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Exhibits & Events
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Elizabeth with the mosaic wall at Emendal

I’ll be teaching a glass mosaics workshop as part of the Autumn ArtStay at Emandal Farm August 26 –30.

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El Sol article


Whoo Hoo! I was featured on the cover of the March 2014 issue of EL Sol!

Click here to view the issue online.

This article documents the two weeks I spent in Santiago, Chile participating in the 1st International Urban Mosaic Intervention.

Mosaic InterventionMosaic Intervention

I was chosen to join 60 International & 20 Chilean Mosaic artists for this project - the 1st International Urban Mosaic Intervention -in Santiago, Chile.


View an album of the entire project here.

See details of my panel here!

I’ll be leading a mosaic class as part of Emandal’s “ArtStay” October 1 – 5
the cost is $575 & includes lodging in cabin, meals, basic materials & instruction.

Two new books coming out this year with my artwork in them!  Edible bits & Tasty Pieces & a book documenting the 1st International Urban Mosaic Intervention in Santiago, Chile. Watch for more information here and on my Facebook page.

California Arts Council has chosen a section of my mural, Mendocino County – March_2014_el_solthe Good Life, to feature on their Facebook page this month!

Arts Council of Mendocino County has another portion as the banner on their site:



I mosaicked 4 panels to hang on a beehive. The first graders at Nueva School in Hillsborough helped decorate the trim pieces & fill in parts of the mosaic background on a couple of the panels, then it was auctioned off as a fundraiser for their school.

The high bid was $16,000. (Yea Art!!!)

View more photos of the beehive!

Earth Day FestivalI’m doing Earthday 4/21 at SOL in Hopland & 4/22 at Earthday San Francisco
Both events I’ll have a kids’ activity table: Kids of all ages are invited to work with Elizabeth Raybee to make mini-mosaics in jar lids from a colorful variety of recycled & reused items. A magnet on the back makes it instant kitchen art!

"From earth to table, from sun to home!"
Wine - Food - Speakers - Solar - Sustainable Living - Kids Activities

Jar lid magnets

jar lid magnetsAs mentioned in Sunset magazine: click April 2012

Earth Day Fest web page

I’ll also be leading a group building of a Mommy/Goddess mosaic at the Frey Winery’s ‘Mothers Milk & Honey’ celebration on Mothers Day, May 13.

Art ChampsThe Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Mendocino County are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Mendocino County Art Champion Awards: Elizabeth Raybee in the category of Artist; Pattie DeMatteo in the category of Individual Patron; Mendocino County Lodging Association & Visit Mendocino County, Inc. in the category of Business; and Carolyn Carpenter in the category of Education. Each year, nominations for the Art Champion awards are received from members of the community. The winners are selected by the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Mendocino County and recognized by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.

The 2011 Mendocino County Art Champion Awards will be presented by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday, October 25th, 10:20 am, in Ukiah. An official proclamation will be issued and the Arts Council of Mendocino County will host a public reception to honor the winners following the proclamation at the Mendocino County Administration Center at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah.

Potter Valley artist and educator Elizabeth Raybee is honored for her excellence as a mosaic artist. Elizabeth has been doing mosaics as her major medium for over twenty years, making both personal narrative work and commissions, both public and private. Her work appears in several books of contemporary mosaic art and has shown in galleries and museums nationally. She has taught Painting, Drawing, Batik and Business for Visual Artists at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco and for Mendocino College. In 2011, Elizabeth completed a Community-Built mosaic mural project in Ukiah which engaged the participation of over 400 community members at sessions generously funded by the California Arts Council and hosted by Art Center Ukiah. Elizabeth is frequently an artist in the schools through the Get Arts in the Schools Program, and in 2010, Raybee went to three Ukiah schools where students were able to participate in creating the mural. Elizabeth’s community-built Mosaic Mural, The Good Life Mendocino County, garnered state-wide attention for public art in Mendocino County.

3 kick ass women artistsOh My God! Triptych 11: Three Kick Ass Women Artists
Elly Simmons - Elizabeth Raybee - Louise Jarmilowicz
Halloween Weekend Day of the Dead

Friday night opening Reception with the artists 6 to 9 PM
Saturday Night 8 PM Live Musice with North Beach's own Joe Russo

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Draw Til You Drop PosterDraw til You Drop ‘2011 – A fundraising Arts Marathon for Art Center Ukiah – Sat, Nov 12, 10am – ??? (til the last ArTiSt DroPsszzzzzzz!!!)

