Elizabeth Rhoads Read
3951 Hickory Ridge Lane S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA. 52403
319-365-8531
[email protected]




Upcoming Exhibitions:




Past Exhibitions

2019
Gilded Pear Gallery, group exhibition, Cedar River Artisans
"Uncommon Threads", invitational,Fiber Artists of Iowa, Grinnell College Museum of Art
"Into the Blue", juried, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Biennial, juried, Dubuque Museum of Art
"Taboo", invitational, Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Fiber Artists, invitational, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
"2nd Midwest Open", juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il


2018
Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar River Artisans, Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar River Artisans, Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids Iowa
"Bite Me," juried show, Black Earth Gallery Cedar Rapids IA
"Paper: Medium and Message, Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque IA 
"Between the Seams," juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017
"Small Holdings," Timeless Textiles, invitational, Newcastle Australia

"Of the Earth," invitational, Black Earth Gallery at the Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA
"Embracing Entanglements," solo exhibition, CSPS Common Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
"East End Art," two person show, Mt. Vernon, IA
"Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination,"  invitational,  Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Cedar River Artisans at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Cedar River Artisans at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

2016
Invitational International Fibre Artist, "Holdings," Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia

Cedar River Artisans at the Quad City Airport
"Peep," juried show Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Rockford Art Museum, juried show, Rockford, IL
Gilded Pear Gallery, juried show merit award, Cedar Rapids, IA
East End Gallery, First Friday featured artist, Mt. Vernon, IA

2015
Black Earth Gallery Pop-Up Show Des Moines, IA

Created the classic Overalls All Over Statue, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Invitational Sculpture Show – Newbo Art Fest, Cedar Rapids, IA.

“Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth” – Juried Show, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.

“Art from Detritus” – Invitational, Viridian Artists, New York, NY.


2014
“Behind the Glamour – Gulfshore Life” – Featured artist, Trudy LaBell Fine Art Gallery, Naples, FL.

“Cy is on Tour” – Commissioned artist for one statue, Ames, IA.

“Art Talks with Bruce Carter” – WVIK radio, Quad Cities, IA.
Featured Artist – Renee Grae Gallery, LeClaire, IA.

Invitational – One of three featured artists – Trudy LaBell Fine Art Gallery, Naples, FL.

“Herky on Parade” – Commissioned artist for six statues, Iowa City, IA


2013
“Some Assembly Required – Collage and Assemblage” – Permanent collection, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA


2012
Group Show, Cedar River Artisans, Black Hawk Community College, Moline, IL.

“Guitar Voices” – Group Show, Cedar River Artisans, Artstop Project, Des Moines, IA.

Group Show, Cedar River Artisans – Lowe Park Arts and Entertainment, Marion, IA.

Group Show, Cedar Rapids Artisans – Quad City Art Center, Rock Island, IL.

“Guitar Voices” – Group Show, Cedar River Artisans, Legion Arts at CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA

Invitational – One of four featured artists – Trudy LaBell Fine Art Gallery, Naples, FL.

“Lure of the Locals, Recent Acquisitions” – Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.


2011
“Doug Hansen Retrospective” – Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA.

“Autumnal Equinox” – Cedar River Artisans Group Show, The Chait Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

Invitational - Three Person Exhibit – Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI.

Art Salon at the Figge Art Museum, Cedar Rapids Artisans, Davenport, IA.

Eco – Festival, Cedar Rapids, IA.


2010
Juried – Biennial Exhibition, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA.

Invitational – “Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”, Viridian Artists, New York, NY.

Juried Competition – New Bohemia Art Festival, Best of Show, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Invitational – Gulf Oil Response, Foster Collective, Chicago, IL, currently in traveling show.

Invitational – Visiting Artist Exhibit, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA.

Invitational – New Bohemia 2x2xU: My Garden, Cedar Rapids, IA

“Less” – Abstract minimalism, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL.


2009
“Introducing” – New work by gallery artists, Trudy LaBell Fine Arts, Naples FL.

Juried Competition – The Chait Galleries Downtown – Small Works Show, Iowa City, IA.

Juried Competition – Artisan Gallery at Woman Made Gallery – Materiality: Emphasis on the Media, Chicago, Il..

Invitational – New Bohemia 2x2xU: My Space Exhibit, Cedar Rapids, IA.

“Zip-It” displayed for opening of White House/ Black Market store, Naples, FL.

One of the featured artists – Wiederspan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Work featured in Hand Works – Treasured Objects – Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL.


2007
Red. A Group Exhibit – Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI.

Two person show, Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Brutus on Parade – Elvis, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Invitational: Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI.

One of three featured artists, Coleman Contemporary Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

One of two featured artists, Arte Gallery, Des Moines, IA.


