Liz Scotta

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Neighborhood: North Bay
Group Affiliation: Pier 2, Fort Mason

I love color. I enjoy cutting paper and fabric and repositioning the pieces to create quilts and collages. I am influenced by Matisse, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold.
From an early age, I knew I wanted to leave my small town in Connecticut and see as much of the world as possible. Since then I have traveled around the world and lived in France, Italy and Mexico. My favorite subject activity is recording my environment.

As an Urban Sketcher I draw and paint my surroundings and have published three books on my travel sketches and watercolors.
I enjoy combining my interests in collage with my studies of art history, fashion, and sewing.


CCSF/Macys UPCYCLE Challenge, Honorary Mention, 2023
Dream Catcher, Art in Classroom, Elementary Division, SFUSD, 2016
Italian Landscape, Beyond Boundaries ,Juried by Wayne Thiebaud,
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. Received Honorary Mention Award, 1997,

2023 Not Just Paris: Scenes From France, Author & Illustrator
2023 Carnet de Voyage: Scenes From France, Digital France Today,10/11/23
2021 Artists of the San Francisco Bay
2015 Travels With a Sketchbook, Author & Illustrator
2014 My Sketchbook of San Miguel de Allende, Author & Illustrator’
1991 Fine Arts & Antiques Magazine, Illustrations
1990/1991 BAYFOOD, Illustrations of SF restaurants


Cañada College, Florence, Italy, History of Italian Fashion, Summer 2019
European Studies Association, Paris, France, 2017 - 2023
San Francisco State University, 2001 - 2006 Certificate & Masters of Education
Fort Mason, CCSF, 1985 - 2020, Print making, Life Drawing, Watercolor,
Instituto de Tenonchitlan, Mexico City, Mexico, Art, 1974
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, BA Liberal Arts, Art History, 1972


Open Studios, Weekend 3, Fort Mason
Sea Level Gallery, Sunset Sketchers Group Show
DRI:  M/2021 Space Q Sound & Vision
CCSF Virtual Art GalleryDiego Rivera Art Project

SF Women Artist Gallery, Collage & Mixed Media“Adam & Eve - Temptation of Bacon"


On the Edge at de Young Museum of Art: ”Zoom Meeting"Collage, 18 x 24”

de Young Newsletters: ”View Out My Window"Collage,"Aerial View""Dream Landscape"
"City Hall" "Don't Touch Your Face” Collage, 14 x 17"
Let's Face It at Museum of Craft & Design: Sequined Mask