Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Another Winter Art Show

Gallery 501 in Sherwood Park is hosting their annual member show and sale from January 11-February 25, 2018. The artist/opening reception is January 11 from 7-9 at Gallery 501. I will have some pieces in this exhibition.   Come on out and enjoy some great local art!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Keep Painting Quilts

So in the summer I started to experiment with acrylic paints and I decided to start off quite simple as I had not used acrylics in a long time nor had I painted in a very long time (several decades for sure). I decided to start with painting quilt patterns. They are based on simple geometric shapes (square, triangle and occasionally the circle) and use bright vibrant colours. For me, it was a pretty obvious choice...learn about colour, paint,  and try to stay in the lines!  So now I have become "hooked". I am currently on my eighth quilt painting and I have plans to do several more at a much larger scale
 (24 x 24).
Sunrise Lattice Stars...my latest quilt painting

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sherwood Park Hospital Now Displaying Local Art!

The Sherwood Park Hospital is now displaying art work from the Strathcona Art Society. The pieces are quite small (less than 20 inches) and so the prices are great!! These works will remain on display (unless sold and then replaced with new works) until April 2018. I have one piece on display there. I also have several pastel works on display at the Misericordia Hospital. The art show at the Misericordia will run until February 3, 2018.  Lots of opportunity to view and, perhaps, purchase some great art!
Homage- One of the pieces on display at Misericordia

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Finally finished a "bigger" quilt painting!!

It took almost a week but I finally finished a larger acrylic quilt painting (20 x 20). I don't know if I will do any larger sizes (although I do have a couple of canvases sized 24 x 24). And now I return to my pastel paintings. I need to quite a few new pieces for a spring solo show in Sherwood Park. Paint..paint..paint.
Duck Feet

Monday, 13 November 2017

Christmas Marketplace...Five Days and Counting

With my big Christmas event only five days away I am trying to desperately finish some more items. I am working on glass mosaic trees and snowflakes, snow globes and painted metal tree ornaments. Hopefully by Thursday everything will be complete and I will be ready for the show on Saturday and Sunday at the Ottewell Centre/Red Barn, Sherwood Park.
One of my glass mosaic snowflake wall hangings

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Winter's Here !!!

We had our first major snowfall earlier this week which has helped create the mood for the upcoming Christmas Marketplace. I am busy making a variety of sales items including some glass mosaic trees.
 Hope to see you at the marketplace @ Red Barn/Ottewell Centre.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Trying to Juggle

So, I have finished the last "quilt" art piece that is to go into the Loft Gallery show for November-December. I got a total of five small paintings done! Yippee!! Tomorrow, I deliver my pastel pieces to St. Albert for the weekend show. Friday night there is the VASA fundraiser as well as the artist/opening reception for the St. Albert show "A Harvest of Art". And beginning Thursday I start making some pieces for the Christmas marketplace (November 17-18) at the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre, Sherwood Park.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Donation to the VASA Authentic Art Program

I just dropped off my contribution to the art auction being held at VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association) for their Authentic Art Program. Bids can be made on-line by going to VASA's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VisualArtsStudioAssociation/ OR coming out to their annual fundraiser night on Friday October 27 from 7 to 11 pm..

There is a wide selection of art available for purchase at fantastic prices.  See you there!!!
My piece titled "Lone Sentinel". Retail price 175. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Final Fall Art Show on the Horizon

The final fall show that I will be participating in occurs next weekend in St. Albert. The artist/opening reception is Friday, October 27 from 7-9 p.m.. I will be selling mostly pastel landscapes...so come out and enjoy some wine, music and great art!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Artist Reception Tonight at VASA

Tonight VASA is hosting the artist reception at the Hemingway Centre, St. Albert from 6-9 p.m..
Come on out and enjoy some nibblies, wine and, of course, great art!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

New Works at Rosie's In the Park

So today I dropped some work at Rosie's in the Park (114 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park). These works will be on display until the end of the year. They are all small pieces with "Cezanne Serenade" being the largest at 14 x 16 inches (framed). Stop by and have a look. There are three other artists from our local art society who also have their work on display there.

