About

I choose to work in oils and acrylics because I like the challenge of mixing colors and the looseness of drawing with a brush. I use a combination of saturated and nuanced colors along with bright highlights to create a lively illusion of dimension and light. My favorite subjects are flowers and the objects that go with them and landscapes of the West. My goal is to create something of beauty to be shared and enjoyed.

Sue Cervenka

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BIO

Sue Cervenka is an oil and acrylic painter specializing in still life florals and landscapes, primarily of the West and Northwest.

Sue is a lifetime artist, having painted in oils and acrylics since childhood. Her degree in commercial art gave her the skills needed to continue on in developing her painting skills and style through years of painting from life. Her experience with many art forms always led her back to her love of opaque paints used in a painterly realistic style.

She has shown her work in galleries and in juried, group, and solo shows. She has won several awards including Best of Show and Judge’s Choice.

RESUME

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

Nampa Civic Center, solo, May-June 2010

Art on the Creek Gallery featured artist, March 2010

Initial Point Gallery, duo, December 2013

Juried Exhibitions

Nampa Art Guild Juried Show, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Celebrate Art!, Meridian, Idaho, May 2011

We ART Women, 2009

Group Exhibitions

Nampa Art Guild Membership Show, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Integrated Medical Arts Center, Nampa Art Guild, 2010

Western Idaho Fair, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Gaia Gallery, Eagle, Idaho, 2010-2011

Art at the Creek Gallery, 2009-2010

RED, Nampa Civic Center, April 2011

Nampa Civic Center Winter Art Show, 2009

Wendy Powell Law Office, Centennial Art Group, 2009, 2010

Second Street Deli, Nampa Art Guild, 2009, 2010, 2012

Boise Senior Center, Centennial Art Group, 2008, 2009, 2010

Auctions

Golden Eagle Audubon Auction, 2010

Fairs and Festivals

Art and Roses, Boise, 2009, 2010

Savor the Arts, Nampa Civic Center, 2010

Workshops Taught

Centennial Art Group, 2009-2012

Mini Demos:

Framing Paintings on CanvasProblem Solving for Oil PaintersThinking Through a Still LifeMaking Flowers Look 3D
Painting Workshop:Designing a Floral Painting


AWARDS

Best of Show

Country Comfort

Nampa Art Guild Juried Show, 2009

Juror Carl Goodwin

Best Acrylic

Twilight

Western Idaho Fair 2010

Jurors Gaye Hoopes and John Taye

First Place Landscape

Picking Lavender

Nampa Art Guild Membership Show 2012

Juror Paula Johnston Ness

Judge’s Choice

Spring Stream

Centennial 27 Juried Show 2012

Nampa Art Guild

Juror Paula Johnston Ness

Judge’s Choice

Paradise Found

Nampa Art Guild Membership Show 2011

Judge John Taye

First Place Transportation Professional

Twilight

Western Idaho Fair 2010

Jurors Gaye Hoopes and John Taye

Best Painting Professional

Sitting Pretty

(Cat with Blue, White, and Pink Flowers)

Western Idaho Fair, 2009

Floral Award

Morning Light

Nampa Art Guild Juried Show 2008

Second Place Transportation

Seen Better Days

Western Idaho Fair 2012

Jurors Randall Brown and Laura Asahara

Second Place Still Life

Flowers in a Gold Vase

Western Idaho Fair 2012

Jurors Randall Brown and Laura Asahara

Second Place Advanced Floral

Unrequited Love

Nampa Art Guild Membership Show 2009

Juror Frank Tuning

Third Place Professional Landscape

Autumn Bound

Nampa Art Guild Membership Show 2014

Juror William Gardoski

Third Place. Portrait, Professional

Lavender’s Blue

Western Idaho Fair, 2010

Jurors Gaye Hoopes and John Taye

Honorable Mention

Spring Stream

Western Idaho Fair 2012

Jurors Randall Brown and Laura Asahara

Merit Award

Cosmos on a Round Table

Nampa Art Guild Juried Show 2011

Jurors Randall Brown and Terri Thickstun

Honorable Mention, Still Life, Professional

Tea Kettle with Garden Flowers

Western Idaho Fair 2010

Jurors Gaye Hoopes and John Taye

Honorable Mention, Contemporary and Abstract

Glint

Western Idaho Fair, 2009