Permanent collections include the Museum of Nebraska Art and Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in Nebraska, as well as private collections scattered across the globe.
Her work has been included in many juried shows, including:
Nebraska Biennial at Gallery 1516 in Omaha Nebraska, 2019
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art's "150 Artists - 150 Artworks - 150 Years of Nebraska" juried exhibit celebrating the state's sesquicentennial in 2017.
The American Plains Artists annual juried exhibit held at the Great Plains Museum in Lincoln, Ne., 2015, and at Ft. Concho Historical Landmark in San Angelo Tx in 2016
The American Women Artist's juried on line exhibit, 2015
Norfolk Art Center Juried Exhibition, Norfolk Ne. 2011
Wings Over the Platte Juried Exhibit, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE, 2017 and 2011; Best of Show 2-D 2009; Honorable Mention, 2010
Patty, as she is known to her friends,
works out of her home studio. Most days are spent staring out the window, wondering about shapes, shadows, colors and atmosphere, and how those enigmatic elements weave themselves into what we believe we see.
"More than painting scenes of nature and its seasons, I am dealing with regeneration using the oceanic movement of grasses stained by shadows shifting smoothly over and under the surface. These are touchstones for life and death, birth and aging, failure to triumph."
After graduating from Kearney State College with a degree in Fine Art, she spent the next few decades figuring out how to paint. The results:
Selected for Mark Arts National Oil Painting Exhibit, Wichita KS, 2021
Selected for "Vision:20/20" Nebraska's Top Twenty Agrarian Artists at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Ne. August - November 2020.
Selected to participate in the juried Nebraska Biennial at Gallery 1516 in Omaha Nebraska, 2019.
An invitation to participate in Spirit, a Celebration of Art in the Heartland, at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Ne. in 2022, 2020 and 2016.
Numerous group and solo exhibits across Nebraska including -
Featured Artist Exhibits at the Robert Henri Museum in Cozad in 2018;
Minden Opera House in Minden, Ne. in 2016;
the Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud in 2015;
Norfolk Art Center in 2013, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in 2012; and Lux Center for the Arts in 2011.
She has also participated in yearly exhibits at The Burkholder Project.
Mid-America Pastel Society's Members Only Juried Exhibit, Buttonwood Art Space, KC, MO;
Mid-America Pastel Society's Member's Only Juried Exhibit, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO;
International Association of Pastel Society's 8th Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC;
Carnegie Arts Center 12th Anniversary Juried Show, Alliance, NE ;
Norfolk Arts Center Juried Exhibit, Norfolk, NE;
Chadron State College Juried Exhibit, Chadron NE;
Sioux City Art Center's 57th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City, IA;
Pastel Society of New Mexico's 9th Annual Pastel Painting National Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM ;
Fred Wells Nat'l. Juried Exhibit, Weslyan University, Lincoln, NE;
Prairie Lights Juried Art Showcase, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE;
Nebraska Governor's Mansion courtesy of the Nebraska Arts Council.
Patty continues her education by taking workshops with esteemed artists such as Hal Holoun, Kim Casebeer, V...Vaughan, Doug Dawson and others.
She also spent several years providing an art experience to elementary school students.
She is a member of the American Women Artists, the American Impressionist Society, and past president of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs.