7 March

Rhythmic Chaos

Rhythmic Chaos

at Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery March 4th – 24th The Mezzanine Gallery highlights work of Delaware artists who have, or hope to receive an emerging artist or established artist grant award. This was my first exhibition as a Delaware artist, and an excellent opportunity for me to design a new body of work for […]

15 February

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis is a new class currently offered in the Winter Session at Main Line Art Center. It has become so wildly popular that it’s also running again in the Spring! The focus of this four-week course is to be inspired by and learn how to transform found and natural materials into  the essential elements used to […]

20 October

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Do natural forms and patterns inspire and delight you? I often create designs based on organic patterns and forms. Can you tell which piece is based on a shark egg sack, or “Mermaid’s Purse”, and which design was based on giraffe fur? I’m teaching “Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms” at DCAD; Continuing Ed &  for credit […]

26 August

New!! Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

New!!  Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

Premiering at Highlands Art Garage in September… Art Adventures– a group creativity workshop- led by Susan Benarcik and Linda Celestian As your highly skilled sherpas we will prepare the route, fix the ropes in place, and provide the necessary gear for your art adventure! No previous experience is needed. Work spontaneously with provided art materials quieting the […]

18 March

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

Next time you need a unique and affordable gift, stop by the DCCA store, located just inside the front doors. The selection is amazing; prints, clocks,  cards, pottery, jewelry, and now my accordion books and photo albums!  It’s hard to leave without at least one special hand-crafted treasure by a local artist. Members get a great discount… another […]

17 February

Murmuration

Murmuration

  I never really knew that large groups of birds performing synchronized flying in the sky had a name. Murmuration is the formation of thousands of birds gathering together in flight. This wall sculpture was made with murmurations in mind. It works well as a wall installation, also mounted on grey linen. I think this video caught by Sophie Windsor […]

17 February

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

I find it challenging to make artwork out of unlikely materials and find the responses of viewers delightful -when they finally recognize what they are looking at. Because my relationship with the natural world is at the forefront of my practice, I use natural and found materials, principals of alchemy, and ecology to design and build […]

16 February

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

In response to the Facebook Art Challenge, there is expressed interest in seeing more of my collage, encaustic and gouache work, I’m happy to know that there is so much appreciation for this type of work. My NEW web site is under construction, and the current website susanbenarcik.com doesn’t cover the collage, encaustic, and gouache […]

3 February

Sky Frame @ 2 Commerce Square; Sculptural Installations 

It’s not a secret, but you can’t go see it… yet. I have two large scale sculptural installations-  the kind that take forever to install, and are largely dependent on the space they will inhabit. In this case, it’s the 32nd floor of a high-rise building in center city Philadelphia… and  it’s AWESOMELY unfurnished! Thanks to a new […]

3 February

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

What are you waiting for, the Spring classes at DCAD are awesome… especially mine. No art experience is necessary. Are you inspired by nature, but don’t really know how to integrate it into your artwork? This is the class for you:     Inspired By Nature: Organic Forms | 2D & 3D Investigate, recreate, and design 2 […]