Susan Schneider

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Selected Exhibits

Awarded Solano County Public Art Commission, 2008

Art Round Table, 2006-2008, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Oh Valona! Paintout & Exhibit, 2006-2007, Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA - Award 2007

Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops, 2007, Mare Island, Vallejo CA - three Awards, juror: Marc Eanes, California College of the Arts

Small Works, Fetterly Gallery, 2006, Vallejo CA

Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops, 2006, Mare Island, Vallejo CA - 2nd place Award, juror: Marc Eanes,director, Napa Valley Museum

Holiday Small Works Show, 2005, Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA

Public Art Commission Solano County Services Building, 2005, Fairfield CA

Oh Valona! Paintout & Exhibit, 2004, Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA

Preserve La Morinda Open Space Exhibit & Benefit, 2004, LaFayette CA

An Open Space Odyssey, 2003, Nash Gallery, Crockett CA

Oh Valona! Paintout & Exhibit, 2003, Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA

Northern California Plein Air Biennial, 2003, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville CA

Gardens of Eden: California Landscapes by Susan Schneider, 2003, Solano Bank, Vallejo CA

Solano Impressions, 2003, Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville CA

Moved by the Land: Artists Explore Change and Growth in Sonoma County, 2003, Finley Center, Santa Rosa CA - Best of Show Award

Pastel Impressions, 2002, Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville CA

The Big Picture: Works on Paper by Susan Schneider, 2002, solo show, Fairfield Center for the Arts, Fairfield CA

2002: Open Space Odyssey, O'Rourke Art Gallery, Benicia Public Library, Benicia CA

2002: Open Space Odyssey / Paintings of the North Bay, Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville CA

Open Space, 2002, Fairfield Art Gallery, Fairfield Center for the Arts, Fairfield CA

In the Open Air 2002, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo CA 

2001: An Open Space Odyssey, 2001, Vacaville Art Gallery, Vacaville CA

10th Annual American Canyon Arts Foundation Art Extravaganza, 2001, American Canyon CA, Two First Place Awards

C18H24O2 - Eleven Emerging Bay Area Women Artists, 2001, Heritage Square, Emeryville CA

Art of a Community, 2001, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia CA

Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops, 2001, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Mare Island, Vallejo C


Selected Collections

Deloitte & Touche, Boise ID

County of Solano, Fairfield CA

Borel Private Bank & Trust, San Mateo CA

Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville CA

Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara CA

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, San Francisco CA


Bibliography

Supervisors to Review Public Art Projects , Danny Bernardini, Vacaville Reporter, May, 11, 2008

Strait Drawing: 20 Years of Live Drawing by the Carquinez Strait Drawing Group, by James Scarborough, Feb. 11, 2007. (perhapsperhapsperhaps.typepad.com)

Strait Drawing: 20 Years of Live Drawing by the Carquinez Strait Drawing Group, 2006 by Schneider-Rothstein Publishing, Vallejo CA

Public Art, how did it get there? and The Road to Public Art, by Ana Cotham, Solano Magazine, February-March, 2007. (www.solanomag.com)

Portraying the West, book review by Susan Schneider, California Wild Magazine, Spring 2005.

Solano in Art, by Richard Bammer, Vacaville Reporter, April 18, 2003.

Natural Inclinations, by Shawn Miller, Fairfield Daily Republic, September 27, 2002.

Karl Blossfeldt 1835-1932, book review by Susan Schneider, California Wild Magazine, Spring 2001.

Providing Access for Artists, by Aleta George, Daily Republic, November 17, 2001.

Sharing Space, by Brian Hamlin, Vacaville Reporter, November 9, 2001.


Design & Publications
Professional Experience

Graphic & Publications Design Consultant, 1989-present

Partial List of Clients: Visuals Press, Daly City CA; Valcore Recycling, Vallejo CA; Arc Ecology, Mare Island, Vallejo CA; SF Bay Flyway Festival, Vallejo CA

Art Director, Pacific Discovery and California Wild Magazines, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA, 1989-2006

Art directed, designed, and produced 70 consecutive issues of the Academy's 56-page full color consumer magazine. Hired and directed talent.

