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SUZANNE WALLACE MEARS




Orange Lantern

10" kiln formed glass vessel
$2200



Party Boys

12" kiln formed glass, float mount
$1600



Summerville Express

48" x 72" acrylic & metallic on canvas
$8500



Seaside

kiln formed glass vessel, 22"h
$5800



Red Lines

30" x 30" acrylic on canvas
$3800



Fresh Glass

kiln formed glass totem
$1600



Equus

kiln formed glass totem
$2400



Augustus Divine

12" kiln formed glass, float mount
$1600



Red Earth

48" x 36" oil on canvas
$5800



Smiling at the Zoo

kiln formed glass, framed
$1500



Blue Coyote

kiln formed glass, framed
$1500



Fall Landscape

48" x 48" acrylic on canvas
$6200



Dancing with Blue

Kiln formed glass freefall vessel
20"h
$5200



Wandering Around the Blues

48" x 36" acrylic on canvas
$5200



The Zombies

kiln formed glass totems on steel bases
$1600 each



Small Octagon Bowl

kiln formed glass bowl on steel base
$750



Lady with a Hat

kiln formed glass totem on granite base
$925



Traffic Director

Kiln formed glass totem on steel base
$510



Iceland

kiln formed glass vessel
$7200



Rock Garden

30" x 30" acrylic on canvas
$3800


My work is bold, colorful, contemporary, and abstractions of reality — a joyous celebration of life. I work in a number of mediums, primarily kiln formed glass and painting. Working in multiple mediums produces freshness, new ideas and new techniques. My interest in art began in grade school and has continued ever since. A graduate of the University of Iowa as well as postgraduate work in fine art and art education was focused on painting. In 2002, I began working with kiln formed glass which I embraced with total fascination. My glass has evolved into organic and textural explorations. My compositional designs are based on reoccurring themes - the mask, things around me everyday or things I grew up with. Traveling for years throughout Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States has provided me an unending flood of ideas, a fascination with history and archaeology. My work has been shown in many galleries throughout the US and is in many private and corporate collections. I have a studio north of downtown Oklahoma City surrounded by trees and the sounds of birds that gives me the freedom to create without city sounds.

Current Gallery Affiliation:

Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City
Pippin Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

G Glass Gallery, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Memberships:
*Juried Member of the California Ceramic Artists Association, 19992, 1992,1994,1995
*Member Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 1998-2013
*Member Oklahoma Glass Art Society, 2007-2013
*Member Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 2006-2013
*Member Paseo Arts Association, 2009-2013
*Member Oklahoma Art Guild 2008-2013
*Member Clinton, Iowa Arts Association

Donations:
Aspen Arts Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
Honig Vineyard and Winery, Rutherford, California
Telluride Aids Benefit, Telluride, Colorado
Red Tie Aids Benefit, Oklahoma City
Off Aids Benefit, Oklahoma City,
The Winds House, Oklahoma City
Lawyers for Children, Oklahoma City
Kevin Durant Family Foundation
St. Anthony's Hospital Annual Fundraiser
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Annual, Invitational
Independent Artists of Oklahoma, Red Dot, Invitational
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 12 x 12, Invitational
American Heart Association, Heart Ball, Auction Fundraiser, Oklahoma City
Free to Live, Oklahoma Animal Rescue
Rockyspot Dalmatian Rescue, Oklahoma

 

Solo or Two Person Exhibitions
"Buona Sera, Bon Soir", Cappuccio, Sept., 1989
"Double", 2 woman show, Joanne Lyon Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, 1990
"Dancing with Color", Solo, Hong Kong, 1990
"Ceramic Duo", 2 woman show, American Bank, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1990
"New Work" Solo, Suzanne Wallace Mears Gallery, Carbondale, Colorado 1996
"Wall of Glass", Solo, Taylor's Contemporanea, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2003
"Glass and Painting", 2 woman show, Raffine', Oklahoma City, Ok., 2005
Heartline Benefit,  Mears Studio, Oklahoma City, 2005
Rockyspot Rescue, Mears Studio, Oklahoma City, 2005
"Kiln formed Glass", Solo, Studio Swan, Serenbe, Georgia, 2006
"Raffine' Presents", 2 woman show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007
"Sandia and Mears", 2 woman show, Basalt Gallery, Basalt, Colorado, 2008
"Images and Allegories", Solo, Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2008
"Solo Show", Solo, Suzanne Wallace Mears Studio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008
"Tribal Exploration", Solo, Suzanne Wallace Mears Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2009
"Tribal Music", Solo, Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Tribal Exploration, Part 2", Solo, Pippin Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012
"New Work", Solo, Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012

