APRIL 4 – 28, 2023 | ANNEX STUDIO


The Studio will be open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon – 4:00pm to discuss art, collaborate and share ideas. On Friday, bring a sketch pad or other supplies to create a bit of your own art.


A local award-winning artist, Susan creates bold and expressive paintings with acrylic and mixed media. The energy of nature is explored in her paintings including landscapes, birds and flowers. Composition and a loose impressionistic style are important to her to bring life to the subjects, and depth and movement into her work.

Susan has enjoyed making art her whole life. She is a member of Artists in Action, Salem Art Association, Hallie Ford Museum, and ArtMarks, a local critique group. She has had solo and group shows in the Salem area and has been honored with several awards.

During her Residency in the SAA Annex Studio, Susan will experiment and explore new ideas and use of different materials and tools. The beauty of the valley will be used as inspiration. The studio space will allow for work on larger pieces and space to hang and evaluate the series of art created.

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The Salem Art Association is offering several categories as part of the 2024 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. This residency offers a dedicated studio space for artist(s) to experiment and create new work.

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About: Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

The Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program hosts an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex. This program aims to serve artists by providing a flexible space for artistic development and experimentation.

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AIR studio space is located in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Completely renovated in 2016, the studio is geared primarily toward printmaking but can accommodate artists working in a variety of media. Separated from the studio by two, large sliding doors (which can be left open to encourage public interaction while working), is a large gallery which is made available for the AIR to display their process and/or finished work, or host workshops, lectures, etc.

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Please feel free to contact Kathleen Dinges Rice, Artists Resources and Outreach Director, at anytime with questions. She can be reached at 503-581-2228 x312 or

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