Susan Schenk is a Wilsonville based mixed media artist. Since retiring from her school administrator position with Portland Public Schools, she has honed her own art skills, creating and exhibiting art, teaching classes and writing how-to articles for national crafter magazines. Her most recent art adventures involve teaching art on a luxury cruise line. She is a member of Elysium Artists and an active member of the Three Rivers Artists Guild in Oregon City.

As a volunteer, she is a docent at the Portland Art Museum and a board member for the Creative Arts Community which organizes an annual adult residential art experience in the Columbia Gorge. As a new member of the CCAA Advisory Board, she hopes to be a catalyst for creating a more visible art community as Wilsonville enjoys phenomenal population growth.