As a communications consultant

Elizabeth Howard has never had barriers between her life, work, art and writing. Experience, sense of place and exploration define the choices she makes, seeking collaboration, flexibility, spontaneity and responsiveness in the projects she designs or becomes engaged with. She collaborates and works with authors, artists, and cultural organizations; business leaders, universities, nonprofit organizations; and professional service firms, including high-profile architectural and design firms, often with international practices.  Those individuals and organizations striving to push past traditional boundaries in search of the new.

Literary Award

Since 2013, Elizabeth has worked with Joan K. Davidson and Furthermore, the grants in publishing program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, on the Alice, a $25,000 annual award given for the exemplary publication of an illustrated book. The books shortlisted for the Alice receive $5,000.

The Alice was created to honor Joan K. Davidson’s mother, Alice M. Kaplan, a scholar, collector, patron, and activist in the arts. The first Alice was presented at the Morgan Library in 2013 and since 2016 has been celebrated in the Rare Book Room at the Strand Bookstore on Broadway in Manhattan.   The Alice award will be awarded on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions

By: John T. Hill

Elizabeth Howard worked  with John T. Hill, a former student of Norman Ives who became a colleague and close friend of the artist-designer and modern master. Through Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions John Hill focused on Ives complex works and the creative process that defined his multi-faceted career as a painter, printmaker, graphic designer, and publisher.  Elizabeth assisted in finding a publisher for the book and arranged public events. 

The Museum of Arts and Design held a sold-out virtual event on June 4, 2020.   The Yale Club of New York City featured a program on September 9, 2020.  Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions  is being published by PowerHouse Books. 

Ned O’Gorman: A Poet in Harlem

Elizabeth Howard continues her research and writing around the  Ned O’Gorman the poet, educator and advocate for the oppressed,

In 1972 Lucia Dlugoszwski wrote a composition for Ned O’Gorman dedicated to The Buzzard and the Peacock(Harcourt, Brace &World, 1964). Elizabeth Howard discovered the composition when reading through Ned O’Gorman’s archives, Georgetown University. On 11 January 2018 she produced and directed a performance that included a Lucia Dlugoszwski composition, a dance performed by the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and a reading of The Buzzard & the Peacock at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The music was under the direction of Marshall Coid. The dance was directed by Katherine Duke, artistic director, Erik Hawkins Dance Company. The poem was performed by Adeena Karasick.

Elizabeth Howard curated an exhibition entitled:  Ned O’Gorman: through a poet’s lens that was on view from October 2017 – January 2018  in the Rare Book Room in the Joseph Mark Lauinger Library at Georgetown University.  The archives for Ned O’Gorman are housed in the Joseph Mark Lauinger Library at Georgetown University.