September Artist of the Month

September Artist of the Month – SUZANNE SCHMALTZ

Artist Reception Friday September 13th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.


Suzanne Schmaltz, a resident of Greenehaven, Arizona, brings a fresh and original style to her two chosen mediums; beaded skulls and basket sculptures. Her current body of work is the result of a lifetime of exploration in numerous mediums with the culmination of combining many different materials into her finished pieces, creating truly extraordinary sculptures.

Suzanne’s beaded skulls are inspired by the Huichol Indians and their method of bead application. Inspired by a lifetime in the western United States, it is easy to see the influence of the America’s Indians, and the abundance of nature…all brought together in her own voice and style.

 “Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, the Lake Powell area re-energizes me daily. The expanse and remoteness of my physical surroundings interject themselves into my work.”

Suzanne’s work has recently been featured in Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Cowboys & Indians, and Phoenix Home and Gardens magazines.

This exhibit will be the largest available collection of beaded skulls ever on display at one time.

Join us Friday September 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum for an exhibit opening reception. The event is FREE to the public, and refreshments will be served!

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