Description: Completed LIVE at the 2015 Preakness Stakes by Official Preakness Stakes artist Susan Sommer-Luarca. The original painting is signed by both the Trainer Bob Baffert and the Jockey Victor Espinoza.
Susan Named Official Artist of Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah
Susan unveils life sized bronze Champion half-arabian CSP Luck Day
Susan completes Triple Crown painting live at Belmont Stakes
Susan and Sheryl Crow Perform Together Live on Stage
Official Artist, Belmont Stakes
Official Artist of the Preakness Stakes
Official Triple Crown Horse Racing Artist
Susan artist for Super Bowl XLII
Official Artist for NYC Ground Zero 9-11 "Tunnel to Towers Run"
Artist for Breeder’s Cup
Artist of the Kentucky Derby Paints Live in the Paddock
Official Artist for the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing Summer and Vancouver Winter Games
Susan Official Artist of the Hambletonian, Meadowlands Racetrack
Susan Commissioned to Commemorate Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox
Official Artist for Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Susan Invited by NASA, to Commemorate the Last Discovery Shuttle Launch
Honors and Awards
Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Susan received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City. She joined medal recipients; Entertainer Jerry Lewis, Actress Doris Roberts (Everyone Loves Raymond), Actor John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Legendary NFL Coach Don Shula, and FDNY Commissioner and 9-11 Hero Salvatore Cassano. Past Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients include six Presidents of the United States, Nobel Prize winners and others whose work has made a lasting impact on humanity. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among the nation's most prestigious awards. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, and each year the recipients are listed in the Congressional Record.
Susan honored to be selected as one of Business Journal Magazine's "20 Most Influential Women"
Susan nominated for Sports Artist of the Year presented by the United States Sports Academy
Susan honored to be selected as "One of 12 People you Need to Know" by Business Journal Magazine