Art Exhibitions

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts emphasis in Digital Art, 2004
Dominican University of California

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 2004
Dominican University of California

Susan Searway-Fertig Painting in Art Studio

Exhibitions

AWD Member’s Exhibition 2019
Art Works Downtown, Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA
November 8, 2019–January 4, 2020
• 1 Digital Drawing 20” X 24” Metal Prints (Distinctiveness)

Small Works Exhibition 2018
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition: Cameron Brian
November 16–December 22, 2018
• 2 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Metal Prints (Expressive Soul & Freedom Expressed I)

AWD Member’s Exhibition 2018
Art Works Downtown, Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA
November 16–December 22, 2018
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Metal Prints

Art Works Downtown at Bank of Marin
Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA
October 4–December 28, 2018
• 1 Digital Drawing 20” X 24” Metal Prints (Wine Vine Essence)

After Nature
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition: Sharon Bliss
April 20–June 1, 2018
• 1 Digital Art 20” X 16” Metal Print (Vine 11 A Grapevine’s Persona)

Work on Display
Venture Pad, San Rafael, CA
January 30–July 1, 2018
• 3 Digital Drawing 16” X 20” Metal Prints (Vine 2, Vine 9, & Vine 10)
• 3 Digital Drawing 11” X 14”Archival Prints (Individuality, Truest Nature, & Sense of Self II)

Art Works Downtown Showcase Exhibit
Marin Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
January 22–March 30, 2018
• 1 Digital Drawing 8” X 10”Archival Prints (Fiery Soul)

Small Works Exhibition 2017
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition: Julie Zener
November 17–December 23, 2017
• 2 Digital Drawing 5” X 7” Metal Prints (Vine Personality & Vino’s Individuality I)

A Grapevine’s Persona
Art Works Downtown, Artist Wall, San Rafael, CA
November 10–December 24, 2017
• 17 Digital Drawings 5” X 7”’s, 16″x20″, 20″x24″ Metal Prints
(A Grapevine’s Persona A Digital Series)

20/20 Vision – Past Presnet Future
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition by Victoria Mara Heilweil
September 24–November 11, 2016
• 1 Digital Drawing 12” X 12” Metal Prints (Persona A Figurative Study)

Marin Contemporary
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition by Julie Zener
April 29–June 17, 2016
• 2 Digital Drawing 20” X 24” Metal Infused Prints, A Grapevine’s Persona – New Digital Drawings (Autumn’s Persona & Vino’s Individuality II)

REDception
Marin Jewelers Guild Valentines Exhibit

Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
January 29–March 25, 2016
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 44”Archival Prints (Enthusiasm)

Bacchus and Venus
Wine Tasting and Art Gallery
, Sausalito, CA
Group Exhibition
September 1, 2015–February 18, 2016
A Grapevine’s Persona – New Digital Drawings
• 6 Digital Drawing 20” X 24” Metal Infused Prints (Autumn’s Persona, Distinctiveness 2014, Personality Spirit, Vino’s Individuality II, Wine Vine Essence, & Wine’s Substance I)

AWD Artist Members’ Exhibition
Art Works Downtown, Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
December 11, 2015–January 2, 2016
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14”Archival Prints (Core Unity)

Benefit Exhibition
Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition
October 20, 2015–January 1, 2016
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 44”Archival Prints (Soul)

A Night at the Casa Azul Silent Art Auction
Art Works Downtown, Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Juried Group Exhibition
September 11–26, 2015
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 44”Archival Prints (Soul)

REDception
Marin Jewelers Guild Valentines Exhibit

Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
January 18–February 28, 2015
• 1 Photography 11” X 14”Archival Prints (Jellies)

Form Revealed
The Art of Barbara Andino-Stevenson, Nini Lion & Susan Searway-Fertig
Dominican University of California, Science Building, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
September 4, 2014–January 22, 2015
On Display Persona 2014 – New Digital Drawings
• 3 Digital Drawing 20” X 24” Metal Infused Prints (Distinctiveness 2014, Personality Spirit, Soul)
• 5 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Metal Infused Prints (Core Unity, Distinctiveness II 2014, PresenceSoul, RealityEssence, TrueStrength)
• Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Matted Archival Prints

REDception
Marin Jewelers Guild Valentines Exhibit

Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
February 1–March 31, 2014
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 44”Archival Prints (Enthusiasm)

AWD Studio & Associate Artists
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
January 17–April 10, 2014
• 3 Photographs 8″ x 10″ Archival Prints from Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA

