Please join us in welcoming Sue Allen back to the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Sue has returned to CCAA as our Artist Exhibit Program (AEP) Coordinator and we are so glad to be working with her again. In an effort to get to know her better, we asked Sue to share a bit about herself by answering a short series of questions, of course!
What excites you about working for the Arts Alliance?
The artists (so many in Clackamas County!), the variety of artwork, the AEP work itself, and what CCAA does in a broader sense!
Do you have any personal interest or passion in the arts?
My Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union in New York City gave me many skillsets. That education seems to project well with the AEP work I do. Also, as a screen print and book artist, I can see both the art and administrative sides of that work.
Any past work history/education you’d like to share that may be relevant?
Japanese art, design, and architecture has grabbed my attention for most of my life.
Now for our speed-networking silly questions!
Describe yourself in three words:
Perhaps overly enthusiastic.
Do you know any good jokes?
Can never remember to repeat, but can enjoy a good one!!
What is the craziest item on your bucket list?
Live in an off-road worthy camper/van and explore all the corners of Oregon.
Do you have any phobias?
Probably finally finding boredom and idleness.
If you were to become famous, what would it be for?
Obsessing about removing non-native plants…
How different was your life a year ago?
I was not doing AEP work (2 year break now over!!)
What is the first album you ever bought?
Probably Peter, Paul, and Mary
Do you have any nicknames?
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Queens, New York, and spent many happy childhood summers at camp in New Hampshire (on a lake, platform tents, outdoors, nature, adventure, arts & culture, friends!).
If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?
Song sparrow. little brown bird (LBB) with beautiful spring song.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I feel that I was cut out for the AEP work that I do and love!