at the Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA. Curated by Joetta Maue.
2013 Quilt Festival, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA.
Metaphors on Aging, international traveling Studio Art Quilt Association exhibition. Juror: Pamela Allen
Text Messages, international traveling Studio Art Quilt Association exhibition. Juror: Leslie Riley.
*The Decision Portraits, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ.
 34th Contemporary Crafts National Juried Exhibition, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ.Juror: Jennifer Scanlan.
ARTQUILTSwater, Page Walker Museum of Art and History, Cary, NC.
**Down To Sleep, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA. Curated by Joetta Maue.
 **Volumes: Women Bound by Art, Lexington County Library, Lexington, SC.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Karen Derksen.

2012

*Decision Portraits, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX.
**Bull Street:  Life Behind the Walls, The State Museum, Columbia, SC.  Invitational.
 2012 Quilt Festival, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA.  Juried.
 **Volumes: Women Bound by Art, Portfolio Gallery, Columbia, SC.  Invitational show.
 **Things That Go Bump In the Night, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ.  Invitational show.
 SAQA I’m Not Crazy, Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition. Juried.
 *The Canopy, Studios Midwest, Galesburg, IL.  Solo show.
 *Sun and Sand, Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC.  Solo show.
 Unearth, A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC. Juried.
 Art Quilt Lowell 2012: Music, The Brush Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA.  Juror:  Karey Bresenhan.
 Material Voices, An Exhibition of Small Quilts.  Ayers Loft Gallery, Lowell, MA. Juror:  Sylvai Einstein.
*Fiber Architecture: Buildings in Stitches, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
**Scrapel Hill 2012 Exhibition, Chapel Hill, NC. Invitational exhibition (upcoming).
La Grange National XXVII, LaGrange, GA. Juror: Dr. Robert E. Steele.
*Last Words, Imperial Center, Rocky Mount, NC. Solo show.
33rd Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ. Juror: Katie A. Lee.
**Meet the Designers, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC.
 **Small Stories, Urban Alchemist Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.  Curated by Joetta Maue.
 **What’s Love: Input/Output. Invitational exhibition, Columbia, SC.
 Narrative Threads, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC.
Crafts National, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. Juror: Gail M. Brown.
Art and the Human Form: Concept, Costume & Beyond, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY. Jurors: Linda Mendelson and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein.
Textiles in a Tube 2.
Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC. Juror:
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Clay Burnette. Best of Show
**2012 Exhibition, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
2011
*Last Words, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ. Solo show.
**The Winter Show, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
Art of Fiber, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA. Jurors: Candace Edgerley, Trudi C. Van Dyke.
Fine Crafts, Fredericksburg Creative Center for the Arts, Fredericksburg, VA. Juror: Eileen Killough.
SAQA Layers of Memories, Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibition. Juried.
2011 Wearable Art Awards, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC, Canada. First place, “Second Life Award”.
14th International Open Group Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Laura Anderson Barata
**SAQA Volusia: Wrapped in Fiber, Gateway Center for the Arts, DeBary, FL. Curated by Mary McBride.
Textiles in a Tube, Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC. Juror: Terry Jarrard-Diamond. Third Place.
*Personal Grounds, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury. NC. Solo show.
Postcard Show: Wish You Were Here, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC. Juried exhibition and sale.
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Jill Rumoshosky Werner.
Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Metal, Wood, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Don Davis.
**Install-It at Artista Vista 2011, Columbia, South Carolina. Curator: Jeffrey Day.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Denise Butler. Outstanding Merit Award.

***Tapps Center for the Arts Window Installations, Columbia, SC. Jan. - Feb. rotation, The Last Bouquet; June - July rotation, Ophelia; Nov. - Dec. rotation, Two Hours at the Beach.
Re-Tread Threads: Exhibition of Fiber Art from Re-cycled Materials, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: Lynda Andrus.
