Pearl Frog

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So what about this Pearl Frog - where did that cockamamie name come from?

Hippie nicknames... Mike had been called “Frog,” and Sue got tagged “Pearl.”

So those names kind of stirred around in our lives for several years and one night we

found ourselves sitting around a bonfire in the sierra of Ecuador - up in the hills above

Otavalo - with some Cuerpa de Paz friends and some Indios Ecuatorianos . We were

drinking a local brew and getting acquainted and somehow the frog nickname came up

and the Otovalos were impressed. It seems the frog, La Rana, had a special place for

them as a symbol of health and healing. So we adopted the name that night and decided we would form

ourselves a company called Pearl Frog. Pearl Frog was originally a rep agency in the outdoor recreation business.

However, Sue Anne soon added Pearl Frog’s Good Barking Studio as her artistic bailiwick.

Sue Anne Sullivan

Fiber Artist 1971 - present

Selected Exhibitions:

2019- The State of Hand Stitch, New Embroidery by Texas Artists, University of Texas San Antonio main gallery, San Antonio, TX

2018-2019 – FASA annual show, Say Si Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2018 – 53rd Annual ARToberfest, New Braunfels, TX

2016 – FASA annual show, Say Si Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2015 – Mona Lisa’s Closet, Austin TX

2015 – Artemisia Art Wear, Taos, NM

2014 – Kathleen Sommers Boutique, San Antonio, TX

2012 – Art on 12 Gallery, Wimberley, TX

1986 – Kansas Invitational Exhibit, Wichita, KS

1975 – Westgate State Bank, Kansas City, MO – double woven triptych installation

1958-1959 – collage painting in traveling exhibit sponsored by Kansas Art Education Association


2012 Touching Fiber Art - printed in conjunction with Texas Museum of Fiber Arts exhibition at the Texas State Capital in Austin, TX


1971 – Studio assistant to Mary E. Snyder, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York

1972 - BFA Textile Design in Weaving, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas