Artist's Bio/CV

Victoria Elbroch

Born in Cheshire, England, Victoria traveled extensively as a child.  She lived in India and Pakistan, but received her education in English boarding schools.  She held her first one-woman show in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in 1972. She came to America with her husband, Lawrence, in 1973, who has always played a vital supportive role in her successful career.

Victoria Elbroch studied etching at the Lock Haven Art Center in Orlando, Florida and at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  She also spent three years working with master printmaker, Loraine Moore. They traveled in the UK together and held a two-person show in Oklahoma City in 1980.  Victoria started entering National Arts Festivals in 1978, and while raising two children, has had a very happy more than 40-year career making her living from her art.

Victoria is the receipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant for 2019 from the NH Charitable Foundation for her mixed media drawings. 

Victoria has won numerous awards for her prints including the Savoir Faire/Charbonell Award at the 2015 Boston Printmaker’s Biennial.  She is a juried member of the Boston Printmakers, Zea Mays Printmaking, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen; she also currently serves on North Country Studio Workshop’s Board of Directors.

Victoria specializes in drawing with collage and two printmaking mediums, monotype and photopolymer etching. Her lastest prints come from drawing both in ink and mixed media with collage. Inspired by nature and world travel in the UK and Asia, she is creating ever more challenging drawings and prints.

Education

 

Lockhaven Art Center, FL, Aquatint with Lee Nessler, 1976

Oklahoma University, Printmaking Classes, 1977

Apprentice to master Printmaker Loraine Moore, OKC, 1977-81

Women’s Studio Workshops, NY, Viscosity etching, 1997

North Country Studio Workshops, VT, in photo-etching and solar etching 2005, 2007, 2018

Ongoing Life-Drawing from 2005

North Country Studio Workshops, VT, in Drawing with Larry Thomas - 2009, Gerald Auten - 2012, Leonard Ragouzeos - 2014, William Flynn - 2016

Haystack School of Crafts, ME, Drawing with Larry Thomas 2012

Sanctuary Arts, ME, Drawing with Larry Thomas 2013 & 2014

Maude Morgan Arts, MA and 3S Arts, NH workshops in Drawing with William Flynn - 2015 and 2017

 

Awards and Shows

 

3S Art Space, Portsmouth, NH, Regional Juried Show, August 2016

Aldeburgh, United Kingdom, One Woman Show, 1972

Artisans Way, MA, 2017

Boston Mills Art Show, OH, 1987

Boston Printmaker’s Biennial 2015 Savoir Faire/Charbonell Award

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 1989

Coconut Grove, FL, purchase awards, 1988

Copley Society Membership Shows (5), 1984, 1986 Copley Artist status

Currier Museum of Art, NH Art Association Member Shows, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1995, 2003, 2004 (Prize for drawing), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Dayton Arts Institute, OH 1991, 1992

DesignWares, Nashua, NH 1998, 2000

Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Boston Printmakers Show”, MA, 2018

Gallery Twist, MA, “Impressions IV”, 2019

George Marshall Store Gallery, ME; Collaborative Show, 2009

George Marshall Store Gallery, ME; “Take Flight”, 2017

George Marshall Store Gallery, ME; “Tap Root”, 2018

“Hope” an Exhibition of Prints, NHAA & Discover Center of Portsmouth, 2013 – Third Prize

Joan L. Dunfrey Memorial, NH Art Association, 2013 – Third Prize; 2014 – second prize; 2015 – third prize, 2016

Knickerbocker Artists 34th Annual Show, NYC, 1984

Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Wilwaukee, WI, 2016

Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, “Rock, Paper, Scissors: 50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts” Show, September/October 2016.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair, NH, 1986 through 1996, 1998 through 2018.  Best in Printmaking Awards in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Collaborative awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Members’ Juried Exhibition, NH 1992, 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007 (Collaborative Award)

Manchester Institute, Biennial, NH 1993, 1997, 1999 Institute Regional Print Biennial 2009

Mid- Western Print Show, purchase award

Miniature Show, Sharon Arts Center, 1995-1996, 2002

Mugg Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, 1985

Naples National Art Festival, FL, 2014

Nashua’s Fine Art Festival. 1st place in Printmaking, 2001, 1st place in 2002

National Print Show, Silvermine, CT, 2003

Northern Virginia Festival of the Arts, Reston, VA, 2014

Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg, VA, purchase awards, 1989, 1991

Oklahoma Art Center, 1982

Oklahoma Festival of the Arts, OKC, 1978 through 2003; purchase awards in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987 through 2004; note the Festival was not held in 1995; 2013, 2014

Oklahoma Festival of the Arts, 5X5 Invitational Exhibition, OKC, 2008

Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition, NH Art Association, 2013 – Third Prize, 2014-2017, 2018-Second Prize, 2019

Options Gallery, Nashua, NH 1987

Paradise City, Marlborough, MA, 2012

Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant for 2019 from the NH Charitable Foundation

Prints International, CT 1992

Quaigh Design, Wilmington, VT 1991

Renaissance Room, Peterborough, NH, 2000

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, 2013, Side by Side, Nepal & Tibet

Salmagundi Club, NYC, 1984, 1986

Sharon Arts Center juried show, award for printmaking, in 1989, 2001

The Framer’s Market, Bedford, NH 1995

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery’s Biennial Regional Juror’s Choice Show 2002

Whistler House, MA 1988

Winter Park Arts Festival, FL 2003

Zea Mays juried member and Flat File exhibitor (an annually curated collection of prints) 2019