Susan Shaw

1990 to present Studio Artist, Shaw Pottery, Wyoming, RI. Oil and watercolor, functional and sculptural works in porcelain; retail gallery/studio.

1984 to 1990 Horticulturist & Greenhouse Manager, Smith’s Flower Shop, Westerly, Rhode Island. Management and plant maintenance for large retail florist, greenhouses, and garden center.

1976 to 1984 Planner/Job Developer, U. S. Department of Labor. Grant writing,
contract development and job training promotion with private industry
in the greater Providence, RI area.


Studied painting with Bettie Lou Schlemm, AWS; William Lawrence, AWS; Ted Minchin, AWS; Thomas Sgouros, AWS; Robert Spring; Peter Spataro AAA; Harley Bartlett, ASMA; Dora A.Milliken; Scott Wadell; Jerry Weiss; Cindy Barron, AWS,OPA; Carol Berren, AWS; Lian Zhen.

Studied ceramics with Rudy Staffel, Chris Staley, Steven Hill, Mary Barringer, Ellen Shankin, Malcolm Wright, Jeff Oestreich.

A.B. Liberal Arts, Temple University. Graduate study, University of RI, Bryant University

Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL. Solo Exhibit, 2017

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Juried Annual Exhibits 2016 2014, 2013, 2012

Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 18th Annual National Show, 2011, 22nd Annual National Show, 2015 – Honorable Mention, 2016 – Honorable Mention.

Mystic Museum of Art, Regional Juried Exhibit 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; first award – ceramics in 2010; “The Blues” Juried Exhibit 2014, “Precious Water” Juried, 2011

Art League of Rhode Island  – Newport Art Museum, 2015; Providence Art Club, 2014; Jamestown Arts Center, 2013; Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, 2012; Attleboro Art Museum, 2011; Art League of Rhode Island 10th Anniversary Exhibit,  Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 2010.

Newport Art Museum Annual Members’ Exhibit, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017

Providence Art Club, National Open Juried Show, 2015; New Artist Members’ Exhibit, 2010, Maxwell May’s Gallery three-person Exhibit, 2012, 2014, 2016.

Cape Cod Art Association, New England Juried Exhibit, 2009

South County Art Association, Earthworks, Kingston, RI: 2009 -Third Award, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004-Third Award, 2003, 2002- Honorable Mention, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 – Third Award, 1996, 1995.

Slater Mill Museum, 2006.  Two person exhibit, “Clay, Color, and Cloth”.

South County Art Association, Best Watercolor, Annual Member’s exhibit, 2016; Open Juried Art Annual, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, Honorable Mention – 2001; Annual Members’ Show, awarded Best Watercolor Award, 2001


Artist Member, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI; Elected Artist Member, Art League of RI; Member, Newport Art Museum; Elected Artist, Mystic Arts Center;  Elected Artist, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; exhibiting artist, Charlestown Gallery; Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL; Providence Art Club, Providence,RI, Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, CT, and Lupine Gallery, Monhegan, ME; Signature Member, Rhode Island Watercolor Society and South County Art Association, RI.


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