About Suzanne

Suzanne M. Packer exhibited her first work in the San Francisco Museum of Art when she was five years old.  Her work has since been exhibited and collected from New England to California, Greece, and Pakistan. It is in many private and corporate collections, including the Cahoon Museum of American Art, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

 

Packer became the founding Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 1983, after living in Mexico City, Mexico and London, England. Years living abroad had a significant influence on her painting. Her formal training includes the Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Students League of New York City, and the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. During the Cape Cod years she has maintained studio spaces at the Brewster Street Studios, Provincetown, MA, the A Street Studios and the Fenway Studios, both Boston, MA and the Owl Studios at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Now her unruly Bass River gardens and the ever-changing waters of Cape Cod find their way into her work at her Horse Way Studio.

 

2018 was the year that Packer received the Muse Artist Award, presented by the Cape Cod Museum of Art, for “outstanding contributions to the Cape Cod Museum of Art and to the community”. With this award came Cape Waters Abstracted, a solo exhibition of her paintings held at the museum. Other one-person exhibitions over the years have included the Cahoon Museum of American Art in 1997, the Sparrow House Museum in 1999, and Spanning The Years: A. S. Packer & Suzanne M. Packer at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2007. The exhibition included paintings and illustrations by her father and mentor, the noted New York illustrator, A. S. Pacer. Solo exhibitions were at the Cape Cod Chat House Galleries, 2013 through 2016.

 

Selected juried shows include: The League At The Cape, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, 1993, jurors, Marisol, Michael Goldberg, Will Barnet and Francis Cunningham, National Open Painting, The Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, 2002 and 2010, juror, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Radius, DWRI Letterpress Gallery, Providence, RI, 2013, juror, Bunny Harvey, Botanicals Reinterpreted, Dillon Gallery, Cohasset, MA, juror, Mary Moquin, The Works, National, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 2019, Jackie Reeves, and  The Leo Diehl Show, Creative Arts Center, 2002 and 2009. Since her days at RISD she has studied with Sal Del Deo, Anna Poor, Bert Yarbrough, Pricilla Sibley, Selina Trieff and her father, A. S. Packer.

"Suzanne M. Packer takes it further by amping up the scale and introducing aromatic persuasion with a floral palette balanced by cool watery blues. Known more for her colorful still lifes, figures and plein-air paintings as part of the "21 in Truro" collective, Packer makes her comfortable transition to abstraction seem like a natural progression from the sources of her coveted flower garden and the Cape's waterways."

Andre Van Der Wende, Cape Cod Times, Cape Week, 

March 16, 2012

"The Note is a splendid, possibly great still life, not least because of superb, if subtle, use of plane and recession, almost unknown in still life painting."

Frank Getlein, Art Critic & Curator, 1997

In addition to painting, Suzanne devotes a significant amount of time to mentoring other artists and to community projects. She was a founder and co-chair of Women Creating, a multi-media exhibition celebrating the creative women of Cape Cod. She served on the staff of the Chatham Creative Arts Center as coordinator of the Festival of the Arts, a three-day, nationally juried arts and crafts festival. She served nine years on the Board of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Since its inception in 1999, she has been a member of the group of artists known as Twenty-One In Truro. She is Past President, Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, a member of The Printmakers of Cape Cod and an Honorary Trustee at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Suzanne gives classes, demonstrations and workshops at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and The Cape Cod Museum of Art.

 

Another medium has been added to Packer's creativity, the White-Line Woodblock Print, AKA the Provincetown Print. Her first show of the prints was in 2013 at the Chat House Gallery. In 2016 she curated, “Crossing the Line: Innovators of the White-Line Print” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

“Very lovely and technically superb white-line woodcuts. The Provincetown print tradition lives on."

Abigail Rorer, Juror, “Impressions, Prints”

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, March 2014

 
One Person Exhibitions

2020 Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA, Still Life Paintings and White-Line Woodblock Prints Inspired by Them

2019 Blue Room Gallery, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Paintings

2018 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Cape Waters Abstracted

2016 Balcony Gallery, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, Abstracted Landscapes of Cape Cod

2010 - 2015 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA, Abstract & Landscape Oil Paintings

2015 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA, Influences

2015 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA. The Back Story

2014 Blue Room Gallery, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Cape Cod Colors

2014 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA, Light Defines

2013 The Galleries at The Chat House, Dennis, MA, Layers of Color, Oil Paintings & White Line Woodblock Prints

2013 Blue Room Gallery at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Paper Works & Paintings

2010 The Vault Gallery, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Unruly Flowers

2009 The Framing Gallery, Hawthorne, NY, Flower Riot

2007 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Spanning The Years, A. S. Packer & Suzanne M. Packer

2007 The Vault, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2006 Bellezza Day Spa Gallery, Falmouth, MA, Paintings by Suzanne

2002 - 2004 Star Gallery, Orleans, MA, Landscapes and Figures

2003 Gallery 31, Orleans, MA

1993, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004 Old Selectmen’s Building Gallery, Barnstable, MA

2002 - 2012 Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA

2002 Star Gallery, Orleans, MA, Fantasies In Oil and Clay with Liam Skye

2002 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Open Studios

2002 Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA, Fantasy Still Life

2001 Dennis Public Library, Dennis, MA, Wall Of Wonders

1999 Sparrow House Museum, Plymouth, MA, Suzanne’s Work

1999 Rehab Hospital Cape & Islands, Sandwich, MA, Paintings

1996 - 1999 Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA, Suzanne’s Paintings

1998 Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, MA, Lush Environments

1997 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Flourishing

1997 Wellfleet Library, Paintings

1997 Cape Cod Conservatory, Barnstable, MA, An Overview

1996 Cape Cod 5 Cents Saving Bank, Wellfleet, MA, Suzanne's Works

1996 Old Selectmen’s Building, Oil Paintings & Prints

1995 Collections Gallery, Provincetown, MA, First Landscapes and New Still Life’s

1995 Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA, Sunflowers and More

1994 C3TV Gallery, South Yarmouth, MA, A Part of Me, A Part of You

1993 Myers Furniture, Hyannis, MA, First Night

1993 Old Selectmen’s Building, West Barnstable, Recent Works

 
Invitational & Juried Exhibitions

2021 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, 21 IN TRURO, Visions/Revisions

