Patt  Abbott
Patt Abbott - photo courtesy of artist

Patt Abbott

(1941 -)

San Diego, California USA


In 1993, as I was reaching a measure of success in Public Art commissions, my SUV was rear-ended by a delivery van. As a result I lost both physical and mental capabilities that have taken the better part of 15 years to recover. After much hard work and perseverance I am encouraged by a significant recovery. From this I have learned: “Don’t take for granted your gifts and talents, they can be gone in an instant. Also, discover what you can do well, not what you think you should do.”

Education

Patt Abbott majored in painting, design and theater arts at Rollins College in Florida from 1959-1963. She earned her Masters degree in painting and lithography at University of Tulsa in Oklahoma from 1970 to 1979. She took courses in literature and culture from the University of London, and post MFA work in psychology and education at the University of New Mexico.

Teaching Affiliations:

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, LOS ALAMOS CAMPUS ,Adjunct instructor 1985; SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE – Santa Fe, NM, Little Masters Classes 1991-1993; TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE and SCHOOL SYSTEM – Tulsa, OK, Basic Art and Art Appreciation courses – 1982-1983; TULSA JUNIOR COLLEGE – Tulsa, OK, Fundamentals and Aesthetics – 1983-1984; ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF TULSA – Tulsa, OK Visiting art instructor and Artist-in-Residence – 1982-1985; STATE ARTS COUNCIL OF OKLAHOMA Artist-in-Residence, and in-service programs for state schools 1982-1985; PHILBROOK MUSEUM – Tulsa, OK Museum intern, developed educational programs - 1978-1979; IDA MAE FISCHER JUNIOR HIGH – Miami Beach, FL Art and Graphic instructor 1964-1965;

Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments

NEW MEXICO ARTS, Division of New Mexico State Offices – Santa Fe, NM – 1990-1993 - Consultant, contractor, & site visitor for Artist in Residence Program; IN TEMPOY TOYS AND JUNIPER LEARNING SYSTEMS – NM & CA – 1990-1993 - Consultant & program designer; Santa Fe Gallery Association – Santa Fe, NM – until 2003 Co-Chair ART Feast fundraising event, Public Relations, Treasurer; RUNNING RIDGE GALLERY – Santa Fe, NM, Director, Associate Director, Sales – April 1985 – October 2003; COVA, San Diego, CA - executive director Nov 2003-June 2004.

Artist Exhibits

Juried:
1995 - Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Competition, Las Cruces, NM (purchase award); 1991 & 1992 - "Art in the Woods", regional exhibition, Overland Park, KS; 1991 - Ann Taylor (winner in wildflower competition); Grant County Art Annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit , Pinos Altos, NM(three awards); "Autumn (Water) Colors" - NM Watercolor Society, Albuquerque, NM

Invitational:
1995 - "La Familia Medical Center Invitational", Santa Fe, NM (purchase award); 1992 - "Santa Fe Institution of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition", Santa Fe, NM

Group:
1995 - "Artist's Postcards" - Dearing Gallery, Taos, NM; 1991 - "Flags: State of Mind", Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, NM;

Publications:
Life Times Magazine, contributor 1987; ART Lines winter '85-'86, Santa Fe, NM; Tulsa Magazine Oct. 1985 "Artfolio"; Tulsa Magazine Sept 1984 "Artfolio"; Art Gallery December/January 1983-84; Art Gallery July/Aug 1982; Oklahoma Art Gallery June 1979

Biographical Resources

artist, http://www.sdmaag.org/newsletters/0608.pdf

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Artists of the SJC Permanent Art Collection

