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Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, American artist. National Endowment for the Arts grantee, Washington, 1982, 88; Hauberg fellowship Pilchuck Glass School, 2001, Libensky award for achievement in field of glass, 2007. Member Glass Art Society (honorary life; board directors 1982-1986, president 1984-1986), Museum Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum, Ojai Studio Artists Group & Annual Studio Tour.


Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Susan was born on November 5, 1948 in Baltimore. Daughter of William I. and Geraldine S. (Dodds) Hamilton.


Student, Hood College. Student, University Texas.


Designer, owner Renaissance Glass Company, Austin, 1973-1987. Artist, glass, paint and mixed media dba Impresa, Inc., Los Angeles and Ojai, California, since 1987. Member Art in Public Places Panel, Austin, 1986-1987.

Consultant National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1986, 87, Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, 1990-1992. Artist trustee American Craft Council, 1988-1992. Lecturer, lead artist Hollywood Boulevard Streetscape Team, Hollywood, California, 1991-1994.

Lead artist Canoga Park, California, Pedestrianscape and Madrid Theater Project, City of Los Angeles, 1996-2000. Member Arts Commission, Ojai, California, since 2000. Member Hollywood Art and Design Advisory Panel, 1994-2003.

Lead artist Canoga Park, California, 1996-2000. Guest lecturer, artist Puchuck Glass School, 1980-1992, 94-95, 97, 2005, 2008, Rhode Island School Design, 1980, 2006, Massachusetts College Art, 1980, 2006, Dallas Museum Art, 1981, Japanese Glass Conference, 1985, California College Arts, Oakland, 1985, 89, Australian Glass Conference, 1987, Penland School Craft, North Carolina, 1996. Artist-in-residence Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, 2006, Museum Glass, Tacoma, 2006.

Artist archive project Focus on the Masters, 2007, Ventura, California, Pittsburgh Glass Center, 2010. Educator in field.


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  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas, 1984, Kurland Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, 1985, 88, 90, 92, Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, 1986, Habatat Galleries, Detroit, 1991, The Nest Gallery, Ojai, California, 1997, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 2000, Carnegie Museum Art, Oxnard, California, 2004, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, 2005, D&A Fine Arts, Los Angeles, 2005, 07, College the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, California, 2006, Beatrice Wood Center for Art, 2010. Exhibited in group shows at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, 1992, 94, Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, California, 1993-1994, Miller Gallery, New York City, 1994, The Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 1995, Traver Gallery, Seattle, 1995, Smithsonian Institute Travelling Exhibition, 1999, Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center, California, 1999, Loveland (Colorado) Museum Gallery, 1998, 99, Fresno Art Museum, 1998, SOFA Chicago, 1998, Santa Cruz Museum Art and History, 1999, Smithsonian Institute, 1998-2000, Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1999, Orange County Museum Art, 1999, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2003, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2003, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, 2004, Ojai Valley Museum, 2003-2010, San Francisco Museum Craft & Design, 2005, Los Angeles Municipal. Art Gallery, 2005, Beatrice Wood Center Arts, 2005-2007, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, 2006, 07, 08, 10, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernandino, since 2007, Center Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, 2008, others, Palos Verdes Art Center, California.

      Represented in permanent collection American Airlines, Dallas, Renwick Gallery National Museum Art, Washington, The Jewish Museum, New York City, The Corning (New York ) Museum Glass, Detroit Institute Arts, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, Oakland (California) Museum, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia, Nishida Museum, Toyoma, Japan, Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington, Museum Art & Design, New York City, Los Angeles (California) County Museum Art, Radisson Hotel, Austin, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Dallas, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City, Marshall Fields Corporation Collection, Chicago, City of Los Angeles, Museum American Art/Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Art Museum, Museum Glass, Tacoma, Washington, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, others plus numerous private collections.


Member Glass Art Society (honorary life. Board directors 1982-1986, president 1984-1986), Museum Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum, Ojai Studio Artists Group & Annual Studio Tour.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, swimming, walking, hiking, golf.


Married Richard E. Amend, November 27, 1987. Children: Jason Stinsmuehlen, Wyatt Amend.

William I. Hamilton

Geraldine S. (Dodds) Hamilton

Richard E. Amend

Jason Stinsmuehlen Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Wyatt Amend Stinsmuehlen-Amend