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ELIZABETH SCHWARZ SUMNER                                           

B. 1957        Washington, DC

Studio: Columbia, Maryland

Subject matter: various; landscape, human figure, nature

Medium: watercolor, ink, oil paint, acrylic, mixed media



Towson University, MEd in Art, 2009

University of Maryland University College, BA, Fine Arts, 2001

Pratt Institute of Art, drawing major, three and a half years, 1975 - 1978

Ohio State University, course work and internship with medical illustrator, 1977


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Breaking Ground: Art About the Earth, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, 2023

2023 Artists’ Gallery Juried Show, virtual exhibit, Artists’ Gallery, Ellicott City, MD 2023

2023 OMI Art Exhibition, The Meeting House Gallery. Oakland Mills, MD, 2023

Roco6x6 – Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, Rochester, NY, 2019, 2021, 2022

Small Works, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, 2020, 2021, 2022

SHINE: Catching the Light. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, 2021

Out of Order (OOO) online exhibit and auction, Maryland Art Place, MD, 2020, 2021

Under 500, Maryland Art Place (MAP) virtual exhibit, 2020

In the Box, Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) virtual exhibit, 2020

Mid Fall Madness, MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2020

USPS Art Project, online exhibit, Art Gym Denver, Denver, CO, 2020

USPS Art Project, online exhibit, Sunset Art Studios, Dallas, TX, 2020

Brotherhood, Grosse Pointe Art Gallery, MI, virtual exhibit, 2020

Transcending the Quarantine, online exhibit, Baltimore County Art Guild, 2020

Six Feet of Separation, Curve Gallery, virtual exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art, 2020

Local Color, Artists’ Gallery Ellicott City, 2020

Postcards from the Edge 2020, fundraiser for Visual AIDS, New York, NY, 2020

Art Howard County 2019 – Howard County Arts Council Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 2019

Between the Layers, The Gallery @ 1101, Baltimore County Art Guild, 2019

Earth Elements - Bowie City Hall, Bowie, MD, 2016

Patuxent Art League Annual - Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, MD, 2014

Bowie City Hall Show “By Invitation” - Bowie City Hall, Bowie, MD, 2014

Master Class - Bowie City Hall, Bowie, MD, 2014

What Those Who Teach Can Do - juried exhibition, The Art Institute of Washington,

Rosslyn, VA, 2013, 2014

Local Color - Artists’ Gallery, Columbia, MD, 2011 and 2013 Merit Award

Small Wonders - MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2011

LAG Open Juried Exhibition - Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, MD, 2002, 2011

Who Me? Self-Portrait exhibit - Sweetwater Center for the Arts, PA, 2011

2010 MAEA Members Exhibit - two works, Howard County, MD, 2010

HoCo 2010, Howard County Center for the Arts, MD, 2010


Brooklyn Art Library, Art House Co-op, NY, 2010

Work held in private collections in New York, California, Washington State, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland



Laurel High School, Visual Arts Teacher, 2007 - 2019

University of Maryland, Art & Learning Center, sessional instructor 2014 and 2015

Nicholas Orem Middle School, Visual Arts Teacher, 2001 - 2007

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center and Harmony Hall Regional Center, sessional instructor 2001 and 2002

Private art instruction, 1994-1999


Other art related employment:

Deck the Walls, framing, 1998 - 1999

Freelance Illustrator, 1987 - 1997



Silkscreen with print-maker Winston Hill, 2013

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