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Valerie Patterson
Malone, New York

Saranac Lake Central School District, Art Teacher

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While each of my paintings contain the inevitable sense of the personal, it is important to me that they contain a social consciousness. I create images to provoke action, thought, commonality transcending the decorative, entertaining or easy. Many of my paintings have demanding, disturbing or unsettling content, giving a voice to anger, hurt, and fear. I believe that while focusing on life's harsh realities, my work can be a force for unity, humanity and support in difficult times.   



born: 1963, Sidney, NY


State University Of NY At Potsdam, MA Education, 1995
State University Of NY At Potsdam, BA Art, 1985

selected awards/honors

American Juried Art Salon, Award Of Distinction, Plano, TX, 2010
1st Place, Art For Peace Prize, Dayton International Peace Museum, Dayton, OH, 2009
Nelda Howell Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Associations' 72nd Annual International Juried Exh., Hudson Valley Art Assoc., Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, 2003
Don Selchow Memorial Award, North East Watercolor Societys' 24th Annual National Exh., North East Watercolor Society, Kent, CT, 2000

selected publications

The Encyclopedia Of Living Artists; 15th Edition, Nevada, CA, 2007
Best Of Artists & Artisans; Best Of NY Artists, Richmond, Virginia, 2006
Chronogram; April 2002 Edition, New Paltz, NY, Cover Painting, 2002
Manhattan Arts International; 1998 Cover Painting, Manhattan, NYC, 1998

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Fringe Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY, 2010
Creative Art Spirit, Valerie Patterson, Potsdam, NY, 2008
Art Association Of Harrisburg, Valerie Patterson, Harrisburg, PA, 2001
Frederic Remington Art Museum, Valerie Patterson: The Child Within, Ogdensburg, NY, 2000

selected group shows

Bond Street Gallery: The New Americana, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Manifest Gallery: Nude, Cincinnati, OH, 2009
Torpedo Factory Art Center: In The Flesh II, Alexandria, VA, 2009
Monkdogz Urban Art: Damez: 6 International Female Artists, Chelsea, NYC, 2007

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