Attending art curriculums at Moravian College, The Baum School of Art, the University of West Florida, and the Art Students League of Denver,
Susiehyer is always looking to expand her repertoire and abilities. “I love the challenge of experimenting and pushing myself in new directions artistically, working from sketches, field studies, and photos in the studio. Just as much however, I am blessed to be able to travel in order to study and paint directly from nature.” The American southwest landscape is a particular favorite subject for her.

Working as a professional artist since 1976, she has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, grants, and awards, and was recently honored to receive signature membership in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and recently was awarded the Best Landscape Award in the Plein Air Salon Competition. A previous national vice president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, in 2020 became a recipient of the prestigious Comenius award from Moravian College.

Susiehyer maintains a home and studio in Evergreen, CO, and travels many times a year to paint en plein air. Her work has been seen as a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, and was one of the artists whose work was chosen for the celebrated Landscapes of Colorado by Ann Daley of the Denver Art Museum, and Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations. She is represented by several Colorado Front Range galleries and participates in numerous plein air events.

National Exhibitions in addition to Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show include:
Cheyenne Frontier Days 2018-2021,
Oil Painters of America: (Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America 2019, OPA National Exhibitions 2019, 2015 ,2014 and 2012, OPA Salons 2013/2016, OPA Western Regional Exhibits 2010/2016)
American Impressionist Society: (AIS National Exhibitions 2019, ,2017, 2015, AIS Small Works Exhibits 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021)
Windows To the Divine, 2016 2014//2012/2011 American Women Artists 2012
Women Artists of the West 2009
Art for the Parks: (2005, Top 100 and Mini 100 Competition, and Arts for the Parks 2006, Top 200, Paint America Top 100, 2008 and 2009)
Coors Western Art Exhibition 2009
International Museum of Contemporary Masters “Salon International.

2021 American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Award of Excellence
2020 Sedona Plein Air, Second Place for Festival Works and Honorable Mention for Plein Air Works
2019 Plein Air Salon Dec/Jan Best Landscape Award
2018 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles WA, Best Nocturne Award
2018 Oil Painters of American Wet Paint Competition, Steamboat Springs CO. Plein Air Award
2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe NM. Enchanted Sky Award 2nd Place.
2017 Plein Air Artists of Colorado 21st Annual National Exhibit, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO. Third Place
2017 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA. Best Nocturne Award
2016 Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase, Third Place
2016 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO 2016 Award of Merit
2015 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO, 2015 Award of Merit
2015 Debra Huse Gallery “Just Plein Fun”, Randy Higbee Award of Merit
2014 Telluride Plein Air, Best of Show/Artist Choice Award, Telluride, CO
2014 Oil Painters of America 23rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Bennington Art Center, Bennington, VT. Landscape Award
2014 A New Look At the West, Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX. Tin Star Award of Excellence
2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Magazine Award of Merit
2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Artists of Colorado Award of Excellence
2013 Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Exhibit 2013, Award of Excellence
2013 Sedona Plein Air, Sedona, AZ, Quick Draw Award, and Purchase Award
2012 Denver Plein Air, Denver, CO, Third Place and People’s Choice Awards
2012 American Women Artists, K Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ, Award of Recognition for 2-D
2012 Windows To The Divine, Abend Gallery,Denver ,CO, Third Place Collectors Choice Award
2011 Plein Air Rockies, Cultural Council of Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO BEST OF SHOW

Selected One Person Exhibits
Gallery 89, Steamboat Springs, December 2021
Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO 2015Evergreen Fine Art, 2013
Byers-Evans Museum, Denver, CO, 2013one woman show
Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver 2009Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder 2008
The Framed Image Denver 2008, 2009, 2010
Rotary Gallery, Evergreen, 2008Evergreen Art Center, 2007
The Framed Image Denver 2007
“Susiehyer At Large”, Cultural Council of Estes Park Gallery, Estes Park, CO, 2007
Reed Photo and Art Gallery, 2006
Evergreen Art Center, 2004