Cezanne Serenade, soft pastel

Sunday, 24 September 2017

New VASA show FAST approaching

While I am preparing for this upcoming weekend's Culture Days at the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre (Sherwood Park), I would be remiss not to mention that I was fortunate enough to be juried into another VASA show in St. Albert. "Mystical, Magical, Fantasy" is the title of this month long exhibition which runs from October 3-28 with the opening/artist reception on Thursday October 5.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Alberta Culture Days 14 days and counting...

It has been a while since I posted and quite a bit has happened. I participated in the Kaleido Family Arts Festival which was a great success with wonderful weather and strong support. I was very fortunate to sell my pastel work that was shown at the Nina Haggery Centre during this festival.

 I am now preparing about the Alberta Culture Days which will be held on September 30 from 10-3 p.m. in the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre (Sherwood Park). I hope to showcase some of my photography, pastel works and my fused glass pieces. Hope that many will stop by for a visit and a chat!!

Monday, 14 August 2017

New Show on the Horizon @ Ottewell Centre

I have just received notification that two of my art pieces have been accepted into the "Celebrating Canadian Art " in October at the Ottewell Centre/Red Barn. This exhibition will be open October 13-15 and October 20-22. More details of this event will be presented in future blogs.
The Country Road (one of the pieces chosen by jurors)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Getting into Photography

During my visit to Drumheller last week I started to take some photographs at the Atlas Coal Mine. I have decided to frame a couple of these photos to see the public response. For the others, I will simply mat them for sale. I am hoping to have some of these photos in the Loft Gallery, Sherwood Park for the months of September and October. 
Atlas Coal Mine 1
Atlas Coal Mine 2

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kaleido Festival...In the Art Show

I am fortunate enough to have one of my pieces accepted for the Kaleido Family Festival running this September. It will on display at the Nina Haggerty Centre. Come out with the entire family for this GREAT weekend event!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Provincial Show in Sherwood Park-An Invitation

Yikes! It has been a while since I posted anything on my blog what with holiday travel, making sour cherry jam and family sickness (awful summertime colds) taking up most of my time in the last few weeks. I haven't even been able to get to do any art (although I am determined that next week I am setting time aside NO MATTER WHAT). I do want to mention that there is the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association show being held in Sherwood Park @ the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre, This show highlights winners from the three zone shows. It runs from July 19 to August 13 with the Red Barn being open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. I was lucky enough to have a couple pieces in the show( although they did not win at the zone level). So, if you want to see some great art from across the province come on out!
Winter's Light at Half Moon Lake

Thursday, 29 June 2017

A Celebration of Canada show Opens in St. Albert

Glorious and Free: A Celebration of Canada  (VASA, St. Albert) opened on June 27 and will run until July 29. This juried show was open to all Albertan artists so the viewer will see a wide range of works. I was fortunate enough to have four of my pieces accepted. The opening/artist reception is July 6 from 6- 9:00 pm. A cash bar and appetizers will be served and I will be in attendance. Come out for a great show!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Hidden Treasures Open Studio is now over

The last two days were long but fruitful with many people coming out to the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre to see some great art. Thank you to everyone who came out! It was great to fun. And many people entered the draw for my door prize but, unfortunately, only one individual walked away with my fused glass pendant necklace.

And now I am off working on a series for an upcoming juried show. I will post images when the series is complete.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Setting up for the Hidden Treasures Open Studio Tour

So today was quite busy as I spent the morning setting up my "studio" in the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre, Sherwood Park. I will be showing a wide variety of art pieces from soft pastel to mixed media to monotype prints. I will also exhibit some of my fused glass platters. With the bright sunny weather forecast for this weekend, come out to the Red Barn, pick up a tour brochure and enjoy a day in Strathcona county.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA! An Exhibition Celebrating Canada

Yikes! With all the final preparations for the Open Studio tour this weekend (June 24-25) in Sherwood Park, I forgot to post another show in which you can view some of my small mixed media pieces. I was fortunate enough to be juried into the "Glorious and Free-A Celebration of Canada" held at VASA, St. Albert. The show runs from June 27 to July 29 with the opening reception on July 6 from 6-9 p.m..

