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Education Tufts University, M.A. in Art History, 1989.  Partial scholarship.  Thesis: The Paintings of Katherine Porter.  Course concentration: Modern Art and Architecture, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Art. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  M.F.A. 1981. Colby College, Waterville, ME.  B.A. 1977.  Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude, Distinction in the Art Major.  Studied a semester in Florence, Italy with the Syracuse University Program, spring 1976. Teaching Experience  Fitchburg State College, MA.  1992 - present.  Professor.  Tenured.  Chair of the Humanities Department January 2008- June 2010.  Courses in studio art, art history, Leadership Academy Humanities  and our study abroad program in Verona, Italy. I have also taught at UConn, Greater Hartford Community College, Winthrop College, Utica College and elsewhere. One and Two-Person Exhibitions:  Solo show, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT. February 2010. Illuminations, Cancer Ward, Mass General Hospital, Feb. –May 2008 Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, NH.  January 2005 Childscapes, River Mead, Peterborough, NH Jan-Feb. 2001. Applewild School, Childscapes,  AmeriCulture Arts Festival Exhibition, Fitchburg, MA Sept. 18- Oct. 15, 2000. Mocha Alley, Childscapes, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 2000 and “Landscapes” Oct. 22-Nov. 19, 2000. Aerial Landscapses, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester, MA. March-June 1998. Windham Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Brattleboro, VT: Thirty shows between 2003 and 2008, only one of them a solo show.:   Brittany Summers, New England Winters featured artist, April 2008 Juried Exhibitions:  Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH.  January to February 2013. Landscapes For Landsake 11th Annual Art Exhibition, Coila, NY October 2012. 76th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, summer 2011. Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,     Keene State College, Keene, NH.  February-March 2011. Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,     Keene State College, Keene, NH.  January  – February 2009. Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,     Keene State College, Keene, NH.  Dec. 2006-Jan 2007. Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,     Keene State College, Keene, NH.  Fall 2000. Fall Regional Juried Exhibition, Newport Arts Center, Newport, NH, Fall 1999. 60th Regional Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Fitchburg Art Museum, Summer 1995. Southern Vermont Artists 38th National Fall Open Exhibition, Manchester, VT. 1994. 58th Regional Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Summer 1993. Prints and Drawings: Open Juried Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT.  March 1993.  Juror: Fred Wessel, Hartford Art School. Critical articles, images and reviews about my work:  Bonnie J. Toomey, WEEKEND BEST BETS Q & A With FSU Faculty Artist Susan Wadsworth, Sentinel and Enterprise, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/lifestyles-toplife/ci_24975595/weekend-best-bets?IADID=Search-www.sentinelandenterprise.com-www.sentinelandenterprise.com Priscilla Morrill, “On Touring the Artist’s World,” Monadnock Ledger-Transcript,     Peterborough, NH October 6, 2011. Arlene Distler, “More of April’s gorgeous gallery offerings” Brattleboro Reformer,    April 19-20, 2008. Gallery Walk Brattleboro, VT April 2008 volulme 7, number 4, p. 23. Nick Gibson, “Faculty Artist finds inspiration in family”  The Point Fitchburg State College’s Student Newspaper March 28, 2008, p. 4. Arlene Distler, “Artists’ growth evident in WAG’s ‘Works on Paper’” Brattelboro       Reformer, April 19, 2007  p. 4.  Photo: Picaya Hike, New Year’s Day, 2007 Scot Borofsky, “Inside/Outside: The Landscapes of Susan Wadsworth and Camilla           Roberts”  Gallery Walk, Brattleboro, VT, December 2005. Arlene Distler, “WAG’s ‘Abstractions’ is a lively collection of strong artistic statements” Brattleboro Reformer, November 28, 2004, p. 28. “’Smart Room’ technology allows Fitchburg State students to travel without leaving the classroom, Sentinel and Enterprise, November 11, 2004, B2. “Breastfeeding celebrated in downtown exhibit”  Brattleboro Reformer,   August 4, 2004, p. 9. Open studios: Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour I organized this in 2008 as an expansion of the Monadnock Dublin Art Tour.  I have participated as well in annually to the present. Curatorial Experience:  Curated Inside/Outside at the Windham Art Gallery, November 2005.  Co-organized A Nation Mourns & Artists Respond with Pam Russell at the Fitchburg Art Museum, co-sponsored by the fifth AmeriCulture Arts Festival and the FAM, September 11 – December 29, 2002.  This was a juried exhibition highlighting artists’ response to 9/11/01. Curated and participated in Art of Parenthood: Family Connections for the fourth AmeriCulture Arts Festival in at the Hammond Gallery of Fitchburg State College.  Sept-Oct. 2001.  Artists included Susan Schmidt, Mary Lang, Helen Obermeyer-Simmons. Organized Aerial Views: Landscapes and Visions with Terri Priest and Amy Ragu at the UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA April 2000. Curated and participated in Synthesis: Color/Form  at the Boston Visual Artists Union, 1985. Presentations  "Italian Women Futurist Artists: Pioneering Modernism."  For FSU Women’s History Month Tea, March 2012. “American Synagogue Architecture: From the Byzantine and Islamic to Louis Kahn” for the Twentieth-fifth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, with the theme of Crossing the Borders, October 2011.  “The  Architecture of Healing:  The Integration of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with Nature” at the Twentieth-fourth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again in New York City, October 2010 and at FSC Nov. 1, 2010.  “Venice, Verona and Urbino: Visual History through Architecture”  a lecture for the Center for Italian Culture, Fitchburg State College, March 24, 2010.  Harrod Lecture:  “Kandinsky and Hofmann: The Seminal Theories of Abstraction in Twentieth Century Painting”  FSC, Oct. 20, 2009.  “The Paintings and Theory of Hans Hofmann:  The Spiritual Foundation of Abstract Expressionism” for the symposium “Tranquil Power: The Art of Pearl Fine” at Hofstra University, Long Island, April 2009 Publications Harrod Lecture:  “Kandinsky and Hofmann: The Seminal Theories of Abstraction in Twentieth Century Painting”  FSC, 2009.  Harrod Lecture: “Inspiration from Vigevano, Italy:  Bramante, Leonardo da Vinci and the Stables of the Sforza Duke,”  Fitchburg State College,  March 2006. Baby Dancing.  Illustrations by Susan Wadsworth; text by William Gray and Diana Suskind 2006.  “The Art of Breastfeeding” Gallery Walk, Brattleboro, VT. August 2004.  “Political and Moral Landscapes: The Paintings of Katherine Porter” Arts Magazine 62 no. 1 (September 1987) 84-87. Art critic for Art New England 1985-87, 1990-present; Hartford Advocate 1985-87, 1990-93; and The Chronicle of Willimantic, CT 1990-93.