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TV Appearance, August Workshop and More!

OZ Video Installation, ©2016 Elizabeth Sanford


Only a few days left to see my TV appearance with Patricia Earnhardt!  Here we are talking about our Modular Art Pod in Joseph Hazelwood’s amazing video installation on antique televisions in the Escaparate at OZ Arts.


Learning Lab 2016


So thrilled to be part of Metro Arts’ Learning Lab program and to be working with these amazing artists! Find out more about the program here:


I’m teaching a 2-day Watermedia workshop at Plaza in August! Read all about it here:

Workshops & Classes

Secret Sides of Soil, alternate view, ©2015 Elizabeth Sanford

I’m delighted to report that the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has purchased one of my flexicubes, Secret Sides of Soil.

Mystery Technique

Mystery Technique #50

MT#50, ©Elizabeth Sanford

Are you curious about how this was done? I’ll explain next month, so be sure to sign up for email updates to find out!



This is a close-up of a painting inspired by a dream about Georgia O’Keeffe; it’s part of an older series from graduate school.  I began with loosely painted acrylic shapes and spatters on Arches Cover. After they dried, I used paper stencils and spray paint to create a series of overlapping petal shapes, varying my distance from the paper to vary the density of the paint; I also added abstract outlines of petals with colored pencils. Next I used thin washes of acrylic to suggest some depth.

Mystery Technique

Mystery Technique #49

MT#49, ©Elizabeth Sanford

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I began with a yellow layer followed by an orange one on a piece of hot press watercolor paper. After it dried, I applied fluid acrylic magenta with a moldable foam stamp. I created the stamp by heating a piece of Pen Score with a heat gun and then pressing the foam on top of scattered wild rice. According to the package, you can even “melt away” unwanted designs by reheating the foam.

Announcements Exhibitions & Events

Meet me at OZ Arts!

Tales from the Anthropocene, side 2, ©Elizabeth Sanford

Come and see the amazing Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville! I was lucky enough to collaborate with Patricia Earnhardt; I did the outside, and she did the inside. Ours is a 6-foot cube called Tales of the Anthropocene; the event runs through June 25. Read more about it on Tony Youngblood’s site:

and here:


Tales from the Anthropocene,side 2, ©Elizabeth Sanford


Tales from the Anthropocene, detail, ©Elizabeth Sanford


Be sure to check out Joseph Hazelwood’s amazing video installation on vintage TVs in the Escaparte if you go. Here’s a shot of our segment taken through our “sneak preview” cube; that’s me in the cobalt blue shirt.


Tales from the Anthropocene,Escaparte ©Elizabeth Sanford

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Free Workshop, ARTFIX Feature, New Exhibit and More!


Isn’t this a gorgeous catalog? I’m so thrilled to be part of this amazing show! Get a sneak preview here:



What a lovely surprise to see my work featured on ARTFIX daily!  Read all about it here, and find out why 20,000 is my new favorite number:


Reshaping the Shadows-Unseen Omens, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

It’s such an honor to be featured in Maxine Masterfield’s Spirit of Experimental Art, and it’s free to subscribe! The topic this time is “The Power of Observation,” so this piece, Reshaping the Shadows: Unseen Omens, is especially appropriate. I’m in the Finding Inspiration section; get your subscription here:


I’m offering quite a few workshops this summer, including a free one at the Green Hills Library; find out the details here:

Workshops & Classes


Announcements Exhibitions & Events

My First Billboard!

Vanderbilt Library, ©2016 Elizabeth Sanford

I never dreamed that I’d have work featured on a billboard! Art history students at Vanderbilt University selected and curated this exhibition; it’s an intriguing comparison of similar themes in medieval texts and contemporary book arts. I’m so honored that they chose one of my books; it was inspired by my 3-year-old niece – the figure can twirl on her string.

Here’s a photo from the reception and another view of the case featuring my piece.

Vanderbilt reception, ©2016 Elizabeth Sanford

Vanderbilt 4:25:16 show, ©Elizabeth Sanford


And there’s more! It’s rare that I  have 2 major events so close together! Here’s a shot of my table at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. Saturday night was their big pARTy celebration.

Watkins pARTy, ©2016 Elizabeth Sanford