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 Maryland Artists Exhibition
Smithsonian Institute Society of Washington Artists
Montgomery County Artists Assn. 2nd prize and honorable mention
Society of Washington Artists
Rockville Art League Third Prize
Group Painters Collectors Corner Gallery
Society of Washington Artists
Delaware Museum 51 Regional show-two honorable mentions
Butler Institute
Hecht Co. 72 Annual society of Washington Artists
Butler Institute of American Art
juried Arts National Exhibition Tyler Texas
Baltimore Museum Rental Gallery
Tuskegee Institute Alabama Beau Arts Festival
Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach Florida Honorable Mention
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Bowie State College
Denver Museum of Fine Arts
D.C. Court of General Sessions one man show
Juried Arts Show Tyler Texas
Corcoran Gallery Area Show
Interior Design Gallery One Man Show
Norfolk Museum Museum lrene
Corcoran Gallery Rental Gallery
Lisner Auditorium G.W. University, Society of Washington Artists
Chataqua Art Assn. Chataqua, N. Y.
Corcoran Rental Gallery
Down East Gallery
Butler institute
B'nai Brith Klutznick Exhibition Hall one Man Show
Norfolk Museum 20th Irene Leach Memorial Biennial Exhibition
Colonial Players Theate One Man Show Annapolis, MD.
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/ Stroke of Genius Show Nov. 2015 award painting
Circle Gallery/Annapolis MD> Federation of the Arts2016
Lowe Legislative Building, Annapolis February 2016
Rockville Art League May 2016
Foundry Gallery July 2016
Lowe Legislative Building in Annapolis February 2017 Best of Show/Award Painting
April 2017 Gallery B in Bethesda, MD Maryland Federation of the Arts