Lynn Susholtz


Lynn owns Art Produce and Stone Paper Scissors, a public art/education studio, and has lived in San Diego since 1979. Her art practice has a participatory, social engagement/community collaboration focus. Recent projects include digital video documentary and crowd sourced interactive installations.

Stone Paper Scissors integrates community based art programming with opportunities to re-envision one’s environment for equitable development, engagement in public culture and to promote civic dialogue. As an advocate for increased access to arts and culture, Lynn works locally to develop educational, social and environmental resources for youth and families. 

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Engaging youth and adults in the process of creative envisioning, she teaches classes and workshops throughout the county in schools, cultural centers and at her Stone Paper Scissors studio.  Lynn co-authored a resource book for teachers in 2012, “Object Lessons, Teaching Math Through Visual Art”.  She was selected the State Assembly District 39 representative for the “California Contemporary Artists 2007” exhibit at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   Some of her work at Art Produce was featured in 2012 issue of Public Art Review, "Food For Thought".

In The News

Art Produce and Lynn Susholtz featured in Public Art Review Magazine- "Food For Thought"  - June 2012.  This issue explores the theme of Food for Thought and how what we eat affects public art (and vice versa) on a global scale. We'll cover the topic from a holistic lens of the entire food cycle - revealing how public artists address the topics of growing and raising our food within fragile ecosystems, the infrastructure of the global food business, the culture of eating and sharing food within our communities, and ultimately the politics that influence our food system - again, all from the angle of how public artists shape and communicate these processes to their audiences.

San Diego Union-Tribune "All for Art, and Art for All"
By James Chute, July 8, 2011
"Like many artists, Lynn Susholtz engages in an 'art practice' that includes painting, sculpture and installation. Like some artists, Susholtz also operates a gallery and curates exhibitions of the work of other artists. But there are few other artists whose art practice also includes public art, education, community activism, and communal gardening, cooking, design and performance, to name a few entries on her seemingly endless list of art-related ventures ...".  Read the full article

Meet Nino

The extremely cute Art Produce Gallery dog!

New Public Works

Lynn recently completed Kalos, aluminum and steel entry gates at an affordable housing project, and Grandmother's Kitchen/ Grandfather's Garden, a visual culinary history and cultural archive of the City Heights neighborhood.

Object Lessons-Teaching Math Through the Visual Arts

Lynn Susholtz, artist, educator and owner of Art Produce and Stone Paper Scissors, with Caren Holtzman, faculty member at UCSD's Education Studies Program announce their new resource book- "Object Lessons, Teaching Math Through the Visual Arts".  Published by Stenhouse Publishers, this book is for elementary education classroom teachers, arts educators and parents interested in learning about math concepts using art activities. The visual art focuses on contemporary art concepts and artists. A CD with images, reproducibles and visual art references is included. View book Stenhouse Publishers.