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Susan Perrish

United States

Born in 1955

Joined Artisor: February 2024

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Total pieces for sale: 1

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Susan S. Perrish is an award-winning portrait-figurative artist living in Michigan. Susan’s art is of a traditional realist manner, but also tells a contemporary story. Her works include oil, soft pastel and graphite/charcoal. Susan began studying portrait and figurative drawing in 2014 under the tutelage of Amy Foster, and subsequently at the Atelier School of Art in Royal Oak, Michigan.   Since 2016 she has been a member of the De La Vie Studio, where she regularly paints and draws from life. Susan has exhibited in many shows around the country, including the International Guild of Realism, where she recently received the John Singleton Copley Award of Excellence.  She has been a finalist in the 14th and 16th Art Renewal Center International salons, and a semi-finalist in the 15th Salon.  She has also had paintings in numerous Oil Painters of America and National Oil & Acrylic Society competitions, recently receiving an Award of Excellence in the NOAPS Best of America Exhibition. ARTIST STATEMENT “I am a romantic at heart.  The extravagance of Sargent, the delicacy of Bouguereau, the mystique of Waterhouse all inspire me.  I am swept up by them, taken into another world of grand costume and emotive storytelling. I love to paint detail, yet search for what lies beneath the physical – the intrinsic, magnetic, indefinable beauty that exists uniquely in each of us.”

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

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        Awards and Exhibitions:
        2024
         18th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition, T.H. Brennan Fine Art,
        Scottsdale, AZ
         Artist Network Annual Over 60 Competition Finalist

        2023
         FASO Boldbrush Finalist, December
         Richeson75 Figure/Portrait International Competition Finalist
         International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Exhibition – John Singleton Copley Award of
        Excellence for Figurative
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Award of Excellence,  Principle
        Gallery, Alexandria, VA
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Spring On-Line International

         Mills Pond Gallery Figurative/Narrative Exhibition Honorable Mention,  St. James, New
        York
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Small Works Award of Merit –
        Mary Williams Fine Arts Gallery, Boulder Colorado
         FASO Boldbrush Outstanding Pastel Award, February
         Birmingham Community House Juried Art Show and Sale

        2022

         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Fall On-Line International Exhibition
         Northville Art House Small Works Competition – Second Place
         Livonia Fine Art Competition – Third Place and Honorable Mention
         Art Renewal Center 16th International Salon Finalist
         International Guild of Realism 2022 Fall Salon Juried Exhibition – American Art
        Collector Award of Excellence
         Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, James R.
        Ross Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
         Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibition
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Exhibition, Wilcox Gallery,
        Jackson Hole, Wyoming
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Spring International Open Exhibition
         International Guild of Realism 16th Annual Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis,
        Maryland
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Small Works Exhibition,
        Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
         Birmingham Community House Juried Art Show and Sale
         The Guide Artists Magazine January Issue, Artist of the Month
         Lawrence Street Gallery, The Body Eclectic – Honorable Mention

        2021

         American Artists Professional League 93rd Grand National Exhibition – Salmagundi
        Club of New York
         RICHESON 75 Figure/Portrait Finalist
         Great Lakes Pastel Society Small Works Exhibition – Richeson Award
         NOAPS Associate Member Online Exhibition
         Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
         Artist Network Strokes of Genius – Best of Drawing 13 Finalist
         NOAPS Online International Spring Competition
         Oil Painters of America Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
         VFAA PAN Competition, Best in Show

        2020

         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition
         Art Renewal Center 15th International Salon Competition Semi-Finalist
         2020 Great Lakes Pastel Society Online National Exhibition – Frame Tek Award
         The Community House Juried Art Show and Sale 2020
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Spring International Online Exhibition
         VFAA PAN Juried Exhibition
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Small Works Juried Exhibition
         Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Women’s Work 2020 Exhibition, Black
        Box Gallery
         Lawrence Street Gallery The Body Eclectic Juried Exhibition

        2019

         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International Online Competition
         Richeson 75 International Portrait and Figure Finalist
         Inspired by 2.0 Artist Exhibition, Pazdieski Gallery, Dearborn, September 13 – October
        10
         Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, Merit Award
         Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Small but Mighty Competition
         Pastel Society of North Carolina International Juried Exhibition, Pure Color
         FASO Boldbrush Outstanding Pastel – May
         14th International ARC Salon Finalist
         American Women Artists Spring Online Show
         Our Town Community House Juried Art Show
         DSPWS Juried Exhibition, Black Box Gallery
        o Honorable Mention
         VFAA PAN Juried Exhibition
        o Award of Choice
         The Body Eclectic, Lawrence Street Gallery Juried Exhibition
        o Best in Show

        2018

         Richeson Portrait and Figure Competition
         Livonia Art Commission Juried Exhibition
         Canton Art Association Fine Art Competition
        o Third Place
         Artists on Art Magazine Article, When Art is in Your Blood, July/August Issue

         FASO BoldBrush Outstanding Pastel, May
         University of Michigan – Alfred Berkowitz Gallery Open Competition
         Art of the Family:  The Art of Donald, Robert, Susan and William Perrish – Northville
        Art House, April 6 – 28
         American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Competition
          Lawrence Street Gallery Figurative/Portrait Juried Exhibition
          Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors “Persistence” Juried Exhibition

        2017
         International Association of Pastel Societies 31st Juried Competition – Web Show
         Artist Network “Strokes of Genius – 10” competition
         Livonia Art Commission Juried Exhibition
         Canton Art Association Fine Arts Competition
        o People's Choice Award
         University of Michigan – Alfred Berkowitz Gallery Open Competition
        o Honorable Mention
         Pastel Society of North Carolina International Juried Exhibition, Pure Color
         “Inspired By…” Twelve-Artist Exhibit, Padzieski Art Gallery, September 7 – 27
         FASO Boldbrush Outstanding Pastel Award, May
         American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show Finalist
         Great Lakes Pastel Society Member Exhibition
        o Silver Award
         VFAA PAN Competition
        o Best in Show
         Pastel Society of the West Coast Online Member Exhibition
         International Association of Pastel Societies 30 th  Juried Exhibition – 2017 Convention
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        Art Association/Society Memberships:
         International Guild of Realism
         Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
         Portrait Society of America
         Oil Painters of America
         Great Lakes Pastel Society
         National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society
        Publications:
        The Guide Artists Magazine – January 2022 Issue – Artist of the Month
        Artist Network “Strokes of Genius – 13”
        Artists on Art Magazine, When Art is in Your Blood, July/August Issue 2018
        Art Renewal Center 14 th  and 16 th International Salon Publications
        Artist Network “Strokes of Genius – 10

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