2020 Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA, 21 IN TRURO, Color Blue

2020 Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA, NLAPW group show

2019 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Responding to the Collection/21

2018 Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 21 + 19

2018 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Members Juried

2018 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich, MA, Seven Exhibitions, April through December

2018 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, juried, Art & Science - More Alike than Different

2018 Audrey Interiors, Harwich, MA, Incorporate Original Art

2018 Dillon Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, juried, Botanicals Reinterpreted

2018 Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, juried, 49th Biennial Art Competition by the National League of American Pen Women

2018 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, juried, Cape Cod Interpretations

2018 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, juried, Anywhere But Here

2018 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich, MA

2018 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Larger Than Life, Smaller Than Life

2009 - 2018 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Members

1993 - 2018 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members

2017 - 2018 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Grateful For Gifts to the Permanent Collection

2017 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Bob Spohn Collection Gift to the Museum

2017 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Benefit Auction

2017 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Impromptu III

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, Packer White-Lines and Oil with Demo

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, Packer & Blume, White-Line and Oils

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, Color, Color Everywhere

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, Figures & Faces

2017 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Summer of Love Auction

2017 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Twenty-One In Truro, Love of Place

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, Abstract & Figurative Art

2017 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, Piece x Piece III

2017 Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA, The Printmakers of Cape Cod, Contemporary Printmaking, Creative Innovations

2017 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA, April Showers Brought May Flowers

2016 - 2017 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Crossing the Line: Innovators of the White- Line Print

2016 - 2017 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Looking Ahead: Inaugural Member’s Exhibition

2016 The Printmakers of Cape Cod, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA

2016 Revelry, Art Marathon, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2016 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 12 x 12

2016 Woodruff’s Art Center, Mashpee, MA, Creatively Small Art For All

2016 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Twenty-One In Truro: Elements: 21 Interpretations

2016 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members' Juried

2016 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, SouthYarmouth, MA, Owl Club Studio Artists

2016 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, 6th Annual Member’s Exhibition

2016 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Printmakers of Cape Cod

2015 - 2016 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Open Small Works

2015 Rice Gallery, Mashpee, MA, New Works & New Artists

2015 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, They Saw: Piece By Piece, II

2015 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Before & After, Exhibition and Panel

2015 Sandwich Arts Alliance, Sandwich, MA, Arts in Action

2015 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Collection in Context: Women Creating

2014 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Juried: PAAM 100: Part I

2014 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Recent Gifts to the Collection: Part III

2014 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Second Annual September Invitational, From the Bridge to Race Point

2014 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Juried: PAAM 100 Years, Part II

2014 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, 100 Years, Part 3, 21 In Truro Box Project

2014 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, All About sEVEn

2014 New Church Preservation Gallery, Yarmouth Port, MA, 100 x 100

2014 - 2015 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Members

1993 - 2018 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members and Juried Shows

2014 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Impressions, White-Line Woodblock

2013 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Innovation and Color: The Reinterpretation of the Woodcut

2013 - 2014 Rice Gallery, Mashpee Commons, MA, Grand Opening, Oils and White-Line Woodblocks

2013 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, Piece By Piece, I

2013 Prints and the Potter Art Gallery, Worcester, MA, Paint and Switch

2013 Luminatti Gallery, Dennis, MA, Opening Gala

2013 Thornton Burgess, Green Briar Nature Center, Sandwich, MA, Pen Women of Cape Cod

2005 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, 12 x 12 Auction

2013 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, America the Beautiful

2013 SRD Gallery, Dennis, MA, 21 Reflections by 21 In Truro

2013 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Priceless: Works That Artists Wouldn’t Sell

2013 SRD Gallery, Dennis, MA, Vessels

2013 DWRI Letterpress Gallery, Providence, RI, Radius

2013 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Preliminarie

2013 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, From the Permanent Collection

2012 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Abstract Paintings by Suzanne Packer

2012 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Giving 100 Percent

2012 The New Church Preservation Gallery, Yarmouthport, MA, LandEscapes 

2012 Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, Twenty-One in Truro Cape Cod Visions

2012 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Picture Window

2012 SRD Gallery, Dennis, MA, Fine Arts Invitational

2012 Gallery 333, North Falmouth, MA, 25th Anniversary Exhibitions

2012 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Celebrating the Arts

2012 Elizabeth Rowley Gallery, Orleans, MA, Alumni

2012 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, From the Permanent Collection

2012 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA, To See or Not To See: Abstract Art Exhibit

2012 Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Bridges: Expanding the Image, 21 In Truro

2012 Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA, 25th Anniversary Exhibition

2012 Guyer Barn, Hyannis, MA, Morning Muse

2012 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA, Barley Spring: The Contemporary Nude

2012 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Portraits

2009 - 2017 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Members

2011 Cape Cod Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA, Abstract Paintings

2011 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, Outermost Embrace, 21 In Truro

2011 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, America The Beautiful, Fiber & Paint

2011 Duffy Center, Hyannis, MA, Teacher Paintings

2011 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Celebrating Flowers

2011 Yarmouth Town Hall, Yarmouth, MA, Paintings

2010 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, America The Beautiful

2010 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Glories of the Garden

2004, 2009, 2010 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, All Cape

2010 State House, Boston, MA, America The Beautiful, Fiber & Paint

2010 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Between Sea & Sky

2010 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Through Windows

2010 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Black & White

2010 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Permanent Collection Exhibition

2010 Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, National Open Painting

2010 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, First Things First

2010 Falmouth Art Guild, Falmouth, MA, Color of Snow

2002 - 2010 Highland House Museum, Truro, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2007 - 2014,Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Celebrating The Arts

2009 - 2011 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Mutual Muse II & III

2009 Brickbottom Gallery, Sommerville, MA, The Natural World

2009 Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, MA, Fiber & Paint

2009, 2010 Castle Hill, Truro, MA, Members Exhibition

2009 Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, Nature's Canvas

2009 Highland House Museum, Truro, MA, Twenty-One In Truro: Truro / Truro

2008 Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Special Women's Week Exhibit

2008 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, 2nd Annual Gala Featuring the Twenty-One In Truro

2008 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, What is BIG? 

