STATEMENT
  I am an abstract painter living in Charlottesville, Virginia.   My paintings, loosely referencing landscapes, reflect decisions I make in my personal life about staying, leaving, giving up, keeping, and informing.  The content of my work is enmeshed in the process of layering images, activating negative spaces, interrupting boundaries, and letting underpainting come through.  Much of the underpainting is obscured earlier renditions or layered poetic language sourced from my journal.  I attempt to create energetic places the viewer can enter, explore, and ponder.   

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ART EDUCATION
 I teach drawing, painting, printmaking, design, calligraphy, collage, fiber arts, sculpture, ceramics, and art history. My students have ranged in age from six to ninety three and have all shared an interest in turning materials into personal expressions. I share their passion. 
RESUME

        MA in painting from James Madison University, Harrisonburg Virginia

        Gallery Membership - 2001 to present
        McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA


        Selected Exhibitions
   
2012 McGuffey Art Center Members Show, Charlottesville, VA
             Piedmont Council for the Arts one person show, Charlottesville, VA


2011 The Haven, Charlottesville, VA [exhibition and donation]
              Magnolia Foods, one person show, Lynchburg, VA
              McGuffey Art Center Members Show, Charlottesville, VA
              Art @ the Gleason, Charlottesville, VA


2010  Contemporary Crafts, one person show, Charlottesville, VA


2009   Writer House, one person show, Charlottesville, VA
               Gallery Blu, one person show,  Harrisburg, PA
               McGuffey Art Center Members' Holiday Show, Charlottesville, VA


2008   Angelo's, one person show, Charlottesville, VA
              921 Main Street Fine Art, one person show, Lynchburg, VA


2007  Encryption three person show, McGuffey Art Center,  Charlottesville, VA


2006  McGuffey Art Center’s Members' Show, Charlottesville, VA
               Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA –Susan Patrick and Michael Mewborn
               Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA, Annual Juried Exhibition
              7th Annual SU National Exhibition, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
              Donation to Impressions 2006 – WVPT’s Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Auction, 

              Charlottesville, VA

2005   McGuffey Art Center Members Show,  Charlottesville, VA
               Me and My Shadow – Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA

2004   Susan Patrick and Janet Grahame Recent Works – Gallery @ Corporate and Museum 
               Frame, Richmond, VA
               5th Annual Juried Show – Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, VA – money prize
               Academy of Fine Arts, group show in Lynchburg, VA
               Donation to AHIP Benefit Art Auction, Charlottesville, VA
               McGuffey Art Center Members Summer Show – Charlottesville, VA
               Planned Parenthood – donation – Charlottesville, VA
               Academy of Fine Arts – Past, Present, Future, Lynchburg, VA
               Strictly Painting 4 – McLean Project for the Arts,    McLean, VA

2003   Revenance, Recent Work by Susan Patrick, three person show – McGuffey Art Center,
               Charlottesville, VA
               Members Holiday Show – McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2002   Paintings by Susan Patrick – Astradesign, Richmond,VA
               Members Summer Show – McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
               Paintings From the Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA – money prize
               Lynchburg Area Artists Show – Lynchburg, VA
               New Members Show – McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2001   Paintings From the Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA
               Lynchburg Area Artists Show, Lynchburg, VA
              The Bath County Art Show , Warm Springs, VA
               McGuffey Members Summer Show – McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA


Work Experience

1970 – 2005 – Virginia public school art teacher


2005 – present – part time art teacher in local elementary schools and regional jail


Corporate Sales and Awards

2014 - University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

2011-  The Haven, Charlottesville, Virginia

2009 - Gallery Blu, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2008 - Fellowship at Virginia Center For the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

                [Residency partially supported by the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation]

2003 - Capital One purchases, Richmond, Virginia



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