Art by Suzanne
"Art, like life itself, is about risk-taking. Without taking chances we become dull, boring, get in a rut. To me, there is beauty in different styles, new approaches. Art takes me on a journey that begins deep inside, demanding to be released. It comes in the form of poetry, prose, or paint. It is about breaking free creatively; finding myself in that creativity.
Art allows me to express a small part of the incredible beauty and energy in the world and people around me. If my work strikes a chord, evokes a feeling, an emotional response from the viewer; my purpose as an artist if fulfilled."
Suzanne Cogleys' art background began in 1949 when she attended California College of Arts and Crafts. She married artist Lloyd Cogley and enjoyed 41 years of art absorption and instruction. Additional training was aquired in classes and workshops by John Cunningham of the Carmel Art Institute; Katheryn Davis, Florence, Oregon; Keith Ward of Palm Springs California; Guy Pederson, Klamath Falls, Oregon; and Dee Frank.
Poetry workshops include: Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Coos Bay Writers Conference, Fishtrap, Getting It Write; 1994-1997. She was co-director for Getting It Write writers conference from 1995 to 1997.
Suzanne's artwork has been exhibited in juried shows such as; Art About Agriculture, Corvallis OR 1993, 2000; North Valley Art League, Redding CA 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001 (Best in Show - 2000); Human Form Exhibit, Newport OR 1994; Eastern Washington WC Society, Richland WA 1995; Running Y Ranch Resort 8-00 2nd place and has exhibited in many one person and group shows locally. She is a former President of the Klamath Arts Council.
Her poetry and other works have been published in Western Horseman Magazine, The Mirror, Herald and News, Klamath Link, Interlace Poetry (chapbook)and The Fishtrap Anthology '97.
Art by Suzanne
Copyright 2002, Suzanne Cogley. All images are property of Suzanne Cogley.
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