**Green: The Color and the Cause, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC. Invitational exhibition.
The Art Quilt Experience,Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY. Juried.
**9th Annual National Quilt Artists, Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center, Earlville, NY. Invitational exhibition.
Art Quilt Lowell 2011: The Sea, The Brush Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA. Juror: Gerald Roy.
National Juried Quilt Exhibit, Delaplane Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD.
Unearth, A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC. Juried.
**2011 Exhibition, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
National Heritage Quilt Show, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, Athens, TN. Juried. Best of Show.
The American Dream: A Juxaposition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Catherine Blackwell Peña.
**Fashion and the Female, The Arts Center of Greenwood, Greenwood, SC. Invitational exhibition.
2010
CarolinaFest 2010 Juried Art Competition, Florence, SC. Juror: Kevin Grogan. Distinguished Merit Award.
LaGrange National XXVI Biennial, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, GA. Juror: J Richard Gruber. Merit Award.
Fantastic Fibers: An International Juried Art Exhibition, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Brian Lang. Outstanding Merit Award.
Art Quilts Elements 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Jurors: Jason Pollen, Robin Schwalk, Deborah C. Warner.
Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Metal, Wood, The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Keiji Shinohara.
Art Recycled from Trash, Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head, SC. Juried. Second Place.
*Last Words, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence, SC. Solo show.
**2010 Exhibition, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
2010 National Small Art Quilt Works Exhibition, Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY.
Art Quilts Lowell 2010, Brush Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA. Jurors: Jeanne Williamson Ostroff, Linda Levin.
***Tapps Center for the Arts Window Installations, Columbia, SC. Nov - Dec. Rotation, Keys to the City.
*Decision Portraits, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC. Solo Show.
The Will’s Creek Survey 2010, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD. Juror: Eric C. Shiner. First Place Sculpture Award.
AP & Q AQC Challenge, Australian Patchwork & Quilting and Expertise Events Pfy Ltd, French Forest NSW, Australia. Juried and traveling exhibition.
Art Quilts XV: NeedlePlay, Chandler Center for the Arts & Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ.
2009
ArtsFest 2009 Exhibition, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence, SC. Juror: Chuck McLachlan. Premiere Merit Award.
22nd Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. Juror: Marilyn da Silva. Juror’sAward.
**Spring for Art, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational Exhibition and sale.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Cynthia Bringle. Best of Show.
Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Metal, Wood, The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Jerry Jackson.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2009 Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC.
Intimate Curiosities, 2009 Southeast Association for Book Arts National Juried Exhibition, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Art Quilts Lowell 2009, Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA. Jurors: Sylvia Einstein, Judy Becker.
2009 National Small Art Quilt Works Juried Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY. Jurors: Eugenia Barnes, Roger Smith.
Unearth, A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC. Juried.
2009 South Carolina State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Columbia, SC. Juror: Lynne Kroll. First Place, Open Media.
Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Pritika Chowdhry.
The Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Kathleen Royster Lamb.
Fiber Artistry – Journey of the Imagination, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA. Juror: Glen Kaufman.
52nd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Anne Lemanski.
*Blues Chapel, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. Solo Show.
2008
ArtsFest 2008 Juried Art Competition, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence, SC. Juror: Carrie Burns Brown. Premiere Merit Award.
21st Materials Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX. Juror: Georgia Gough.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation 10th Annual Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Governors Awards for the Arts, Columbia, SC. Invitational art exhibition and sale.
Roots, Memories and the Southern Bottle Tree, Sumter County Cultural Center, Sumter, SC.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Kallie Scott. Honorable Mention.
**Spring for Art, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Leo Twiggs. Third Place.
*Blue Chapel, Discovery Center, Edgefield, SC. Solo Show.
29th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition, Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Juror: Josh Z. Yu.
Vanishing Landscapes, Piccolo Spoloto Festival Juried Art Exhibition. Charleston, SC. Juror: Dr. Mokhless Al-Hariri.
