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Inspired by my family (both present and long gone), decades of work as an eating disorder specialist, work as a musical theatre actress, and yoga teacher, my artwork has a sense of enchantment, freedom and courage that most people long for. My objective is to move people and instill a sense of hopefulness that is dormant within themselves until they realize that they posses the energy to inspire others. My work highlights women who are strong, confident, and possess a unique beauty. A theme that appears frequently in my work is "The Tree of Life" that represents the vital force that energizes and enriches all spaces and all lives. Driven by an unrelenting passion for artistic self-expression, I juxtapose these works with is a deep commitment to honoring and remembering those who perished in the Holocaust. The "Ruchel series " is dedicated to my cousin Ruchel who was shot and murdered by the Nazis as a child and who propels this work from deep within me. Whether working in my clinical psychotherapy practice or creating alone in my studio, my greatest desire is to instill in others the ability to connect with the world in a meaningful way.

 

 

 

Beyond Textiles: For Love of the Imagination
Sun, November 15, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Susan Schrott, textile artist As a young woman, the multi-talented Susan Schrott appeared in numerous original roles at the Jewish Repertory Theatre in NYC. Later she earned her MSW and is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is also a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. As her passion for textile arts evolved into a significant medium of self-expression, her work as a textile artist began to garner critical attention from the art quilt world. Her professional memberships include Actors Equity, Pen & Brush and Studio Art Quilts Associates.Susan Schrott's work will be on display November 1 through 30 in the Suzanne Koch Gosman Room on the library's lower level.

Fiddler on the Couch will be just one of my pieces exhibited with other ARTSI members at the Clark Art Center/Perlman Music Program

Opening Reception is Friday September 4 at 6PM on Shelter Island, NY.

 


 

Happy to announce that A Tree Grows In Jerusalem has been juried into Sacred Threads, 2015.

 

I am honored that Virginia A. Spiegel invited me to my donate artwork for her fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. There are 100 of us in total. Here is my piece, completed today. It is called "Pinwheel Tree of Life." I created it using my hand dyed fabrics, exciting variegated threads and Sworavski Crystals.

To learn how you can win my piece and many others ~ check out Virginia's lnk http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

 

 


 


HAPPENING NOW

Invited Guest Artist: Judiasm and Art, Temple Tefereth Israel, Greenport, NY. April 12, 2015

Amagansett Library: Solo Exhibition and Presentation (Sept. 6th). Exhibition through September 30th, 2014.


I am happy to share that I will be a featured artist in the upcoming issue of Hand Eye Magazine which comes in May 2014. Editor and Founder Keith Recker states “HAND/EYE Magazine..profiles forward-looking creators, faraway cultures, ancient craft traditions, and cutting edge design innovation. Creativity, ancient or modern, is the answer to the challenges of the 21st-century.” I am very proud that I will included in this unique publication. My Tree of Life Series and Abstract work will describe both the inspiration and the techniques for the work. I will be sure to keep you posted.

For three Mondays in April into May 2014, , I will be teaching a workshop on ART JOURNALS. Once again, I am thrilled to return to the Shelter Island Library to connect with folks in the community. Participants will use paint, collage, drawing, personal photos, found objects, and an array of embellishments to create a finished bound art journal. Here are two samples that I recently finished. My personal goal is to complete one for each month resulting in 12 art journals for 2014. Below is a my January 2014 Art Journal. This book was inspired by the talented artist Jennibelle who is from England. The materials I used include: beads, paper, paint, swarovsky crytals, fabrics, papers, stamps, bells and other embellishments.


In June, 2014 My artwork will be mounted for a solo exhibition at the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, NY. This exhibition will feature my work depicting joyful Images of Women.

 


 

"This beautiful wall hanging is one of several created through the collaborative efforts of women and girls in residential treatment for an eating disorder.  Much like conductor of a symphony, Susan Schrott, LCSW, orchestrated the “Tree of Life” quilt project using multiple therapeutic techniques and guiding patients through each step of the creative process.  Not only did each patient learn new skills to use on their recovery journeys, they also gained new personal insights and the satisfaction of working as a group to create a beautiful work of art.
This wall hanging was created using only the finest materials from 100% cotton designer prints and hand-dyed fabric to Swarovski crystals.  The multi-talented Susan Schrott designed and executed the completed work in her New York Studio.  Susan also contributes her talents as a Clinical Advisor to Avalon Hills Foundation.
Please consider bidding…. and bidding generously…. for this one of a kind, inspirational work of art symbolic of the healing power of the creative process.  This 66” x 54” wall hanging is suitable for displaying in any home, office or board room.  All proceeds from the sale of this art will directly benefit the mission of Avalon Hills Foundation and  ensure that women and girls will continue to receive support needed to move into recovery." Faye Frazier, Director of Development, Avalon Hills Foundation

Tree of Life for Avalon Hills Fundraiser, Oct 18, 2012


Compassionate Woman With Beaded Bodice

FOTO/FIBER 2012 ~ FIBERART FOR A CAUSE





The Sketchbook Project

My pattern and Artwork is on the cover and included in the new publication:

Jewish Threads to be published in Oct 2011
 

Recent Review of A Celebration of Women at the Flat Iron Gallery

Flat Iron Gallery ~ One Woman Exhibition

Susan Schrott A Celebration of Women In Textiles!
June 2nd-23rd 2011
Closed June 24th-June 26th
Extended Through July 3rd
Artist Reception Saturday, June 4th 1-5PM

 

First Star I See Tonight Is the Cover of Inside Chappaqua Magazine

Inside Chappaqua Magazine Cover

 Sacred Threads 2011
Fiddler on the Couch
Sacred Threads 2011 will be held in Northern Virginia  June 22 - July 4, 2011....details to follow
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Gateway Center for the Arts, DeBary, FL, Feb -April 6th, 2011
  was selected by Juror Pamela Allen for
SAQA'a juried exhibition Volusia Wrapped in Fiber 

Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers NY, March 20-May 17th 2011
 Nationally Juried Exhbition Fiber Plus 
 

Gallery at the Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, NY
Fiber Celebration, November 27-January 8th, 2011 

International Quilt Festival & Quilt Market, Houston, Texas,October 30th –November 7th, 2010
Shalom Y’All, Special Exhibits: Juried into “Still We Rise Again

Earlville Opera House, Invited Artist 
Contemporary Art Quilts, Earlville, NY 2010

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY "Adagio"
“Quilts=Art=Quilts”, October 30th 2010-January 9th 2011

Chappaqua Library Gallery, Chappaqua NY
“Fiber Celebration", November 27th2010-January 8th, 2011