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         1969 Syracuse University Summer Highschool Program- Award in Painting
1970 Niskayuna, NY Highschool Independent Study Program and Honors Program
Syracuse University, Syracuse , NY, BFA, cum laude

         1973  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

         1976  State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo ,NY , MFA, summa cum laude


          2006-2013 Judge for State Art Reflections Art Contest , Timberlane Scool District NH

          2004-2009 Art Consultant/Coordinator,”Petals and Paletttes” Atkinson Garden Club , NH

          2005,2006,2007 Art Consultant/ Coordinator “ Celebration of the Arts” Hampstead Congregational Church NH

          2013-1991 Founder and Instructor of the Artist Proof Art Gallery, Hampstead NH K-12th Grade and Adult Art Classes 75 students weekly

          1997-1999 Windham School District Summer Art Camp Instructor

          1982 Fall Art Workshop Painting Instructor, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center VT

          1992 Painting Demonstration “ Landscape in Oil” Greater Haverhill Art Association, MA

1974  Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Empire State College, Manhattan NY

1973- Present : Portait,Landscape Painting Commissions, Private and Corporate


          2006 “ 3 Points of View” Hampstead Public Library NH

  2008-2006  Dec-Jan Beantowne  Coffee House Hampstead NH

1997- Present Artist Proof Art Gallery 190 Main St Hampstead NH

1992 Artist Proof Art Gallery 557 Main Street Hampstead NH

1991 Artist Proof Art Gallery 556 Main Street Hampstead NH

1988 “ Landmarks and Landscapes” Olde Meeting House, Hampstead NH

1983 West Village Meting House , Brattleboro VT

1982 Northern Vermont Artists Invitational Exhibitions, Champlain College, Burlington, VT

1980 Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington VT

1979 Four Winds Art Gallery, Ferrisburg and Burlington VT

1977 Turnbull Gallery, Schenectady Museum Schenectady NY

1975  E.H. Butler Library, State University College, Buffalo NY

1976  Outdoor Exhibition at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Edward O’Keefe, Schenectady NY

1969 Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna NY


Jan 28 2011 A Celebration of 20 years -The Artist Proof Art Gallery, Atkinson Resort and Country Club Atkinson NH

2011-2013 Lobster Q Restaurant hosts students of the Artist Proof and their instructor

2013 May -June 2007  “ 65 Students of the Artist Proof Art Gallery” Hampstead Public Library , NH

2004,2006, 2009, 2013,2015 Atkinson Country Club NH “ Petals and Palettes” ,20 students from the Artist Proof Art Gallery

2005,2006,2007 “ Celebration of the Arts” Hampstead Congregational Church

2005 Greycourt Festival- Art in the Park Methuen MA

2013-1991 Semi-Annual Student Art Exhibitions Artist Proof Art Gallery Hampstead NH

1997 Windham Public Library , Windham NH

1995 The X Gallery , Nantucket MA

1992  Main Street Art Gallery Ogunquit Maine

1984 “ Channel 11 Auction” University of NH at Durham NH

1985,1985 Quarterboard Art Gallery Exeter ,NH

1982 Stratton Arts Festival, Stratton, Vermont

1982 Southrn Vermont Arts Center 53rd Annual, Manchester VT

1981 Sailors Valentine Gallery Nantucket Island MA

1980 Shaws at Diamond Point, Lake George, NY

1977  Tenth Annual Wilton Professional Art Show, Wilton CT

1978  Connecticut Painting Drawing and Sculpture at the Carlson Art Gallery University of Bridgeport,CT- The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT-Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London CT

1979  International Womens Year Conference Carlson Art Gallery Bridgeport CT

1976 “ Contemporary Reflections” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art , Ridgefield CT

1976 Galria Bryna, Palm Beach, Florida

1975 Western NY Regional Exhibition, Albright Knox Art Museum, Buffalo NY

1975 “ Prints and Drawings” 2 Person Show, Gallery 219, Buffalo NY

1974 “ Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Schenectady Museum Scenectady NY

1973 Regional Exhibition, The Everson Museum, Syracuse NY

1973 Student Honors Exhibition, Syracuse University, Lubin House Museum, NYC NY

1971  Regional Exhibition, SUNY at Albany, Albany NY


1993  Nominated to World Whos Who of American Women ,12th Edition

1994  Nominated to 2000 Notable American Women, 5th Illustrated, International Biographical Institute

1993 Nominated to Whos Who Registry of Rising Young Americans for American Society and Business

1992 Nominated to the National Association of Female Executives

1991 Guest Critique Lecturer Greater Haverhill Art Association, Haverhill MA

1989 Judge for the Greater Haverhill Art Association Professional and Amateur Exhibition, Haverhill MA

1989 Guest Critique Lecturer Greater Haverhill Art Association Haverhill MA

1976 Awarded a Graduate Resource Access Development Grant, Buffalo State University College, Buffalo NY

1975 Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Empire State College Manhattan NY

1975 Artist Apprentice NYC- Michelle Stuart Manhattan NY

1972  Nathanial Saltonstall Prize for Drawing, Colby Museum of Art Maine

1970 New York State Hallmark Art Award Third in State, Federation of Womens Clubs

1969 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Acheivement , Syracuse University High School Art Program


Carriage Towne News 1991-2009 Articles covering the Semi-Annual Student Art Exhibits at the Artist Proof Art Gallery

Tri-TowneTimes Leslie O’Donnell Dec 2007 “ Art Award”

Tri TowneTimes “ Three Hampstead Women” 2007

Tri Towne Times March 2007 Art Show 3 Points of View

Derry News Dec 2007 People You Know” Art Award”

NH Weekend The Union Leader 2001,2006

Derry News “ Governor Honors 88 year old Artist” Suzanne Laurent, 1997

NH Weekend Highlight Union Leader May 2001

Derry News “ A Decade of Design” Julie Hus May 2001

Rockingham News “ Artist Celebrates 10 years in Business” Colleen Lent, May 2001

Exeter Newsletter, “ Proof of a Successful Artist, Colleen Lent, May 2001


Lawrence Eagle Tribune Dawn Shaw May 1991

Lawrence Eagle Tribune Dawn Shaw May 1992

Derry News Tim Oulette May 1991

Plaistow Hampstead News Dawn Shaw May 1988

Reunion News Chironian Magazine NY Medical College, Spring 1989

Burlington Free Press’ Artist Concentrates on Richness of Light” Peg Bryant, VT 1979

New York Times, “ A Barometer of Contemporary Trends” David Shirey 1977 July 10

Schenectady Gazette “ District Winner” March 1970

The Wall Niskayuna HighSchool Jim Honeyman January 1969


( over 100 private art collections)

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield CT

Colby Museum of Art Colby College Maine

Forrest-Bodrug Association, Toronto Ottawa, Calgary Canada

Four Winds Art Gallery, Ferrisburg and Burlington VT

Kamyr Corporation, Glens Falls NY

Earltown Corporation Glens Falls NY

General Electric Co. Stamford CT

New York Telephone Company, Glens Falls NY

New York Medical College, Grasslands NY

TD Bank, Main Street Hampstead NH

Town of Hampstead NH a gift bestowed of a painting titled :Hampstead NH


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