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April 11-14, 2016 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

About the Art and Artist

Each year, the Space Symposium commemorative space art poster is a treasured keepsake. The 32nd Space Symposium poster was designed by artist Susanne Arens at Crystal Peak Design.

The poster will be distributed to Symposium attendees at the Space Foundation booth in the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center. In addition to being used as a poster, Arens's artwork is driving the design for all 32nd Space Symposium advertising, collateral, signage and promotional materials, as well as this website.

About the Artist: Susanne Arens

Artist Susanne Arens

Susanne has been an award-winning artist since her childhood. Her artistic talents include using the mediums: inks, acrylics, watercolor, color pencil, scratchboard, stained glass, photography and digital art.

Susanne started her advertising agency, called Crystal Peak Design, in 1986.  She has been recognized by national and international design associations for her outstanding work. Initially, Crystal Peak Design serviced the Colorado Springs community, however it has expanded to clients around the state and country, as well as internationally.

In addition to running her agency, Susanne is also an instructor at one of our local colleges where she teaches computer graphics and marketing and has been a guest speaker at other area colleges and high schools for the past 10 years. She also produces paintings that are sold at a gallery in Manitou Springs, online and as commissioned work.

Susanne has volunteered as the Logistics Chair for the American Heart Association of the Pikes Peak Region as well as the Chair for the Graphics Committee and Co-Chair of the Raffle Committee.  She participated in and volunteered as the Chair of the Multimedia and Graphics Department at the Pikes Peak Community College for the past 10 years.

Susanne lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A Rich History of Design

To date, the Space Foundation has issued 18 Space Symposium posters, starting in 1999. The subject matter has ranged from actual space photographs to fantastical visions of the future to stunning starscapes. To see all the posters, click here.

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