About the artistPat Gerkin’s abstract paintings and mixed media have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the Washington, DC area and New England, and she has exhibited in several museum shows, including Saco Museum, Saco, ME; The Art Complex, Duxbury, MA; Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA.
Ms. Gerkin received her B.A. from Fairmont State College, and she has studied art independently and through the Corcoran School of Art, Arlington Arts Center, NOVA, and The Art League. She is an Associate Artist of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; a member of the Ogunquit Artist’s Association in Ogunquit, ME; a former member of the Copley Society of Boston, and of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She was a founding member of New England Wax and Painters & Poets. She is represented by Mitchell-Giddings Fine Art, Brattleboro, VT; Powers Gallery, Acton, MA; L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA; Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME; and Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH.
Ms. Gerkin was awarded an artist’s fellowship for painting at Vermont Studio Center, 2001, and was chosen to represent the U.S. and exhibit two works in the American Embassy in Kuwait, 2016-2017, as part of the Arts in Embassies program of the U.S. State Department. Her works were chosen as part of a “This Old House,” TV series in 2019 to renovate and redecorate an old home. Her works are also included in many collections in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe.
Using the natural world as her metaphor, Ms. Gerkin works in acrylic on canvas as well as encaustic and mixed media on panel to bring awareness to and promote responsible stewardship of our planet, recognizing the impact our actions have on all living things. She is deeply concerned for the health and sustainability of our planet and hopes that her visual dialogue with her audience will bring about actionable discourse on how to save the environment.