ELIZABETH SANDVIG is a painter and printmaker who was born in Seattle but grew up in Washington, DC and Mexico City.  She attended Pomona College and Harvard University and started to exhibit in 1961.  Since 1974 she has been exhibiting at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, with her most recent show in June/July  2011.  She has had one-person shows at Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR (2000); Pierce College, Lakewood, WA (1998); Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA (1992) and “Paintings of Palettes”, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1991.  Group shows include:  “Elizabeth Sandvig and Michael Spafford”, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR (2006);  “pARTners”, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA (2005); Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen, China (2005); Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA (2005, 2004, 2003);  “Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA (2004);  “Les Fables de La Fontaine”, touring exhibition in Europe and United States (2002-2004).  In 2006 Elizabeth Sandvig, husband Michael Spafford, and son Spike Mafford, were honored with the Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, Family of NW Artists and in 2007 received the Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.  Public collections in Seattle, which own her work, include Seattle Art Museum, Safeco, Swedish Hospital, Microsoft, University of Washington, among others.