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Celebrate Art!
 Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour
Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th
The upcoming 2018 Sierra Art Trails open studio tour has many talented artists.  The Sierra Sun Times will be featuring a sampling 

of several area artists each week leading up to the show.  Check back regularly to see who the next featured artist will be.

Elizabeth Saltos
Artist #60

Elizabeth Saltos

On Saturday, October 6th, local harpist Linda Dunn will be playing in my studio from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. so please visit us and enjoy an afternoon of art and music.

Artist Statement: I have been a working artist in California for more than thirty years. My career spans several styles and mediums evolving into large-scale Public Art installations of metal designed to become a permanent part of the architecture. Public Art is very exciting because you get to make very large sculptures, one I created for a library in Sacramento was over 100 feet long.

In the last ten years I have developed a strong body of work in clay. I continue to make sculpture mostly from clay and challenge myself by how to build large assembled pieces. I maintain a focus on large-scale work, but today I am making a concerted effort to work in smaller scales. And in the world of ceramics I maintain a fascination with bowls, so satisfying to create!!

At this point in my career I have reconnected with etching, a medium I explored in college years earlier. Working with copper plates connects me to my metal work and sculpture as well. My imagery at this time is inspired by my re-location to the Yosemite area of California. In the beginning of my career my images were geometric forms which evolved from a visual alphabet which I had created. Today, more than thirty years later, I am creating from the vast canvas of the mountains around me. My imagers are abstractions from nature that evolve through a deconstruction of these organic forms. I see the textures and patterns of trees as a kind of calligraphy to describe growth and movement.

Being here in the mountains has inspired an entirely new body of work and my etchings evolve from all the varied textures and patterns in the trees and landscapes surrounding us. I title my etchings to identify the source: Sugar Pine textures. Manzanita, Live Oak and so forth and spend my time immersed in these shapes. I guess trees are talking to me.

I am loving being up here, even with the fires which I fear but am moved beyond words at the power of community and the service of all the fire fighters and support these catastrophes generate. Powerful of place here.

I hope you enjoy seeing this most recent body of works on paper. 

Elizabeth Saltos
42090 Road 222, Oakhurst, CA 93644
PH: (650) 808-7150

Elizabeth Saltos totem vesselsElizabeth Saltos rhythm treesElizabeth Saltos ginko print

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2003 - Masters of Art, Design and Industry San Francisco State University
1972 - B.F.A. University of Texas      
1969 - University of Connecticut


2014 - "Then and Now" Twenty Five Year Retrospective, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2010 - "Rolls and Waves", Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 - "Metal Wall Constructions", Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 - "Painted Geometric Reliefs", World Headquarters Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
2000 - "Centering Square", Show Place Design Center, San Francisco, CA
1999 - "Metal Works", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 - "Serigraph Installation- Walls and Windows", 544 Natoma Street Gallery, San Francisco
1980 - "Prism/ Convergence/Summation, Fort Mason Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Resulted in a National Endowment for the Arts Award


2014 - “Hypotenuse/ Squared” Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA.
2009 - “Spinning Wheels”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 - “Metal Works”, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
2000 - "New Metal", Nortel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
1999 - “Group Exhibit”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1999 - "Light Waves", Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 - "Light Impressions", Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
1994 - "Elements of Construction", Black Hawk Plaza Gallery, San Ramon, CA
1990 - "Metal Works in 3-D", 3 COM Corporation, San Jose, CA
1989 - "Models for Large Works", AIA National Convention, San Francisco, CA
1985 - "New Metal- Series Seven", Gensler Architectural Firm, San Francisco, CA
1979 - "Circular Matrix Prism", Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2002 - “Flying Light-BookWorks” Art in Public Places, Sacramento Metro Arts,
This work in progress
2001 - “Light Waves” commission of five major works for Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA
2000 - "Harmonics", site-specific commission for Hewlett Packard Corp., Roseville, CA
1999 - "Flight Series", commissions for University of California Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
1999 - "Light Impressions II", Indus Corporation, San Francisco, CA
1998 - "Rolled Works", a series of eleven installations for the University of California, Sacramento, CA
1996 - "Diagonal Relief" Art in Public Places, San Francisco, CA
1996 - "Ribbon Works", VISA Corporation, Foster City, CA
1996 - "Four Elements", Alter and Associates, Chicago, Ill.
1994 - "Dimensional Isosceles Impressionist Relief", Silicon Graphics Corp., Mountain View, CA
1993 - "Hypotenuse Square", Nordstrom Inc., Bloomington, Ill.
1992 - "Dimensional Rectangle", The Indus Group, San Francisco, CA
1992 - "Spagyric", Art in Public Places, Central Library, Sacramento, CA
1992 - "Geometric Progression", Art in Public Places, Central Library, Sacramento, CA
1987 - "Construction Elements", Limbach, Limbach and Sutton, Ferry Building, San Francisco  
1986 - Progression to a Common Mass Center", Hewlett Packard Inc., Cupertino, CA


2002 - Epsilon Pi Tau, Honors for Academic Achievement
1980 - National Endowment for the Arts- Individual Fellowship
1972 - Who's Who American Colleges and Universities


2006-2017 - Artist and Educator The Harker School, San Jose, CA
2000 - GES Exposition, SSF, CA, Graphics- Computer related production, mounting and materials handling for Tradeshow Installation of Signage
1999 - Exhibit Design, AutoCAD drafting and computer-generated graphics for signage
1984 - Visual Artist and Installer of Exhibits and Displays in the Trade Show Venue
1981 - Graphic Coordinator, Giltspur Exhibits, San Francisco, CA
1974 - Sole- Proprietor "Silk-Screen Arts",  fine arts printing


University of California
VISA Corporation, RedWood City, CA
The Indus Group, San Francisco, CA
Tandem Corporation, San Jose, CA
AT and T, San Francisco
Pacific Bell Inc., San Francisco, CA
Silicon Graphics, Mountain View, CA
Oracle Corp., Foster City, CA
The Lawyers Group, Chicago, Ill.
Nordstrom Inc., Bloomington, Ill.
John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA
Macy's of California, Hillsdale, CA
The Sharper Image, San Francisco, CA
Automatic Liquid Packaging, Chicago, Ill.
Office of the Comptroller, Seattle, WA
Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto and other facilities in CA

Art Representation Experience for References:

The Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 333 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
Alter and Associates, 122 Carey Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
The Art Collector, 4151 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
Art South Inc., 161 Lexington Ave., Philadelphia, PA
ART Source, 244 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
Susan Willouby, 73 Starlight Circle, Sacramento, Ca


2001 - San Francisco Chronicle-Examiner
1999 - The Guild, Designers Source Book
1998 - The Architects Source Book, Guild Publication
1997 - "Fitting Forms" San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
1997 - Architects Source Book "Documentary of Public Artist", The Guild Publication
1990 - "The Arts as a Business, Patience Pays Off", The San Francisco Business Times