I’ll be one of a group of artists Arting for the Cause!!! Last year I lasted 36 hours & 27 the year before....this year my goal is “over 24, but don’t over-do it, Raybee!!!”

Anyone who’s in the neighborhood, come on by to see art of all kinds in progress – it’s a fine spectator sport!!! Anyone who’d like to sponsor me for a buck or few an hour will be helping me help the local art scene!!! Thanks! Peace, Love & Democracy!!!


Mosaic Mural Project
Community-Built Mosaic, Spring ’11 - E Raybee Mosaics - Project Description

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6pm - official unveiling ceremony, as part of First Friday Artwalk

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The Arts Council of Mendocino County website feature story

California Arts Council feature story

101 Things To Do In Mendocino (view Online Magazine, Page 56)

the Good LifeThrough a Creating Public Value grant from the California Arts Council to Art Center Ukiah, I was the lead artist in designing a ceramic and glass mosaic mural constructed by public participants of all ages and installed on the West-facing (State Street) wall of Child Support Services.

Before the public was invited into the process - from February 24 through April 14 - I worked twelve hours a week with four paid interns, ranging in age from 17 to 33, in my Potter Valley studio. The interns were trained in the mosaic design and construction process and also coached on helping the public. We had the mural images outlined and colors/materials noted clearly to make it easy for people to join in the creating this work of public art. By engaging groups and individuals of all ages and backgrounds, the project strengthens community bonding, adds to the visual profile of Ukiah and raises awareness of the value of arts to the local economy.

Working with my assistant, Tom Montesonti, we contacted youth services, senior centers, and schools, put out notices to individuals through newspapers, radio and internet to attract all participants interested in working a shift on the mosaic. We anticipate over 300 members of our community & many visitors to take part in mural fabrication.

Art Center Ukiah hosted the construction of the mosaic from April 29 through May 14. There was also the opportunity for the public to drop by and watch the process as it evolved, either on May’s First Friday Artwalk, or anytime during the construction process.

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Mosaic Exhibit
April 29 – May 14

An exciting group show of mosaics in a broad range of styles will accompany the assembly of the mural. The show included work by artists from around the state and beyond. A list of participating artists will be posted on ACU website as soon as available.

Stay in Harmony

"Stay in Harmony" mosaic mural - Commissioned by RuralMurals, with additional support from Mendocino County Youth Project. I worked with at-risk youth 15 - 21 years old in my studio on ceramics & prep, then moved to Art Center Ukiah for constructing the mosaic. For More information, see


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photo from Ukiah Daily JournalBreaking and mentoring:

From the Ukiah Daily Journal
September 3, 2010

Teen mural unveiling at September 3, 2010 Art Walk

Elizabeth Raybee, mosaic artist and mover and shaker at Art Center Ukiah, is putting the finishing touches on a huge mosaic mural scheduled for unveiling at tonight's First Friday Art Stroll. 

spotted tea potTile Heritage event, September 12, 2010 in Oakland.  I'll be demo-ing mosaics - with kids of all ages getting to make a "refridgerator mosaic" & selling lots of new tiles!

“Clay Expectations” is being presented by the Tile Heritage Foundation as a fund-raising event featuring the work of tile artists and artisans in support of the Foundation’s archival and cataloguing programs now underway. Contemporary tile and mosaic artists will show and sell their wares side by side with historic tile dealers; scholars will present both lectures and tours, and both clay and mosaic workshops will be available for children—so bring the whole family! This one-day event, like no other, is being presented for the first and only time in a tile-clad historic setting ideally suited to the occasion. Click Here! for full Program Details.


