About Elisabeth Haight

Artist statement

Hallowing Habitat; icons in ordinary time

I collect shapes, senses and words; beginnings for the visual interpretations of the natural world. The seemingly simple narratives of nature are deep and nuanced sources. Themes of vulnerability, loss, adaption, acceptance, home, and new life; offer meaning and metaphors. Becoming at home with the awkward, the gorgeous, the groanings and risings, the ordinary; these are my ground. .

—Elisabeth Haight


I've lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life. My mother's love of craft and handwork influenced me to follow my artistic interest. After spending time in England studying drawing and design, I graduated from the Evergreen State College in art. I went on to study and work at both Haystack Mountain School of Art and the Pilchuck Glass School. My interests in literature, poetry and art find expression in both collaborative and individual venues, and I am grateful for these opportunities.

—Elisabeth Haight

Education / work / study 


  • 2006-Present - Personal studio and gallery shows 

  • 2016, 2017 - Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, B.C., Canada 

  • 2011 - Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA 

  • 2007 - Jubilee Program, Vancouver School of Theology, U.B.C., Canada 

  • 2005 - Seattle University, Seattle, WA 

  • 2000 - Sanctuary for the Arts, Portland, OR 

  • 2000 - Arte Sagrada, Concordia University, TX 

  • 1997 - Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

  • 1996 - Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA