CURRICULUM VITAE

Representation

       Gallery Henoch, New York, NY



Memberships

         The California Art Club, Artist Member

         Portrait Society of America

         The Cecilia Beaux Forum



Education

          2006-2009   B.F.A cum laude, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA

          2006-2008   Lance Richlin Atelier, Torrance, CA

Solo Shows

2020            Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth McGhee, Laguna Beach Public Library, Laguna Beach

2016            Realist Symbolism: Unconventional Interpretations of the Familiar, Concordia University, Irvine, CA


Group Exhibitions

2022             The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA (upcoming)

2021             The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2021             110th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Hilbert Museum, Orange, CA 

2021            Still Life, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2021            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2021            California Cool, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 

2020            Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2020            Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA  (changed to online due to Covid-19)

2020             The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA  (changed to online due to Covid-19)

2020            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA  (changed to online due to Covid-19)

2020             109th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Hilbert Museum, Orange, CA  (changed to online due to Covid-19)

2020             Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA  (changed to online due to Covid-19)

2020             Featured Artist, Laguna Beach Public Library, Laguna Beach, CA

2020             Insider Art, CAP Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

2020             Likeness, VRFA Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

2020            Word and Image, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 

2020            California Cool, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            Auditory Memories, University of California, Irvine, CA

2019            The Female Eye, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2019            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2019            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            Shoreline, Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            108th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Pasadena, CA 

2019            The Imaginary, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

2019            California Cool, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2018            Naturescape, CAP Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2018            Chosen Objects, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2018            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            107th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2018            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            California Cool, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            Figuratively Speaking, Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            Meet the Artist, Pacific Club, Newport Beach CA

2017            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            Encore!, CAP, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            The Art of Travel, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            Paint the Town: Laguna Beach, Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            106th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2017            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA 

2017            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            California Cool, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            Young Guns, FOA South, Laguna Beach, CA

2016            Art and Nature, Gallery Q, Laguna Beach, CA

2016            Small Works Group Art Show, Los Angeles County Store, Los Angeles, CA 

2016            32nd Annual National Juried Show, North Valley Art League, Redding, CA 

2016            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2016            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2016            105th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016            Portraiture, CAP Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            Subjective Truths, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA 

2015            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            Happiness Is..., Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2014            Artists’ Fund Board Member Show, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA 

2014            Portraits of the Fallen, Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda, CA

2014            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2014            30th Annual National Juried Show, North Valley Art League, Redding, CA          

2013            6 Inch Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2013            Beyond Borders Juried Exhibition, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2013            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2013            34th Annual Mini-Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Jackson State University, Jacksonville, AL

2013            Our Town, LOCA, Laguna Nursery, Laguna Beach, CA

2013            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2013            Figures and Faces, Festival of Arts Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

2013            Playground- Art of Childhood, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2013            29th Annual National Juried Show, North Valley Art League, Redding, CA 

2012            Small Packages Juried Exhibition, Art Beat on Main Street Gallery, Vista, CA 

2012           Animalier: The Animal in Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, Graceful Arts Gallery and Studios, Alva, OK

2012            FISH Juried Exhibition, University of Oklahoma School of Art and History, Norman, OK

2012            Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach

2012            Laguna In the Round, Don Beres Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (ongoing)

2012            Potpourri, Festival of Arts Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA  

2012            Inside the Artist’s Studio: Still Life and Interiors Juried Exhibition, Altadena Town and Country Club, Altadena, CA

2012            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2012            Black is Back, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2012            Summer Show, San Clemente Art Club, San Clemente, CA

2012            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            The Great 948, The Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA

2011            Mixed Bag, Festival of Arts Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            Go Gold, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            Guajome Days, Rancho Guajome Adobe Museum, Vista, CA 

2011            Mission Federal Art Walk, San Diego, CA 

2011            Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            BlueCanvas Issue 7 Launch Event, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, CA 

2011            Portrait Show, Festival of Arts Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            Studio Arts Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            The Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            2010 Preview, Festival of Arts Wells Fargo Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            Into the Blue, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            Grapes for Grads, Tivoli Too, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            Art That’s Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2010            Guest Artist, Surf and Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, CA

2009            Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA 

2009            Industry Open House, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA

2009            Senior Fine Art Show, Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2009            Best of the Best: Juried Student Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA

2008            Professional Mentoring Program, De Ru Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

Honors and Awards

2021            3rd Place, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2020            1st Place, Victory Garden, South Laguna Community Garden Park, Laguna Beach, 

2020            1st Place, Best Oil Painter, Laguna Beach Vibe Magazine, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            Best In Theme, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2019            2nd Place, Best Oil Painter, Laguna Beach Vibe Magazine, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            Editor’s Choice Award, American Art Collector Magazine

2018            Honorable Mention, Red Hot, Artist’s Fund, Laguna Beach, CA

2018            Merit Grant, LOCA Emeritus Board, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            Most Creative Concept, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2017            1st Place, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2016            Award of Merit, 32nd Annual National Show, NVAL, Redding, CA

2016            2nd Place, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2015            1st Place, Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, CA

2015            Most Creative Concept, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2014            2013 Top 25: Fine Art, Creative Quarterly Magazine

2014            Honorable Mention, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2014            People’s Choice Award, 30th Annual National Show, NVAL, Redding, CA

2014            Honorable Mention, Portraits VI, MyArtContest.com 

2013            Most Amazing Ensemble, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2013            Elected as an Artist Member, The California Art Club, Pasadena, CA

