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10/20, Susan R. Kirshenbaum's Open Studio Art Show
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Nancy Tubbs

October 15, 2017    

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWA) presents:

Susan R. Kirshenbaum's Open Studio Art Show

October 20-22 (Oct 20 Reception from 5-8pm & Oct 21-22 from 11am-6pm), San Francisco


ArtSpan SF Open Studios - SFWA Group Art Exhibit
With Figurative Art by Susan R. Kirshenbaum
Plus SFWA/ArtSpan artists: Lennell Allen, Pam Borrelli, Marilyn Bridon, Wendy Kurth Silver, Tachina Rudman-Young, Cat Sommer, and Jade Zabrowski

Susan R. Kirshenbaum began reclaiming her life as a full-time visual artist under two years ago. "It's never too late to do what you really care about - and it's important for me to create lively, provocative art". Using digital tools and drawing live models she produces brisk, bold, gestural works of art, often combining her photographs to create richly layered collages. At the SFWA Open Studio she is showing her latest prints on paper (digital) plus life drawings (traditional).

Her work includes a monumental series of silk scrolls, fluttering panels of life-size female figures. During her recent Art Residency at the Troll House on SF's Pier 26, she produced a new series of even larger sheer figurative scrolls hung from the ceiling. She is currently working on building a number of soft figurative sculptures. Using her original art she also makes microbatch textiles and paper products.

"Art must be in my DNA." says Susan, "I grew up in my family's art school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I understood from an early age how unusually fortunate I am for art to be so deeply ingrained in my nature - it's at my center". Susan lives on a hill atop San Francisco, California and is married with two cats.

Her second annual Open Studio Reception and Art Show will take place on October 20-22 at SFWA, in San Francisco's Inner Sunset. Susan became an active member of SFWA in 2017, exhibiting in many shows and volunteering.

For information about her work and upcoming art events visit her website at or email her at

October 20-22 (Oct 20 Reception from 5-8pm & Oct 21-22 from 11am-6pm)

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWA)
647 Irving St
San Francisco, CA, 94122


Phone: 415-425-3632
Contact: Janice Rumbaugh-Coddington

About San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWA):
San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is one of the oldest nonprofit arts institutions in California. SFWA continues to promote the talents of established and emerging Bay Area women artists and perseveres in its commitment to increase the representation of women, hosting monthly juried exhibits, regional art competitions, and providing affordable art space rentals. Located in SF's Inner Sunset.
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