2008 Castle Hill, Truro Center For the Arts, Truro, MA, Small Works

2008 Castle Hill, Truro Center For the Arts, Truro, MA, New Instructors

2008 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Art of the Garden

2008 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, A Feast For the Eyes

2008 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Human Figures from the Permanent Collection

2007 Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, Cape Cod At Blue Mountain

2006 - 2007 Osterville Fine Art and Design Gallery

2007 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Visions & Voices of the Outer Cape, Twenty-One In Truro Artists and Outer Cape Poets

2007 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2007 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Gala Opening

2007 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Snow Scenes

2007 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Little Treasurers, Big Pleasures

2005 - 2007 Osterville Fine Art and Design, Osterville, MA, Selection of Works

2006 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA, Grand Opening

2006 Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, Spring Jury

2005 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2005 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Juried Portraits

1993 - 2018 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Open 

2005 Fine Arts Works Center, Provincetown, MA, Drawings

2005 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Fresh Art

2004 Cotuit Center For The Arts, Cotuit, MA, December

2004 Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Star Gazing

2004 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, All Cape Show 

2004 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, Intimations

2004 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, As It Was In The Beginning: The Art of The Nude

2003 - 2004 Gallery 31, Orleans, MA, Selected Works

2003 Old Selectmen’s Building, West Barnstable, MA, Sense Of Place

2003 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Snow Birds

2003 - 2004 Ruth Hogan Gallery, Orleans, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2003 - 2005 Star Gallery, Orleans, MA, Mini Masterpieces and Cosmic Women

2002 Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, National Open Paintings, Juror, Gretchen Dow Simpson

2002 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Leo Diehl Show

2002 Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA, inch x inch

2002 Old Selectman’s Building Gallery, Barnstable, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2002 Highland House Museum, Truro, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2002 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, All Cape Art Show

2002 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Twenty-One In Truro New Paintings

2002 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, Originators of Women Creating

2002 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave 

2001 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Leo Diehl Exhibition

2001 Snow Library, Orleans, MA, Twenty-One In Truro, Back From Corn Hill, I

2001 Old Selectmen’s Building, West Barnstable, MA, Twenty-One In Truro, Back From Corn Hill, II

2001 Hyperbole Gallery, Newburyport, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2001 Rehabilitation Center, Cape Cod & the Island, Sandwich, MA, Reclamation of the Wild Child

2001 Trinity Communications, Boston, MA, RISD Alumni

2001 Star Gallery, Orleans, MA, Wild Child I

2001 Cataument Arts Center, Cataument, MA, The Laundry Show

2001 Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA, A Body of Work

2001 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, Annual Auction

2001 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Figuratively Speaking

2001 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, No Theme

2001 Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape and Islands, Sandwich, MA, Dreams and Myths

2000 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, Juried Alumni Holiday Art Sale

2000 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Women Creating

2000 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2000 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, Annual Auction

2000 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Wind and Wave

2000 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Abstraction 

2000 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Portraits

1999 - 2000 Jan Collins Selman Fine Art, Falmouth, MA, Meet The Artists

1999 Cataumet Arts Center, Cataumet, MA, Cape Cod Ghost Ranch Painters

1999 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Patterns, John Grillo, Juror 

1999 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Members Open

1999 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Collections Living Artists

1999 Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster, MA, Visual Artists Cooperative

1999 Rehab Hospital Cape Cod & Islands, Auction Artist

1999 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Women Creating

1999 Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA, Artists At The Mall

1999 C3TV, South Yarmouth, MA, Cape Cod Women’s Organization

1998 - 1999 Gallery By The Sea, Plymouth, MA

1998 - 2008 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Brush Off

1998 - 1999 Elizabeth Rowley Gallery, Dennis, MA

1998 Art Serve Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Postcards On The Edge

1998 Faxon Center Gallery, Falmouth, MA, Color: Up Close & Faraway

1998 - 1999 American Association of University Women, Kingsway, Yarmouthport, MA, Art In Spring

1998 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Pocket-Sized Pictures

1998 Art Serve Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Postcards on the Edge

1998 Willowbend Golf Club, Osterville, MA, Brandies University, Cape Cod Chapter

1998 Barnes & Noble, Hyannis, MA, Window Artist

1998 Faxon Center Gallery,Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA, Color: up close, far away

1998 C3TV, South Yarmouth, MA, Yarmouth Cultural Council

1998 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Women Creating

1998 Cataumet Art Center, Cataumet, MA, The Artist’s Forest

1998 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Visual Artists Cooperative

1998 Old Selectmen’s Building Gallery, Barnstable, MA, New Works, Visual Artists Cooperative

1998 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 6th Grade Selects

1998 Fenway Studios, Boston, MA, Holiday Open House

1997 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Juried Drawings

1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA, Secret Gardens 

1997 Cummaquid Fine Arts, Cummaquid, MA, Small Works

1997 Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Brewster, MA, The Figure In Art

1997 Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA, Women Creating

1997 The Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA, Shadows and Reflections

1997 Swansborough Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Visual Artists Cooperative

1997 Cape Cod Conservatory, Barnstable, MA, Winter Work, Visual Artists Cooperative

1997 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, The Province Lands

1997 C3TV, South Yarmouth, MA, Summer Splendors, Visual Artist Cooperative

1997 Brain Center, New Seabury, MA, The Creative Process of Artistic Expression

1997 Mashpe Commons, Mashpe, MA, Women Creating

1996 - 2003 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA Brush Off

1996, 1997, 1998 Falmouth Artists Guild, Falmouth, MA, Winter Open, Summer

1996 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Recent Gifts To The Collection

1996 Snow Library,Orleans, MA, Visual Artists Cooperative

1996 Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA, Art-in-the Marketplace