South Carolina State Museum 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, Columbia, SC. Jurors: Brian Rutenburg, Lia Newman.
*Blues Chapel, Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Pickens, SC. Solo Show.
South Carolina Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, SC. Jurors: Linda Neely, Teresa Prater.
Interweavings, Abecedarian Artists’ Books and Prints, Denver, CO. Juried.
MOJA Arts Festival 2008 Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Leroy Campbell.
The Connection, South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, Juried Art Show, Aiken, SC.
 
2007
Stones, Bones, and Fibers: Excavating Civilizations of the Mind, I. Pinchney Simons Gallery, Columbia, SC. Two-person show with Janet Kozachek.
*Elements of Architecture, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA. Solo Show.
Artfest 2007 Juried Art Competition, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence, SC. Juror: JoAnne Anderson.
Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC. Juror: Barry Bailey.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Tom Stanley. Honorable Mention.
**A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation 8th Annnual Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Governors Awards for the Arts, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
10th Annual Spring Obsession Juried Art Show, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.
4th Biennial Hub City Juried Art Competition, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC. Juror: Lisa Wainwright.
**Frolics, Romps and Rolics: Dances for the Lighthearted, Fish or Cut Bait Gallery, Edisto, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC. Juror: Amy Funderbunk.
50th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Huan Logan.
*Stitched! Artwork by Susan Lenz, Hyman Fine Arts Center, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC. Solo Show.
Through the Eyes of Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC. Juried.
MOJA Arts Festival 2007 Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Arianne King. Honorable Mention.
Heritage Days Celebration Art Competition, Penn Center, St. Helena Island, SC. Juried. First Place, Mixed Media.
Craftforms 2007: 13th National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juror: Mark Richard Leach.
19th Miniature Art Competition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC.
2006
2nd Annual Southeastern Regional Sculpture Competition, Aiken County Historical Museum, Aiken, SC. Juror: Al Beyer.
**A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation 7th Annual Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Governors Awards for the Arts, Invitational exhibition and sale.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2006 Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Elizabeth Bromson. Third Place.
9th Annual Spring Obsession Juried Art Show, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.
Spirituality; a Personal Journey, The Arts Center, Greenwood, SC. Jurors: Jan Damaris, Bridwell Walker.
Fiber Fever, National Juried Art Show, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO.
**Open Eyes; Shelter, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
South Carolina State Fair Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbia, SC. Juror: Mary Ann Pope. First Place, Open Media.
*Masks and Markings, University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, SC. Solo show.
2005
*The Shape of Things: Fibers by Susan Lenz, Gallery 164, Slippery Rock, Pa. Solo show.
**Myrtle Beach Collects, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC. Invitational show.
Hand Crafted: Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC. Juror: Jean McLaughlin.
South Carolina Regional Sculpture Competition, Aiken County Historical Museum, Aiken, SC. Juror: Richard Hunt.
**A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational and sale.
Color the Arts, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, SC. Juried art sale.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Martha Ahrens.
8th Annual Spring Obsession Juried Art Show, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.
Dimension 2005: A National Juried Fine Art Competition, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. Juror: Philip Koch.
Florence Museum 27th Statewide Art Competition, Florence, SC. Juror: Eric Lawing. Second Place.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation 7th Annual Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Invitational exhibition and sale.
**Columbia Visual Artists’ Show, Columbia College, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition.
Gateway National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM. Juror: William A. Fagaly. Purchase award.
South Cobb Arts Alliance 18th National Juried Art Exhibition, Marbleton, GA. Juror: Robert Detamore.
The Art of Music Exhibition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY.
**Art.a.Must 2005: A Celebration of Art Benefiting Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Invitational Art Show.
**Open Eyes: Art for Awareness, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
*Threads of Life, Shandon United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC. Solo show.
Lines Into Shapes, The Arts Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO. Jurors: Jennifer Cook, Jennie Kiessling Michler.