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Art Walk...Only One Week Left

With all the planning for the upcoming studio tour as well as trying to gain a handle on my lawn.garden, I almost forgot about the Art Walk @ The Bookstore on Perron Street, St. Albert. There is a little over a week left before I have to take down my pieces. With the upcoming forecast sunny days, head on over to the store and check out my work.
One of the pieces on display at The Bookstore

Thursday, 15 June 2017

What's Around the Corner for Me? AN ART STUDIO TOUR!!!

So for the weekend of June 24 and 25 visitors can come out to the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre and view a group of artists at work, myself included. There will be snacks, draws, and, of course, great art available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend this location as well as the other events taking place at the Clay Hut, Gallery 501 and the Sparks Gallery. So set aside some time that weekend, pray for good weather and come out and enjoy this cultural event!!!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Visit Spruce Grove to see Some Art

So, I entered the Open Seniors' Competition sponsored by the Allied Arts Council (Spruce Grove). I did not take home any prizes but I did come across this image of my work being displayed.  You can not see it too well but it is the graphite drawing top row, third from the left titled "The Country Road."
The show runs one more week until next Friday, June 16.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Celebration This Thursday!

A quick reminder that this Thursday June 8 is the reception at Gallery 501 for the Strathcona Salon Series at 7:00. Come out and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink (your preference),some great food supplied by Vicki's and view some fantastic local art !

P.S. I do have two pieces in the exhibition, although they can not be acquired by the County as they bought a piece last year.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Long Day...Trip to Calgary

ROAD TRIP!! Today I had to go to Calgary to pick up my art work that was on display at the South Jubilee Auditorium. The drive was great with a few stops along the way to give my back a break  (had to stop at Red Deer's Home Sense and Winners...always great selection there!!!).

With my piece returned I immediately submitted it for consideration in a St. Albert show at the public art gallery. Here's hoping that it will be juried into the show.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

ARTWALK in St. Albert

Yikes! With all the gardening, prepping for art competition I just about forgot that I will have several pieces in the upcoming Art Walk in St. Albert. My work will be on display at The Bookstore on Perron Street for the entire month of June. Hope many of you can make it out on Thursday nights or any time!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Open Seniors Art Competition Just Around the Corner

Just making the final preparations for the upcoming competition/exhibition in Spruce Grove. The competition/exhibition runs from May 30-June 16, 2017. The reception is on June 3 from 1-3 pm.
The Country Road-my exhibition piece

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Moving onto Alberta Wide Show (ACACA)

Just came back from Leduc and the ACACA Central zone show  to the good news that my art pieces will move forward to the Alberta wide show to be held in Sherwood Park. This show is at the Ottewell Centre/Red Barn from July 22- August 13. All the art work will be juried again to move into the Alberta Spirit Show.
Winter's Light at Half Moon Lake

Thursday, 11 May 2017

ACACA Show this Weekend (May 12-14)

I will be delivering a couple of pieces for the Central zone competition of ACACA (Alberta Community Art Clubs Association) to be held in Leduc this weekend. Judging will take place Friday with the show closing on Sunday. If you are in the area, stop by and see some GREAT art.

Winter's Light at Half Moon Lake

Monday, 1 May 2017

Strathcona Salon Series, 2017

Today I delivered two pieces to Gallery 501, Sherwood Park to be a part of their upcoming Salon Series. These two pieces will be for exhibition purposes solely as the County can not purchase either one due to the fact that they bought one of my pieces last year. I am always amazed at the wide variety of work and the high quality of local talent. Come out and be awed by the amazing artists we have in Strathcona County.

Monday, 24 April 2017


With the Strathcona Art show a thing of the past I am gearing up for the next art show in St. Albert this upcoming weekend (April 28-30). The opening reception/gala will be Friday night from 7-9 with refreshments and nibbles available. Come and meet all the artists, myself included.

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Sunday, April 23 will be the last day for the spring show of the ASSC held at the Ottewell Centre, Red Barn (Sherwood Park). Come on out (even with the forecast "bad" weather ) and immerse yourself  in splendor of  wonderful, light-filled, colourful and jubilant paintings. So, forget the snow and slush and enjoy our "Spring Fling."      

