Suzanne Klotz instituted multi-cultural art programs and exhibitions in South Australia, West Africa, Mexico, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, and in numerous states in the United States. Klotz’s artist-residencies include the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Institute and Lakeside Studio, Michigan. Klotz was an artist-in-residence and arts consultant for the South Australian Aborigines at an Aboriginal Center in Berri, South Australia. During the 1990’s Klotz conducted art workshops in Palestinian refugee camps and arranged exhibitions and guest artist opportunities for Palestinian artists in the United States.
Klotz’s awards include grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Change Inc, 3 New York Artists’ Fellowships, Capelli d’Angeli Foundation, 2 National Endowment for the Arts Craftsman Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts Dance and Performance Fellowship, Arizona Artists’ 3-D Fellowship, Arizona Governor’s Award for Women Who Create and Educate, Arizona Governor’s City Improvement Award for a commissioned public park sculpture, Texas Tech University’s Most Distinguished 2-D Graduate Alumni Award, and an endowed fund for Palestinian Educators dedicated to Suzanne Klotz.
Klotz attended Washington University in St. Louis for two years of undergraduate education. She holds a BFA Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, MFA Degree from Texas Tech University, and Secondary Teaching Certification from the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Her academic appointments, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, include universities and schools of higher education in Arizona, California, Texas, Utah, and South Australia. Her art has been exhibited in over 300 exhibitions internationally since 1972 and is in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
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Ahmad Canaan was born in Tamra, Upper Galilee, in 1965, and has lived there ever since. Between1984–1985 he studied painting in Tamra with the artist Khalil Rayan, and continued his studies at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989. Ahmad received a Diploma in Museum Studies from Tel Aviv University in 2007. He taught sculpture at the Arab Institute for Continuing Studies, Sakhnin 1999–2006. Ahmad founded, directed and was the curator of the municipal gallery, Tamra, from 2004 to 2010. He taught art in Nazareth College in 2009, and in 2010–2011 he was the curator of the Jaffa Salon of Palestinian Art. Click here to view Ahmad’s CV and here to view his past exhibitions.
Sophia Isajiw is an artist, writer, university professor, curator, gallery director, event coordinator, administrator and more. She received her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts and her BFA at the University of Toronto and has held a lot of amazing positions in prestigious art institutions in the U.S.A and Canada. For Suzanne Klotz’s Fulbright Project, Sophia is the Chief Editor/Writer and Program Coordinator for whatever comes up on the project and the blog administrator – she really does miss the long walks and talks shared with Suzanne back in California! Sophia wishes to live on the beach again but is temporarily delayed in downtown Toronto, Canada. Click here to access Sophia’s resume/CV and images.
Morgan Norris is currently receiving her BFA in Art Education at Arizona State University. She is both an artist, with a focus in sculpture, and an educator who will be completing her student teaching in the fall of 2013. Morgan’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits at the historic Icehouse and Alwun House in Phoenix, Arizona. Morgan is interning with Suzanne and helping her with her Fulbright Project by setting up this blog and keeping it up to date with current information. She is also updating Suzanne’s networking and social media websites. Suzanne is mentoring Morgan and helping her set up a professional portfolio in order to apply to graduate school. She hopes to venture away from Phoenix into a land of forests and clean air.