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I am a storyteller. I write and paint stories. Stories tell and show us what it means to be human. I am interested in emotions and how they connect us. The name Mystic Strings defines my art.

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ON EXHIBITION

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ENGAGE Art Fair in Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

April 5-7, 2019

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ABOUT ME

I am a storyteller. I write and paint stories. Stories tell and show us what it means to be human. I am especially interested in emotions and how they connect us. The name Mystic Strings defines my art.

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BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Stokkebye likes to tell stories, whether in words or with paint. Elizabeth draws from fairytales and literature when writing and painting her characters. Her family, ancestry, and history are the foundation from which Elizabeth’s creativity and imagination spring.

Elizabeth puts her skills and knowledge towards the arts in Napa Valley. She is or has been involved with organizations such as diRosa Center for Contemporary Art, Calistoga Art Center, Arts Council of Napa Valley, Nimbus Arts, and Nordic5Arts. She was a member of Napa County Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee from 2015-17, representing the city of Calistoga. She holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley in Scandinavian Studies and an MA from the University of Washington in Scandinavian Languages and Literature.

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TECHNIQUE

Elizabeth works with mixed media and applies crushed oyster shells, cheesecloth, paper, and plaster to her work. She aims for a wall-like surface to imitate frescos from churches in Europe. 

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition       

2017                Family Figures, Brannan Cottage Inn, Calistoga

2005                Storytelling, Napa/Sonoma Film & Music Institute, Calistoga

Group Exhibitions     

2016                ENGAGE Art Fair, Napa County Fairgrounds, Calistoga

2016                Runes Revealed, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

2015                Runes Revealed, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo

2014                Abstract, Yountville Community Center, Yountville

2013                A Date with the Devil, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville

2012                CouRAGE, ProArts Gallery, Oakland

2011                Voyages of Discovery, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco

2010                Take a Chance on Miniatures, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville

2009                Going North, Contra Costa College, San Pablo

2007                Nordic Mysteries, Addison Gallery, Berkeley

2006                Paradise Lost & Found, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville                 

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