Group Exhibitions
"Painted Photo Invitational", Central State University Museum of Art, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1990
"Open Studios", San Francisco, California, 1993
"Artisans Gallery Group Show", Mill Valley, California, 1993
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, California, September, 1993
"All Gallery Artists Show", Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1997
"All Gallery Artists Show", Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1998
"All Gallery Artists Show", Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1999
New Leaf Fall Art Show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aug-Sept., 2000
Pickard Art Galleries, "Winter Art Show",Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2001
Cafe City Arts Invitational, Oklahoma City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2001
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition invitational 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2001
Maybee Gerrer Museum of Art, "State of the Arts" Shawnee, Oklahoma, January, 2003
Open Studio, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2003
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Invitational 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2003
The Broadmoor Magazine,  Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2005-2006
Artists of Woodland Park, Open Studios, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2006
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Invitational 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2007
"Refreshing the Palette", invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007
"All Gallery Artists", Janne Fine Art, Carefree, Arizona,2007
"Dinner in the Deuce" Invitational, Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2008
OKlahoma City Museum of Art annual invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008
Designer Symphony Showhouse, Pickard Galleries, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,2008
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 12 x 12 Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008
Free to Live Annual Benefit, Edmond, Oklahoma, 2008
"Refreshing the Palette", the Metro, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2008
Price Tower Arts Center Invitational International Show, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2009
"The Container Show", "Hold It", juried, Paseo Arts Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2009
Cafe City Arts, Oklahoma City Arts Center, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"The Container Show", juried, Paseo Arts Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
All Gallery Artists Group Show, Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Oklahoma Friendly", national juried show, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Painting with the Artists", Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 12 x 12, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"A Party Different", Allied Arts, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Red Dot", Independent Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2010
"Reining in the Arts", Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011
Cafe City Arts, Oklahoma City Arts Center, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011
"Oklahoma Friendly", national juried show, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011
All Gallery Show, Pippin Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Fe, Mew Mexico,May, 2011
Los Angeles Art Expo, Pippin Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January, 2012
Oklahoma Arts Festival Sculpture Park, Oklahoma City Arts Council, Oklahoma, May, 2012
"Choices", Benefit for YWCA Capital Campaign, Howell Gallery, 2012
"What's the Journey About", Pippin Contemporary Fine Art, Santa Fe, August, 2012
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, 12 x 12 invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2012
"Refreshing the Palette" , The Metro, Invitational, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2012

Publications:
Aspen Times, Aspen Colorado, Art News, "Double Review", November 1986
Aspen Times, Art Review, Aspen, Colorado, November, 1986
Friday, Art Review, American Bank Show, 1990
San Francisco Chronicle, Open Studios Review, 1993
Clay and Glass, Association of California Ceramic Artists, p.59, 1993
The Sentinel-Record, Art Review, Hot Springs, Arkansas 2003
Oklahoma Gazette, "Art This", p. 34, September 21, 2005
Oklahoma Today Magazine, "Glass Menagerie", August, 2005
Downtown Monthly Magazine, "Bridging Mediums to Bring Joy", September, 2005
Nichols Hills Monthly Magazine, "Bridging Mediums to Bring Joy", September, 2005
Quail Creek Monthly Magazine, "Bridging Mediums to Bring Joy", p. 41-44,September 2005
Quail Creek Monthly Magazine, "Bridging Mediums to Bring Joy", Cover Photo.
The Mid-West City Advocate, Midwest City, Oklahoma, p.11, January, 2006
Distinctly Oklahoma magazine, "Magical World of Suzanne Wallace Mears", May, 2008
Urban Tulsa Weekly,  December 4-10, 2008
Saturday Magazine, Friday, p. 7, March 20, 2009
Nichols Hills News,  "Touring The Metro", p 30, December, 2009
Oklahoma Magazine, "Creating Happiness", July 2011
Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma Horticultural Society Tour for Connoisseurs, September, 2011
Albuquerque Journal Newspaper, "Art as Life", "What's this Journey About", August 31, 2012
Slice Magazine, "Color My World",  November, 2012