2014 Members' Exhibit Award Winner: Lisabeth Mertins

Somnambulists

October 13 – November 8, 2015 extended through December 22, 2015

The Riverside Art Museum is proud to continue an ongoing series of mini-exhibition features highlighting artist-members who have received awards in previous Members’ Exhibitions. Lisabeth Mertins was an Honorable Mention winner back in 2014.

Artist Statement

A somnambulist is a sleepwalker. When the word rolls around in my head, it is to the tune of "Pink Elephants on Parade" from the movie, Dumbo--"Somnambulists on parade...." The Pink Elephants' version is about hallucinations from too much imbibing and fits nicely with my interpretation of addiction and it is the theme of this series. Making sense of the world around me is where my art originates and there I find my solace.