It's Everybody's Little Secret

"It's Everybody's Little Secret" was part of the Mosaic Salon at the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) conference in Chicago March 17-21

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glass on glass mosaic lit above
Glass on Glass, lit from above
Corner Gallery, Ukiah: My work was featured in both windows during November, 2009. Corner Gallery is at 201 South State Streetglass on glass mosaic lit from below
Same mosaic lit from below

Elizabeth Raybee with art created during the Draw til you Drop event



November 14, 2009 Draw til you Drop

A fundraiser for Art Center Ukiah, where I am a board member.  Here's me, with a couple of my projects, at the end of 27 hours of non-stop ART. The event raised almost $4000. & 'drew' a wonderfully supportive audience.  See you there when we present this event again?


Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA)
2009 Conference, San Diego - March 2009
These E Raybee designs were fabricated on panels by attending mosaic artists


The Mosaic Marathon, sponsored by, U.S. supplier of Mexican Smalti,  and Perdomo Smalti Mosaicos Bizantinos, manufacturer of fine Mexican Smalti, took place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 & 26, 2009 at the Bayside Community Center in the Linda Vista neighborhood, where the panels will be donated.

More Information

Bayside Diversity Flag PanelBayside Then and Now

View the completed panels

Elizabeth Raybee discusses the mosaic created during the Mosaic Marathon


Mosaic Arts International,
February 28 - April 6, 2009
Museum of Man, Balboa Park
"Wasted Space" was on exhibit

Mosaic Now - New magazine presenting best of Contemporary Mosaics, as chosen by 6 jurors, one from every continent but Antarctica....including "Wasted Space" by E Raybee.  Purchase a copy from:    (... will also be available at GroutCamp!) 

Tile Heritage Foundation website:

E Raybee raku tile "In Our Hands" was chosen as tile of the month:

“In Our Hands” by Elizabeth Raybee
Hand-pressed, hand-glazed, raku-fired
Approx. 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"
Tile Heritage Foundation Collection
Gift of Elizabeth Raybee

Gallery Artist's Group Show

'Pastry Queen' was on exhibit at the Chocolate Salon, which was a delicious event!!!
March 21, 2009 Fort Mason, San Francisco


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Mosaic Yearbook, 2007 
I have 2 mosaic in the 2007 year's international collection of contemporary mosaic art, as I have for the 2005 & 06 Mosaic Yearbooks.  Available on CD:

March 23 - April 12, 2008 - Breckenridge, Colorado

As a guest artist at the Tin Shop,  I led the creation of a community participation mosaic mural for the Robert Whyte Childrens Art Center.


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Willits Skate Park

I was commissioned by the City of Willits to design & build 4 donor recognition panels (left, panel #4)

Two mosaic murals (right) created with the Junior High and High School students from La Vida Charter School. Article from Arts Council of Mendocino County

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I am a ROCK STAR at, an on-line retailer of marble & natural stone mosaic supplies!

My work is exhibited in the Bay Area through Artwork SF, and there are always a few pieces to be seen at various locations by contacting

Galleries include:

Corner Gallery at the Art Center Ukiah:
Gallery 66, San Fidel, NM

Oak Manor

More images from Willits High School

Work in Local Schools

I worked with the after-school program for 10 weeks to tile an image I designed by combining lots of drawings done by the kids into one image.   The kids also made ceramic tiles that were incorporated.
The project was funded by a GASP (Get Arts in the Schools Program) grant from the Arts Council of Mendocino County & the Mendocino County Office of Education. View here

Thank you to the Arts Council of Mendocino County www.artsmendocino.organd MCOE, who have provided me with funding for mosaic projects with kids for the fourth year through a Get Arts in Schools Project (GASP) grant.  

In Spring '08 I worked on a mural with Willits High School students and on mosaic stepping stones with the Round Valley After School program.

In Spring '06 I worked with 4 - 6th graders at Grace Hudson School in Ukiah on a mosaic mural for their school. I had a great time working with teens summer '05 at Ukiah High School, building cement and mosaic medallions to be installed in the newly constructed labyrinth at Observatory Park.  The labyrinth building and medallion class was a project of the City of Ukiah and RuralMurals, a fine organization responsible for the creation of youth-produced murals throughout Mendocino County.

The Students of Lavida Charter School worked with me in spring '07 on a mosaic for the backyard of their school at the Ridgewood Ranch. The junior high students each built a cast cement spirit, or totem, pole.

To see work by other Mendo Artists: 

Elizabeth Raybee
809 Maple Avenue - Ukiah, 95482
(707) 743-1437

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