2005 Columbia County Art & Renaissance Festival Juried Art Exhibition, Augusta, GA.
The Juried National Bead and Fiber Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD. Jurors: Joyce Scott, Jane Sauer.
Artists for Literacy Juried Art Show, House of Frames and Paintings, Columbia, SC. Third Place
MOJA Arts Festival 2005 Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Winston Wingo. Third Place.
**Bark After Dark, Meow ‘Til Midnight, SPCA Art Show, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
17th Annual Miniature Art Competition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC. Juror: Treelee MacAnn
In the Game, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA. Juror: William Stover.
2004
LaGrange National XXIII Biennial Art Show, Chattahoochie Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. Juror: Eleanor Heartney. Juror’s Merit and Purchase Awards.
Union County Arts Council Art Exhibition, Union, SC. Juried.
Through the Needle’s Eye 18th National Exhibit, The Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Jurors: Pam Godderis, Peggy Love, Nell D. Smith.
**South Carolina Arts Foundation 6th Annual Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Invitational exhibition and sale.
7th Annual Spring Obsession Juried Art Show, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.
26th Annual Statewide Art Competition, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC. Juror: Anne Brennan.
**Landscapes: A Mixed Media Perspective, Belton Center for the Arts, Belton, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
Pattern & Decoration, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Joyce Kozloff.
**Art.a.Must: A Celebration of Art Benefiting Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Invitational Art Show.
**InspirArte, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
South Carolina State Fair 2004 Fine Arts Juried Exhibition. Juror: Noah Saterstrom. First Place, Open Media.
**Bark After Dark, Meow ‘Til Midnight, SPCA Art Show, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
Interpretations: Making Art Under the Influence, Gallery 5, Rock Hill, SC. Juror: Harriett Goode.
**The Art of Giving, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
16th Annual Miniature Art Competition and Exhibition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC. Juror: Jean Grosser. Second Place.
2003
Cedar Keys Art Center National Juried Art Exhibition, Cedar Keys, FL. Juror: Joe Sabatella.
All Media V International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE.
6th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.
25thAnnual State-wide Art Competition, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC. Juror: Jook Z. Yu.
19th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC. Juror: Angela Mack. Honorable Mention.
Union County Arts Council Art Exhibition, Union, SC. Juror: Rose Metz.
JAWS: Just Art With Sharks, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC. Jurors: Ellen Dressler Moryl, Rhett Thurman, Margaret Petterson.
The RE Store’s Second Recycled Art Show, Seattle, WA.
**InspirArte, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC. Invitational exhibition and sale.
5th Annual Belton Standpipe Festival Juried Art Show, Belton, SC. Juror: Harriett Green.
New Horizons Juried Art Festival Show, Columbia County, GA. First Place.
Autobiography: The Artist’s Own Image, Gallery 5, Rock Hill, SC. Juror: Harriett Goode.
26th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC. Juror: Carl A. Linstrum. Juror’s Choice Award.
**3rd Annual Art for the Soul, Moonstone Studio & Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI. Invitational exhibition and sale.
15th Annual Miniature Art Competition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC. Juror: Liz Smith-Cox. Best of Show.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, SC. Juror: Peter Rippe. Best of Show.
2002
Through the Needle’s Eye: 17th National Exhibit,The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. Jurors: Judy Jeroy, Barbara l. Smith, Celeste Sundermann.
Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. Juror: David Driskell.
Septemberfest V Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE. Juror: Larry Bradshaw.
From the Rooftops, a Bird’s Eye View, Gallery 5, Rock Hill, SC. Juror: Harriet Goode.
Small Works Juried Art Show, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC.
The Best Contemporary Art II, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE. Juror: Caroline Simpson.
An American Experience 2002, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC. Juror: Charlotte Brown.
New Horizons Arts Festival Competition, Columbia County, GA, Juried.
Miniature V International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE. Juror: Larry Bradshaw.
