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Susie Hyer

Mountain Living Magazine features Susie Hyer in their

September / October 2023 Issue, Pages 79 - 86

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Susie Hyer, (or Susiehyer, as she is known) is an award winning artist working professionally since 1976. She has been the recipient of scholarships, grants, and awards for her work including two international design awards. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and national exhibitions and hangs in many private and corporate collections. She has been published in the celebrated books Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations as well as Landscapes of Colorado. She has been a featured artist in Western Art and Architecture, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, and Art of the West magazines. Her work has also appeared on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living, and Mountain Country Life. The American Art Collector and Best of American Art and Artists series of books has also published her work.


Susiehyer is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, and a signature member of the American Impressionist Society. She has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and past President of the New Orleans Chapter. Her work is represented by galleries in Colorado and the Southwest. She maintains a home, studio, and multiple gardens in Evergreen, CO where she lives with her husband,… and numerous elk, deer, and other wildlife large and small. She travels to gathering reference material as she works from sketches, field studies, and photos in the studio. She teaches workshops out of her studio in Evergreen and is an invited juror for local and national exhibits. She has been a featured artist and instructor at Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Convention and Expos. Susiehyer recently was honored to receive the Comenius Lifetime Achievement Award from her alma mater, Moravian University.


"Freedom of Expression" in Art and Architecture Magazine (May / June 2022 issue)  provides an expanded look at this artist's history, inspirations, techniques, and subject matter. 

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Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, 1972-26 BA in fine art

Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA, 1977 Scholarship awardee

University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 1978-79 Scholarship awardee

Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program, 2002-03

Art Students League of Denver, 2001-2004 (studies with Quang Ho, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks,Kim English, Doug Dawson, Kevin Weckbach, John Lencicki,)

Workshops: Quang Ho, Jay Moore, Dan Beck, Kim English / Extended Studies: Kevin Weckbach, Quang Ho



2022 Moravian University, Bethlehem, PA, Comenius Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 Sedona Plein Air, Honorable Mention

2021 American Impressionist Society 5th Annual “Impressions: Small Works Showcase” Award of Excellence

2020 Sedona Plein Air, Second Place Studio Work, and Honorable Mention Plein Air Work

2019 Plein Air Salon Dec/Jan, Best Landscape Award

2018 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles, WA, Best Nocturne Award

2018 Oil Painters of American Wet Paint Competition, Steamboat Springs, CO. Plein Air Award

2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM. Enchanted Sky Award 2nd Place

2017 Plein Air Artists of Colorado 21st Annual National Exhibit, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO Third Place

2017 Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA. Best Nocturne Award

2016 Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase, Third Place

2016 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO 2016 Award of Merit

2015 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO, 2015 Award of Merit

2015 Debra Huse Gallery "Just Plein Fun", Randy Higbee Award of Merit

2014 Telluride Plein Air, Best of Show/Artist Choice Award, Telluride, CO

2014 Oil Painters of America 23rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Bennington Art Center, Bennington, VT. Landscape Award

2014 A New Look At the West, Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX. Tin Star Award of Excellence

2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Magazine Award of Merit

2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO, Plein Air Artists of Colorado Award of Excellence

2013 Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Exhibit 2013, Award of Excellence

2013 Sedona Plein Air, Sedona, AZ, Quick Draw Award, and Purchase Award

2012 Denver Plein Air, Denver, CO, Third Place and People’s Choice Awards

2012 American Women Artists, K Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ, Award of Recognition for 2-D

2012 Windows To The Divine, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Third Place Collectors Choice Award

2011 Plein Air Rockies, Cultural Council of Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO BEST OF SHOW

2011 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Saks Galleries, Denver CO Award of merit

2011 Denver Plein Air, Denver CO, Honorable Mention

2010 Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Saks Galleries, Denver CO First place

2010 Denver Plein Air, Denver, CO Honorable Mention


Selected One Person Exhibits:

Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO 2015

Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO 2013

Byers-Evans Museum, Denver, CO, 2013

Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, CO 2009

Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO 2008

The Framed Image Denver, CO 2008, 2009, 2010

Rotary Gallery, Evergreen, CO 2008

Evergreen Art Center, CO 2007

The Framed Image Denver, CO 2007

“Susiehyer At Large”, Cultural Council of Estes Park Gallery, Estes Park, CO 2007


National Exhibitions include: Virtuosos of the OPA 2019, OPA National Exhibitions 2019, 2015,2014 and 2012, OPA Salons 2013/2016, OPA Western Regional Exhibits 2010/2016, American Impressionist Society 2020, 2019, 2015, Windows To the Divine,2016 2014//2012/2011, American Women Artists 2012, Women Artists of the West 2009, Art for the Parks 2005, Top 100 and Mini 100 Competition, and Arts for the Parks 2006, Top 200, Paint America Top 100, 2008 and 2009, the Coors Western Art Exhibition 2009, International Museum of Contemporary Masters “Salon International.


Plein Air Events include Sonoma, Telluride, Aspen, Door County, Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, Colorado Mountain Plein Air, Canyons and Monuments Plein Air, Estes Park Plein Air and Plein Air Rockies, Sedona Plein Air and Denver Plein Air, Colorado Plein Air, Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cape Ann, Paint the Peninsula, and others



Western Art and Architecture, April/May 2022, feature article

Shout Out Colorado Magazine, October 25, 2022,, Interview: Meet Susiehyer /Fine Artist

Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, Jean Stern, Susan Hallsten McGarry, Terry Lawson Dunn, Fresco Fine Art Publications

Plein Air Magazine, Dec/Jan 2017 feature article

Art of the West Magazine, Nov/Dec 2011, “Nature’s Magic”

Southwest Art Magazine, July 2011, “Teachers and Their Students”

Southwest Art Magazine, Feb issue 2011, feature article, “The Big Picture”

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Mar/Apr issue 2009, feature article “Today’s Masters”

Soundings Magazine, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Winter issue, 2009

Southwest Art Magazine, August 2007, “At Home in Nature”

Landscapes of Colorado, Ann Daley/Denver Art Museum, Fresco Fine Art Books, 2007

Best of Oil Artists and Artisans, Kennedy Publications, 2007 and 2009

American Art Collector Book Series, Alcove books, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

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