Suzie Baker, Fine Artist
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Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She is the president of Oil Painters of America and holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through her instructional video, Color Magic, and in workshops around the States, Europe and close to her home in the Houston area.

Selected Publications

  • Cover of Plein Air Magazine, April-May 2020
  • A Female Perspective, April-May 2020
  • Outdoor Painter, Top 16 Unexpected Art Supplies, July 10, 2019
  • PleinAir Magazine, Postcards from the Road, August/September Issue, 2019
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Defining Beauty, May Issue, 2019
  • PleinAir Magazine, Artist Profile, December/January Issue, 2017/18
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, More Than Just Faces, May/June Issue, 2017
  • Plein Air Magazine, August/September Issue, 2015
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, 3 to Watch, July/August Issue, 2015
  • Southwest Art, Artist to Watch, December Issue, 2014
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, September/October Issue, 2014
  • Plein Air Magazine, October/November Issue, 2014

Education

  • Studied with Rob Liberace, Dan Gerhartz, Judy Carducci, Clayton J. Beck III, Jill Carver and Michael Lynch
  • BA, Fine Arts and Advertising, Louisiana Tech University, 1992
  • Tech Rome, Louisiana Tech University International Study Course, 1991

Work / Volunteer Experience

  • Oil Painters of America, President, 2020 - Present
  • Oil Painters of America, Vice President, 2018 -2020
  • Oil Painters of America, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • Baker Art and Design Studio, Owner, 2001 – Present
  • The Focus Group, Art Director, 1995 - 1997
  • Associated Marketing Services, Designer/Art Director, 1992 - 1995

Associations

  • OPA - Oil Painters of America, President, Signature Member
  • PSA - Portrait Society of America
  • AIS - American Impressionist Society - Signature Member
  • NOAPS - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society - Signature Member
  • LPAPA - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association - Signature Member
  • OPS - Outdoor Painters Society - Signature Member
  • AWA - American Women Artist - Signature Member
  • CAC - California Art Club - Associate Member

Exhibitions and Awards

2020

  • Finalist, 2020 Art Renewal Center Salon, "Rose’s Sunflowers"
  • Finalist, 2020 Members Only Competition, Portrait Society of America, Commissioned Portrait, “Wren”
  • Finalist, 2020 Members Only Competition, Portrait Society of America, Plein Air, “Artist Dan Marshall Painting on Main Beach"
  • Award of Merit, NOAPS Fall 2020 International Online Exhibition, “Light on the Chesapeake"
  • Second Place, Studio Division, OPA Virtual International Wet Paint Competition, “That’s The One”
  • Honorable Mention, 2020 Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture Competition, “Faithful Morning”
  • Best in Show, 4th Annual AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase, Wet Wall Competition, “View Out Back”
  • Olmsted Re-imagined, 2020 Judges Award, 2020, “There is No Frigate Like A Book"
  • Forgotten Coast, Virtual QuickPaint, First Place, 2020, "Low Country Boil”
  • NOAPS, Spring Online Salon, 2020

2019

  • Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Plein Air Magazine Award, and Ovation Award, 2019
  • Shadows on the Teche Plein air, Mayor's Award and Honorable Mention, 2019
  • Telluride Plein Air, Third Place, 2019
  • Olmsted Plein Air, Spirit of Atlanta Award, 2019
  • Portrait Society of America, Members Only, Still Life Category, Finalist 2016
  • Plein Air Salon, Top-25, 2019
  • Plein Air Easton - Artists Choice Tilghman Island Paint Out, 2019

2018

  • Plein Air Easton - Life on the Farm Award, 2018,
  • LPAPA Best in Plein Air - First Place, 2018
  • Telluride Plein Air - People Choice and Third Place, 2018
  • Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Best in Show and Artists Choice, 2018
  • Shadows on the Teche - Best in Show, 2018
  • Maui Plein Air - Irvine Museum Merit Award, Montage Award, 2018

