News

December 2013
HTJ Cover Art selected for an Amazing Book!

Best Possible Bad Luck

Author and poet and good friend Lisa Roney (www.joyouscrybaby.com) chose the HtJ piece "Daily Numbers (Blaze)" as the wrap-around cover image for her upcoming chapbook, The Best Possible Bad Luck. This brilliant collection of poems, thematically simpatico with HtJ, is available for order here.

December 2009
Published!

HtJ has a featured section in Transforming the Arts Through Healthcare, a full-color collection of international award-winning art and healthcare projects co-authored by Blair L. Sadler and Annette Ridenour. Check it out: artandhealthcare.com

September 2007—May 2009
Working at St. Paul's School!

Best Possible Bad Luck

Photo: Robin Surber

Faculty Bio: Susan is a painter and mixed-media artist, specializing in works on paper. A native of Tennessee, she was educated at Duke University (BA Psychology 1980, Magna Cum Laude) the Ringling School of Art and Design (Dean's List) and the University of Tennessee (BFA, Drawing and Watercolor, 1991, Summa Cum Laude.) An adjunct faculty member of the St. Paul's Fine Arts Program, Susan has exhibited and taught at numerous institutions in Tennessee and in New England. She is represented by Mill Brook Gallery in Concord. Her signature project "Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey" was awarded the Blair Sadler International Healing Arts Award in 2003. Outside the studio and classroom, Susan enjoys sunshine and fresh air, particularly roaming the countryside with her family's two rambunctious miniature schnauzers, Kracker and Jack, or trail-riding the beautiful New Hampshire countryside on a retired racehorse named Henry.


March 2005
Giclées!!!

We are delighted to announce that giclee prints of selected images from Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey are now available in cooperation with Mill Brook Gallery of Concord, NH. The museum quality digital prints, skillfully enlarged to image size 28 1/2” by 21”, offer an amazingly beautiful and affordable alternative series to the original. Priced at $300, each archival, state-of-the-art reproduction is individually printed, then approved and hand-signed by the artist. To place an order contact Mill Brook Gallery at 603-226-2046.

Winter 2005
Canadian Exposure!

Artwork from Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey will appear in the Winter 2005 issue of The Chronicle of Cancer Therapy, which is distributed to oncologists and related specialists across Canada. The piece entitled “Full Tilt” will be published on the Atelier page, which is "a gallery of artistic expression showcasing contributions from the oncology community, including healthcare providers and patients."


April 2004
Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey in Washington DC

Susan Wood Reider's Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey was a featured presentation at the 2004 Annual Conference of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. "The State of the Arts in Healthcare: Building Community, Embracing Diversity" was held in Greater Washington, D.C. Based on her series of intimate mixed media paintings, the award-winning project explores one artist's positive transformation through cancer. This example of integration of art and medicine includes programs for healing and arts communities, a web site, art cards and hands-on wellness workshops. The program will present powerful visual images and the transformative story behind their creation, in addition to sharing the artist’s practical journey of bringing her inspiring work "to the people" through successful collaboration of arts and healthcare organizations. For more information visit www.theSAH.org.


Autumn 2003
We have moved!

The Reider family has moved to the beautiful campus of St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, where Glenn is teaching Greek and Latin. Nathan is studying hard, playing guitar and finding new friends at Shaker Road School. Susan is setting up a new downtown studio space and looking forward to continuing Honoring the Journey in New England. Stay tuned…

November 2003
Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey in Washington DC

Susan Wood Reider’s Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey will be a featured presentation at the 2004 Annual Conference of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. “The State of the Arts in Healthcare: Building Community, Embracing Diversity” will be held April, 21-24, 2004 in Greater Washington, D.C. Based on her series of intimate mixed media paintings, the award-winning project explores one artist’s positive transformation through cancer. This example of the powerful healing integration of art and medicine includes programs for healing and arts communities, a web site, art cards and hands-on wellness workshops. The program will present powerful visual images and the transformative healing story behind their creation, in addition sharing to the artist’s practical journey of bringing her inspiring work “to the people” through successful collaboration of arts and healthcare organizations. For more information visit www.theSAH.org.

April 2003
Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey wins International Competition

Artist and cancer survivor Susan Wood Reider has been honored with the 2003 Blair L. Sadler Healing Arts Award for Professional Visual Artists for her project Strange Gifts: Honoring the Journey. Reider submitted the award-winning proposal in partnership with Thompson Cancer Survival Center (primary partner,) the Wellness Community of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute (supporting partners.) The award, sponsored by the Society for the Arts in was presented at the 2003 SAH Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on April 11, 2003. The SAH is dedicated to promoting the incorporation of the arts as an integral component of healthcare. For more information visit www.theSAH.org.