Friday, 21 April 2017

Getting back to the basics... A Pencil and Erasure

Recently I am returning to the basic drawing with only a couple of pencils and erasure. These works, I think, will serve a prep work for larger scale pastel works. 
Original graphite drawing.."The Country Road"

Monday, 17 April 2017

Long time since I posted any news...And there is plenty of news!!!!!

I just realized that is has been almost three weeks since I last posted any news about what is happening with my art so here goes...
I am dropping off several pieces for this WEEKEND'S show at the Red Barn/Ottewell Centre, Sherwood Park. The show opens this Friday from 1-9 pm. with the artists' reception, including wine, music and munchies from 7-9. I along with all of the fellow artists (27 in total) will be in attendance and the LOFT GALLERY will also be open at this time. The show continues on Saturday and closes on Sunday at 4:00 pm.
Next weekend I have the show in St. Albert from Friday, April 27 until Sunday April 29.

Hope to see many of you at one of both of these shows.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


The Alberta Society of Artists is hosting the opening/artist reception for their upcoming exhibition "New Works 2017" on April 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Walterdale Theatre. I have a couple of my mixed media pieces included in this exhibition. Everyone is welcome to attend and also see the free preview of the play Queen Milli of Galt !!!! It should be a great night for the Edmonton art community.

Thursday, 16 March 2017


If you are in Calgary in mid-April and would love to view a wide range of great art, I invite you to attend the artist reception for "Fire" at the Calgary Jubilee Auditorium on April 19 from 6-9 p.m.
I hope you save the date!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Got the news that a couple of my pieces will be a part of the upcoming V.A.S.A. spring exhibition. It will run from April 4-19, 2017 with the opening night on April 6 from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

"Spring Fling" @ Red Barn, Sherwood Park in April

Mark your calenders! On the weekend of April 21-23, the Strathcona Art Society will be hosting their annual spring member show at the Ottewell Centre (Red Barn), Sherwood Park. I will have numerous works on display and for sale ranging from some mixed media to monotypes to soft pastels. The artist/opening reception is set for Friday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.. There will be refreshments, great music and, of course, fabulous art. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 3 March 2017

A.S.A. Exhibition "New Works"

I just received confirmation that three of my pieces will be a part of the upcoming A.S.A. 's exhibition titled "New Works 2017" which will be held at the Walterdale  Playhouse Edmonton from April 4- 15. The artist/opening reception will be on April 4 at 7:00. My pieces are mixed media/collage with a monotype print base.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Got any plans for Family Day 2017? FREE ADMISSION TO AGA

Check it out...Admission to the Alberta Art Gallery will be waived tomorrow due to Family Day.
Hours are from 11-5 with last entry at 4 pm.  It is your last chance to view the great exhibit on Canadian landscape "Season to Season." You will also be able to view one of my smaller works in the "Showcase."

Saturday, 18 February 2017


Google has just posted my new website. The address is https://suzanberwald.com

Hope you visit it!!!

Monday, 13 February 2017


"Art Smash" is holding their opening reception this upcoming Thursday, February 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. I have one mixed media/collage in this exhibition (see January 18 blog posting for image of work). Everyone is welcome! I hope to see you there!

Friday, 10 February 2017

A Visit to the Alberta Art Gallery

I finally made it to the Alberta Art Gallery this past Sunday to see the exhibition on Canadian landscape titled "Season to Season, Coast to Coast; A Celebration of  the Canadian Landscape"
which runs until February 20, 2017. It is a very solid exhibition with some of my favourite artists: David Milne, Illingworth Kerr, Dorothy Knowles and James Davies, one of my instructors from the University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension). I also stopped by to see my own small piece in the "Showcase" display on the main floor.

My piece "Shadow Dance" is on bottom left, second from the left.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Exhibition "Glorious and Free- A Celebration of Canada" upcoming in July 2017

I am preparing a series of  small pieces for an upcoming exhibition in St. Albert. A common theme is the classic Hudson Bay Company colours. Most of the works are turning out to be mixed media/collage with some print involved. Stay posted for more information about this exhibition.

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