About Susan

Susan Osborn
(619) 890-6120
M.A. Visual Art and M.A. Education, San Diego State University-
Now working full time in her studio. Ms. Osborn previously taught art at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, the San Diego Art Department, Southwestern Community College and seventeen years at The Bishops School in La Jolla. Her work is included in various collections in the United States, Denmark, Japan and Spain. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women. Among her many awards, she has received a Visual Artists Assistance Award from the State of California (1977)

2018 “Survival is Insufficient” Oceanside Museum of Art
“Art Walls,” O’side Bakery Exhibit, Oceanside, CA
2017 “Wings and Whimsey,” Encinitas Library
“Fields of  Color,” Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center, San Diego
2016 “Part and Parcel,” San Diego Art Institute
2015 “Colorful Marks,” Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA
“She Says…,” Next Door Gallery, San Diego, CA
2012 “Wings and Whimsey,” San Diego Art Department
2011 “Demented Dolls and Devices,” San Diego Art Institute
2010 “Crosses, Shrines and Tributes,” San Diego Art Institute
2009 “Evolutions,” San Diego Art Department, San Diego, CA
2007 “Pastel Views,” San Diego Art Department,
2006 San Diego Hospice Exhibition, Third Ave., San Diego, CA
2004 “Small Constructions” at San Diego Hospice
2003 Ariel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 “Artists Guild Presents”, (exhibit of four selected artists), San Diego Museum of Art
1997 “Myth and Animals,” The Art Union Gallery, San Diego
1995 “Painting: Three New Directions,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista CA
1992 “Landscapes,” Stephen Clayton Gallery (Addi Galleries), Coronado CA

2019 “The Artist Portrait Project: Fifty San Diego Artists, 2006 – 2016,” Central Library Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Juried Biennial” Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
“She Pushes Boundaries,” Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
“HER,” Black Umbrella Gallery, Garden Grove, CA
“Subterranean,” Mesa College Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Quark Show,” West Coast Drawing at LA artcore galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2018/19 Paisanos MX/USA, State Center for the Arts, CEART, Rosarito, Ensenada, Tecate, Baja California del Sur, Mexico
2018 LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
2017 “On the Edge,” West Coast Drawing at Ashton Gallery, San Diego
2016 “Small Image Show,” Gallery 21, San Diego (also 1993, 1997 – 2012, 2014
“32nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” National Collage Society, Kent State, Ohio
“Reclaimed Images,” Expressive Arts, San Diego
“Feminism Now,” Gallery D, National City
“Play to Create,” Casa Familiar, San Diego
“Gesture & Mark,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista
“Rock the Red,” Ashton Gallery, San Diego
9th Annual Postcard Show, National Collage Society, Quinlan Visual Arts, Hudson, Ohio
“Gesture and Mark,” West Coast Drawing at Southwestern College, Chula Vista
“The Endless Line,” Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook, CA
2015 Group show at Fifty Seven Degrees, San Diego (since 2011)
“Drawing” William D Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad
“Applied Pressure” Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Artist Alliance Juried Exhibit, Oceanside Museum of Art
2014 “An Honest Medium,” West Coast Drawing, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, San Diego
“A Thief in the Night,” FOLD Gallery, Los Angeles
“Drawing Backward,” West Coast Drawing, CAP Gallery, Laguna Beach
Oceanside Museum of Art – Artist Alliance II Juried Exhibit, Herb B. Turner Galleries
2013 “Drawing Alive,” West Coast Drawing, The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, CA
22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA (also 2003 and 2001)
2012 “Drawing at the End of the Stick,” Orange County Contemporary Art Association,
2011 “Intimate Views” Oceanside Museum of Art, West Coast Drawing
“The Sketchbook Project” Brooklyn Museum Library, MA
2010 Juried Fine Art Exhibit, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, CA (also ’04 – ’07)
2009 “Images of the Figure,” Palomar College, Boehm Gallery, West Coast Drawing
2008 “Objects of Desire,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, ILL
2007 Bonita Artists Invitational Exhibit, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, CA
2005 Invitational Wildlife Art Exhibition, San Diego Natural History Museum
2001 “36th Inland Exhibition”, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA
1999 “California Copy Art,” Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), Palo Alto CA
1996 “Midwinter Award Show,” San Diego Art Institute
1995 San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Juried Membership Exhibit
Long Beach Arts, Seven Western States – Juried Exhibit, Long Beach CA

2017 Third Place, Small Image Exhibition, Gallery 21, San Diego, CA
Honorable Mention, National Collage Society Exhibition
The Karen Rhiner Platinum Pencil Award presented by West Coast Drawing
2016 Second Place, Chula Vista Art Guild Regional Exhibit, Southwestern College
2013 Juror’s Choice, San Diego Art Institute, Regional Show
Juror’s Choice, San Diego Art Institute, Small Image Exhibit
2010 – 2007 Honorable Mention and Third Place Award, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
2009 & 2008 Juror’s Choice, “One Foot Show,” San Diego Art Institute Regional Exhibition
2004 – 2002 Honorable Mention, Small Image Show, San Diego, CA
2000 2nd Prize, S. D. Museum of Art /Artists Guild Exhibition at San Diego Hospice
1994 Honorable Mention, SDMA Artists Guild Membership Juried Exhibit
1978 1st Prize Mixed Media, Southern California Expo, Del Mar

PERMANENT COLLECTION: Museo Internacional de Electrografia, University
de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain, 1990
INCLUDED in Who’s Who of American Women, 25th edition (2005 – 2007); Who’s Who in America, 60th anniversary edition; Artistic Photographic Processes, Suda House, Amphoto Books (Watson-Guptill), New York, 1981; Michelangelo, His Life and Works with Pictures and Stories, Otto Mower, Ph.D., 2004; cover design for On Zion’s Hill, Anna Small Roseboro, 2015.