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Artist's Statement and Bio

by Elizabeth W. Seaver last modified 2012-10-28 08:34 AM

Artist's Statement

My recent work has grown out of my early love for the strong images associated with black and white photography and relief printmaking, and merged with a love of intense color and sense of experimentation in the use of all kinds of materials, including collage.

The work that has grown out of my artist residency at LibertyTown Arts Workshop is whimsical with story-driven images developed through collage and acrylic processes.  They often picture birds, some found in nature, and others drawn from my imagination.  My purpose is to engage the viewer to make them smile or laugh, and stay to explore the surface and depth of the layers.

Awards/Grants

September, 2011, Juried into The Workhouse, Lorton, VA

2011, Martha Jefferson Hospital Permanent Collection
Charlottesville, VA

July, 2010, Second Place, Bird in Word and Image, LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, Va for Seed Eater

May, 2010, Public Art Award, 800 block of Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 40" x 56" panel, collage and acrylic, I Should Have Turned Left at Albuquerque

August and September, 2008, Honorable Mention, Scenes on Princess Anne, four color reduction block print, Uniquely Fredericksburg Show, Central Rappahannock Regional Library ; juror, Jennifer Foley, PhD., Paul Mellon Collection Educator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

July, 2008, Selected, three year position as artist-in-residence, LibertyTown Arts Workshop

May, 2008, Honorable Mention, One, relief print, Reclamation show, FCCA; juror, Barbara Southworth

September, 2007, Honorable Mention, Lilies at Chatham, relief print -- Uniquely Stafford, Porter Library; juror, Scott Ligon

July, 2007, Docents' Award, Laundry Day (in Paradise)--Summer Time show, FCCA

Merit Award, Resting Places—Mixed media, King George Art Guild Show, June, 2006

First place, Geranium Fountain on Caroline St.—Photography, Uniquely Fredericksburg 2002; juror, Tom Somma, Director, Mary Washington College Galleries

Selected Shows/Exhibitions

2012
November/December, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, East Gallery

2012
May, Featured Artist, Building 16, The Workhouse, Lorton, VA

2009
September, Artist Residency show Fowl Weather, LibertyTown Arts Workshop Main Gallery
September, From There to Here, Topedo Factory Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2008
December 11, 2008-January 11, 2009:  5 x 5 x (5), Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, juror, Elaine Levin, Beyond the Dunes, oil painting
Two person, with Jen Callahan, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA

2007
Two person, Relief Printmaking, with Carol Iglesias, Wide River Gallery, Colonial Beach, VA
Solo, It's a Relief, Spotsylvania Museum, Spotsylvania, VA



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