Abbott, Patt
Abeyta, Tony
Achkasov, Demetrij
Adams, C.
Aldava, Andrew
Attaway, C.
Barber, Lou
Barnes, Carole
Barratt, Julianne
Barron, Rex
Bates, Leo
Bates, Myk
Bechara, Tony
Begay, John
Begay, Ferrell
Begay, Shonto
Begay, Verna
Begay, Sarah
Begay Sr., Arthur
Bell, Catherine
Benally, George
Benally, Eric
Besji, Giuseppe
Betoni, Beau
Bia, Fred
Billie, Michael
Bird, Jay
Black, Allan
Black, Jackie
Black, Tom
Blair, Robert
Bluestone, Rebecca
Boshardt, Mary
Bradshaw, Mark
Brady, Janet
Brainerd, C.
Bray, Alan
Brenner, Karl
Brewer, Goldie
Brewer, Nancy
Broadway, Marc
Brodnax, Randy
Brooks, Dorothy
Brouillette, Al
Brown, Patrice
Buck, Fionna
Bulloch, Michael
Bulloch, Sharon
Burns, Janet
Burridge, Robert
Butler, Myrna
Byrom, Barabara
Campbell, Marilyn
Casselberry, Michael
Chambers, Kathleen
Charley, Emeric
Cheney, Walters
Clarkson, Karen
Clayton, Jane
Cloy, Peggy Melyssa
Cobianco, Sheena
Coffey, Wanda
Cogan, John
Coker, David
Collins IV, William
Compton, Robin
Contractor, Donna Lorraine
Cox, Brian
Crawford, Carolyn
Crowley, Maegan
Culpepper, Dorothy
Cumberworth, Judith
Darmody, Michael
Deckard, Donna
Dollar, Anita
Douglass, Ralph
Douglass, Rae
Dubeck, Charles
Dunn, Trevor
Dunn, Lindy
Duran, Esteban Ismael
Durham, Guylynn
Edgar, David
Edwards, Viki
Egri, Ted
Elam, Sandy
Ellis, Don
Emerson, Anthony
Emerson, Gloria
Englehart, Stanton
Etcitty, Esther
Evers, Mar
Ewing, Kathy
Farm, Gerald
Faulconer, Mary
Field, Adam
Fiskus-Zeiger, Geraldine
Flythe, Roger
Follis, Randy
Freidline, Glenn
Fulton, Joy
Fundingsland, Ron
Furman, Lola
Galloway, Julia
Gerstner, Clint
Gifford, J.Nebraska
Gillespie, Judy
Gilmour, Leon
Ginsberg, Estelle
Goldman, Jan
Gomez, Andrew
Gorman, R.C.
Greene, Daniel
Groth, Belinda
Gwinn, Helen
Haight, Cathy
Hall, James
Hamilton, Russell
Hardie, Darlene
Hardy, John
Hartman, Anne
Hashimoto, Chyako
Hatch, William
Heath, Shirlen
Herby, Sharon
Hicks, Bobby
Hill, Bobby
Hill, Steven
Hogue, Lorenzo
Holmes, Kathleen
Hubble, Rod
Hyde, Doug
Inukai, Kyohei
Ivey, Lisa
Jacques, Michael
Joe, Oreland
Joe, James
Johnson, Cordell
Karner, Peter
Katirgis, Margaret
Kinder, Jean
King, Larry
Kinney, Harriet
Kinyon, Karroll
Kirkham, Pamela
Knight, Pat
Kompare, Maria
Krynski, Alexandra
Lalumia, Frank
Latta, Dale
Laughter, Laurita
Lawing, Dwight
Lee, Charles
Leppert, Pat
Lewis, Milton
Lewis, Christine
Lewis, Gayle
Lowe, Zee
Luna, Daniel
MacAdams, Mary
Mann, Lee
Martinez, Marion
Masters, Mary
Matthews, Marilyn
Maxwell, Dwayne
Mayfield, Fran
Mayhew, Timothy
McDaniel, Eileen
McElwain, Louisa
McGown, Cari
McNealy, Cindy
McQueen, Sue
McVey, Lee
Meerfeld, Blair
Meyers, Ron
Mitchell, Marty
Morgan, Jazz
Mullen, Carol
Mumford, Daphne
Mumma, Lance
Nakai, Justin
Navarrete, Patty/Juan
Neely, Susie
Nelson, Sandy
Nez, J.
NezBegay, Harold
Noble, Jim
Olsen, Vivian
Orr, Jeremy
Peacock, Frank
Pedolsky, Lisa
Peters, Evelyn
Peterson, Herb
Pohlmann, Hank
Powers, Daniel
Pratt, Charles
Purcell, Carl
Quiller, Stephen
Rabbit, Bill
Rattay, Suzanne
Reed, Susan
Reeves, Linda
Reeves, Timothy
Reiche, Greg
Renner, Robin
Reynolds, Worley
Rodrigo, W.
Rudder, Jeannie
Samuels, Edward
Sandoval, Steward
Schmierer, Anna
Schumann, Evelyn
Seely, Alice
Sieveking, Imogen
Silversmith, Mark
Silverwood, Mary
Simpson, LittleRiver
Sloan, Faye
Smith, Philip
Smith, Gay
Smith, Ann
Stanley, Helen
Stannard, Elizabeth
Stevens, Doris
Stillwell, Nancy
Suttman, Paul
Swadesh, Daisy
Tarrago, Leticia
Taylor, Revis
Taylor, Bev
Teasyatwho, Ambrose
Telford, Adam
Templeton, Ann
Teofanov, Sarah
Tidwell, Enid
Toscano, Dee
Trabaudo, Eleanor
Trigg, James
Trosky, Toni
Tubiolo, Sam
Tyler, Kym
Valdez, Ramon
Valencia, Pete
VanDerfeller, Corneilious
Vigil, John
Vigil, Michael
Volkin, Hilda
Walling, K.
Walters, Curt
Weber, Albert
Webster, Kim
Wemytewa, Edward
West, Phillip
White, Helgy
White Owl, Maynard
Williams, Peggy
Wilson, Tashiba
Wilson Jr., Billy
Zeiger, Jay
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