About the Artists

Susan Marie Borden – Fabric Artist

Susan belongs to many art groups and galleries around the WNY area.  She primarily is a fabric artist and a member of several Fiber Groups such as the Fiber Interest Group of WNY. She creates art by “upscaling” items into one of a kind fashionable purses.  Her creations continue with beautiful pins, jewelry, quilted wall hangings and framed pieces of artwork created on fabric or felted.


Exhibition Sept 1st – 29th

Opening First Friday Reception Sept 7th  5-9pm

Through an artist’s creative reimaging of a mannequin form into an ‘ARTbreast’,

committed artists are invited to create artwork to celebrate the human spirit

in the struggles, pain and strength of breast cancer sufferers.  This is an issue

that touches the hearts and fears of so many of our mothers, sisters, wives,

daughters and friends, both male and female. By creating this art we hope to raise

breast cancer awareness, dialog and personal accountability.
Here’s your invitation to create an artwork from a display mannequin to donate.



Each ordered batch of mannequins will go fast.

[We want everyone to have this opportunity. If, and only if, your budget allows consider

a $5 or $10 cash donation when you pick your mannequin up to allow another artist

to get another ordered mannequin. Thanks

Artists will be given a clear half round upper torso forms 

as inspiration.  You could use it as a mold to create your 

own form from it in the same proportions.  All donations of 

this art form will go to a local organization of breast cancer 

survivors who  reach out to assist those who are struck with 

this devastating disease.  Completion Deadline is August 29th.

Mannequin pickup dates are Weds 7/25 4:30-6:30 AND Thurs 7/26 5:30-7:30

at ARTspace Buffalo Gallery 1219 Main Street, Buff, 14209 

between Summer and Utica, across from Delta Sonic


Our current goal is 100 ‘ARTbreasts’.  The creative possibilities are endless!

Reserve a mannequin by calling/texting  Susan at 716-982-5947. 

Prospectus available under ‘Call for Work’ at  www.etjgallery.com


Check out 5 attachments:

Invitation, 2012 ARTbreast, Poster, Inspiration Ideas, Prospectus, Mannequin Sample 


 Thanks to  every creative entry, Councilman Darius Pridgen,  Pencil In The River – Lisa Langer, 

Enjoy The Journey Gallery & Gift Shop – Paulette Krakowski, Musician Matthew Burch, Don Borden, Per Niente Club  and the many, many more helping support this effort.