Current and Upcoming Shows and Events:

framed song sparrow watercolor by Elizabeth R Smith of

Nature’s Call: Natural History of the West at the Clymer Museum and Gallery
May 6 through June 25, 2016

416 N. Pearl St
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Featuring artwork by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest. The exhibit includes my original watercolor “Song Sparrow.”

Visit during First Fridays (May 6th and June 3rd) from 5-7 for food, wine and music as you browse the gallery.


Past Exhibits and Events:

Watercolor hydrangea by elizabeth smith of


Nature: With Hands and Eyes at the Pacific Science Center
October 14, 2015 through March 31, 2016

200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

A display of artwork by members of the GNSI-NW, including prints of “Hydrangea” and “Nina, Western Lowland Gorilla.”

Framed pink hydrangea blossom by

8th Annual PNBA Exhibit at the University of Washington’s Elisabeth C. Miller Library
April 3 through May 2, 2015

3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195

On display are a number of works by members of Pacific Northwest Botantical Artists group, including my original watercolor painting “Pink Hydrangea Blossom.”

saw_whet owl clayboard by

Small Works Show at Gallery North
March 2015

401 Main St.
Edmonds WA 98020

Artists’ Reception and Awards: March 8, 1-4pm
Edmonds Art Walk: March 19, 5-8pm

Original works “Northern Saw-whet Owl” and “Wild Rooster” will be on display and for sale.


Frame Up Display

Artistic Genus at Frame Up Studios
Fine Custom Framing

3515 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

December 2014

Come visit during the Fremont Art Walk, December 5th, 6-9pm. I’ll be there!


Artistic Genus at The Flying Apron, Fremont
Gluten-free and Vegan Bakery and Cafe

3510 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA  98103

September 1st through October 15th, 2014

cards and prints

The Celebrate Woodinville 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair with Artistic Genus
August 16th, 2014, 12-5pm

Wilmot Gateway Park
17301 131st Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

The members of Artistic Genus are participating in our first arts and crafts fair! We’ll be sharing a booth selling prints, cards, and originals.

Artistic Genus bird art
Artistic Genus at Isenhower Cellars

Wine and Art with Artistic Genus
Artwork on display June-July 2014 with two receptions:
Saturday June 21st, 2-4 pm
Saturday July 12th, 2-4 pm

Three free tastings and 15% off all wine purchases during the receptions! Framed art, prints and cards available for purchase.

Isenhower Cellars
15007 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Woodinville, WA 98072

grapes by Elizabeth Smith of
The finished piece. 12.5″ x 10″ on watercolor paper.

The 2014 Best of Gage
June 13 through July 25th 2014
Reception June 13th, 6-10 pm featuring refreshments and awards. The original Golden Grapes painting will be on display in the Still Life catagory.

Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. East, #101
Seattle, WA 98102

Radish watercolor
Raphanus sativus – watercolor.

University of Washington Hall Health UW NSI Class Exhibit, September 2013 to September 2014. Hall Health Primary Care Center, a part of the UW Medicine network, features artwork on three floors. The 140-piece collection includes photographs, drawing, painting, and sculpture. The work is all chosen to promote mental and physical well being.

Cafe Louvre Edmonds logo

Coffee and Art with Artistic Genus
Artwork on display through June 2014.
Reception Thursday, June 19th, 5-7 pm
Framed art, prints, and cards available for purchase.

Cafe Louvre
210 5th Ave S Suite 101
Edmonds, WA 98020

Windermere stairway by Elizabeth R. Smith of
Part of the Artistic Genus Windermere display

Artistic Genus at the Edmonds, WA Art Walk, April 2014. The members of Artistic Genus are displaying framed prints at the Edmonds, Wa. Windermere office for the month of April and will be on hand to chat the night of the monthly area art walk, April 17th, from 5 to 8pm. Last month nearly twenty downtown Edmonds businesses participated in the walk. I had a great time strolling through town, meeting artists and discussing artwork, and I’m looking forward to presenting my own this month!

Windermere Real Estate/GH LLC
210 5th Ave. S., Suite 102
Edmonds, WA 98020

Drawing On Nature: Flora and Fauna

Drawing on Nature: Flora and Fauna Presented by the Guild of Natural Science Illustration Northwest and Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, running January 15 to April 1, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This beautiful juried show features approximately fifty-five pieces of original artwork. Included are four of my originals, including the scratchboard Jaguar Cub.

A set of images on display at Espresso Vivace
A set of images on display at Espresso Vivace

Rowntree Studio Art at Espresso Vivace, December 2013 to February 2014. Espresso Vivace on Capitol Hill in Seattle has welcomed ten of my prints to its walls! You can get a good look at some of my images up close and enjoy some truly delicious coffee while you’re there. I particularly recommend the cafe caramel.

Gobi, based on a photograph by Ryan Hawk.
Gobi, based on a photograph by Ryan Hawk.

The PSAAZK Annual Holiday Silent Auction and Bake Sale at Woodland Park Zoo, November 22, 2013. I was delighted to donate two matted prints to support the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers, an organization that supports worldwide animal conservation efforts and supports high standards in zookeeping. The two giclees included the Jaguar Cub an a drawing of Gobi done specifically for this event.

The Natural World

Chaco Canyon Organic Café (University District) The Natural World Exhibit, September through October 2013. Chaco Canyon will be displaying a selection of works from students of the UW NSI 2013 graduating class. Artists will be present at the cafe during the University District Art Walk on September 20th from 6-9pm.

UW Natural Science Illustration

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The 2013 Natural Science Illustration Exhibition at the Burke Museum, Seattle – July 11 to September 15, 2013. Reception July 11, 2013, 5:30 to 8:30pm. The reception is free, but visitors must pay the museum entrance fee on other visits. They recommend calling ahead (206-543-7907) to make sure the exhibition room will be available since it is sometimes used for classes or meetings. This exhibit features the artwork of the 2012-2013 graduates of the school-year long UW NSI certification program and includes a wide range of subjects and styles within the natural science illustration theme.

The website features artwork of almost all class members and will remain available long after the exhibition has closed.

Nina, western lowland gorilla
Nina, Western Lowland Gorilla – graphite

Woodland Park Zoo’s Jungle Party Silent Auction at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle – July 12, 2013. A framed giclee of Nina, Western Lowland Gorilla will be available.

Stargazer lily in watercolor
Stargazer Lily – watercolor

The 21st Annual Best of Gage Student Art Exhibit at the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle – June 14 to July 26, 2013. Original watercolor Lilium orientalis ‘Stargazer’ is on display.