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Elizabeth King Design was established in 1999. I had freelanced for the prior 15 years, while also working variously at a public radio station, a monastic publishing house and a health newsletter company. After I went solo as an independent freelancer, I worked for conference and event planners, educational institutions, and many non-profits. One of my favorite clients was the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, where I designed the first 30 issues of their magazine Museography (currently named MuseON).

I can be reached by email at: <elizabeth> *at* ekingdesign.com

Affiliations

Folio Salon, 2010–present

Midtown Gallery, 2011–2013

Shows • Projects

2017—Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse 2, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo gallery, organized by Maryellen Hains—The Ten Thousand Things, mixed media sculpture.

2015—HOME: An Artists and Writers Project, Richmond College of Visual Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Organized by Mindi Bagnall, the show featured the work of more than 30 artists and writers, with poetry, visual art, collaborations, a print suite, and a reading; in addition, I designed and produced a “compendium” book of work by participants in the project with Mindi Bagnall’s ediorial assistance.

2015—The Best Piece I Ever Made, group invitational show at The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo gallery, October, again organized by Maryellen Hains. Artists showed works they felt were best examples of their creative work {although I joked that it should have been called, “The Best Piece I Never Sold.” :¬)}.

2014—A Sense of Place, Portage District Library, an exhibition featuring partnerships between artists and writers. My art, titled “Shooting Angels,” was created in response to Margaret DeRitter’s poem “Mendon, Michigan.”

2013—Westminster Art Festival, Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC). Their inaugural art exhibition featured the theme “The Art of Sacred Water.” My piece, A Prayer for Water, received the juried First Place award.

2013—Hours Project (group show of art and writing inspired by the Book of Hours, exhibited at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI, and Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI. My participation included original art for the show, contributing to the print suite with an original print and poetry, as well as designing and producing a book of work included in the show, with book sales benefiting Friends of Poetry.

2012—KIA Area Show (Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ annual juried show); Forgiveness book sculpture

2012—The Green Show: Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse (Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo gallery, organized by Maryellen Hains); Suspension of Disbelief sculptural installation.

2011—artist for Kalamazoo Book Arts “Poets in Print” limited edition broadside, featuring the poem “No One is Keeping You Here” by Seth Abramson, with print sales benefiting  KBAC.