2nd Annual Art for the Soul Exhibition, Moonstone Studios & Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI. Juror: Donna McCavitt.
25th Annual Juried Art Show, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC. Juried.
11th Annual Miniature Art Show, Mondak Heritage Center, Sidney, MT. Juried.
The Spiritual Art V International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE. Juror: Larry Bradshaw.
14th Annual Miniature Art Competition, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC. Juried.

Representation
Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC
Iago Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC
Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO
Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, CO
The American Visionary Art Museum Shop, Baltimore, MD
The Sumter Gallery of Art Shop, Sumter, SC
Mouse House, Columbia, SC

Juror and Curator Record
22nd Annual Miniature Art Competition, 2010, Florence Museum, Florence, SC. Juror.
Unearth, A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, 2010. Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia,
SC. Juror.
Cyber Fyber, 2010, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC. Curator.

Corporate and Museum Collections
McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC; Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, AR; DP Professionals, Columbia, SC; City of North Charleston, SC; County Bank, Greenwood, SC; First Citizens Center, Columbia, SC; South Carolina Bank and Trust, Columbia, SC; Power Engineering, Charlotte, NC; Beaufort Arts Council, Beaufort, SC; Garvin Designs, Columbia, SC; Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange, GA; Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo, SC; Florence Regional Arts Alliance Permanent Art Collection, Florence, SC; Palmetto GBA, Columbia, SC.

Selected Reviews and Publications:
 
Parker, Adam. (2017) 'Art Invasion'. The Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. April 16, 2016. p G-1 and G-5. [On-line]  http://www.postandcourier.com/features/artfields-sprawling-show-and-competition-defines-rural-lake-city/article_2b5e19b8-1fb0-11e7-9669-770d804104a9.html
Howell, Diane (2017) 'Artists to Watch: Susan Lenz'. Art Quilt Collectors, Issue No. 6.  pp. 24-27.
Mack, Tom (2016). 'Susan Lenz's Stitched Architecture Gives New Life to Old Memories'. Free-Times. Nov. 30, 2016 [On-line] http://www.free-times.com/arts/art-review/susan-lenz-s-stitched-architecture-gives-new-life-to-old/article_980d9036-b6d6-11e6-831d-9bfa0f5b2cde.html and in print.
Davila, Jane and Vivien Zepf. (2016) Spun, (exhibition catalog) p. 17.
Prato, Cate Coulacos. (2016). 'Artist Profile: Susan Lenz. Quilting Arts Magazine. Issue 84. Jan/Feb. pp. 10 - 14.
Quilting Arts TV Series 1900. Episodes 1901, 1911, and 1913.
Dorhan, Patricia. (2016). 'International Studio Artist Susan Lenz Brings Her Artistry to Espanola'. The Mid-North Monitor. Oct. 27, 2016. [On-line] http://eedition.midnorthmonitor.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?noredirect=true 
McKim, Cooper. (2016) 'A Year Later, 50 Artists Respond to the Historic Flood'. South Carolina Public Radio. Oct. 21, 2016. [On-line/Public Streaming] http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/post/year-later-50-artists-respond-historic-flood#stream/1
Ritchie, Carol, NPR, National Public Radio (2016) 'NPR visits Stories of Migration Exhibition at the Textile Museum'. Aug. 26, 2016. [On-line/Public Streaming] https://www.facebook.com/NPR/videos/10154705614186756
Jenkins, Mark. (2016) 'These Stories of Displaced Families are Told in Fabric, Needle and Thread'. The Washington Post. Aug. 4, 2016. [On-line] https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/these-stories-of-displaced-families-are-told-in-fabric-needle-and-thread/2016/08/04/287d14e0-54e7-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html
Weinger, Mackenzie. (2016) 'Universally Resonant Stories of Migration Told Through Textiles'. The Washington Diplomat. May 27, 2016. [On-line] http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13658%3Auniversally-resonant-stories-of-migration-told-through-textiles&catid=1545&Itemid=428#.V4ovmWZ5M9E.blogger
Balli, Emily. (2016) 'RAW Program: Threads: Gathering My Thoughts at the Mesa Contemporary'. The Arts Beacon, Phoeniz, AZ. July 6, 2016. [On-line] http://www.theartsbeacon.com/raw-program-threads-at-mesa-art-center/raw-program-threads-gathering-my-thoughts-at-the-mesa-arts-center-museum#comments
Cooke,Victoria. (2015) Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina, (exhibition catalog, Columbia Museum of Art) pp. 3, 27.
