Monday, July 17, 2017

2nd Solo Show - - July 24 to Sept. 9, 2017

The Gallery at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton is evidently a very highly sought after venue for artists in South Florida . . . How do I know?? 

Well, I submitted samples of my work in December 2015 to be considered for a Solo Show . . . when I received the letter of acceptance, the first available dates were for March 26 - May 12, 2018, yes 2018 !! The curator even mentioned in the letter "You are NOT seeing a typo - our waiting list stretches into 2018!"

Lucky for me, 6 months or so later, she contacted me again to say that someone had dropped out and would I want to be moved up to July 2017!! Of course, I said yes!!

So here we are . . . the show will be hung on Sunday, July 23 and the first day it will be open to the public is Monday, July 24 . . . It will remain up until Sat., Sept 9, 2017. The graphic below was created by the Library staff and will be used for a poster at the entrance of the Library and will be added to the in-house TV broadcast.

I had postcards printed with all of the specific details .  . .

If any of you one would like me to give you a personalized tour of the exhibit, I'll be happy to meet you at the library . . . Just call 561-419-8199 or email

One more thing I'm excited to share . . . I have been accepted by Artfinder, an online gallery/marketplace that sells only original artwork and limited-edition prints.

Assorted prints and merchandise are still available at

Saturday, June 24, 2017

First Solo Show - April 21, 2017

It's hard to believe that two months have passed already since the Opening Reception of my first Solo Art Exhibition. It was an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience for me . . . Long time friends that I hadn't seen in ages showed up, including a woman I graduated high school with!! I don't want to mention how many years ago that was . . . The attendance was small but I was blessed to sell 3 pictures !!! Now that was thrilling !!! I just realized that while I had posted several times in anticipation of the event . . . I completely forgot to post the photos from the event itself . . . So, here we go . . .

Opening Performance by VSA's SpotLighters

Holly Teruggi, VSA Visual Arts Program Coordinator and Me

Long-time friend Ken Loewit and Me

Long-time friends Roz Sedacca (L) Maya Malay (R) with Me in the middle

Two of the pieces that sold were in this grouping . . . the bottom center "The Hand of God" and the lower right "The Magical Mystical Bubble Tree" went to the same forever home!!
The picture on the center pedestal "Turning Funky Town On It's Ear" . . . also left for its forever home when the show came down.  

Well folks, as they say "That's All She Wrote!!"

Believe it or not, another Solo Show is coming up in about 4 weeks time. Stay tuned for further details!!!

There has been a number of new pieces since the show . . . You can see them at . . .

Saturday, June 10, 2017

God Is Color

For the first time . . . God Is Color in Digital Format . . . written by Susan Schanerman . . . illustrated by Teresa Burns . . .

Friday, June 9, 2017

Play or Pay: 77 Ways to Have FUN or Suffer the Consequences and End Up Paying the Price

For the first time . . . Digital Version of Play or Pay . . . written by Susan Schanerman . . . illustrated by Teresa Burns

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April is #ArtBreakMonth


April is #ArtBreakMonth

The Benefits of Art

So, why should you reserve time each day to take an art break? How does a decrease in your stress level sound? Or, what about an enhanced memory? How about an enhanced mood?

Let’s all use art to have a conversation with ourselves to better know ourselves. Let’s become better, connect more, and make the world a better place.

Take an Art Break and see what happens. And, don’t just take our word for it. We’ve collected a list of studies about art that have proven that it does so much for us as individuals and as a community. Check it out!

Decreases Stress Levels

A study from the University of Westminster found that participants’ stress levels decreased after a lunchtime visit to an art gallery.

Adults may experience a measurable reduction in their cortisol levels (“stress hormone”) after a 45-minute art making session.

Enhances your Memory

Drawing enhances memory. According to research by Jeffrey Wammes and his team at the University of Waterloo in Canada, drawing may be the most reliable way to enhance memory. 

Enhances your Mood

Drawing can be a way to distract yourself from a current, negative emotion and after 15 minutes improve your mood.

Helps you Conquer Your Fears

A study showed that writing down your fears gets you one step closer to getting passed that fear.

Helps you Understand Yourself

Museum visitors make use of exhibitions to better define and understand themselves.

Improves Health

“In recent years, research has found that it [expressive writing] improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis; helps with recovery from childhood sexual abuse and postpartum depression; and improves the state of mind in those with Parkinson’s, cancer and many other health conditions.”

Process Emotions

Keeping a journal helps you work through your emotions.

Provides a Transcendent Experience

Museums create a space for a numinous (deep engagement or transcendence, empathy, and awe or reverence) experience.

Provides a Meditative Experience

Looking at contemplative buildings creates a state of peacefulness and relaxation, lessening of mind wandering, increasing of attention, and deepening of experience. 

"Rainbow Sparkle" by Susan Schanerman

Go Fund Me

I am proud to announce that I have taken a major step forward in my life by setting up a GoFundMe Campaign. Initial goal is to cover expenses for my Solo Art Show on April 21, 2017 and to get a motorized lift for my car so I can transport my scooter and be Freely Mobile!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017