Index: (click on choice)
 

       · Exhibit Schedule

       · Photography

       · Original Paintings

       · Tapestry Paintings on Canvas

       · Multi-Panel Folding Screens

       · Awards and Recognitions

       · About the Artist

       · Contact Info

       · Past Exhibit Schedules
 


2017 Exhibit Schedule:


 

Jan 8 to Feb 23

Morgan Hill Photography Club

"Black & White"

Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center

East Dunne Ave & Monterey Road

open: 9am to 5pm

 


 

Feb 11 to Apr 6

Maurizios Restaurant

25 East 1st Street, Morgan Hill

Open daily for Lunch and Dinner

Reservations: 408-778-0551
 


 

Feb 27 to Mar 30

Valle del Sur Group Show

"Trees"

Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center

East Dunne Ave & Monterey Road

open: 9am to 5pm

 


Satu's artworks available at:

Fast Frame

17505 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

open: 10am to 6pm (5pm on Sat)

Tuesday to Saturday

408-776-3056

www.fastframe-mh.com

 


 

Triton Museum Store

1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara

408-247-3754

 

Additional Exhibition  Schedules

to be announced

 



 

Artist Awards and Prior Year Exhibit Dates at bottom of page

 



Photography

 

 

 

 

"Alley"

   print size 20" x 16"

 

 

 

"Glass I"

   print size 14" x 11"

 

                 

 

 

 

"Pacific Corner"

   print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

"Ornamental Wall I"

    print size 14" x 11"

 

 

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"Fiori Vetri I"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Poppy Love"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

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Satu Viitanen
Art Awards & Recognitions:

Valle del Sur Open Juried Show, 2013
 First Place, Photography

Valle del Sur Member Show, 2013
Artist of the Year

Valle del Sur Open Juried Show, 2012
 Two Honorable Mentions, Photography

Valle del Sur Member Show, 2012
Artist of the Year, 2nd Place

Valle del Sur Open Juried Show, 2011
 Two Honorable Mentions, Photography

Valle del Sur Member Show, 2011
Artist of the Year, 3rd Place

Valle del Sur Open Juried Show, 2010
1st Place

Valle del Sur Member Show, 2010
Artist of the Year, 1st Place

Gilroy Arts and Culture Commission 2009
City of Gilroy Purchase Award: "Workbench I"
1st Place, Photography
Honorary Mention Photography
Honorary Mention Painting

AVArt Fest, Mountain View, CA 2009
Merit Award, Photography

AVArt Fest, Triton Museum, 2007
Award of Excellence, Photography

Gilroy Arts and Culture Commission, 2005-2007
Multiple awards in painting and photography

Leadership Morgan Hill, 2005
1st Place, Painting

San Luis Obispo Art Center, 2004
Invitational Artist for 3D works

Silicon Valley Open Studios, San Jose, 2004
Three-Star Artist, Paintings

Gallery Morgan Hill, 2004
3rd Place, Photography

MLA Productions - Palo Alto, 1999
Invitational Artist Award

MLA Productions - Menlo Park, 1998
Invitational Artist Award


Fund Raiser Programs:

Ronald McDonald House Fund Raiser
Stanford, CA

  Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
Morgan Hill


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About the artist:

Satu Viitanen is a native of Finland and has travelled extensively in Europe as a young adult before coming to the United States in 1979.  Early in her career,  she was engaged in graphic arts design, creat­ing colorful wooden  toys for toddlers as a co-founder of Lapland Toy Company. 

She devoted herself to the full time pursuit of visual arts in 1993 when she began painting on canvas, paper and wood using acrylic as her preferred  medium because of its superior versatility.

In 1996 Satu participated in her first juried art show and has since been invited to display her art in galleries and showrooms in San Francisco, Los Gatos, Carmel, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles.  Today, she displays her work in juried Bay Area art exhibitions as well as in selected galleries and other special venues.

Satu has received, over the last decade, numerous awards for her works in both categories of painting and photographic compositions.  One of her compositions, titled "Workbench I", was selected in 2009 by the City of Gilroy for its permanent collection.  Her work can also be found in public places in the Bay Area and private collections around the world.

In the area of paintings, she focuses on creating large canvas-tapestry wall hangings as well as multi-panel room divider-screens.   Satu enjoys creating paintings with the detailed texture and feeling of old-world patina, surfaces reminiscent of the renaissance era.  Her  inspirations are often reflec­tions of those earlier years of  her  travels through Europe.

Satu is inspired by a variety of mediums in art; her latest efforts have expanded to photographic compositions.  In photography, she seeks to capture nature and architectural elements in a unique and natural light.  Most of her compositions are natural prints without enhancements.

The essence of my photography is the mood or feel of a subject captured at a special moment in time. Combining  delicate layers of light and shadow with the interplay of color and form helps convey the emotion of the scene as I perceived it.  My goal in photography is a natural feel of the subject, hence, I tend to limit digital manipulations”.

Satu offers limited-edition studio prints of her photography using the highest-quality archival paper and inks.

    "My personal goal has always been to work with a variety of art forms. Today, it brings me true satisfaction that I am able to create a wide range of paintings as well as color photographic compositions.”

