(Coral Springs, Florida, October 08, 2021) The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce Susan Greeley as the 2022 Signature Artist. The winning entry, entitled “Bathed in Sunlight” portrays pink pastel water lilies in full bloom floating on a sun drenched pond. Mrs. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and posters sold at the festival. She also earned a $500 stipend and a complimentary booth at the Festival where she will display and sell her artwork. This is Susan Greeley’s third win as a featured Signature Artist for the Festival, winning in 2018 with “Everything Under the Sun” and again in 2019 with “Nature Calls”.
Mrs. Greeley grew up in Columbus Ohio and received a Bachelor in Art Education from Ohio State University and earned a Masters in Art Education from Florida Atlantic University. Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time, she was able to develop her own style by experimenting with different media and themes. She enjoys working with watercolors, acrylics, oils, and mixed media and has a passion for capturing the essence of the busy city and the serenity of nature she encounters. “For me, the natural beauty and color in the landscape is the primary focus of my work,” stated Greeley.
The Annual Signature Artist Competition attracts submissions from sculptors and two dimensional artists. Pieces are judged on original voice, unique style, mastery of medium, technique and professionalism. Entries were submitted from artists across Broward and Palm Beach counties. 14 artists submitted over 30 pieces of art from which hers was chosen by a blind committee.
The 16th Annual Festival of the Arts at The Walk of Coral Springs will be held on March 19th and 20th, 2022. The Festival will feature a professional juried arts and crafts show with over 200 fine artisans and crafters and in addition, will host Gardenfest. Throughout the weekend, patrons will enjoy a wide variety of live music, dance exhibitions, theater and literary performances and a children’s area.