Preserving the artist's heritage

Pat Martin

Interviewed in 2007
Sponsored by James A. Michener Art Museum
Evelyn Doyle and Stephen Wisniewski, Docents
Gilbert Winner, Videographer
Zoriana Siokalo, Advisor

Artist’s Statement:
In the beginning stages of a painting I work as freely as possible – “brainstorming” on a visual level. I paint as I once did as an Abstract Expressionist. That is, I may pour paint, use gestural drawing, or move paint around with tools other than brushes. I give myself the freedom to pursue impulses. I do not have a plan for the creation that will eventually emerge. The canvas becomes a field of ideas, a panorama of visual imagery. I draw excitement from the potential of many of the passages. Many visual ideas are explored. Most of them will be buried in a later revision but a segment or suggestion will remain. It is a give and take process. The painting changes radically as it develops in its many layers. Gradually, the composition and
statement distill into a finished work that, hopefully, has subtlety, power, and resolution. I stop working when there is nothing more that I want to change. The content of the work is the result of my thoughts, feelings, and aesthetic judgement as the work progresses. By working in this way I feel I can arrive at solutions that are more original than if preconceived.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Des-Champs Gallery Grand Opening, Lambertville NJ, 2007
- Objects of Desire, James A. Michener Art Museum, New Hope PA, 2006
- Princeton Artists Alliance at the Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville NJ, 2006
- Artists that Matter, Doylestown PA, 2006
- New Jersey State Museum, Princeton Artist Alliance and Poets, Trenton NJ, 2–5
- Phillips Mill 75th, 74th, 73rd, 69th, Retrospective Invitational Art Exhibit, New Hope PA, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1998
- Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, A Cross Section, Newtown PA, 2004
- MCS Gallery, The New Eclectic, Easton PA
- Gallery of Fine Art, Members Show, Newtown PA, 2003
- The College of New Jersey, The Odyssey, Trenton NJ, 2003
- The Newark Museum, Homer’s Odyssey, Newark, NJ
- The Ahlum Gallery, Beyond the Image, Easton PA, 2002
- Mixed Media Gallery, Collage: Misunderstood, Doylestown PA, 2002
- Mercer County Community Collage, Inclusions, Trenton NJ, 2001
- Riverrun Gallery, Abstraction 2000, Lambertville NJ, 2000
- James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Invitational III, Contemporary Painters, Doylestown PA, 1999
- Artworks, Six Points of Abstraction, Ternton NJ, 1999
- New Hope Arts Council, New Century Show, New Hope PA, 1998
- Artworks, Faculty Exhibit, Trenton NJ, 1998
- College of New Jersey, National Drawing Exhibit, Trenton NJ, 1997
- Libby Gallery, Deutsch Bank, Princeton Artists Alliance, New York NY 1996
- Princeton Artists Alliance, Scanticon, Princeton NJ, 1995
- Nabisco Headquarters Gallery, Hanover NJ, 1994
- Schering-Plough Corporation, Madison NJ, 1994
- The Morris Museum, Morristown NJ, 1993

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville NJ, 2006
- Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Recent Works: Pat Martin & Barbara Osterman, Hopewell NJ, 2002
- Marta Aizenman, Recent Works, Princeton NJ, 1999
- Anne Reid Gallery, Of Earth and Spirit, Princeton NJ, 1997
- Huntertdon Art Center, Clinton NJ, 1991
- Bargeron Gallery, Washington Crossing PA, 1989
- The Book Gallery, New Hope PA, 1988
- The Golden Door Gallery, New Hope PA, 1985

Selected Awards:
- New Hope Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Artist of the Year, 1999,1995
- James A. Michener Museum, New Century Show, Purchase Prize, New Hope PA, 1998
- Phillips Mill Exhibit, Patron’s Prize for Painting, New Hope PA, 1998
- Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fellowship, Sweet Brier VA, 1996, 1993
- College of New Jersey, National Drawing Exhibit Purchase Prize, Ewing NJ, 1995
- Artsbridge, First Prize for Patining, Lambertville NJ, 1993
- Hunterdon Art Museum, First Prize for Paingint, Clinton NJ, 1991

Teaching Experience:
- Art Teacher, The Arts, Stockton NJ, 2005-2007; Mixed Media, Doylestown PA, 2006
- Michener Art Museum, Teacher, Lecturer, Doylestown PA; 1999-2002
- Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA, 1994-96
- Mercer County Community College, Trenton NJ, 1989-93 (Distinguished Lecture Series, 1990)
- College of Marin, Kentfield CA, 1980-82
- Indian Valley College, Novato CA, 1980-82; Solebury School, New Hope PA, 1973-77
Correctional Institution for Women, Clinton NJ, 1970-72
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tour Guide, 1964-66

- California State University, Teacher’s Credential, Los Angles CA, 1966
- California State University, BA in Art, Los Angeles CA, 1961
- Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles Ca, 1955-57
- UCLA, Los Angeles CA, 1954-1955
- Pasadena City College, 1952-1954

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