Elaine's Abstract Art

Original Painting by Elaine Cafritz

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About the Artist


Elaine Elaine was born, educated and married in New York City. Shortly after their wedding, Elaine and her husband moved to Washington DC where they raised two sons. While there, she earned a Fine Arts degree from American University and worked voraciously as an artist. For a decade, she exhibited her work in many museums and venues.

Fueled by a desire to earn more income for her family, Elaine started a travel agency in 1974 and ran a successful business for 14 years until she sold it in 1988. From there she traveled the world and visited every continent. Her travels left many impressions in her subconscious mind and she wondered what she would do next. Much to her surprise, her husband proposed taking their motor sailor from Chesapeake Bay to the Bahamas and cruise the Islands for six months. Since this was his dream retirement trip, she obliged and upon their return, she committed to bringing all of her experiences back to life through painting.


Sealane Baltimore Museum 1960 Maryland Artists Exhibition
Smithsonian Institute 1960 Society of Washington Artists
Montgomery County Artists Assn.196l 2nd prize and honorable mention
Society of Washington Artists 1962
Rockville Art League 1962 Third Prize
Group Painters 1962 Collectors Corner Gallery
Society of Washington Artists 1963
Delaware Museum 51 Regional show-two honorable mentions 1965
Butler Institute 1965
Hecht Co. 72 Annual society of Washington Artists 1965
Butler Institute of American Art 1966
juried Arts National Exhibition 1966 Tyler Texas
Baltimore Museum Rental Gallery1966
Tuskegee Institute Alabama Beau Arts Festival 1966
Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach Florida1966 Honorable Mention
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 1967
Bowie State College 1967
Denver Museum of Fine Artsl967
D.C. Court of General Sessions 1967 one man show
Juried Arts Show Tyler Texas 1967
Corcoran Gallery Area Show 1967
Interior Design Gallery One Man Show 1968
Norfolk Museum Museum 1968lrene 1968
Corcoran Gallery Rental Gallery 1968
Lisner Auditorium G.W. University, Society of Washington Artists 1968
Chataqua Art Assn. Chataqua, N. Y. 1969
Corcoran Rental Gallery 1969
Down East Gallery 1969
Butler institute 1969
B'nai Brith Klutznick Exhibition Hall one Man Show 1969
Norfolk Museum 1970 20th Irene Leach Memorial Biennial Exhibition
Colonial Players Theater 1970 One Man Show Annopolis, MD.
Rockville Art League Group Show April 2013
Capitol Arts Network Abstract Show August Show 2013
Rockville Art League/Greenbelt Courthouse Show November 2013
Rockville Art League /Glenview Art Mansion Feb.2014
Capitol Arts Network Feb.2014
Hill Center Gallery on Capitol Hill June-September 2014
Art/DC Hyattsville, MD. July 2014
Glenview Mansion October 2014 A Three Person Show: Painter, Sculpture, Photographer
Pepco Gallery November-December 2014
Rockville Art League Feb.2015
Hill Center Gallery on Capitol Hill Sept. 2015
Oasis Gallery one man show June and July 2015
Greenbelt Court House 11 Paintings Nov,2015-Jan. 2016
Maryland Federation Arts/ Stoke of Genius Show Nov. 2015 award painting
Lowe Building In Annapolis (Legislative Building of the Maryland governmentJ 2016
Circle Gallery members show MD. Federation of thee Arts January 2016