Davila, Jane and Vivien Zepf. (2015) Spun, (exhibition catalog) p. 18.
Shaw, Erin (2015) 'Columbia Artist Creates Ornaments for National Christmas Display'. The State Newspaper. Nov. 22, 2015. p. 1A and p. 10C.
Kemshall, Laura and Rainbow, Annabel (2015) Through Our Hands: Portfolio, (exhibition catalog) pp. 46 - 47.
Pitcher, Joe and Pitcher, Sam (2015) 3D Mixed Media Textile Art Book, eBook. pp. 114 - 124.
Kemshall, Laura and Rainbow, Annabel (2015) 'Maker, Making, Made' and 'Desert Island Designs: Susan Lenz'. Through Our Hands, Issue 6. August 2015 [Online] https://issuu.com/laurakemshall/docs/tohmagaugust2015/61?e=0 pp. 40, 57-58.
Shaw, Erin (2015) 'Making a 'Bouquet' from Discarded Cemetery Flowers'. The State Newspaper. Aug. 16, 2015. p. 8C.
Williams, Anne (2015) 'The Liberated Quilt by Through Our Hands'. Popular Patchwork. July 2015.
Baugh, Bobbie. (2015) Southern Accents, (exhibition catalog) p. 56.
Davila, Jane and Vivien Zepf. (2014) Spun, (exhibition catalog) pp. 15 - 16.
Adams, Deidre. (2014) Portfolio 20: The Art Quilt Sourcebook.
Kemshall, Laura and Rainbow, Annabel (2014) 'Susan Lenz: Gathering My Thoughts'. Through Our Hands, Issue 3. November 2014 [Online] http://issuu.com/laurakemshall/docs/tohmag3final/1?e=3297033/10018782 cover, pp. 37 - 42.
Lenz, Susan (2014) 'Never Enough ... Art and Hours'. In Fusion Magazine. March 2014
Ladymon, Amanda (2014) 'Last Words leaves lasting impression'. Free-Times. July 16, 2014 [Online]
http://www.free-times.com/arts/last-words-leaves-lasting-impression-071614.Adams, Deidre. (2013) Text Messages, (exhibition catalog.) pp. 40 - 41.
Adams, Deidre. (2013) Metaphors on Aging, (exhibition catalog) pp. 46-47.
Roefs, Wim. (2013) 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013, (exhibition catalog) p. 13.
500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, Lark Publication (2013), p. 257.
Adams, Deidre. (2013) Radical Elements, (exhibition catalog) pp. 56-57.
Adams, Deidre. (2012) Portfolio 20:  The Art Quilt Sourcebook, p. 142
Quilt National 2013: The Best of Contemporary Quilts, (2013) Dragon Threads Ltd., p. 61.
Kingsland, Lauren (2013) Sacred Threads Exhibition, p. 119, p. 163.
Taylor, Otis (2013) 'Threading through Artista Vista'. The State Newspaper. April 25, 2013. p. D1 and D4. [Online] http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/25/2740414/threading-through-artista-vista.html#storylink=misearch
‘National Fiber Directions 2013 Exhibition’ (2013), exhibition catalog, The Wichita Center for the Arts, p.9.
 '34th Annual Contemporary Crafts' (2013), exhibition catalog, Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center, p. 13.
