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Elizabeth Wallace is interested in the human spirit and its intimacy with its social and environmental surroundings. She examines how we define our sense of place: the ways in which our actions shape the landscape, and the ways our surroundings influence us. The inanimate objects that populate her still life compositions reveal the inner workings of our lives.
Wallace studied Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa.
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Solo Shows and Awards
The Phillips Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Thornton Oakley Memorial Award in the 107th International Juried competition for Overlook pastel, 2007.
Virginia Tech April 16th Pastels, Pastel Portrait Collection, Blacksburg, VA. Pastel portraits commissioned in memory of 32 students and faculty. Collection is on display at the G. Burke Johnston Center, April 2009 - present.
John Wayne Airport solo exhibition, Orange County, CA. A solo exhibition featuring large-scale pastel paintings in the main terminal, 2009.
The Pastel Journal, national magazine for pastel artists, honorable mention in The Pastel 100 feature, Suspended, Part II, 2005.
Palm Springs Desert Museum, 33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA, Utrecht Manufacturing Award, Overlook I pastel, 2002.
21st International Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Bob Suggs Award for Excellence, Overlook pastel, 2007.
First Place Painting, Woman With Umbrella, oil on board and First Place Drawing, Michelle pastel, 2004. Second Place Painting, Pear Up, oil on canvas, Orange County, CA.
Los Angeles, CA. I-5 Gallery Juried Group Exhibition, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Work, Overlook pastel, 2008.
Best of Fine Arts Award, Laguna College of Art and Design, Departure pastel, Laguna Beach, CA, 2002.
2008 Union of Concerned Scientist Calendar national competition.
The Pastel Journal, Honorable Mention in The Pastel 100 feature, 2005.
2006 Emerging Artists Calendar national competition.
Laguna News Post, August 16, 2001.
Laguna News Post, July 4, 2002.
Select Group Exhibitions
All Media 2012 , Irvine, CA, July through August.
Song of the Land, Los Angeles, CA, January through May 2012.
2011: Mixed Bag, Laguna Beach, CA, September through November.
Festival of the Arts at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California July 2 through August 31, 2011.
Spring Forward, The Blinn House, Pasadena, CA, June and July 2011.
Earth Juried Exhibition, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, April, 2011. Detour was selected for this exhibition.
2010: Angel Trike is on permanent display at the Mesa Child Development Center at the University of California San Diego. Click on the link that follows to read about the unveiling of the portrait. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/general/10-01Donated_Tricycle_Painting.asp
Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, California, October through November 2010.
Festival of the Arts at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. Pastel paintings exhibited July 3, 2010 to August 31, 2010.
Memory's Touch Exhibition, June 1 to July 28, 2010, John Spoor Broome Library Gallery, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA. Hang Time has been chosen for this exhibit.
Made in California juried exhibition, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California. Angel Trike was selected for this exhibition.
California Visual Artists, 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, California. Figure 8 -- Thousand Words was selected for this exhibition.
2009: Los Angeles Printmaking Society's 20th National Exhibition, Barnsdall Gallery, Hollywood, California.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Art by the Running Foot, Santa Ana, California.
Solo Exhibition, John Wayne Airport - Orange County. A collection of large-scale pastel portraits were exhibited.
Galleria Tontantzin, Passion for Trees, San Juan Bautista, California.
2008: The Art of Democracy, Left, Right and Center, Old Town Gallery, Tustin, California.
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 112th International Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York, New York.
Visual Arts Alliance, 25th Juried National Open Exhibition, Houston, Texas.
Pastel Portrait Collection, Virginia Tech Office of Recovery and Support, Exhibition of 32 Portraits of Students and Teachers, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Union of Concerned Scientists 2008 calendar, graphite drawing Liberty, October 2008.
Southern California Women's Caucus for the Arts All Members Postcard Art Show and Fundraiser, Los Angeles, California.
2007: 107th International Anniversary Exhibition of Works on Paper, The Phillips Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
California Open Exhibition, The Artists Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Go Figure, A Survey of the Human Form, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Group Show, Laguna Beach, California.
2006: Pastels USA, 21st Annual International Open Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Sacramento Fine Arts Center.
San Diego Art Institute 48th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego, California.
Less is More, Miniature Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painters Exhibition, Laguna Beach, California.
2005: Land of the Free: Americana; National Juried Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California.
Artist Indoors, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Beach, California.
Saddleback Art League, Harvest of Color, Mission Viejo, California.
2004: Twentieth Juried National Open Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas.
33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.
Artists' Exhibition, Saddleback Art League, Mission Viejo, California.
2003: America, National Juried Exhibition, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, California.