CCAA’s Demo Artist May 24: Susan Kuznitsky

Our next CCAA meeting is May 24, 2021 at 4 pm.* We look forward to our member’s Zoom meeting with Susan Kuznitsky.
Susan Kuznitsky is an accomplished, award-winning artist and a gifted teacher,
comfortable working and teaching in oil, pastel and various drawing media. Her
representational style is arresting, perceptive and dramatic without being staged.
After studying at American Academy of Art in Chicago, her hometown, Susan moved to
Woodstock, New York, where she became the studio assistant for Master Artist Albert
Handell. For the next two years Mr. Handell not only taught her about pastels and oils, but
also how to teach.
     Moving back to Chicago in the mid 1980’s Susan began painting at the Palette and Chisel
Academy of Fine Art with another living Master Painter, Richard Schmid.
In the early 1990’s Susan married and moved to the Pacific Northwest where she raised her
family. She has and continued to paint and teach locally and nationally. Her Zoom classes
have become very popular.
     Susan is an IAPS Masters Pastelist as well as a Signature member the Pastel Society of
America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Northwest Pastel Society. She is also
the founder and honorary member of the Chicago Pastel Painters (formally the Midwest
Pastel Society)
     “My life’s work is to leave the world more beautiful than I found it. I look for light and
beauty. It is everywhere…even in the ordinary. My job is to translate this onto canvas or
paper and share it. I have been blessed to have studied with some of the greatest artists of
our time. It is my joy and my responsibility to pass along what was given to me by these

Due to directives from Monterey County in response to Covid19, we will postpone our on-location meetings.  Our demos will be “on-line,” as a live Zoom call.  *Members will be notified of the Zoom link.  *A Zoom recording of the call will be available to the public below.

During times with non-Covid concerns, the Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the El Estero Park, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.

2021 (subject to change):

January 25: Shannon Grissom; Medium: Oil, Painterly/ Palette Knife; Recording: Passcode: g+5idDv$ 

February 22: Will Bullas; Medium: Dye Infused Aluminum Gloss Painting on Metal; Recording:

March 22: Julia Seelos; Oil; Seascape Painting; Recording: Passcode: ?g7k95=p–ixBM4

April 26, 2021: Jennifer Anderson; Florals & Birds,  Ink and watercolor; Recording: Passcode: Ug@mr0q& 
May 24, 2021: Susan Kuznitsky; So. Eastern Pastel Society,  Pastels
June 28, 2021: Rebecca Tillman Young: Portraits, Pastels
August 23, 2021: Benjamin Anderson; Landscapes
September 28, 2021: Shelley Cost; Epic Landscapes
October 25, 2021: Evelyn Klein: Mixed Media



June: Mark Farina

July: No Meeting

September:  Jolene Anderson, Video recording under “Video” on our Facebook page:

November: Sofana White   Passcode: 5g!zKR.t


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