New, Newer, Next: The Art Quilt

Susan will be the closing speaker at this joint symposium of the Dairy Arts Center and Studio Art Quilt Associates in Boulder Colorado on August 26, 2017.

Without a Net: The Twisted Circus

In 2017, Susan is working to complete a ten-piece installation of an old-fashioned circus and sideshow. Many of these works are mechanized, lit up, and include sound, and together they create a total experience for the viewer. The circus is a great venue for exploring the confluence between the splendid and the macabre, between fantasy spectacle and gritty reality, and between the celebration of human prowess and a fascination with (and exploitation of) human peculiarity. The first run of Without a Net is scheduled for January 19-April 8, 2018 at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, California.

Memory of Water visits four museums

Susan's work "Memory of Water" has been selected by juror Linda Gass for the travelling exhibit H2OH!, sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates. In its three-year run, the show will appear at the National Quilt Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the Arizona Desert Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Artistry in Fiber

Several of Susan's pieces are included in the new book Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture, scheduled for release in July 2017. Coauthored by Anne Lee and E. Ashley, the book includes nearly 500 photos of sculpture by 76 artists.

Art Quilt Retrospective

Susan will be featured as a "trailblazer" in Art Quilt Retrospective: 50 Years of Innovation, a new book being published by Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Selected Media Coverage

Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Susan’s appearance on The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims:

Susan Else Portrait