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Susan Kemenyffy
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Raku Place
4570 Old State Road
McKean, PA 16426
814.734.4421 tel

Current Events

Saturday May 16, 2015, 5-7PM
An Evening with Susan Kemenyffy
New Drawings on Clay, Paper & Metal

Conte Design Lifestyle Gallery
113 East Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
(724) 238-4254 R.S.V.P (Regrets Only)

Susan Kemenyffy featured at
International Museum of Print and Clay

Juror: Chautauqua Institution, New York, Crafts Alliance Fine Crafts Fair 2015, 2014

Previous events

The Garden Club of America Zone Historic Preservation Award

Recipient: The Garden Club of America Zone Historic Preservation Award


2013 Korea Society of Ceramic Art', Namseoul University, Seoul, South Korea

Old Hands in Clay, University of Wisconsin/Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin , 2014

The MLK Drum Major Presidential Service Award‚ Erie Art Museum, Erie PA 2014

Journal of the American Theater Organ Society, The Blackwood Experience‚ - Fullerton, CA, January 2013

Journal of the Print World, Lasansky's Lessons‚ January 2013, p.19

Judge /Lecture & Master Printmaking Class
May 17th & 18th 2013
The National Society of Arts & Letters
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, National Competition in Art: Printmaking

The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program
Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 from, 10AM - 4PM
Visit 5 gardens in the Erie Metropolitan Area
Entry per garden is $5
Participating Gardens are:
Beth Cornell & Paul Licsko
Mollie & AJ King
Kathy & Stan Berlin
Falls Run . Donna Douglass & David Bennett
Raku Place . Susan & Steven Kemenyffy

July 16, 2012
Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts

Sept. 20 Awards Ceremony to be held at Erie’s Warner Theatre

Erie – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced the recipients of the prestigious Governor’s Awards for the Arts. The annual awards are a 32-year tradition honoring outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations, and patrons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the arts.

“I am delighted to announce the distinguished roster of honorees of this year’s Governor’s Awards or the Arts,” said Mrs. Corbett. “The 2012 recipients have made lasting works of art, enhanced cultural organizations, communities, urban and rural landscapes, fostered creativity for children and youth and provided examples of excellence and service for generations to come.”

Mrs. Corbett is the chairperson of the Council on the Arts. Council member Susan Breon of Erie and Executive Director Philip Horn joined her for today’s announcement.

Governor Tom Corbett will present the awards on Sept. 20, at the Warner Theatre in Erie, to the following people:

  • Peter Q. Bohlin, Waverly - Distinguished Arts Award: Architect and recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal recognizing his place among the world’s great architects;
  • Susan and Tom Hagen, Erie - Patron Award: philanthropists;
  • Bruce Katsiff, Doylestown - Arts Leadership and Service Award: Longtime director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County;
  • Jane Golden and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia - Arts Innovation Award: Golden heads the largest public art program in the nation;
  • Susan Hale Kemenyffy, Erie - 2012 Artist of the Year: Internationally renowned artist in multiple media and state and regional arts leader.

The award ceremony is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a ticketed reception. Private contributions support the event and related expenses.

Governor Corbett is continuing the tradition of holding the awards ceremony in a different community each year, which enables the host region to showcase its unique cultural assets to an audience of cultural leaders from across Pennsylvania. This is the first time the event will be held in the state’s Northwest region.

For more information on the recipients or for the biographies, contact Heather Doughty at 717-787-1517.

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are administered by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The state agency works to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

For more information, visit or call 717-787-6883.

Media contact: Heather Doughty, 717-787-1517

Informal Guided Spring Walking Tours to Benefit the Erie Art Museum.

After an amazingly gentle Winter - with no snow cover of note - one holds one's breath waiting to see what perennials, shrubs & roses have survived the naked cold. Join us as the garden unfurls in days of increasing warmth & color.

The Jefferson Education Society

The Jefferson Education Society, Erie PA

Presentation: The Gardens at Monticello

'Thomas Jefferson personally designed the gardens for his plantation Monticello . Jefferson, a connoisseur of trees, flowers, and gardening techniques, was highly interested in experimental planting and directed the design of the gardens, which contained many exotic seeds and plants from his travels abroad. Learn about the how and why of these wonderful gardens and visit them with us next summer. Instructor: Susan Kemenyffy, MFA'

The Society for Contemporary Crafts

The Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
Saturday April 14, 2013 - OUT OF HAND - Contemporary Craft's Annual Fundraiser celebrating all things handmade


The Garden Conservancy Open Days Program will visit 6 gardens in the Erie Metropolitan Area on Saturday July 7 & Sunday July 8, 2012 from 9:00 to 4:00.
Entry per garden is $5.

Participating Gardens are:
A Friends Garden - Gay & John Claridge
The Garden of Mary Moodey & Cheryl Bates
Hoof Beat Acres / Sherry Post
Falls Run / Donna Douglass & David Bennett
The Garden on the Hill / Craige & Michael Victor
Raku Place - Susan & Steven Kemenyffy

Japanese Sketchbook Published

'Too Brief Moments' a 60 page sketchbook drawn in Tokyo & Kyoto & completed in McKean, Pennsylvania from 2008-2011 will be published in April 2011
ISBN: 979-0-615-37611-0
Inquiries may be made to Independent Bookseller:
Kathleen Cantrell
the Erie Book Store
137 East 13th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16503

Garden Design Magazine
#170 January / February 2011
'A Place to Share' p. 19

Garden Conservancy Open Days Program
Erie County Pennsylvania
'North Coast / Erie County' Pennsylvania USA

'A Life in Art, Gardens & Public Service'

Chautauqua Institution, Smith-Wilkins Hall

  'A Life in Art, Gardens & Public Service'
Chautauqua Institution, Smith-Wilkins Hall, Chautauqua, NY 'Drawing - The Purpose', Edited by Leo Duff & Phil Sawdon, Intellect Press - Bristol, United Kingdom ISBN - 9781841502014; published January 15, 2009

Drawing – The Purpose asks why artists and designers use drawing to kick-start their creative thinking, considering the application of drawing and its various uses across disciplines. From the interdisciplinary perspectives of archaeology, jewellery design, illustration and landscape architecture this innovative volume highlights how drawing is used in the professional world. With examples from both contemporary and historical contexts, is an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars seeking a rationale for why we draw.'

I contributed the essay on Landscape Architecture.
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