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SUSAN SCHNEIDER WILLIAMS — Fine Artist, Marin County, California

Susan Schneider Williams was born in Marin County and has always felt inspired by the unique mix of hills, lakes, forests, and coastal areas so close to home. As a young girl she was first introduced to painting through a neighbor who taught her the rudiments of oil painting. Those early classes made deep and lasting impressions on her.

Her first college years were focused in the design program at UCLA. Missing her native Marin County, she was eager to return to the Bay Area where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts in 1989. Schneider Williams was fortunate to work beside several prestigious local designers and ultimately began her own company, Critical Eye Design, in 1997. Her graphic design business specialized in logo and brand development, packaging design and marketing. After hours she was driven by a passion to explore and express through painting for her own fulfillment.

In 2006 Schneider Williams began showing her work for the first time. In 2010 this self-taught artist started phasing out her graphic design work entirely. She has since participated in numerous shows, group and solo, always making a point to donate portions of the proceeds to a worthy cause.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 + 2017 “Light the Way“, UCSF Memory and Aging Center Art Show, San Francisco, California

2015 “Celebrate HeART VIP Artist Preview Reception”, Millennium Tower Grand Penthouse, San Francisco, California

2014 “Landscape Reflections“, Cavallo Point, Sausalito, California

2013 “Beyond the Clouds”, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2011 “Our Land, Our Sea”, Alain Pinel Realtors, Open House Event, Mill Valley, California

2011 “Viewpoints”, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2011 “New Works on the Horizon”, Cabana Home, Mill Valley, California

Group Exhibitions

2017 “MarinScapes 2017″, Featured Artist, Escalle Winery, Larkspur, California

2016 “MarinScapes 2016″, Escalle Winery, Larkspur, California

2015 “MarinScapes 2015“, Escalle Winery, Larkspur, California

2015 “Celebrate HeART“, Little Sisters of the Poor St. Anne’s Home, San Francisco, California

2014 “Hotbed Benefit“, Drever Family’s private bay front estate, Tiburon, California

2007 “Oceanics”, Critical Eye Design Art Gallery, Sausalito, California

2006  Critical Eye Design Art Gallery, Open House Event, Sausalito, California

Shows Curated

2017 “Moved By Color”, Paintings, Ceramics, + Photography by Marin Catholic High School students, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2016 “‎Moved By Faith“, Paintings, Ceramics, + Photography by Marin Catholic High School students, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2015 “Moved By Light“, Paintings, Ceramics, + Photography by Marin Catholic High School students, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2014 “Moved By Music“, Paintings, Ceramics, + Photography by Marin Catholic High School students, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2013 “Moved By Words”, Paintings, Ceramics + Photography by Marin Catholic High School Students, Part Four of The Arts In Education Series, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley California

2013 “Cliff to Cove: Headlands Center for the Arts”, Photography by Andria Lo, Part Three of The Arts In Education Series, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley California

2013 “Lost in Translation”, Paintings by Orin Carpenter, Part Two of The Arts In Education Series, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley California

2013 “Figure & Form”, Sculpture by Mark Jaeger, Part One of The Arts In Education Series, Throckmorton Theatre Art Gallery, Mill Valley California

2008 “Bold American Realism”, artist Bill Rhea, Critical Eye Design Art Gallery, Sausalito, California

2007 “Oceanics”, featured artist Rory Phoenix, Critical Eye Design Art Gallery, Sausalito, California

2006 Critical Eye Design Art Gallery, Open House Event, Sausalito, California

Teaching

2015 Guest Lecturer, “Art Show Preparation”, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2014 Guest Lecturer, “Art Show Preparation”, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2013 Guest Lecturer, “Pricing Your Artwork”, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2012 Private Lessons

Judging

2017 “Art Extravaganza”, Student Art Show, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2016 “Art Extravaganza”, Student Art Show, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2015 “Art Extravaganza”, Student Art Show, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2014 “Art Extravaganza”, Student Art Show, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

2013 “Art Extravaganza”, Student Art Show, Marin Catholic High School, Kentfield, California

Publications

2015 “S.F. opens its heart in the name of love“, San Francisco Chronicle

2014 Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God, A book by A BAND OF WOMEN, p. 242 Transition Point, painting by Susan Schneider

2013 St. Anne’s Home, Summer 2013

2012 Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God, A book by A BAND OF WIVES, p. 105   Rescue, painting by Susan Schneider

2012 Tuscan Style, Spring/Summer, p. 83   Dining Room