Susan Kotler

Water Media Painting, Mixed Media Photography, Music, Poetry, and Video


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ArtIndeed! Gallery - “Emerging Connections” - 1 September to 26 October 2017

I am returning to the ArtIndeed! gallery in Reno for a show that will benefit the Shakespeare Animal Fund and Nevada Food Bank.  I will have several digital artworks from the Celestial Collages and Cottonwood Majesty series available for sale.  The show is up from September 1st through October 26th. The opening receptions are on September 2nd and October 1st from 2 to 5 p.m. and the gallery will be open during the Reno First Thursday Art Walks on September 7th and October 5th, 4 to 8:30 p.m., as well as during Wine Walks on September 16th and October 21st, 2 to 5 p.m., and on all weekends in September and October from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  So, there are plenty of opportunities to stop by and pick up some beautiful artwork and to help support these local charities! 

The gallery is located at 142 Bell Street, Reno, NV, between 1st and 2nd streets.

Capital City Arts Initiative - Sierra Room Gallery - “Inside and Outside the Lines”

13 November 2017 to 1 March 2018

I am truly honored to have been invited by the CCAI to show my work in one of their public space galleries.  I will be sharing this honor with one other artist, Jon Farber, from Reno.  The show, entitled “Inside and Outside the Lines,” will have six paintings from the Lucent Fluidity series on display from November 13, 2017 to March 1st, 2018.  The opening reception will be on December 6, 2017 (time to be announced later).  The Sierra Room Gallery is open to the public during meetings (I will post a link to the schedule later), and is located in the Carson City Community Center, 850 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada.

Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery

This gallery has watercolor paintings from my Fluent Lucidity and Natural Nocturnes series and several Watermedia abstract acrylic paintings.  Please visit this fine gallery in the Historic District of Carson City, Nevada at  405 North Nevada Street.

Poetry Music Videos

  Please visit the Poetry Videos page on this website for links to the Vimeo website.


Please visit the Music page on this website for links to my compositions on Sound Cloud. 

Art works that are no longer available for sale are indicated by *

     Updated  9 September 2017

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I haven't worked with digital imaging and printing technologies for the past two years. I wanted to see what would happen to my art if I revisited the digital world after being immersed in abstract processes for a couple of years. Here's the first result. This is a flatbed scan of pods from my late cypress tree.  The image was printed on DASS transfer film, then transferred onto a polymer skin, which was then laminated to aluminum foil that had been laminated to a birch panel.  I then painted on the image with acrylic media.  The aluminum underneath the print and painting causes all kinds of beautiful shifts in the translucent pigment.

“Cypress Pods”  2017  8 x 8” Inkjet print transferred onto aluminum foil with acrylic paint

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