1996 Cataumet Arts Center, Cataumet, MA, Fall Show, Visual Artist Cooperative

1996 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Figures

1996 Guyer Barn Gallery, Hyannis, MA, Suzanne Packer and Linda Young

1996 Falmouth Artist’s Guild, Fallmouth, MA, Summer

1996 The Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA, The Artists

1996 Guyer Barn Gallery, Hyannis, MA, Tenth Anniversary

1996 Guyer Barn Gallery, Hyannis, MA, Mashpee Ties

1996 Channel 2, Boston, MA, Channel 2 Collection

1995 - 1996 Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Brewster, MA, Small Works

1995 - 1996 Truro Historical Society, Truro, MA, Move The Light House

1995 - 1997 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Great Brush Off

1995 - 1997 Gallery at C3TV, South Yarmouth, MA, Women Creating

1995 Old Selectmen’s Gallery, Nature In Canvas and Stone

1995 Gallery at C3TV, South Yarmouth, MA, Yarmouth Artists by Yarmouth Cultural Council

1994 Old Selectmen’s Gallery, Three Realities

1994 Yarmouth Port Barn, 3rd Annual Art In The Barn

1994 Orleans Town Hall Gallery, Orleans, MA, Festival of the Arts

1994 Channel Two Collection, Cambridge, MA

1994 Guyer Barn, Hyannis, MA, Flowers

1993 Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA, The League at the Cape, jurors, 

Marisol, Michael Goldberg, Will Barnet, and Francis Cunningham

1993 Barnstable, MA, Tales of Cape Cod

1993 Cummaquid Fine Arts, Cummaquid, MA, Nudes By Invitation

1993 Town Hall Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, Love, Myth, Fantasy

1993 Town Hall Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, Cape Scapes

1993 Town Hall Art Gallery, Orleans, MA, One Old - One New

1992 Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, Constructions

Demonstrations, Lectures, Teaching, Curating 
 

2020 Curator for NLAPW at Marion Craine Gallery, Orleans, MA

2019 Juror, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA, Abstract Works

2019 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Mastering Your Mark, Double Tree Inn, Hyannis, MA

2019 White-Line Woodblock Workshop, Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, MA

2019 Juror, Cape Cod Art Center for Opposites Attract, Barnstable, MA

2018 Juror, Yarmouth Art Guild at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South, Yarmouth, MA

2018 Gallery talk for Cape Waters Abstracted, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2018 Gallery talk for National League of American Pen Women, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2018 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Cape Cod Museum Of Art, Dennis, MA

2017 Juror, Fall Members, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI 

2017 Panel Member, Twenty-One In Truro, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

2017 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, MA

2016 - 2017 Curated by Suzanne M. Packer, Crossing the Line: Innovators of the White-Line Print, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2016 Curated by Suzanne M. Packer, Honoring Our Past - The Evolution of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Celebrating 35 Years, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2016 White-Line Woodblock Printing Workshop, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2016 White-Line Woodblock Printing Workshop, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2016 Color Composition with Oil Painting Class, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2016 Composition, Color, Contrasts, Classes, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2016 Summer Painting, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2015 White-Line Woodblock Two-Day Workshop, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2015 Importance of Shape & Color, Artist Talk, Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA

2015 Arts in Action, Demo, Sandwich Arts Alliance, Sandwich, MA

2015 Suzanne M. Packer: Color Composition with Oil Painting, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 

2015 A Conversation With Great Brush Off Founders, Cahoon Museum of American Art

2015 Oil Painting Three-Day Workshop, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2015 Color and Composition Classes, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2014 Oil Painting Three-Day Workshop, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2014 All About sEVEn Gallery Group Talk, Cape Cod Museum of Art

2014 White-Line Woodblock Two-Day Workshop, Cape Cod Art Association

2014 Light Defines, Artist Talk, Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA

2014 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2014 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Cahoon Museum of American Art

2013 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Rice Gallery, Mashpee Commons

2013 White-Line Woodblock Demo, Chat House Gallery

2013 Color and Composition, Two-Day Workshop, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2012 - 2017 Juror for Seimens Art Scholarship, South Yarmouth Library,South Yarmouth, MA

2012 Draw, Paint, Collage: Three Special Sessions with Suzanne Packer, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2011 Painting Demo, Yarmouth Art Guild

2011 Color and Still Life, Five Day Workshop, Truro Center For The Arts at Castle Hill

2010 Creative Collaborative Conference, Hyannis, MA, Twenty-One In Truro

2010 Painting Demo, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2010 Painting Demo, Yarmouth Art Guild

2009 - 2014 Color & Composition, Six Week Courses on-going basis, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2009 Color Your Summer, Six Week Course, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2009 Color and Still Life, Five Day Workshop, Truro Center For The Arts at Castle Hill

2009 Painting With Oils, One Week Course, Kingston House, Bermuda

2009 Brighten Up Your Winter, Two Still Life Painting Workshops, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2008 Gallery Talk, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA

2008 Oil Painting Demo, Yarmouth Art Guild

2007 Gallery Talks for Spanning the Years, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Sept, Nov

2007 Gallery Talks for Visions and Voices of the Outer Cape, Provincetown Art Association & Museum

2006 Secret Garden Tour, The Cape Cod Museum of Arts

2005 Secret Garden Tour, The Cape Cod Museum of Arts

2004 Brown Bag Talk, Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA

2004 - 2005 Still Life Oil Painting, The Atelier Program, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2004, 2008 Still Life Painting, Demo, Yarmouth Art Guild, Yarmouth, MA 

