Company: Boarman Arts Center
Location: Shepardstown, West Virginia, United States
Diana Suttenfield, Co-Founder of the Boarman Arts Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in arts.
Art has long been a staple in Ms. Suttenfield’s life and she been at both sides of the business, running and curating galleries and creating new work. Her specialties include using oils, acrylics and pastels, and she has honed this craft for more than two decades. She became involved in her profession because it is a way she can communicate with people. She is often reminded that the paintings she creates; often depicting landscapes, resonate with people. Out of the many achievements in her career, one highlight is when her work was selected as part of the Arts in Embassies program. Her work traveled to different embassies around the world and represented the United States. Ms. Suttenfield thought that it was terrific and feels a sense of pride in remembering this honor.
Ms. Suttenfield’s work has garnered the attention of her peers and other industry professionals. In 2015, she was selected as a grantee for the 40 Year Retrospective of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. She has also won awards from the Maryland Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of America, the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She was named a Woman of the Year in Art by the West Virginia Women’s Commission in 1985 and an Artist of the Year from the Women’s Garden Council Club around the same time. Her work has been exhibited at the United States Department of State, Johns Hopkins University, Mary Bell Galleries, Callen McJunkin Gallery, AIIA, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and other locations. In addition, she is the author of “Elegy for Barns,” “The C and O Canal- An Illustrated History,” “Martinsburg Sketchbook,” and “Sheperdstown Sketchbook.”
In 1972, Ms. Suttenfield earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a co-founder of the Boarman Arts Center and the German Street Gallery. In 2014, she donated 26 paintings to a local hospice, and has been involved with the Friends of Shepherdstown Riverfront as both a founder and president. Ms. Suttenfield has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and is recognized as a Professional Woman.
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