2017

  • OPA Western Regional - Award of Excellence, 2017
  • 2017 Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibition, American Women Artists - Award of Excellence, 2017
  • 7th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition - Third Place Overall, and Best Plein Air August/September 2017.
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational - Directors Choice, 2017
  • Telluride Plein Air - Best in Show, 2017
  • Portrait Society of America, Members Only, Non Commissioned Portrait Category, Finalist 2017
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Online International - Third Place 201
  • Shadows on the Teche Plein Air - Third Place, 2017
  • Sedona Art Prize - 2nd Place overall, First Place, May 2017 and Finalist for the months of December 2016, January, February and April 2017

2016

  • Art Renewal Center - Publication Award, Collection Magazine Award, 2016
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Plein Air Magazine Award, 2016
  • 13th Annual Telluride Plein Air - Paint Out Award, 2016
  • Oil Painters of America 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition - Second Place, Plein Air Competition, 2016
  • Portrait Society of America, Members Only, Still Life, Finalist, 2016
  • Portrait Society of America, Members Only, Non Commissioned Portrait Category, Finalist 2016
  • 6th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition, Plein Air Magazine - Best Sketchbook April/May, 2016
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Best of America, Best Composition, 2016
  • Olmsted Plein Air, Renoir Best Figure in the Landscape, 2016
  • Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest Salon - Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Richeson, Small Works, 2016

2015

  • EnPleinAir Texas, 2015 - Best West Texas Landscape
  • Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, 2015 - Exceptional Merit
  • Kerrville Outdoor Painting Event, 2015 - Best of Show
  • Richeson, Portrait Figure Show, 2015
  • Oil Painters of America Salon, Plein Air Competition, First Place, 2015
  • American Women Artists, Annual National Juried Competition, 2015
  • Door County Plein Air Invitational, 2015
  • American Impressionist Society, National Exhibition, 2015
  • Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, 2015
  • Women Painting Women Texas, Georgetown Art Center, 2015
  • Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, Figurative, 2015
  • Telluride Plein Air Invitational, 2015
  • Plein Air Salon, May/June First Place Overall, 2015
  • Oil Painters of America, 24 Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2015
  • Raymar Art Painting Finalist, 8th Annual Competition Months #5,#8,#12 2014-15
  • Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest Show, 2015
  • Group Exhibition, Garden District Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015

2014

  • 16th Annual Laguna Beach, Plein Air Painting Invitational, 2014
  • NOAPS, 24th Best of America Exhibit, 2014
  • American Impressionist Society, National Exhibition, 2014
  • Plein Air Salon, June/July, Best Building, 2014
  • Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Merit Award, 2014
  • Telluride and Aspen Plein Air, 2014
  • Portrait Society of America, Members Only - Outside the Box, Competition, 2nd Place, 2014
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Fine Arts, 2014
  • Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest Salon, Artists Choice, 2014
  • Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest Salon, 2014

2013

  • National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society, International Fall On-line Exhibition, 2013
  • Plein Air Paint Out, Humble, Texas, First Place, 2013
  • Audubon Artists Incorporated, 71st Annual Exhibition, 2013
  • NOAPS, 23rd Best of America Exhibit, 2013
  • Raymar Art Painting Competition Finalists, 7th Annual Competition Month #6, 2013
  • American Women Artists, 16th Annual National Juried Competition, 2013
  • Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, 2013
  • Oil Painters of America, 22 Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2013

2009-2012

  • The Hunting Art Prize, Finalist, 2012
  • &Eight, Exhibition, Hubble and Hudson, The Woodlands, Texas, 2012
  • “7 Days in Kerala - 4 Artists 1 Exhibition", AlBareh Gallery, Bahrain 2010, opened by His Excellency the Indian Ambassador to Bahrain, Dr. George Joseph
  • “Visions", American Womens' Association Exhibition, Bahrain National Arts Centre, 2010
  • “Visions", American Womens' Association Exhibition, Bahrain Arts Centre, 2009

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