 

all images copyright © Satu Viitanen

Satu Studio Visits in Morgan Hill

You are welcomed to schedule an appointment for
viewing a variety of works in my studio.  If you prefer,
I can bring my works to be viewed in your home or business.
My work includes:

 tapestry-canvas wall hangings,
self-standing folding screens,

and latest media photographic compositions.
 

For an appointment and address, please call:

408-778-0779 or 408-202-8413

 

Shipping Services Provided

                              

 

To contact Satu:

 

phone:   408-778-0779

 fax:       650-618-1992

 

studio visit by appointment only.
mailing address:


Satu Studio
PO Box 1587
Morgan Hill, CA  95038

 

email: satu@satustudio.com

 

Current Member of:

Valle del Sur Art Guild, Morgan Hill,


Morgan Hill Photography Club
 

 

Prior Member of:


Gallery Morgan Hill

 

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Prior Year Exhibit Schedules

2015 Show Schedule:

Jan 7, 2015 - 6pm

Opening Reception For

Morgan Hill Art Gallery

13 West 2nd Street, Morgan Hill

contact Satu: 408-202-8413

Dec 6, 2014 - Feb 6, 2015

Sinaloa Cafe

17535 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

408-779-9740

Dec 4, 2014 - Feb 6, 2015

Solis Winery

3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy

408-847-6306

May 16 & 17, 2015

Silicon Valley Open Studios

Hosted at Morgan Hill Art Gallery

13 West 2nd Street, Morgan Hill

408-847-6306



2014 Show Schedule:

Jun 4 - August 6

Rosy's at the Beach

17320 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

408-778-0551

Spring Show 2012, 2013, 2014

Triton Museum

2014 Statewide Photography

Competition & Exhibition

1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara

408-247-3754

Autumn Show

Gilroy Arts Alliance

7341 Monterey Street, Gilroy

Oct 8 - Dec 10

Good Fork Restaurant

17340 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

480-779-3200

Oct  - Nov

Gilroy Gardens

Photography Group Show

3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy

(408) 840-7100


2013 Show Schedule:

Nov 2 - Dec 12

Valle del Sur Juried Show

Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center

Dec 6 - March 6

Bubbles Wine Bar

17105 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

Feb 1 - Feb 28

Morgan Hill Photography Club

"Water" theme exhibit

Morgan Hill Community Center

March 7 - June 6

Sinaloa Cafe

17535 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

408-779-9740

March 8 - September 30

People and Planet

15750 Vineyard Road, Suite 170, Morgan Hill

408-782-2700

April 16 - June 23

Triton Museum

2013 Statewide Photography

Competition & Exhibition

1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara

408-247-3754

May 2 - August 1

Rosy's at the Beach

17320 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

408-778-0551

May 5 - June 30

Morgan Hill Photography Club

"Cityscapes and Architecture"

Villa Mira Monte (Morgan Hill House)

17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

Sept 5 - Nov 28

Maurizio's Restaurant

25 E. First Street, Morgan Hill

480-782-7550

Sept 27 - Nov 13

Morgan Hill Photography Club

"People"

Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
 

THANK YOU - KIITOS! 

FOR  STOPPING BY MY SITE,  PLEASE FEEL FREE

TO CONTACT ME FOR COMMISSIONS, PRICES, SHIPPING

OR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Satu K. Viitanen

Original acrylic paintings and photography

Commissions accepted

The following are samples
of various artworks:
 

Photography

 

 

 

"Hues in Pollen I"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

"Watercolors I"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

"Tropical Tapestry"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Abstract Patterns"

    print size 20" x 16"

 


 

 

"Tempio Acquatico"

print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

"Facade in Shadows"

   print size 14" x 11"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Leaning Towers of Vegas"

print size 14" x 11"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Summer Blues"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

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"West Side Oaks"

    print size 11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

   

 

"Harvest Yellow"

    print size 14" x 14"

 

 

 


 

 

 

Paintings

 

 

(sold)                                                              "Duetto"

   available in limited edition reproduction: 14"x 11"

 

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"Due Teste Rossa"

   acrylic on canvas: 24"x 36"

 

 

"California Gold I"

    acrylic on canvas: 16"x 12"
 

 

 

 

"California Gold II"

acrylic on canvas: 16"x 12"

 

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Wall Hangings

 

 

 

(sold)                                              "Ancient Reflections"

tapestry painting on canvas: 3ft x 7ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

     (sold)                                              "Cavalli Primitivi II"

available  in limited edition reproduction: 11X14

 

 

(sold)                                             "Cavalli Primitivi" 

   tapestry painting on canvas: 60"x 48"
 



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Multi-Panel Folding Screens

 

 

 

(sold)                                              "Tuscana Columns"

multi-panel screen: 78"x 71"

 

 

 

 

"Il Sogno di Giardino"

multi-panel screen: 78"x 71"

 

 

 

(sold)                                                                "Hemppa Cat"

multi-panel screen: 30"x 42"

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Reflections of Morgan Hill"
 

   urban poster art - first place winner 2005

 

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