Dr. Susan Kruszynski - educator and quilted landscape fabric artist. Susan cultivated her talents as an educator by earning a teaching degree with a major in speech (from Cornerstone and Calvin in Grand Rapids), an MA in reading (CMU), and a PhD in educational leadership (WMU). Simultaneously feeding her artistic nature, Susan, at age 8, began experimenting with fabrics over 50 years ago to produce colorful artistic creations. Though a long-time quilter, she began landscape fabric design in 2014. Susan currently divides her time between creating original fabric landscape designs, teaching the art of quilted fabric landscaping in classes around the state of Michigan, running her Quilting Fabrics in Time business, and as a part-time adjunct of reading at Muskegon Community College. Art awards this past year: Grand Rapids ArtPrize Nine in September 2017 – TOP 25 in the time-based category, "Reaching Upward", at J. Gardella’s Tavern. Michigan Education Association (MEA) Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition in March 2018, "Kruzin’ Through the Season"; -- JURORS’ CHOICE AWARD and PURCHASE AWARD, Lansing. Grand Haven Lighthouse Quilt Guild 2018 Show-1ST PLACE SMALL QUILT, "A Touch of Teal on the Lakeshore".
Susan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Susan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.