2006
By Invitation Only- Artisan Gallery at Woman Made, Chicago, IL.

Invitational- Cornell Alumni Sculpture Show. One of four featured artists.

Juried Competition- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Juried Competition- Artisan Gallery at Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Juried Competition- “2D-D-Detrius: Collage Only, Synagogue for the Arts, New York, NY.

Juried Competition- Venus Envy, Quad Cities.


2005
Juried Competition- Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. “The Nature of Paper”.
Featured Artist- Artisan Gallery at Woman Made, Chicago, IL.
Juried Competition- Venus Envy, Davenport, IA.
Juried Competition- Unzipped, Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA.
Juried Competition- Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.

Invitational- Art from Detritus Synagogue for the Arts, New York, NY.
Invitational Group Show- Viridian Artists, New York, NY.


2004
Juried Exhibition- MidCoast Fine Arts, Rock Island, IL. Two-person show, Paper sculptures and fiber wall hangings.

Invitational Group Show- Viridian Artists, New York, NY

Invitational Group Show- Water Tower Place Show, Cedar Rapids, IA

Selected Artist- Herky on Parade, Iowa City, IA. Commissioned for five statues.

Juried Exhibition- Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. Found objects wall sculpture.
Exhibition—Viridian Artists, New York N.Y. Paper sculptures

2003
Invitational Group Show, Cornell College, Sculpture on the Lawn, Mt. Vernon, IA.

Polymer reinforced mortar and polystyrene sculpture. 
Exhibition--Viridian Artists, New York, NY.

Juried Competition--2003 River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO.

Juried Exhibition--MidCoast at The Mark, Moline, IL.

Selected Artist--Fly Wright, Just Plane Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.


2002
Visiting Artist --Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Museum Gate, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Juried Competition--Augustana College. Rock Island, IL. Paper constructions.

Solo Exhibition--People’s Church, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Juried Exhibition--Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA. Fiber wall hanging.


2001
Invitational Group Show--Cornell College, Sculpture on the Lawn, Mt. Vernon, IA.
Polymer reinforced mortar and polystyrene sculpture.
Juried Competition--2001 River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition 19th Annual, Kansas City, MO.
Fiber wall piece.
Selected Artist-- American Gothic Overalls Project, Cedar Rapids, IA. Worked on Five couples.
Juried Exhibition -- Fifth Annual Art Around the Corner Outdoor Sculpture, Ames, IA.
Polymer reinforced mortar and polystyrene sculpture.
Juried Exhibition -- Augustana College, Rock Island, IA. Fiber Wall Piece.


2000
Juried Show -- Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA. Medium Paper.

One Person Exhibition -- Armstrong Centre, Cedar Rapids, IA. Fiber Wall Pieces and sculpture.

Visiting Artist -- Toyota Art Camp Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.

One Person Exhibition -- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Museum Gate, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Polymer reinforced mortar and polystyrene sculpture.

One Person Exhibition -- Flavorable Reviews, Cedar Rapids, IA. Mixed Media.


1999
Invitational Group Show -- Living Near the Edge, Cedar Rapids, IA. Mixed Media.

Invitational Group Exhibition-- Cornell College Retrospective for Hugh Lifson, Mt. Vernon, IA sculpture.
Invitational Group Show -- Cornell College Sculpture on the Lawn, Mt. Vernon, IA. sculpture.


1998
Invitational Group Show -- Cornell College, Sculpture on the Lawn, Mt. Vernon, IA. Sculpture.
Invitational Group Exhibit -- Osada - Art in the Atrium, Cedar Rapids, IA. Medium Paper.


1997
Current, Artist, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Museum Gate Cedar Rapids, IA.
Fiber Wall Pieces, Paper Bowls and Sculpture.


1991
Juried Show -- Iowa Exhibited, Des Moines, IA. Watercolor Collage.
Current, Invitational Anniversary Shows and Gallery Artist, Wiederspan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Fiber Wall Pieces, Collages and Watercolors.


Summer 1990
One Person Exhibit -- Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. Watercolors.

Juried Biennial Show -- Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA. Watercolor Collage.

October 1989
One Person Exhibition -- Burlington Art Center, Burlington, IA. Watercolors and Collages.

One Person Exhibition-- Hall Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA. Watercolors.

Juried Show -- Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA. Watercolors 1st place, Two purchase awards.

REPRESENTATION

East West Fine Art Gallery, Napels FL
Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City IA
Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Cedar River Artisans, Cedar Rapids, IA.
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Museum Store, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Artisan Gallery 218, Des Moines, IA.
K. Allen Gallery, Sister Bay, WI.
East End Art, Mt.Vernon, IA.