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Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Project Area: Canoga Park
Project: Canoga Park Medallions
Project Location: Sherman Way between Jordan and Canoga Avenues
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Artist Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend created large metal cut-out pole medallions for the historic area of Canoga Park. Images for the medallions reflect the types of business found in the area: antiques, sporting goods, jewelry, and carpets. The medallions not only help define the business district, but they entice passersby to shop and explore the district further.

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Artist Profile

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  From 1966-1972, she studied at Hood College, Indiana University, and the University of Texas.  In 1982, the artist received a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship.  Stinsmuehlen-Amend’s works are in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma; Detroit Institute of the Arts; the Jewish Museum; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia; Nishida Museum, Toyoma, Japan; and the Voss & Partner, TV-Ateliers, Dusseldorf, Germany.  The artist lives and works in Ojai, California.