Haynie, Rachel. (2013) 'Over the Top', Columbia Living Magazine, Mar/Apr., pp. 16-17.
Boiter, Cynthia. (2012) '2012 Jasper Artist of the Year in Visual Arts - Susan Lenz', Jasper Magazine, Vol. 002, No. 002, Nov/Dec., p. 20. [Online] http://jaspercolumbia.net/no-002-2/
Susan Levi Wallach. (2012) 'Susan Lenz Aims to Leave the Art World in Stitches. Really!', Jasper Magazine, Vol. 001, No. 004, Mar/Apr., cover and pp. 16 - 20. [Online] http://jaspercolumbia.net/no-001-04/
'33rd Annual Contemporary Crafts' (2012), (exhibition catalog), Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center, p. 17. 
Adams, Deidre. (2012) Portfolio 19:  The Art Quilt Sourcebook, p. 142
Adams, Deidre. (2011) Portfolio 18: The Art Quilt Sourcebook, p. 131.
Seeburger, E. (2011) ‘Artist Profile: Susan Lenz’, Quilting Arts Magazine, Oct./Nov., pp. 22-33.
Goldsmith, D. (2011) ‘Susan Lenz Follows Her Bliss’, The Quilter Magazine, Aug./Sept., pp. 94-96.
McGowan, E. (2011) ‘Castaways Turned Artwork’, Waste & Recycling News: At Your Disposal. July 25. Available: http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/atourdisp2.html?id=1311603727
Nalepa, R.C. (2011) ‘Creative Spaces’, Lake Murray Columbia, vol. 16, no. 7, p. 22,
Goldsmith, D. (2011) ‘Grave Rubbings: Resurrecting Memories in Cloth’ [Online, June 30, 2011] Hand Eye Magazine. Available: http://handeyemagazine.com/content/grave-rubbings
Gilkerson, M.B. (2011) ‘Twentieth Artista Vista Moves to Recapture Past Energy’. Free-Times. 4 May, p. 30. [Online] Free-Times. Available: http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=121304064644348&z_Issue_ID=11010305110736844&ShowArchiveArticle_ID=11010405114190723&Year=2011
‘20th Annual Artista Vista Ushers in Spring’ (2011) Columbia Metropolitan, vol. 21, no. 8, p. 12.
Vehslage, C. L., editor. (2010) Art Quilt Elements 2010, exhibition catalog, Apr. 17 - May 19, 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, p. 47.
The Big Picture: Artists 2010 (2010) Viewed: September 2010, ETV. [Online] South Carolina etv. Available: http://www.scetv.org/index.php/the_big_picture/show/artists_2010/, 5:38 – 13:54 minute marks.
Mercer, A. S. (2010) ‘Susan Lenz Depicts People on the Cusp of Decision’, Charleston City Paper. 13 September. [Online] Charleston City Paper. Available: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/susan-lenz-depicts-people-on-the-cusp-of-decision/Content?oid=2306389
Starland, T. (2010) ‘I Went to See Personal Grounds by Susan Lenz’ [Online]. Carolina Arts. Available: http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/2010/10/03/i-went-to-see-personal-grounds-by-susan-lenz-at-the-city-gallery-at-waterfront-park-in-charleston-sc/
‘The Fifty-Nine’ (2010) undefined, vol. 8, pp. 11 – 16.
Rantin, B. (2010) ‘Lenz’ ‘Blues Chapel’ calls for reflection’. The State Newspaper. 7 February, p. E1. [Online] The State. Available: http://www.thestate.com/2010/02/07/1143438/lenz-blues-chapel-calls-for-reflection.html
Breeding, L. (2009) ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Denton Record Chronicle. 13 December, p. D4, 6.
500 Handmade Books, Lark Publication (2008), p.
Challenge 2001: Memories’ (2003) Education Catalog, The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. Cover.