Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Artist-in-Residence: Pam Patrie

Apr 5, 2011 – Apr 16, 2011



Combining weaving with a trompe l’oeil painting technique from the WPA era, local weaver Pam Patrie will work collaboratively with Portland Handweavers Guild members to create a piece based on Laurie Herrick’s shawl designs from the 1970s. In conjunction with Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Patrie’s project offers a contemporary connection to historic weaving and art forms, while bringing to light Herrick’s deep connections to local and national weaving guilds.

Patrie studied weaving with Laurie Herrick at Oregon College of Art and Craft in the late 1960s and attended the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art). She is an internationally recognized tapestry artist, particularly known for her use of the Gobelin and Aubusson techniques. Patrie has completed numerous public and private commissions, her work has been included in numerous publications on tapestry and fiber arts, and exhibited throughout the USA as well as in Australia, China and Mexico. Her tapestry Steel Bridge from the Broadway Bridge (1983) is in the Collection of Museum of Contemporary Craft, and was featured in Unpacking the Collection: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft (2008).

Pam Patrie holds a Craft Conversation about her studio practice on April 9.


Free for Museum members; $3 general admission


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