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Cut to the Chase Exhibition: Homecoming, Smith River seriesmixed media with original imagery printed on 100% cotton rag paper, 13 x 13 x 1.25 inches, 2023.


Cut to the Chase Exhibition: Internalizing, Smith River seriesmixed media with original imagery printed on 100% cotton rag paper, 13 x 13 x 1.25 inches, 2023.


Installation day at Cafe Leila.

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At Monmouth Museum NJ: Flowering Trees, mixed media with original imagery printed on 100% cotton rag paper, 13 x 13 x 1.25  inches, 2022.

Art Kala 2023: Smith River Reverie IV-Migration, mixed media with original imagery printed on 100% cotton rag paper, 13 x 13 x 3.5  inches, 2023.

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Cynthia Brannvall and Elizabeth Addison at THE WILD SIDE opening reception; an enthralled viewer of Louse M. Stanley's Conversation Between Two Harpies; works by Janet Lipkin, Sondra Schwetman, and Lorraine Woodruff-Long.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023, 11am on Zoom

CUT TO THE CHASE: Artist Zoom Talk on World Collage Day

CUT TO THE CHASE Collage-a-Rama Exhibition Artist Talk will celebrate World Collage Day with featured Artists: Elizabeth Addison, Susan Birnbaum, Glenn Bachmann, Dianne Hoffman, Mary Kecskemeti, Maureen Letton, Priscilla Otani, and Stephen C. Wagner. To register for this FREE event:

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10am on Zoom

ARTIST TALK! INQUESTigation: Women at the Intersections of Art + Science

Please join me for this Zoom talk featuring women at the intersections of art and science, Part of the WCA National exhibition at Monmouth Museum in New Jersey. I am one of the participating artists who sustain a creative practice engaging in science at varying levels. We will discuss our works in the exhibition after a short exhibition video is presented. Please contact Laura Morrison for the Zoom link,

See Images from the Exhibition

Visit the Gallery


Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6pm on Zoom

Gallery Route One

Pamela Blotner hosted a lovely installment of Gallery Route One's Artists' Exchange. Vicki Gunter and I enjoyed answering your questions about our art practices and methods. View the recording HERE!

April 15 through May 6, 2023

Arc Project Gallery

Homecoming and Internalizing (detail shown) are featured in Collage-a-Rama's "Cut to the Chase" exhibition. These two works are meditations on cherished qualities of the Smith River: her welcoming emerald depths and the other-worldly way light plays upon her surface at dawn. The monthly Collage-a-Rama sessions are a joyful addition to my creative practice. 

Location: 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 7-9pm

Wold Collage day Zoom Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 7-9pm

Hours: 1-6PM on Wednesdays & Thursdays and 12-3PM on Saturdays

April 4  through June 4, 2023

Cafe Leila

Leitha Thrall, Curator

Cafe Leila, a beloved Berkeley gathering spot for Bay Area artists, is hosting the a collection of my recent works along with the artist, Andrée Thompson. Stop on by for the bet latte in town and a feast for you eyes!

Location: Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 8am-3pm

March 30 through May 1, 2023

Kala Art Gallery

Please join me for the Art Kala 2023 Preview Party, Thursday, March 30th, 6-9pm. It's a free, family-friendly event and all are welcome. Come by for food, drinks, music, art, and fun!

My dimensional collage Smith River Reverie IV-Migration is one of the artworks offered and on display in the gallery.

The preview party also marks the beginning of the bidding on silent auction items so if you plan to bid, bring a credit card and your phone to register on Kala's mobile auction site,

Location: 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Preview Party: Thursday, March 30, 6-9pm

Closing Party w/live auction & short program: Saturday, May 13, 6-9pm

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12-5pm

March 26 through June 4, 2023

Monmouth Museum

Patti Jordan, Curator

I'm honored to be one of thirteen artists invited to participate in this fascinating national exhibition. INQUESTigation is a Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) National Exhibition of women at the intersections of art and science that seeks to create alternate perceptions and experiences of our realities through myriad approaches. Eight of my dimensional collage mandalas were selected! 

Location: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey

Reception: Sunday, March 26, 5:30-7:30pm

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-2pm

recent curatorial projects & calls for art



Elizabeth Addison, Curator & Karen Gutfreund, Juror

Arc Studios and Gallery

June 17 - August 12, 2023

Portals can be openings into new realities. They conjure images of liminality, shimmering lights, whirling openings to otherworldly realms, gateways that allow energy to pass between dimensions or doorways for the world of matter to commune with spirit. In our day-to-day lives, portals can have magical or disorienting effects, perhaps causing us to forget why we entered in the first place. Or, a portal might signify personal growth, self-actualization, or transcendence.
**For this exhibition, we seek artwork that tells a story, invites the viewer into other realms, evokes transcendence, or inspires a good laugh. Tell us about your portal experiences, stories, and dreams! For detail or to submit work, click here.**

June 18 - August 13, 2022


Elizabeth Addison, Curator & Cynthia Brannvall, Juror

Arc Studios and Gallery

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. 

~Isadora Duncan
To view artwork and catalog, click HERE​.

We all have a wild side, whether we stride boldly there or keep it under the radar. Women, traditionally, have been taught to keep their “wildness” under wraps – raucous, adventurous, risk-taking, bold & brave, sometimes licentious, or living outside traditional moral codes. For THE WILD SIDE, California women artists evoke drama, awe, and strong emotions with works that excite visually… and celebrate the untamed! 


April 1-May 3, 2022


Curated Invitational & Regional Juried Exhibitions in two locations.
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Curated Invitational Exhibition

Laney College’s June Steingart Art Gallery, Regional Juried Exhibition

Curators: Elizabeth Addison & Robert Abrams

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is extremely dynamic and complex. We experience water in its absence, fury, and spiritual significance – from crashing waves and rushing rapids to gurgling flows and gentle splashes. 63 West Coast artists have taken a dive into the deep for Shimmer with works in a wide range of media that inform, inspire, and refresh.

December 3, 2021 through January 14, 2022


An NCWCA Member Exhibition

Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery

King Library, San Jose State University

Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair

Jurors: Karen Gutfreund, Carolina Quintanilla

Sculpture Curation: Elizabeth Addison

In Composing the Future II, NCWCA artists were challenged to flex their artistic powers in response to the extreme events of the past two years and to project their hopes, dreams, and ideas into the future. Composing the Future, a NCWCA member exhibition, originally premiered May-June, 2021 at the Bankhead Performing Arts Center. Composing the Future II, a curated iteration, features a selection of works from the original exhibition as well as many new ones.

View the entire exhibit here.

View the catalog here.

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