2003 Painting The Still Life, Demo, Newton Art Association, Newton, MA

2003 Painting In Greece, Lecture, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

2003 How To Be An Artist, Talk, Elementary School, Pensacola, FL

2003 Life and Art, Illustrated Lecture, Seimens Lecture Series, South Yarmouth Library

1999 Installer for Photographic Exhibition, Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole, MA

1999 Art in Spring, American Association of University Women, Yarmouthport, MA

1998 - 2000 Yarmouth Library Art Advisory Panel, South Yarmouth, MA

1998 Listening to the Muse: Career Transitions, Panel, Cape Cod Women’s Organization

1998 Art in Spring, American Association of University Women, Yarmouthport, MA

1998 Oil Demos, Elizabeth Rowley Gallery, Dennis, MA

1998 Oil Demo, Gallery By-The-Sea, Plymouth, MA

1998 Still Life Demo, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA 

1997 Chefs’ Sampler, Housing Assistance, Hyannis

1997 Flourishing Gallery Talk, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

1997 Secret Garden Tour, The Cape Cod Museum of Arts

1996 - 2010 Brush Off, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

1995 The Great Lighthouse Moving Paint Off, Truro, MA

1991 Panel Member, Sense of Place, Cape Cod Commission, Hyannis, MA

1990 Juror, Members, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

On-going Private Painting Lessons, Contact Suzanne M. Packer

Awards
 

2018 Cape Cod Museum of Art, Muse Artist Award, 2018

2016 Cape Cod Museum of Art, 35 Years of Preserving and Presenting Cape Cod's Creative Culture Award

2015 Cape Cod Museum of Art, In Recognition of Outstanding Dedication & Commitment to Cape Cod Museum of Art Award 

2014 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Impressions, Jurors' Choice

Creative Arts Center, All Cape Show, oil, Blue Bureau XII, 2nd place

Creative Arts Center, All Cape Show, oil, Happy Day, 2nd place

Cape Cod Women’s Organization, Study at Bennington College, VT, Scholarship Award

Cape Cod Women’s Organization, Study at Ghost Ranch, NM, Scholarship Award

1997 Cape Cod Women's Organization, In Recognition of Outstanding Volunteer Service

1996 Barnstable and Yarmouth Cultural Council, A Series of Hand Painted Prints, Grant Award

1993 Barnstable and Yarmouth Cultural Councils, A Part of Me, A Part of You, Grant Award

1955 Steffi Nosson Scholarship, Art Study at RISD, Scholarship Award

Education
 

2016 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Vicki Tomayko

2007 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Selina Trieff, Burt Yarborough

1997 Bennington College, Bennington, VT, Ron Rizzo

1996 Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM 

1992 - 1995 Castle Hill, Truro, MA, Sal Del Deo, Joan Hopkins, Carol Odell, Anna Poor

1993 - 1997 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Sal Del Deo

1992 - 2005 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Life Drawing

1992 - 1994 Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, Life Drawing

1968 Hingham, MA, Pricilla Sibley

1955 - 1959 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1953 Art Students League, New York, NY

New York, A. S. Packer

Studio Spaces
 

1993 - 2019 Horse Way Studio, Bass River, MA

2015 - 2016 Owl Club Studio at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2012 Susan Danton Studio, Dennis, MA

1997 - 1998 Fenway Studios, Boston, MA   

1994 - 1995 Fort Point Channel Studio, Boston, MA

1992 - 1993 Brewster Street Studios, Provincetown, MA

1992 Mid-Iron Drive, South Yarmouth, MA

1981 - 1983 Palacio de Versailles, Mexico City, Mexico

Corporate and Museum Permanent Collections
 

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, “The Note”, oil; and “Rainy Day”, oil

Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, “Four Panel Screen, Flowers and Shells”, oil

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, “River Rising”, oil; “Red Sails w / Tulips”, white-line woodblock print; “Tulips By the Bay”, oil; and “Twenty-One In Truro Box Painting”, oil

Doreen Grace Brain Center, Mashpee, MA

Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth, MA,”Sunflowers”, oil

Forrester Research, Cambridge, MA, “Memories of Mexico I”, oil; “Memories of Mexico II”, oil

King-Miles Art Restoration, Providence, RI, “Still Life with Tin Pail”, oil

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, “Artist’s Geraniums”, oil and “Provincetown Tradition II, Box Project”, oil

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, Sandwich, MA, “Still Life”, oil

Robert Spohn Collection at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, “Cape Waters”, oil

Selection of Private Collections
 

Ann Bengston Collection, Washington, D. C.

Maria Constantinidis Collection, Greece

Alice King Miles Antiques and Art, RI

Gregory Pappas Collection, Pakistan & Washington, D. C.

Sparrow Collection of Contemporary Cape Cod Art, MA

Westmoreland Conservation of Fine Art, CA & MA

Xiques Collection of American and French Art, CA & NC

 
Community Service

2017 - 2019 Honorary Trustee, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2014 - 2019 Volunteer Archivist, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2010 - 2014 President, National League of American Pen Women, Cape Cod Branch

2008 - 2020 Board Member, National League of American Pen Women, Cape Cod Branch

2007 - 2019 Advisor for the Student Outreach Fund, Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Cod, MA

2000 - 2007 Board Member, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

1999 Committee Member, Rehabilitation Hospital Cape & Islands Auction, Sandwich, MA

1999 Pops In The Park, Orleans, MA, Auction Painting

1999 United Way, Cape Cod, Auction Painting

1998 - 1999 Hearts for Arts Auction Painting

1998 - 1999 Steering Committee, Women Creating, Cape Wide

1998 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Raffle Painting

1998 Brewster Ladies Library Auction Painting

1994 - 1997 Co-Chair Women Creating, A Multi-Media Exhibition Celebrating The Creative Women of Cape Cod

1993 - 1997 Appointed Member of the Yarmouth Cultural Council

1993 - 1997 Board Member, Cape Cod Women’s Organization

1991 - 1992 Steering Committee, First Night Cape Cod

1991 Panel Member, Sense of Place, Cape Cod Commission

1987 Organized Alumni Club, Rhode Island School of Design, Cape Cod Branch

1986 - 1987 Advisory Board of Directors, Sentry Federal Savings Bank

1983 - 1987 Guide, Fort Point Channel Open Studios, Boston, MA

1984 - 1985 Trustee, Cape Museum of Fine Arts

1979 - 1980 Membership Chairperson, American School PTO, Mexico City, Mexico

1979 - 1980 Co-Chaired, International Family, Coping with Change, Mexico City, Mexico

1987 - 1980 Coordinator, Feria del Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