AWD Small Works Show 2013
Art Works Downtown, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 29, 2013–January 3, 2014
• 1 Photography 8″ x 10″ Archival Print Curved Details from Charleston, SC

New Candle Advent Banners & People Look East Banner
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
December 1, 2013–January 6, 2014
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Mountain Candle, Straight Path Candle, Good News Candle, Sign Candle)

Gift Shopping Preview
Art Works Downtown, 1325 Donors’ Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
November 8–December 7, 2013
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 40” Archival Prints (Enthusiasm)

Advent Banner & Signage
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
December 2, 2012–January 6, 2013
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Peace, Hope, Joy Love)

Sounds of Summer
Art Works Downtown, Founders Lounge, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
June 28–July 31, 2012
• 1 Digital Drawing 8” X 10” Archival Prints (Enthusiasm)
• 1 Photography 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Jelly Series)

Marin Open Studios Gallery Exhibition
Marin Open Studios, Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Group Exhibition
April 29–May 15, 2012
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Poised Heart)

Advent Banner & Signage
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
November 27, 2011–January 6, 2012
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Peace, Hope, Joy Love)

AWD Small Works Show 2011
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 18, 2011–January 6, 2012
• 1 Painting 11″ x 14″ Persona Figure Back Study

Art From the Labyrinth
Art Works Downtown, Founders Lounge, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 11, 2011–December 3, 2011
• 1 Digital Drawing 27” X 44” Archival Prints (Persona)

Open Studios Gallery
Marin Art Council, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 19–May 28, 2011
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Distinctiveness)

Expressions of Love | Marin Jewelers Guild Valentines Exhibit
Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
January 24–February 28, 2011
• 1 Painting 24” X 48” Oil on Canvas (Persona: Reclining Figure Study)

Advent Banner & Signage
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
November 28, 2010–January 6, 2011
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Peace, Hope, Joy Love)

AWD Small Works Show 2010
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 18, 2010–January 7, 2011
• 1 Watercolor 8″ x 10″ Persona Figure Study

Into the Flow
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 2–30, 2010
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Insubstantial Reality)

Art of the Automobile
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
April 29–June 4, 2010
• 2 Photographs 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Reflections of the Day – Prius Backup Light & Nature in the Light – Prius Headlight)

Open Studios Gallery
Marin Art Council, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 24–May 23, 2010
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Spry Sense)

Jelly Photography
San Rafael Corporate Center, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition – Main Lobby by Elevator
May 20, 2010–December 15, 2010
• 1 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints Jellies Series

Advent Banner – People Look East
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
November 29, 2009–January 6, 2010
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Peace, Hope, Joy Love)

Open Studios Gallery
Marin Art Council, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 14–July 13, 2009
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Flowing Strength/ Soul)

Persona: A Figurative Study | Artwork by Susan Searway
A Woman’s Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition
March 7–29, 2009
• Watercolors • Photography • Digital Drawings •

Expressions of Love | Marin Jewelers Guild Valentines Exhibit
Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
January 24–February 28, 2009
• 1 Digital Drawing 11” X 14” Archival Prints (Endurance)

Marin General Hospital Art Exhibition
Marin General, Greenbrae, CA
Group Exhibition
December 10, 2008–February 11, 2009
• 8 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints – Nature’s Persona
(Jellies Series )

AWD Small Works Show
Art Works Downtown, 1337 Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
November 20–December 31, 2008
• 1 Watercolor 8” X 14” (Persona – Profile Green Figure Study)
• 1 Watercolor 10.5” X 11.5” (Persona – Profile Figure Study)

Advent Banner – People Look East
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
November 30, 2008–January 6, 2009
• People Look East Banner – Watercolor 9 Feet X 3 Feet
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38” (Peace, Hope, Joy Love)

Idea of the Body
Artisans Art Gallery, San Rafael , CA
Juried Group Exhibition
October 1, 2008–November 1, 2008
•1 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” (Individuality)

Drawings on Exhibit
San Rafael Corporate Center, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition – Main Lobby
October 3, 2008–April 3, 2009
• 1 Drawing 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper (Self)
• 1 Drawing 11” X 14” Oil Stick on Paper (Pure Essence)

Persona: A Digital Series
City Café, San Rafael , CA
Solo Exhibition
July 17, 2008–October 1, 2008
•12 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” (Persona Series)