Group Exhibits: Governor’s Invitational Show 2006-2010, Loveland Museum, Loveland CO, Nomades del Arte 2008 and 2009, Plein Air Artists of Colorado 2004-2016, Saks Galleries, , the Foothills Art Center, Lakewood Cultural Center, Evergreen Art Center, Abend Gallery, Showings Fine Art, , Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado History Museum, Lakewood Cultural Art Center, , Denver Center for the Performing Arts, many others

Plein Air Events for 2021
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Sedona Plein air, Monuments and Canyons Colorado Naitonal Monument,
Other plein air events:
Borrego Springs, Sonoma, Telluride, Aspen, Door County, Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, Colorado Mountain Plein Air, Canyons and Monuments Plein Air, Estes Park Plein Air and Plein Air Rockies, Sedona Plein Air and Denver Plein Air, Colorado Plein Air, Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cape Ann, Paint the Peninsula, and others

Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, CO
Gallery 89, Steamboat Springs, CO
Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO
Mountain Trails Sedona, Sedona, AZ
Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO
Turquoise Door, Telluride, CO
Nor’East Frameworks, Manchester, MA
Framed Image, Denver CO

Professional Organizations: Oil Painters of America signature member, American Impressionist Society signature member, Plein Air Artists of Colorado signature member, Plein Air Painters of Hawaii signature member

Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, Jean Stern, Susan Hallsten McGarry, Terry Lawson Dunn, Fresco Fine Art Publications
Plein Air Magazine, Dec/Jan 2017 feature article
Art of the West Magazine, Nov/Dec 2011, “Nature’s Magic”
Southwest Art Magazine, July 2011, “Teachers and Their Students”
Southwest Art Magazine, Feb issue 2011, feature article, “The Big Picture”
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Mar/Apr issue 2009, feature article “Today’s Masters”
Soundings Magazine, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Winter issue, 2009
Southwest Art Magazine, August 2007, “At Home in Nature”
Landscapes of Colorado, Ann Daley/Denver Art Museum, Fresco Fine Art Books, 2007
Best of Oil Artists and Artisans, Kennedy Publications, 2007 and 2009
American Art Collector Book Series, Alcove books, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, 2004
A Season of Growth, Colorado Lottery, 2004
Evergreen Living Magazine, cover and featured artist, 2004
Canyon Courier, front page and featured article, 2004
Mountain Country Life Magazine, cover, 2004
Contemporary Women Artists Calendar, Bo Tree Productions, 1986
Art/Life Magazine, cover, 1984
Les Beaux Arts Magazine, 1984
Hue Points Magazine, 1983 and1984

Columbine Country Club, Denver CO
Zion National Park Foundation
Xanterra/Zion Lodge Permanent Collection, Zion National Park
Centennial Bank, Denver, CO
BMO Bank, Sedona AZ
Holland and Hart Law firm, Denver, CO
St Anthony’s Hospital, Lakewood, CO
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY
Appian Venture Partners, Wells Fargo Tower, Denver, CO
Club Corporation of America: The Landmark Club, Dallas, TX
Park Suite Hotels: The Sugar House, New Orleans, LA
Stouffer Hotels: The Waverly, Atlanta, GA
Mutual Federal Bank, Pensacola, FL
Mutual Federal Condominiums, Pensacola, FL (1979)
Many national private collections

Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa., 1972-26 BA in fine art
Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pa., 1977 Scholarship awardee
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fla., 1978-79 Scholarship awardee
Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program, 2002-03
Art Students League of Denver, 2001-2004 (studies with Quang Ho, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks,Kim English, Doug Dawson, Kevin Weckbach, John Lencicki,)
Workshops: Quang Ho, Jay Moore, Dan Beck, Kim English
Extended Studies: Kevin Weckbach, Quang Ho

Artwork to be Showcased