Current ExhibitSmall Comforts for a Long Winter by Susann Foster Brown will open February 8 and run through April 5, 2014. This exhibit is a collection of Susann's etchings, quilts and her art pillows combining etching and quilting provide a more complete picture of the scope of her work.
Susann Foster Brown houses her printmaking and fiber studio in an 1800s farmhouse, “Cellarbrook Farm”, on Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire.
Born in Concord, Brown made it full circle to settle in New Hampshire after living and working for decades in New York's scenic Hudson River Valley. She holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University (1966) and has exhibited her etchings in galleries and juried shows for the past 45 years. She is a State Juried Member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and longtime volunteer at the New Hampshire Farm Museum
The natural landscape, antique architectural elements, and critters of every description are favored subjects for her detailed prints and drawings.
Sewing since she was very young, Brown delights in finding orphaned or abandoned quilt blocks and vintage fabric and creates Tribute Quilts by designing and constructing whole quilts from those solitary bits left in closets and yard sales. She also designs small quilts from contemporary fabrics to ward off the gloom of late winter.
Art pillows, genuine etchings printed on fabric, are each a one-of-a-kind amalgam of her love of printmaking framed by her skills as a hand quilter.
“I see small things that strike me as beautiful. The overlooked, commonplace, eccentric, and time-worn things appeal to me. I have the pleasure of sharing them through my art.”
Free Range (upper right), Susann Foster Brown, etching and aquatint
Summer Shoes (middle right), Susann Foster Brown, etching and aquatint
Four Crowns (lower right), Susann Foster Brown, vintage cotton pieced and hand quilted
Previous Exhibits and Gallery Artists
Holly Berry Exhibit of Small Works, Holiday Exhibit 13
William Mitchell: Silkscreens of the New England Landscape, Fall 13
Naturally Occurring: Paintings by Debra Claffey, Summer 13
Fiber and Print Exhibit 2013, Spring 13
Holiday Small Works Exhibit, Holiday Exhibit 12
In and Of the Landscape by Judith Heller Cassell and Suzanne Pretty, Fall 12
Drawn to the Clouds by Rosemary Conroy, Summer 12
Threads of Tapestry by Suzanne Pretty, Winter 12
Small Works Exhibit, Holiday Exhibit 11
Reflections on a Garden, Summer 11
Life is Colorful: Works of Ethel Hills, Spring 11
Tactile Surfaces, Judith Heller Cassell, Janet Carlson, Suzanne Pretty, Julie Serrano 11
Holiday Exhibit 2010, Tess Feltes, Suzanne Pretty , Robert Roux, Winter 10
Embroidered Stories by Jill Snyder Wallace, Fall 10
Inner Garden: Photographs by Susan Lirakis, Summer 10
Maidens of Pharos by Cori Caputo, watercolors, Spring 10
Pat Giebutowski and Suzanne Pretty, Reflections, Winter 10
Tess Feltes, Ethel Hills and Robert Roux, Holiday 09
Judith Heller Cassell and Suzanne Pretty, Fall 09
Media - Mixed and Otherwise, Gail Smuda, Summer 09
Resurgence, WCA-NH, Spring 09
Exhibit of George Longfish & Carly Glovinski, Summer 08
Donna Catanzaro, Universe of Wit & Irony, Spring 08
Dimensions in Fiber & Print: Janet Carlson & Sue Pretty, Spring 07
Laura Morrison: Mixed Media and Commentary, Fall 07
Judy Cassell and Robert Roux, Fall, 06