A native of England, Susan Homes Schwartzbach has lived in the Bay Area for many years.
She studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, as well as the San Francisco Institute of Fashion Design. She received her B.F.A. from the California College of The Arts in Oakland, and has worked as a portrait and freelance photographer for many years.
Susan has exhibited widely in northern California, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and has received numerous commissions and awards. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Artweek, Art of California Magazine, Esquire Magazine and West Magazine. For many years, Susan was affiliated with San Francisco Women Artists' Gallery in San Francisco, and the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley.
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Dominican College, San Rafael, CA. Graduate work in the M.A. program in Art History, special reference to photography.
Internship: Marin Historical Society, Photography Department
Bay Area Discovery Museum, photographic documentation of Community Outreach Education program for low income Children, including slide presentation for permanent archive for the Museum.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, intern, photography of Museum collection of works on paper, 1986-87.
California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), Oakland, CA. B.F.A., 1980.
Internships: Oakland Museum, History Department, textile
Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards for new and emerging Artists, bronze award-3rd place, photography.
Mill Valley Photography Competition, portraiture-1st place. Second Submission-honorable mention.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Inaugural Program for New Building. Selected artist; “Bay Area Artfinder”, multi-media study Gallery and Education Department, Invitational.
CACJ Forum magazine, Spring issue, 2003. Cover photography.
San Francisco Chronicle, 11/14/03. Photograph featured in “Faded Convictions” by Trisha Cambron.
North Bay Bohemian, featured artist in “Oil and Water” by Trisha Cambron. 9/02.
Artweek Magazine, featured artist, 1/2000.
Photographs published in the Marin Independent Journal, Esquire Magazine, West Magazine, Forum, Parents’ Press, Coastal Post and Human Resource Magazine.
Cover Photography: “Job shift: How to Prosper in a Workplace without Jobs” by William Bridges, PhD. Addison/Wesley, 1995.
Feature photography: “Streetwise”, Larkin Street Youth Center Newsletter, 6/1995.
Feature photography: “Goodwill News”, Goodwill Industries Newsletter, 10/1995.
Feature photography: “Black Power, White Blood: The Life and Times Of Johnny Spain” by Lori Andrews. Pantheon Books, 1996.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA. Annual Members Show. 1/07.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA. “ Wabi Sabi”, 6/06. (Juried).
Plaza Arts Gallery, Healdsburg, CA. “Miniatures at the Manor”, 11/05. (Juried).