Susan Weinberg
  Studio 409     





It's All About Story

Since 2008 my artwork has f
ocused on family, cultural and community history. My journey began with a series of artwork on family history that led to an exploration of related topics.  On the left, you will also find links to my genealogy site, my blog and my book, all ways in which I explore these topics on many levels.

Artwork series include:

The Silence Speaks Loudly (Lithuania), an exploration of how Holocaust history is being rewritten in Lithuania and the stories of the former Jewish community that remain. (2009)

A Hole in Time (Poland), a visit to the pre-war Jewish community of Radom, Poland (2010)

The Jewish Identity and Legacy Project, artwork developed from oral histories with elders at a senior residential facility. The work is continuing through talks and a book
. (2011-present)

Dvora's Story, an exploration of one survivor's experience through story and imagery.  This interview addresses how I began to paint stories related to the Holocaust.(2014-2015)

The Jewish Artists' Lab, a project with local artists where we explore a topic through study and art culminating in an exhibition. (2012-2022)

Memory As my parents were aging, I began to work on a series that dealt with memory, both loss of memory and when they passed away, memory of the significant people in our lives. I became both a keen observer and a participant in this experience. (2014-present)

Environment Most recently my work has dealt with the environment, a topic initiated within the Jewish Artists Lab in 2020.  While I moved from painting people to elements of landscape, my trees continue to represent very figurative elements.

Story is central to my work and I share them verbally as well as through artwork, text and video.  By combining imagery and story, I seek to embed story in memory.



Open Studios
at the California Building
2205 NE California St., Mpls
Studio 407 and 409

Second Saturdays

Studio 407/409, is open on some Second Saturdays. Upcoming dates in 2024 are Nov 9 (12-6pm) and Dec 14 (12-6pm).

We have two large open studio events each year, Art a Whirl in mid-May which involves all Northeast artists and California Dreamin' in the fall which involves several arts buildings.

California Dreamin'

alifornia Dreamin' falls on Sept 27-28, 2024 (Fri 5-9pm, Sat 12-8pm)

Art a Whirl

Art a Whirl is scheduled for May 17-19, 2024. We hope to be able to welcome you to our studios at that time. Find more information here.


1) Click here to see new paintings  for sale through the NE Minneapolis Artists Association (NEMAA) shop as well as some of my favorite older works that I hated to part with. Sometimes you just have to make room for the new.

And if you are interested in the book We Spoke Jewish you can purchase it at through the JewishHistorical Society of the Upper Midwest, Amazon or Barnes and Noble online.  It is also for  sale at the gift shop at the Museum of Russian Art and the Minnesota Historical Society.


©Susan Weinberg 2023

Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

We Spoke Jewish:
Legacy of Stories


My book weaves together the stories and artwork of  the Jewish Identity and Legacy seriesPublished in cooperation with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, it tells the story of the Jewish immigrants of the 20th century. 

For more information on
the and events,  go to:






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