Persona: Soul, Enthusiasm, & Oneness
Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts, Sonoma, CA
Solo Exhibition
September 1, 2008–March 2013
• 2 Digital Drawings 27 ” X 40” Glicée Prints (Soul & Enthusiasm)
• 1 Drawing 11” X 14” Oil Stick on Paper (Oneness)

Marin General Hospital Art Exhibition
Marin General, Greenbrae, CA
Group Exhibition
June 11–August 12, 2008
•4 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints – Nature’s Persona
(Jellies Series (Blues))

Marin County Fair 2008 • The Greenest County Fair on Earth
Juried Photography Exhibition
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
July 2–6, 2008
• 1 Photograph 11” X 14” (Jellies)

Affinity: Art & Science II
Dominican University of California, Science Building, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
February 6, 2008–May 28, 2008
• 26 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints – Nature’s Persona Jellies
• 6 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints

Marin General Hospital Art Exhibition
Marin General, Greenbrae, CA
Group Exhibition
April 23, 2008–June 10, 2008
• 7 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints – Nature’s Persona
(Orchids, California Corn Lily, Annabella Hydrangeas, Calla Lily, Apple Tree Blossom, Rose, Pansies)

Persona: Individual Unity
Dominican University of California, Human Resources in Bertrand Hall, San Rafael, CA
Solo Exhibition
February 8, 2008–April 17, 2008
• 1 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Print (Individual Unity)

Marin General Hospital Art Exhibition
Marin General, Greenbrae, CA
Group Exhibition
February 13, 2008–April 8, 2008
• 4 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Print
(Endurance, Flowing Strength, Harmony’s Identity, Personal Unity)

Peace Hope Joy Love – Advent Art
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
December 2, 2007–January 6, 2008
• 4 Watercolors 50” X 38”

Affinity: Art & Science | Grand Opening for Science Building
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
August 17, 2007–February 5, 2008
• 26 Photographs 11” X 14” & 8″ X 10″ Archival Prints – Nature’s Persona
• 6 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints

Marin County Fair 2007 • Aquatic Adventures
Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
June 30–July 4, 2007
• 1 Watercolor (Aqua Medium) 6” X 10” Watercolor (Persona: Figure Study)

Curves Wall of Art
Curves Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
October 20, 2006–November 16, 2007
• 1 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Print
(On Rotation: Sense of Self II, Presence, Lily, Insubstantial Reality, Harmony’s Identity, Flowing Strength)

The Spirit of Color 2007
Petaluma’s Visitor Center, Hosted by Petaluma Art Association, Petaluma, CA
Group Exhibition
May 10, 2007
• 1 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Print (Individuality)

Marin General Hospital Art Exhibition
Marin General, Greenbrae, CA
Group Exhibition
April 11–June 13, 2007
• 4 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Print (Soul, Resilience, Spirit of Dignity & Moments Strength I)

Opening for Nursing Simulation Lab (Subtle Essence)
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
October 13, 2006–April 5, 2007
• 3 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints (Body & Soul, Individuality, & Personal Unity)

Grand Opening – Persona: A Digital Series
Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts, Sonoma, CA
Solo Exhibition
May 7, 2005–September 1, 2008
• 10 Digital Drawings 8.5 ” X 11” Glicée Prints
• 2 Digital Drawings 27 ” X 40” Glicée Prints
• 1 Drawing 11” X 14” Oil Stick on Paper

Persona: Basis of Truth; Body and Soul
Aldersly Assisted Living Center, San Rafael, CA
February 22, 2005–May 1, 2007
• 2 Digital Drawings 8.5” X 11” Glicée Prints (Basis of Truth & Body and Soul)

Advent Art
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
November 27, 2006–January 9, 2007
• 1 Diptych 76” X 100” Watercolor (Holy Family & Star of Bethlehem)

Subtle Essence
Marin Civic Center, Supervisor Adam’s Office, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
August 22–October 3, 2006
• 4 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints (Body & Soul, Individuality, Personal Unity, & Rhythmic Beauty)

Malice in the Palace – 2006 Summer Camp
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
August 18–27, 2006
• 1 Drawings 11” X 14” Pencil on Paper (Women of the Bible: Esther)
Image also used as Cover Image for the show.

