Author: Elizabeth Castaldo

  • Artist Residency and Installation at Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Earlier this year, I had a residency at Proyecto ‘ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This residency was supposed to happen in 2020, but was postponed because of COVID, so it was a long time coming and I was so excited to finally arrive in February 2023! The project I had planned involved making an installation…

  • Proximate Magic

    Last Fall, my solo exhibition, Proximate Magic was presented at Saint Joseph’s College Board Room Gallery in Patchogue, NY. A big thank you to John Cino, the curator, for inviting me to exhibit my work, and to Anna Malzone, the gallery director.  Much of the work in the exhibition was very new work that I…

  • Earth / Mother Portfolio

    Click Images to Enlarge   Earth/ Mother is an exchange portfolio that was organized for the 2020 Southern Graphics Council Conference to be held in San Juan Puerto Rico. The conference was postponed because of the COVID- 19 pandemic. The inspiration for this portfolio came out of current events around women’s rights and climate change,…

  • MAKE ART, WILL TRAVEL

    End of Campaign Update and Thank You! I hope this message finds all of you well. My campaign to raise funds related to two artists residencies has ended and unfortunately “Make Art, Will Travel” did not reach its funding goal. Perhaps I was overly ambitious, or maybe it was the bad timing of launching this…

  • Getting Creative at Home during Quarantine

    As an artist educator, something that seemed really daunting at the beginning of this whole self isolating period, was the prospect of converting in person classes into something that could be taught and learned online. I teach book arts and printmaking, so like many instructors of visual arts, this came as quite a challenge, mainly…

  • Print Camp 2019!

    In June I had the opportunity to attend session 2 of Print Camp 2019. Print camp is a 9 day residency/ workshop conceived of and run by Shelley Thorstensen at her personal studio, Printmakers Open Forum in Oxford PA. Shelley embodies the spirit of community that makes printmaking so awesome and has a commitment to…

  • Tree Love, Adventures in CMYK, and the End of a Year at Center for Book Arts

    Tree Love, Adventures in CMYK, and the End of a Year at Center for Book Arts

    For a long time I’ve been noticing trees, thinking about trees, taking pictures of trees. Especially in the winter, trees amaze me. They are gigantic plants, growing from the ground for decades and centuries. Like many kids, I always loved climbing trees and always wanted to build a tree house but we never really had…

  • For the Love of Paper

    For the Love of Paper

    Earlier this month I had the opportunity to take a five day intensive workshop at Women’s Studio Workshop called “Paper Memory”. It was taught by Sara Rose LeJeune who is a skilled paper maker and wonderful artist in her own right. This was the first time I had the chance to work with handmade paper…

  • The Making of “Love Grows in the Forest”

    The Making of “Love Grows in the Forest”

    When I first began this project I really had no idea how it would turn out. After spending about 5 months taking classes at the Center for Books Arts as part of the scholar program, I felt like I should finally make something finished. I had recently finished reading the book “The Hidden Life of…

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone is off to a great start to the new year. As I’ve been thinking a lot about New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share some of what I’ve been working on as well as some of what I have planned. My biggest resolution this year is to prioritize art.…