15 Bytes; Photographer; Visual Artist
Susan Church is a Utah native who received her Bachelors Degree in Art from Weber State University in 1983. While studying at Weber State, she was privileged to study with professor Susan Makov and attended extensive classes/workshops in photography. These classes helped formulate her favorite medium: Black & White photographs which she hand-colors using pastel pencils, chalks, and photo-oil paints. She also does color photography. Noted artists Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keefe have also influenced her style. She prefers outdoor subjects and has photographed various settings from Maine to Key West. Her most recent location work was in Mexico, Arizona, and Catalina Island. Her work has been shown in Utah at: The Avenues Library, SLC Eccles Art Center(Carriage House), Ogden Kimball Art Center (Gift House) Park City Barnes Bank, Kaysville….First National Bank, Layton Loge Theatre, UofU Café Central, SLC Park Café, SLC A Woman’s Place Bookstore, SLC & Park City Trappers Inn, Huntsville The Starving Artist, Ogden…Artists and Heirlooms, Ogden…Artstop, Ogden Visage Salon, SLC Anderson/Foothill Library, SLC “FIXING A LEAK,” was featured in the January ’91 issue of Camera and Darkroom, magazine. “HOMBRE” received the Jurors Choice Award at the annual Kimball Art Center Photography Contest/’95. “WEEDS GROW ANYWHERE”, was part of the Utah Photography exhibit at the Salt Lake Art Center/’92 “BLUE DOOR,” placed second in the Roy Historical Society of Artists contest/97. “FILL IT UP,” was acepted into competition in the Utah Photography contest at Salt Lake Art Center/’97. “HUNTSVILLE…NO SMOKING,” received Honorable Mention by the Salt Lake City Historical Society/’98 and is part of the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Barn Again. “THE SIXTIES & BLUE DOOR,” were accepted into competition in the Utah Photography Contest held at Eccles Community Art Center,Ogden/98. “FILL IT UP,” was accepted into competition in the Statewide Competition held at Bountiful/Davis Art Center/2000. “HOMBRE,” was accepted into competition in the Statewide Competition held at Eccles Community Art Center,Ogden/’03. “TERRA COTTA FALLS,” was accepted into competition in the Statewide Photography Competition held at Bountiful/Davis Art Center/’03. “WEEDS GROW ANYWHERE,” was accepted into competition in the Statewide Competition held at Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden/’07 ***FOR THE PAST 3 SUMMERS, SUSAN HAS BEEN PART OF THE DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET AT PIONEER PARK, SLC.