P. O. Box 3194, Kingston NY 12402    |   (845) 339-1618   |   email SBS

2004-2012   Gemological Institute of America, New York, NY
                    Certificate in Diamonds, Diamond Grading, Pearls, Pearl Grading, Colored Stones, Jewelry Essentials

2008-2010   Fredricka Kulicke School of Jewelry Art, Parsippany, NJ

2002            The Jewelry Arts Institute, New York, NY
                    Cloisonné Enameling

1998            The Center for Kumihimo Studies, Baltimore, MD
                    Japanese braiding with Roderick Owen

1991-1992   State University of New York College at New Paltz, NY
                    Studio Art, Art History

1985            Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
                    Felt-making with Beth Beede

1974-1980 State University of New York College at New Paltz, NY
                    Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education, N-6/Psychology
                    Master of Science – Elementary Education, N-6/Early Childhood

1971-1974 Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
                    Associate of Arts – Liberal Arts/Humanities

Group Shows
2013  Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY: "Fall for Art" Juried Exhibition
2010  Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY: "Fall for Art" Juried Exhibition
2009  Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston, NY: "Hudson Fulton: Take Two"
2006  Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY: "Fall for Art" Juried Exhibition
2006  Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY: "Eternal Light"
2005  Mezzanine Gallery, Kingston, NY: "Holiday Show"
1999  Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Woodstock, NY: Student Exhibition
1998  Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY: "The Joys of Collecting" Juried Exhibition
1990  Home, Woodstock, NY, Home furnishings gallery: Handmade paper and Felt vessels
1988  Temple Emanuel, Kingston, NY: 135th Anniversary Celebration: "Works in Felt"
1989  Arno's Restaurant, Esopus, NY: "Voices of the Spirit: The Marriage of Food & Art"
1987  Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference, Montclair, NJ: Juried Exhibition
1983  Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Woodstock, NY: "A Celebration of Crafts" Juried Exhibition
1983  Ulster County Council for the Arts, Kingston, NY: "Forms in Fiber" Juried Exhibition
1981  Marbletown Artists Association, Stone Ridge, NY: "Summer Art Show" Juried Exhibition

2002  Farm Day, Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, Old Chatham, NY
          Kumihimo Demonstration

1992-1996 New York Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY
          Sheep to Shawl Competition and Demonstration: Natural Dyeing & Felt-making

1984-1986 Sheep-Shearing Festival, Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
          Spinning, Natural Dyeing & Felt-making Demonstration

1990-Present  Ulster County Community College Foundation, United Way Hope's Fund, American Red Cross, American Heart Association,
                        Hospice Association:

                       Silent Auction  donations of hand-made jewelry

2012    Kingston City Hall, Kingston, NY: "Lower Broadway, Storefronts from the Turn of the Century"
            installation designer

2012    Matthewis Persen House, Kingston, NY: "Rondout Revisited, The Urban Renewal Years"
            exhibition & installation designer

2011    Kingston's Waterfront Visitor Center, Kingston, NY: "Rondout Revisited c.1914"
            exhibition & installation designer

2011    Temple Emanuel, Kingston, NY:
            "Heisman Gala": Design & construction of a 10' x 10' hanging floral installation

2010    Friends of Historic Kingston:
            "Street Whys, Kingston, NY" exhibition & Installation designer

2008   Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc., Kingston, NY:
           Historic Reher Bakery Building Restoration Project: Auction Donation – original, 22K gold hand-woven tapered chain necklace

2008   Temple Emanuel, Kingston, NY: Tribute to Barbara & Leonard Zimet: event planning & design

2007   Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston, NY: "Mom & Pop Stores, Kingston, NY":
           Assistant Exhibition & Installation Designer

2006   Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY: "Eternal Light": event organizer, exhibition & installation designer

2005   Temple Emanuel, Kingston, NY: "Favorite Family Recipes": graphic designer & illustrator of cookbook & temple logo

2002   Kingston Heritage Area Visitor Center, Kingston, NY: "Our Jewish History in Kingston, 1850-1960": event coordinator and exhibition, poster & installation designer

2002   Congregation Ahavath Israel, Kingston, NY: "A Nosh, Nostalgia, & A Two-Cent Plain,"
           Oral History Project: event organizer

1998  Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc., Midtown Center, Kingston, NY: "Israel at 50 Jubilee": event coordinator and installation designer:
          Project included a ten week class for adults teaching batik producing fifty banners, fabricating a recreation of the Western Wall, and installation design for event

1993  Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York College at New Paltz, NY:
          Co-Authored museum elementary education curriculum for Hudson River School of Art exhibition

1993   Duzine Elementary School, New Paltz, NY: Duzine School Inter-Arts Event:
           Event Co-Coordinator: design, creation and installation of batik banners and relief sculptures to coordinate with dance performances and
           music compositions by 500 K-2 students

1990   New Paltz Central Schools, New Paltz, NY: District-wide Festival of Arts:
           K-12 Arts Event: creator, organizer & coordinator

1980-1990 Hand-Knit & Felt Designs, Kingston, NY: Business Owner

2013   "Fall For Art" Juried Art Exhibition:
            People's Choice Award

2002    Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc., Kingston, NY:
            Volunteer of the Year Award – for Continual Dedication to Community

1999    Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Woodstock, NY:
            Harry Schmidt Silver Award for Best Craftsmanship – Jewelry

1987    Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference Juried Exhibition, Montclair, NJ:
            1st Place – Sculptural Forms – "White Nest"

Society of North American Goldsmiths

American Craft Council

Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association

SUNY at New Paltz Alumni Association

State of New York Permanent Certification: Elementary Education N-6, Art Education, K-12

1999    Dutchess County Wool Guild, Red Hook, NY
            Felt Fabric Workshop

1997-1998 Amazing Threads, Lake Katrine, NY
            Kumihimo Workshop

1982-1996 New Paltz Central Schools, New Paltz, NY
            General Education & Art Education, K-3

1979-1982 Van den Berg Learning Center, State University of New York College at New Paltz, NY
            Grades 2 and 3, Supervising Teacher for elementary education students

1977-1979 Livingston Manor Central Schools, Livingston Manor, New York

2003-Present    Susan Basch Studio, Kingston, NY: Owner

1980-1990        Hand-knit & Felt Designs, Kingston, NY: Owner

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