1979 - 1980, Docent, Jaquine Saenz Pre-Columbian Art Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

1972 - 1975 Vice-President, Plymouth River School PTO, Hingham, MA

Gallery Representation
 

2017 - 2019 Cross Rip Gallery, Harwichport, MA

2012 - 2018 The Artisans' Gallery, South Yarmouth, MA

2015 - 2016 Owl Club Studios at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2012 - 2016 Rice Gallery, Mashpee Commons, MA

2012 - 2015 Chat House Gallery, Dennis, MA

2012 - 2015 Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA

2013 Luminatti Gallery, Dennis, MA

2012 - 2013 SRD Gallery, Dennis, MA

2003 Gallery 31, Orleans, MA

2002 - 2012 Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA

2002 Mulberry Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

2002 - 2004 Star Gallery, Orleans, MA

1999 - 2000 Jan Selman Gallery, Falmouth, MA

1998 - 1999 Elizabeth Rowley Gallery, Dennis, MA

1998 - 1999 Gallery By The Bay, Plymouth, MA

1998 Diana Levine Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1996 - 1999 Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA

1995 Collections Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1993 New Artists Gallery, South Yarmouth, MA

 
Memberships / Professional Organizations

Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Boston Visual Artists Union, 1974-75

Brickbottom Artists Association, Somerville, MA

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

Cape Cod Art Association, Artist Member, Barnstable, MA

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Life, Dennis, MA 1984 - 2019

Cape Cod Women’s Organization, Cape-Wide

Castle Hill Center For the Arts, Truro, MA

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA

Creative Arts Center of Chatham, Chatham, MA

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Founding Trustee and Parliament of Owls, South Yarmouth, MA 2000 - 2019

Duxbury Art Complex, Duxbury, MA

Falmouth Art Guild, Artist Member, Falmouth, MA

Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA

Morning Muse, Dennis, MA

National League of American Pen Women, Past President, Cape Cod Branch

Payment Performing Arts Center, Board Member, Truro, MA 2003

Printmakers of Cape Cod, Cape-Wide, 2016 - 2019

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Artist Member, 1985 - 2019

Rhode Island School of Design,Jesse + Helen Rowe Metcalf Society, Providence, RI

Shenendehowa Lunch Bunch, Honorary

Twenty-One In Truro, Cape-Wide, 1999 - 2019

Visual Artists Cooperative, Cape-Wide, 1992-95

Women’s Caucus For The Arts, Boston, MA

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Cape Cod Branch

Professional
 

1992 - 2019 Fine Art Artist, Horse Way Studio, Bass River, MA

2001 - 2005 Coordinator, Festival of the Arts, Chatham, MA

1985 - 1992 Director, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA

1983 - 1986 Graphic Designer, South Yarmouth, MA

1983 - 1984 Sales Manger, Kennedy Studios, Hyannis, MA & Boston, MA

1975 - 1976 Art Director (FAST.), Bridgeport, CT

1968 - 1982 Fine Art Artist, Hingham, MA, Westport, CT, Marblehead, MA, Mexico City, Mexico, London, England

1968 - 1975 Partner, Bare Cove Galler, Hingham, MA

Selected Articles & Publications

Cape Waters Abstracted II

LEE ROSCO, ArtScope, May/June, 2019

This piece titled “On The Edge, Documentary Video for 21 In Truro

Eli Woods and Kate Nelson, 2019

Water, Women and A Sense of Place

DEB BOUCHER STETSON, Barnstable Patriot, August 11, 2018, The Register, August 30, 2018

How To Make a White-Line Woodblock Print

Register, January 11, 2018

New Board Members

SEAN F. DRISCOLLl, Cape Cod Times, November 9, 2017

Women Artists Bring Cape to Attleboro

KEN ROSS, Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, MA, April 6, 2017

Blurring the Lines

CONOR POWER-SMITH, Cape Experience, The Register, April 21,2016

Women Creating, Women’s History Month

DEBI BOUCHER STETSON, Cape Experience, January 2015

In Celebration of Women

ANN LUONGO, Cape Cod Magazine, February 2015

Cape Cod Poetry Review, Cover Art by Suzanne M. Packer

JOHN BONANNI, GEMMA LEGHORN, ML. WOLTERS, 2015

Legendary Locals of Yarmouth, Book

JOHN A. BASILE, 2014

All About sEVEn art exhibit: Pick of the week

Cape Week, Cape Cod Times, February, 2014

All About sEVEn

JACQUELYN MYSLIWIEC, Cape Cod Magazine, January - February 2014

Her Latest Foray

AISLING WILLIAMS, Cape Cod Magazine, November/December 2014

Cape’s Hallmark Art Form On Display

CONOR POWERS-SMITH, The Register, November 2013

Cape Cod’s Packer Demonstrates Woodblock Print Process

The Pen Woman Magazine, Summer 2013

He Saw, She Saw, We Saw, They Saw

Cape Week, Cape Cod Times, September 5, 2013

Innovation and Color: The Reinterpretation of the Woodcut

SPYGLASS, Fall 2013

Masterwork Mystery: Collaboration by 96 artists to be revealed in Cotuit

DONNA TUNNEY,Cape Experience, The Cape Codder, August 30, 2013

Cape Cod Chat House's first art exhibit of 2013

Voice of the Arts, AFCC, March 14, 2013

Bridges: Expanding the Image

21 In Truro Catalogue: The Duxbury Art Complex Museum, August 26 - November 11, 2012

Smart Art: To See or Not to See - abstract art at Chat House

ANDRE VAN DER WENDE, Cape Week, Cape Cod Times, March 16-22, 2012

The View Goes On Forever, Cape Waters XI

The Pen Woman Magazine, Spring 2011

“Twenty-One In Truro” Collection of Paintings at Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Annual Auction

Cape Arts Review, 2011

The Art of Suzanne M. Packer: Capturing the Color, Light and Movement of Cape Cod

NICOLA BURNELL, Cape Women Online, Winter 2010

100th Anniversary of “America the Beautiful”