2013            Award of Merit, 29th Annual National Show, NVAL, Redding, CA

2012            3rd Place, Small Packages, Art Beat on Main Street Gallery, Vista, CA

2012            1st Place, Laguna Beach Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall, CA

2012            Most Amazing Ensemble, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2012            Honorable Mention, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            3rd Place, Festival Recycled Fashion Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2011            1st Place, Art That's Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

2006-2009   Academic Scholarship Laguna College of Art and Design

2006-2008   Merit Scholarship, Lance Richlin Atelier

2003            Gold Key, and Silver Key, Scholastic Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2002            California Arts Scholar, California State Summer School of the Arts

2002            California Governor's Scholarship



Media/ News

2021           Modern Stills, American Art Collector, June

2021           Festival of Arts to Return in Laguna Beach After COVID-19 Shutdown, Los Angeles Times, 4/19

2020           Selections from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, Pat Sparkuhl, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

2020           Artist Interview, Artist’s Corner, 93.5 FM Laguna Beach 1/20

2020           Mixing the Genres, American Art Collector, January

2019           Artist Interview, Artist’s Corner, 93.5 FM Laguna Beach 9/9 

2019           The Female Eye, American Art Collector Magazine, September

2019           Laguna! Life and People: The Memory Collector, StuNews Laguna, 7/23

2019           Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, KTLA Morning News 7/10

2019           The Artists’ Fund, Artwalking Radio, 93.5 FM Laguna Beach 6/2

2019           A Contemporary Lens, American Art Collector Magazine, April

2018           Costumes, Artists and Live Sculptures: A look at Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters, Good Day LA, Fox 11  7/16

2018           Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, KTLA Morning News 7/12

2018           86th Annual Festival of Arts Fine Art Show, CBS San Diego 7/6

2018           Artist Interview, Rainbow Radio, 93.5 FM Laguna Beach 6/30

2018           LOCA Celebrates 25 years, Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine, spring issue

2017           At the Festival of Arts Fashion Show..., Orange County Register, 8/12

2017           Awards- Art That’s Small, Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine, summer issue

2016           FOA Adds to the Collection, Laguna Beach Independent, 8/12

2016           Fashion Meets Art on the Runway, Laguna Beach Independent, 8/12

2016           Style and Substance Flourish Even in the 84th Year, Laguna Beach Independent, 7/29

2016           Circus Cabaret Supports Art Education, Laguna Beach Independent, 4/15

2016           Highlighting the Younger Set at the Gold Medal, California Art Club Newsletter, Spring Issue

2016           Three Artists Present Portraiture, Laguna Beach Independent, 1/21

2016           McGhee Opens Art Club, Laguna Beach Independent, 1/15

2015           Subjective Truths at the Carnegie, Susan Zannos, Ventura County Reporter, 10/1

2015            Lost. Found. Treasured, by David Ferrell, Orange County Register, 9/7

2015            Laguna Artist Elizabeth McGhee Finds Beauty in the Past, by David Ferrell, Coast Magazine, 8/26

2015            Beauty, Creativity Abound at Fashion Show, Laguna Beach Independent, 8/19

2015            Walk the Red Carpet..., Los Angeles Times, 8/7

2015            Lumina Magazine, Spring Issue

2014            Artist Portfolio Magazine’s Portrait Issue

2014            100 Best Annual 2013, Creative Quarterly Magazine

2014            In Laguna Beach, Walking and Talking, KCET, 10/29

2013            The Art of a Storyteller, by Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, winter quarterly issue

2013            From Fine Art To Found Fashion, Coastline Pilot 8/27

2013            A New Archetype Is Born, Laguna Beach Independent 8/23

2013            Elizabeth McGhee Reveals New Mythological Portrait, Stu News Laguna 8/27

2013            Beneath the Paint Lies a Hidden Talent, Laguna Beach Independent, 7/03

2013            Mythica Series, Creative Quarterly Magazine, Spring/ Summer 2013 

2012            Recycled Materials Reworked...., Laguna Beach Independent, 8/24

2012            Reusable High Fashion, Coastline Pilot, 8/24

2012            Recycled Fashions Make a Statement, Orange County Register, 8/23

2011            Artist Interview, CNC World News, Aired 9/3

2011            Festivals' Final Days of Fun, Coastline Pilot, 8/25

2011            Reclaimed Fashion Showcases, Laguna Beach Independent, 8/25

2011            Recycled Fashion Show.., Orange County Register, 8/20

2011            Festival of Arts Inspires Marriage Proposals, Orange County Register, 

2011            Commissioned For Love, Coastline Pilot, 8/9

2011            Amid Sculptures and Paintings.., Laguna Beach Independent, 8/9

2011            Our Laguna: Artists are the Heart of the Festival Season, Coastline Pilot,

2011            Winners of Art That's Small, Coastline Pilot, 4/28

2011            Photograph of the artist and her work, Coastline Pilot, 1/14

2011            Art Walk Preview for January, Blogdowntown.com, 1/12

2010            Photograph of the artist and her work, Coastline Pilot, 7/2

2010            A Family Affair for First Time Exhibitor, by Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Independent, 7/2

2010            Artist profile, Bluecanvas Magazine, Issue Three

2009            Bluecanvas.com featured online artist, November