Susan C. Quateman



 Susan C. Quateman

137 Cherry Street 

Wenham, MA 01984-1101

(978) 430 9534


To create a language to bridge art, science and community engagement.




* Silk painter, artist project manager and fund-raiser, weaving planning and landscape design into paintings and banners on climate change, resilience and natural resource conservation.

* Cultural resource management, public involvement, and community relations, including creating presentations, and public advocacy.

* Urban, regional, environmental and historic preservation planning professional with over twenty years experience in both the United States and England. 

* Project manager and facilitator of collaborations with federal, state, and local environmental and transportation agencies. 

* Landscape designer, bringing a distinctive aesthetic perspective to designing with nature. 




Silk Painter and Project Manager, SQ & LB Artist Collaboration, Project manager, researcher, writer and artist for ‘Resilient Landscapes’ project for Marblehead Arts Association, May 2017; Bedrock Gardens, Lee, NH July 2017 and Lanesville Community Center, August 2017. Project manager, writer and silk painter for Artist Collaborative National Park Service Centennial Exhibit ‘Climate Change and Salem Maritime National Historic Site.’ National Park Service Regional Visitor Center, Salem, MA. May 2015 –December 2016. Creator of silk paintings illustrating environmental/educational themes, and silk wearable art. (See Exhibits.) 2009 to present. 


Co-Administrator, Ten Pound Studio, Gloucester, MA. Studio management, organize silk painting classes, workshops and lectures by visiting artists. Facilitate shows for Studio artists. Coordinate public outreach and publicity. 2011 to present.


Media Consultant and Events Coordinator, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, Gloucester, MA. Summer 2016, 2017. Created and distributed press materials for series of 2016 summer concerts organized by Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. Organizing lectures and symposium for GMF, Fall 2017.


Program Coordinator, Partner With An Artist, seARTS, Gloucester, MA. Managed program partnering Cape Ann artists with local Cape Ann businesses within Cultural Districts. 2012- 2013 




Research Consultant, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). Researched and updated the MBTA’s neighborhood station maps in Boston, Newton, and Brookline. 2010 


Historic Resources Planner, Essex Heritage Project, National Park Service/Salem Partnership. Researched natural, historical, and cultural resources of Essex County. Co-authored Action Plan resulting in establishment of Essex National Heritage Area. 1992–1994 


Director, Open Space Program, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Established and directed the $17.5 million Open Space Program, to acquire more than thirty scenic parcels of land adjacent to public ways. Developed and presented visual and written public information materials; directed public relations and education for the Open Space Program. Created partnerships with MassDOT agencies, other state agencies, and non-profit environmental organizations. 1985–1991 


Project Manager, WalkBoston. Coordinated historic research, cartography, and writing of “Shawmut Peninsula Walk: Tracing Boston’s Original Shoreline.” Editor, WalkBoston Newsletter. 1993-2003 


Project Manager, Office of Real Property, Division of Capital Planning and Operations, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Coordinated and reviewed all land acquisitions conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a focus on land acquisitions by state environmental agencies. Organized seminars for government personnel on negotiation techniques. 1984–1985 


Project Manager, Harvard Negotiation Project. Editor of “Negotiation Newsletter.” 1983– 1984 


Planning Aid Officer, Town and Country Planning Association, UK. Provided planning aid assistance to UK community groups, which included over twenty land conservation projects. Researched and wrote Using Urban Wasteland (Bedford Square Press). 1977–1980. 




Principal, Susan Quateman Landscape Design. Sustainable garden projects in Newton, Beverly, Manchester, Wenham and Gloucester. 2007- 2016


Community Planner/Designer, Community Outreach Group (COG) of Landscape Designers. Facilitated creation of design competition and community charrette to revitalize an urban park in Waltham, MA. Assisted in preparations of grant for New England Foundation for the Arts. 2009–2011 


Educator, Salem State College, Explorers group. Taught course on Sustainable Landscape Design. 2010 

Landscape designer, The Food Project, Lynn, MA. Designed an urban farm and schoolyard garden at Ingalls Elementary School, Lynn. 2008–2009 


Consultant, Pioneer Village, Salem, MA. Researched and designed colonial garden. Soil analysis. Design of exhibit “Sustainable Gardening: Past and Present.” 2009




2017 (May – Jun ) -Resilient Landscapes of Marblehead and Cape Ann’ Marblehead Arts Association, MA.

2017 ( August) - Bedrock Gardens, Lee NH, July 2017; Lanesville Community Center, Gloucester, MA.


2016  (September) -  ‘Climate Change and Salem Maritime National Historic Site’ National Park Service Regional Visitor Center, Salem, MA.  

2016 (July) -  ‘The Resilient Landscape of Cape Ann Quarries’ Quarry Dance 5, Gloucester, MA. 

2016  - ‘Narrow Edge, Expansive View’ Cedar Tree Gallery, Essex, MA. (will travel to National Institute of Health, May 2017)

2016 (June – October) -   ‘In Water’ Beyond Benign, Wilmington, MA. 

2015 - ‘Passages’  West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover, MA. 

2015 - ‘The Great Marsh and Climate Change’, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex M,  Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Rowley, MA and Crane Estate Art Show, Ipswich, MA.

2015 - ‘Storm Surge’  Newburyport Art Association. 

2015 - ‘Spring Awakening’ show with Ten Pound Studio, Flatrocks Gallery. Gloucester, MA. 2015

2014 - ‘Crossroads: Energy Necklace on the Emerald Necklace’ Boston, MA.

2014 - Silk Painters International (SPIN) Santa Fe.

2014 - Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA. Summer Exhibit.

2014 - New England Regional Arts Exhibit, Marblehead, MA.

2012, 2014 - New England Landscape Design and History Association (NELDHA), Guest Artist, Annual Dinner. 

2014 - Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester, MA. 

2014 - Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex Ma. 

2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (November) - Crane Estate Art Show, The Trustees of Reservations, 

2012, 2013 and 2014 - seARTS Wearable Arts Show, Gloucester, MA 

2012, 2013 and 2014 - Art in Lanesville, Lanesville Community Center, Gloucester, MA.

2010, 2011, 2014 - Art Grows Here, Hamilton-Wenham, MA. 

2011, 2014, 2015 - Bedrock Gardens Open House, Lee, NH. 

2011 - Time and Tide Fine Art, Ipswich, MA. 





Silk Painting, Photography and the Granite Quarries of Cape Ann, MA.’ Silkworm, Fall 2015.

Ten Pound Studio: A Silk Painting Teaching Studio in Gloucester, MA.’ Silkworm, Spring 2018

A Silk Painter and a Photographer Collaborate to Address Climate Change’ Artists and Climate Change, June 26, 2017

‘A Deeper Perspective into Places: Art and Conservation on the North Shore’  Huffington Post, 2017

Combining Arts to Reflect Resilience to Climate Change’ Arts4Climate, United Nations, September 2017



1982 - Cornell University, Master of Regional Planning. 

1977 - Leicester University, England, BA, Politics. 

2007 - Harvard University, Landscape Institute of Arnold Arboretum, Certificate in Landscape Design. 

1984 - Harvard University, Negotiation Seminar. 



French, some Spanish.

Resilient landscape 1
Resilient landscape 1

Resilient landscape 2
Resilient landscape 2