Cape Arts Review, 2010

America The Beautiful, A Collaboration Between Painters and Fiber Artists

SHAWN NELSON, Exhibition Catalogue

My Art, My Space, My Love,

KIM BENSON & JAY ELLIOTT, photographer, Cape Cod Magazine, March 2009

21 In Truro, Highfield Hall Catalogue

Highfield Hall Publication, 2008

Visions and Voices of the Outer Cape, Provincetown Art Association & Museum

21 In Truro Publication, 2007

Spanning The Years, A. S. Packer & Suzanne M. Packer,

GILLIAN DRAKE, Cape Arts Review, 2007

Dennis Museum Features For First Time Together, Works by Suzanne Packer & A. S. Packer

The Enterprise, August 31, 2007

Art Talk, Provincetown Arts, 2007/08

SUZANNE M. PACKER

The Early Years Of The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Memoir

SUZANNE M. PACKER, Cape Arts Review, 2006

21 Artists In Truro,

STEPHANIE FOSTER, Cape Cod Chronicle, 2005

CMFA exhibit offers proof of evolution

BRITT BEEDENBENDER, Barnstable Patriot, Nov 4, 2005

21 In Truro

AMY DUFAULT, Cape Cod Life Magazine, October 2005

21 In Truro, Cape Cod Museum of Art Catalogue

21 IN TRURO Publication, 2005

A Home For Art By Any Other Name

STEPHANIE FOSTER, The Register, January 6, 2005

Star Gazing

The Main Sheet, September 14, 2004

Women Draw Inspiration From Truro Setting

ANDDRE VANDER WENDE, Smart Art, 2003

“21 In Truro” At Hogan Gallery

Cape Arts Review, 2003

21 In Truro

ELIZABETH WINSTON, Cape Cod Life, December 2002

Women’s Art Exhibitions: Celebration or Stigma?

 REBECCA M. ALVIN, The Register,March 21, 2002,

     Cape Codder, March 22, 2002

Cottage Industry

KATHI SCRIZZI DRISCOLL, Cape Cod Times, September 7, 2000

Twenty-One In Truro

 DEBROAH J. CARR, Cape Women, Summer / Fall, 2000

Cottage Industry on Exhibit In Cotuit

DARYL SALENO,  Night & Day, August 2000

Painting Picture Perfect Truro

LISA SHILO CHASE, Cape Cod Magazine, Fall 1999

Dune Struck

KATHI SCRIZZI, Cape Cod Times, November 8, 1999

Suzanne Packer, The Making of An Artist

DEBORAH J. CARR, Cape Women Magazine, Winter / Spring, 1999

Women Creating, Arts Festival

DEBORAH J. CARR, Cape Women Magazine, Winter / Spring, 1999

Holiday Show at Selman Fine Arts

WILLIAM J.ADELMAN, JR., The Enterprise, December 17, 1999

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Permanent Collection,

PAAM Publication, 1999

Changing Identity Isn’t Easy

HELEN GRAVES, Cape Cod Women, Spring 1998

Suzanne M. Packer, Works Inspired by the Cape & Islands

EDITORS, Cape Cod Life Magazine, Arts Annual, September 1997

Passion Shows

DEBORAH CARR, The Register, June 26, 1997

Women Creating

MAX WHEELER, Cape Cod Navigator, March - April,1997

The Two Collection 1994,

The WGBH Channel 2 Auction, Catalogue

Preserving Cape’s Artistic Legacy

JEFF MCLAUGHLIN, Boston Sunday Globe, 1994

Finding Utopia In Provincetown

E. J. GRAFF, The New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1994

’59 Art Student Told ‘Sit in the Back’

STEPHANIE FOSTER, Cape Cod Women Magazine, Spring, 1993

Beyond Conventional Expectations: Wood/Fabric/Clay/Glass

GLADYS E. DZIEZIC, Cape Museum of Fine Arts Publication, June 1993

The League At The Cape

Provincetown Art Association & Museum Catalogue, PAAM Publication, 1993

The Art of Bringing a Dream to Fruition

KATHI SCRIZZI DRISCOLL,Cape Cod Times, Saturday, April 11, 1992

The Drawings of Edward Hopper, Acknowledgments

SUZANNE M. PACKER, Cape Museum of Fine Arts Catalogue, 1991

Home, Sweet Home

JOHANNA CROSBY, Cape Cod Times, Saturday, July 14, 1990

Preserving Cape’s Artistic Legacy

JEFF MCLAUGHLIN, Boston Globe, Sunday, 1990?

Wet Works' Wins

EDITORIAL, Opinion, Cape Cod Times, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

Arnold Geissbuhler, Retrospective

            FIELDING DUPUY, Acknowledgment,Cape Museum of Fine Arts Catalogue, March 1987

Art Museum To Hold Exhibit In Garden

CINDY NICKERSON, Time Out, Sunday, July 28, 1985

Museum offers "steller day" for art on Cape Cod

MICHAEL MARLOW, Cape Cod Times, Monday, August,1985

New Officers And New space For CMFA

News Reviews, The Review: Cape Cod’s Arts & Antiques Magazine, Premier Issue, November/December 1985

 
Published Quotes
 

"Packer's still-life works use color and pattern to draw the viewer into, through and around the painting."

     ANN LUONGO,  Cape Cod Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015

 

“I believe this may be Suzanne Packer’s best exhibition yet. To be specific, “Sand & Water”, is of a very common subject: the dunes of Cape, but Suzanne did not create a common work. It has in it underpinnings the feel of the great American regional painters from the 1940’s - the touch and layout of George Bellows with the palette of Georgia O’Keeffe…

  “Water Runs Through” …striking bands of color staccato across the canvas…abstract or   landscape”…

    HEATHER BLUME, artist and Certified Art Appraiser, 2015

 

"Very lovely and technically superb white-line woodcuts. The Provincetown print tradition lives on."   

    ABIGAIL RORER, Juror,”Impressions, Prints”, Cultural Center of Cape Cod,     March, 2014

 

 “Several of the artists featured in the exhibit have also given talks about the white-line style, including Yarmouth’s Suzanne Packer. An established artist in other media,    Packer represents the continuation of the white-line school, having recently taken up    the technique.”