Marin County Fair 2006 • Magical Marin
Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
June 30–July 4, 2006
• 1 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints (Individuality)
Second Place for Computer Generated Art
• 1 Drawing 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper (Movement)

Colors of a Different Movement
Dominican University of California, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 27–May 15, 2006
• 2 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints (Moments Strength I & Spirit of Dignity)
• 1 Drawing 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper (Self)
• 1 Drawing 11” X 14” Oil Stick on Paper (Harmony)

Enter the Volva: After Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party
Dominican University of California, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 7–April 21, 2006
• Self-Portrait Plate & Place Setting Glicée Prints (Personal Unity Variation)

Art for Lent
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael , CA
Group Exhibition
April 9–14, 2006
• 1 Drawing 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper (Anointing Christ)
• 1 Photography 8” X 10” Oil Stick on Paper (Cross)

Persona: A Digital Art Series
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
Solo Exhibition
July 6–August 7, 2005
• 10 Digital Drawings 11” X 14” Glicée Prints

JASON Expedition Disappearing Wetlands Exhibit
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
January 31–February 12, 2004
• 1 Wetland Photography Glicée Print

Persona Abstract Series
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
Solo Exhibition
April 8–November 30, 2004
• 7 Drawings 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper

JASON Expedition: Teacher Training Workshops
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
August–November 2004
• 5 Wetland Digital Collages Series 11″ X 11″ Glicée Prints

Senior Thesis – Persona
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
March 25–April 15, 2004
• 10 Digital Drawings 8.5 ” X 11” Glicée Prints
• 3 Drawings 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper
• 5 Drawings 11” X 14” Oil Stick on Paper
• Persona: A Visual Investigation in Three Parts DVD

Persona: A Digital Art Series
Dominican University of California , Mac Lab, San Rafael, CA
Solo Exhibition
January 2003–May 2004
• 10 Digital Drawings 8.5 ” X 11” Glicée Prints

Art for Lent: A Celebration
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda, San Rafael, CA
Group Exhibition
February 24–April 7, 2004
• 7 Persona Abstract Drawings 38” X 50” Oil Stick on Paper
• Italian Master Digital Art Colleagues 5″ X 7″ Glicée Prints
• Libyan Sybil 24″ X 40″ Glicée Print
• Cross Digital Photography 8.5 ” X 11” Glicée Print

JASON XV: Rainforest at the Crossroads Exhibit
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
January 26–February 7, 2004
• 5 Wildlife & Nature Digital Photography 8.5” X 11” Glicée Prints

Open Studios | Festivals

  • Summer Sidewalk Sale, San Rafael, CA, August 18, 2018
  • Marin Open Studios, San Rafael, CA May 2012
  • Marin Art Council Open Studios, San Rafael, CA May 2011
  • Marin Arts Council Open Studios, San Rafael, CA May 1 & 2,8 & 9, 2010
  • Marin Art Council Open Studios, San Rafael, CA May 9-10, 2009.
  • San Rafael Food & Wine Festival, Art Booth #53, San Rafael, CA August 16, 2008.

Membership

  • Art Works Downtown Member, Studio #18, since 2012.
  • Marin Professional Women Network Member, Graphic &Website Designer, since 2012
  • Art Works Downtown Member, Studio #24, since 2008-2012.
    Marin Professional Women Network Member, Website Designer, 2008-2012

Awards

  • Second Place Computer Generated Art for Individuality (Digital Art)
    Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA 2006.
  • 2006 Editor’s Choice Award for Presence (Photography)
    The International Library of Photography (www.picture.com), 2006.

Presentations

  • Gender Studies – Artist Talk at Dominican University of California for Art History Class, San Rafael, CA February 6, 2009.
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2004 (NCUR) Student Presenter Indianapolis, IN April 17, 2004.
  • Artist Talk at Dominican University of California Senior Thesis San Rafael, CA May 10, 2004.
  • Methodology Presentation at Dominican University of California Johannes Vermeer’s _Hidden Meaning: A Look at Iconography San Rafael, CA 2003.

Publications

  • Persona – Profile Green Figure Study (Watercolor) Featured in The Pacific Sun, November 21-27, 2008 edition for Small Works Exhibit, pages 44.
  • Illusions of Reality(ISBN: 0-7951-5302-3) Printed by The International Library of Photography, 2007, pages 185 & 226 (Featuring Photograph Presence).
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research. San Rafael, CA: Dominican University of California, 2006 (Cover Images, Quote, & Abstract).
  • NCUR 2004 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research Abstract Book, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2004, page 146.
  • Text Transformation: A Look at Illuminated Manuscript. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2004.
  • Persona. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2004.
  • Images of Africa. San Rafael, CA; Dominican University of California, 2002.