Designed and produced collateral print and exhibit materials for Research, Exhibits, Education, Travel, Special Events, Development, Booksore, and Marketing

Designed and produced Academy of Sciences Annual Reports 1998-2005.

Designed and maintained California Wild web site for 5 years. Designed web template for ScineceNow and White Crowned Sparrows, Ornithology web site

Sole Proprietor , Two-D / the Graphic Design Office of Susan Schneider & Associates, Pier 33-North, San Francisco CA 1984-89

Partial List of Clients: Industrial Indemnity Insurance Co., Inc., San Francisco CA; Ketchum Communications, SF CA (California Raisin Advisory Board,

California Prune Board); Landis Designs (Bank of America, American Express, Wells Fargo Bank); The PBN Company, SF CA; Streblow Vineyards, Saint Helena CA

Way Out West (Lucky Stores, American President Lines training materials)

Researched and developed client base, marketed studio services to prospective clients. Directed all design, development and production for corporate identity,

consumer packaging, direct mail, point of purchase advertising, catalogs and publications, regional newspaper ad campaigns, public relations presentations

Assistant Graphic Designer,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA 1981-83

Designed and produced print collateral, members' newsletters, stationery, exhibit catalogs, brochures, posters and exhibit signage, announcements, invitations.

Production Design Assistant, Marketing Department, Gap Stores, Inc., San Bruno CA 1980-1982

Production artist and designer for point of purchase posters, counter cards, transit billboards, produced and trafficked ads for regional/national ad campaigns.

Assisted art directors and buyers in casting models, and prepping and styling clothing for photo shoots. Designed and produced ad specialties for promotions.

Assistant Gallery Director, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF CA 1978-79


Achievements & Awards

2008 Public Art Commission, Vallejo Polyrythm, Solano County Health & Human Services Building, Vallejo CA

2006 Finalist, Public Art Commission, Solano County Board of Supervisors Seal, Fairfield CA

2005 Public Art Commission, Solano Tulle Grasses, Solano County Services Building-6th Floor, Fairfield CA

2004 International Who's Who in Professional Management

2003 First Place and Best of Show for Pepperwood Ranch Preserve, pastel panorama triptych, Moved by the Land: Artists Explore Change and Growth in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa CA

2001 Two First Place Art Awards for Fog: The Restoration of Cullinan Ranch, 10 Annual American Canyon Art Extravaganza, American Canyon CA

1993 Maggie Award for Overall Excellence in Publication Design under 100,000 circulation

1990 Ozzie Award for Best Single Issue of a Consumer Magazine under 100,000 circulation

1990 Ozzie Award for Best Single Issue of a Consumer Publication under 100,000 circulation

1990 Magazine Week Publishing Award of Excellence

1990 Museum Publications Competition (AAM) Award

1987 NAMA Best in the West, First Place and Best of Show in Catalog Design for California Raisin Advisory Board Marketing Kit

1979 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show Award


Education & Training

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco CA 1979

Painting Figure Studies, Bob Gerbracht studio, San Francisco CA 2006

Plein Air Painting workshops, Nicki Bashe-Davis, Randall Sexton, Robert Chapla 2002

Taking the Leap: Business Practices for Fine Artists, Emeryville CA 2000-2001

Digital Design for the Web, Media Access/Artists in Print, San Francisco CA 1991-2002

Package Design, University of California Extension 1986

Typography and Comprehensive Design, Academy of Art University, 1982

Print Production, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA 1980

Production Design Internship, Thomas Keller Design, San Francisco, CA 1980

Printmaking, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH 1976

Printmaking Abroad, Falmouth College of Art, U. K. Summer 1975

Fine Art and English Literature /dual major, Miami University, Oxford OH 1973-1975

Drawing, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH 1973