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Elizabeth Holtry

Elizabeth Holtry


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
Room 105

+ (301) 447-5151

Elizabeth Holtry, M.F.A., began teaching at Mount St. Mary's in 2001. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and art centers, including: Hillyer Art Space (Washington DC), The Delaplaine Fine Arts and Education Center (MD), The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DE) and The Jones Center for Contemporary Art (TX).

Her satirical paintings and embroidered drawings address prejudicial attitudes toward unpopular fauna, such as hyenas, rats and insects.

Find out more about her work at

  • M.F.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., University of Maryland
  • 2002, Best in Show, Post This: An Art Critic's Choice, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2000, Mixed Media Award, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA
  • 1997, Honorable Mention, The Dishman National Competition, Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Mixed media
  • Printmaking


2008, Summer Research Grant, Mount St. Mary's

2006, Summer Research Grant, Mount St. Mary's

2004, Summer Research Grant, Mount St. Mary's

2003, Summer Research Grant, Mount St. Mary's

Recent Exhibitions:

High Society, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2013

Toile de Jouy, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2012<

Hillyer Art Space's 6th Anniversary: A Retrospective of Hillyer Artists (2006-2012), Washington, DC, 2012

Toile d'Animaux, Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2010

Art Biologic, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009

Continuum, Studio Montclair's 2009 Annual Exhibition, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 2009