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Patricia Stafford, Photography
Fine Art Photographer and Abstract Acrylic Painter
"On a Wing and a Prayer," a fine art photo of mine, won third place at a photography show at Stella's Art Gallery in Mentor, Ohio in September of 2018 and then went on to win a People's Choice Award at the 35th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in October of 2018.
My mixed-media acrylic abstract painting "Once" won an Honorable Mention award in the Professional Division at the 2017 Community of Fine Arts Show sponsored by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council and held at the Porter Public Library.
"Serenity Storm," a mixed-media acrylic abstract painting, won an award for Best of Show at an exhibit called "Creative Women Today." The exhibit was held in March of 2017 at the Creative Space Avon art gallery in Avon, Ohio. The painting sold off the wall before the opening reception.
I was selected by the North Olmsted Arts Commission to have my art on display for my second solo show at North Olmsted City Hall from September 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. The artwork consisted of twenty landscape and nature scenes including painterly photography and abstract paintings.
My first solo show was held at Halliday's Winery in Lake Milton, Ohio in September, 2013.
I sold ten 16x20 fine art photos to a cancer research and treatment center connected with the Methodist Healthcare System in Memphis, Tennessee.
Published photographs have appeared in the 3rd Edition of Trail Guide Cuyahoga Valley National Park by Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council, Inc. as well as in Lakeland BOATING magazine and in the children's book "La Salle - French Explorer of the Mississippi" by David Aretha as part of his Great Explorers of the World textbook series.
My artwork has been on display in juried exhibits at art galleries and museums, including:
- BAYarts, Bay Village, Ohio
- Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
- Creative Space Avon, Avon, Ohio
- Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
- Highlands Discovery Museum in Ashland, Kentucky
- Market Street Art Center, Lockport, New York
- Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Niagara Falls, New York
- Stella's Art Gallery, Mentor, Ohio
- Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio
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