DAPHNE, Ala. — Artist Susan N. McCollough, a member of the United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees and the Academy’s Art Committee, recently had an exhibition of her painting at the New York Art Expo at Pier 94 in New York City.
“It was a great week in New York at the New York Art Expo,” McCollough said. “Born in New York, I felt I had come full circle exhibiting my art in a wonderful venue at Pier 94.”
McCollough paints primarily on large canvases. Her works are abstract expressionist in style and she paints in acrylics and oils, as well as works in mixed media with charcoal, pastels and watercolors. She has produced more than 600 paintings and has exhibited on four continents. A native of Bronx, N.Y., she lived in Dothan, Ala., from elementary through high school and received her bachelor’s degree in speech and art from the University of Alabama.
McCollough owns a gallery in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more about her work, go to www.susannmccolloughart.media .
McCollough has served for more than 10 years on the Academy’s Art Committee. Members serve as ambassadors for the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), provide guidance on the development of the ASAMA collection, and assist with the selection each year of ASAMA’s Sport Artist of the Year.
Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. www.asama.org.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.