    CONOR POWERS-SMITH,  Cape’s Hallmark Art Form on Display, The Register,  November 7, 2013

 

"Dear Musers,

We're back at the Dennis Memorial Library this week, but what a great meeting we had last week, welcoming spring with Suzanne Packer's amazing body of work on exhibit throughout The Chat House. Her talk about her work was revealing and inspirational. Do yourself a favor and see it there! See some photos on our FB page."

RORY MARCUS, Morning Muse email, March 24, 2013     

 

"There are works from artists including Harry Holl, Suzanne Packer, Robert Vickery, Clare Leighton, Alexander Calder, Selina Trieff and many more.”

Barnstable Patriot , Standing Strong, September 10, 2012

 

"Suzanne M. Packer takes it further by amping up the scale and introducing aromatic persuasion with a floral palette balanced by cool watery blues. Known more for her colorful still lifes, figures and plein-air paintings as part of the "21 in Truro" collective, Packer makes her comfortable transition to abstraction seem like a natural progression from the sources of her coveted flower garden and the Cape's waterways."

ANDRE VAN DER WENDE, Cape Cod Times, Cape Week, March 16, 2012

 

“Suzanne Packer, who also served as the museum’s first director, created a work titled ” Dune Women" subtle interpretation of the female form that took many viewers by surprise.”

KAREN JEFFREY, Cape Cod Times, April 10, 2006

 

“Her oil paintings are inspired by time spent in Mexico and by the gardens and waters that surround her Bass River studio.”

ARLEEN HECHT, Falmouth Enterprise, July 29, 2005

 

“Expanding a collection is quite a challenge for a small museum…to acquire and exhibit works that show the influence of Cape Cod on American art, said executive director of the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Elizabeth Ives Hunter….  Among the museum’s newly acquired work …a painting by Suzanne Packer…”

TIM WOOD, A-Plus, October, 2003

 

“But the more poignant paintings in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave are those reaffirming our sense of place, the small comforts of home and the familiar: the traditions we so love, like Suzanne Packer’s homespun, eloquent still life.”

CAROL K. DUMAS, Cape Codder, Febebruary 7, 2002

 

“Suzanne Packer has several new still life paintings in the exhibit. I was most impressed with “Still Life with Plums.”…. The bravura rendering of these objects and the fresh style make this an endearing composition.”

WILLIAM J. ADELMAN, JR., Falmouth Enterprise, December 2001

 

“Cottage Shadows, in 21 In Truro at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Suzanne Packer’s impressionist oil on canvas, she took out the landscaping to emphasize the light. The work does show shadows, but more important is the uncanny iridescent light at the roofline. Many artists have talked about that silvery light that is so different in Truro and in Provincetown.

DARYL SALERNO, Cape Cod Community Papers, August 2000

 

“To say that Suzanne M. Packer paints “still life” would be misleading at best. Bold colors, feisty brush strokes, unusual angles and fabric that nearly ripple off the canvas, entice us into each lush, organic environment. There is hardly a “still” object in a fistful of flowers or a table laden with fruit, vegetables and an old pitcher. Each object seems to have a movement, a rhythm of its' own created by confident lines that vibrate with color.”

LOIS ATHERTON, Director, Sparrow House Museum, September 7, 1999

 

“If Van Gogh had a happier life he would have painted like you.”

MELISSA SOUTHWORTH, 1998

 

“Once your work was put up, the gallery was transformed into an explosion of positive color and feeling. The common strand that everybody is stating is what a joyful mood       the paintings create. I’m honored as the director of the Market Barn Gallery to have your show.”

KEN CARSON, Director Market Barn Gallery, July 17, 1998

 

“The Note is a splendid, possibly great still life, not least because of superb, if subtle, use of plane and recession, almost unknown in still life painting.”

FRANK GETLEIN, Art Critic & Curator, 1997

 

“Flourishing: Paintings by Suzanne M. Packer is her ninth solo exhibition and it is one of great strength, maturity and exuberance…Flourishing was the only possible title.”

DEBORAH CARR, Cape Codder, June 26, 1997

 

“I was drawn into Suzanne’s lush environments of sinuous lines and fluid, brilliant color. Her paintings virtually drip with confidence and freedom.”

MAUREEN TWOHIG, Director Cahoon Museum of American Art, 1997

 

“Suzanne M. Packer’s oils are impressions done in a palette of muted colors. Her View From Uncle Tim’s features rapid brush strokes, close values, and a neat composition.”

WILLIAM J. ADELMAN, JR., The Falmouth Enterprise, Oct.1, 1996

 

“Summer Repast, is possibly the most effectively realized work… The painting is all color, light, and movement, and painted with the verve and spontaneity of an early Henri Matisse… or Pierre Bonnard…Little Pamet, …has to share top billing… This interesting and dynamic painting of swirling paint, contrasts of green, and striking composition at once reflects the Cape landscape and the artist’s vision.”

PETER L. KOENIG, Falmouth Enterprise, Nov.17, 1995

 

“Works which particularly struck my eye include a bright oil painting, Brewster Street Still Life, by Suzanne M. Packer.”

JOYCE EDINBERG, Cape Codder, February 28, 1995

 

“Some of the Cape’s most interesting artists are gathered in Women Creating… the curators, Suzanne M. Packer and Linda S. Young, are talented artists in their own rights.”

JANET BIRCHFIELD, Artistically Speaking, 99.9 WQRC, March 1995

 

“A Provincetown Art Association Class” Photo,

PAULA LERNER, New York Times, August 28, 1994                                                                              

                                                                                                                      

“Some of the names Cape art lovers will recognize in the juried part of the League at the Cape show are…Suzanne Packer…”

CINDY NICKERSON, Cape Cod Times, August 23, 1993

 

“La Marquesa, Mexico,…It’s a bold, life interpretation of a yucca plant, which she painted on site in the hills north of Mexico City.”

CINDY NICKERSON, Cape Cod Times, January 22, 1993

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