October 13th, 2012
Winfield, WV - August 20th, 2015
BECKLEY, WV – This exhibit collects exemplary artworks that push the boundaries of traditional forms, techniques, and disciplines into fun and exciting territories. “We selected pieces that show a unique blend of traditional artistry and modern design,” says Gallery Director Molly Baker Hallstead, adding, “challenging artists and artisans to pay homage to regional roots while embracing new ideas and exciting, contemporary elements.” Among the artworks selected by jurors in the competition exhibit are four original paintings by national awarding-winning artist Pat Cross. “These are from my Appalachian Botanicals Series,” tells Pat Cross, “and each represents a bloom from my mother’s backyard garden.” To indicate an aspect of the flower’s personality, Pat names the paintings with flair, such as Firecracker Lily, Sunburst Lily, Pretty Peony, and Russian Rhapsody. In this floral serie...
Winfield, WV - July 9th, 2015
BECKLEY -- Over 100 original works of art now show at the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery in Tamarack. One of the most competitive exhibits in the Appalachian region, this annual display of talent represents the best in bronze sculpture, blown glass, fired clay, woven textiles and painted canvas. Many of the artists reach national acclaim, choosing to milk inspiration from "Almost Heaven, West Virginia." Jurors selected the original oil painting by Pat Cross into the exhibit. The painting represents one of the nation's most scenic natural waterways, the Williams River, nestled in the Monongalia National Forest. See more works on the Appalachian landscape by Pat Cross at www.patcrossart.com
Winfield, WV - May 6th, 2015
BECKLEY, WV -- The talents of up to 40 art educators from across West Virginia are on display at Tamarack during a special exhibit showcasing their work. The juried exhibit entitled “Imparting Art: Work by Art Educators of West Virginia,” opened with a very well attended reception on Sunday, April 11th and the exhibit is open to the public through June 12, 2015 at the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery in Tamarack. Also juried into this exhibit are several of Pat Cross originals, including the 24" x 24" painting entitled Rhododendron: From Bud to Bloom. “I never tire of watching the rhodie unfold its glory each spring,” says Pat Cross. “I am reminded of why the bloom was chosen as the State flower.” Also juried into the exhibit are a series of other Appalachian botanicals by Pat Cross, such as Poised Pandora, Sunny Petunia, and Psychedelic Lily, all paintings from blooms nurtured in ...
Winfield, WV - April 16th, 2015
CHARLESTON – Pat Cross, owner of Pat Cross Art, LLC is showing her original art tonight at Gallery Eleven during Art Walk Charleston. Her original oil paintings include Broken Top on Sparks Lake, First Snow, Rocky Top, and a duo of a Parisian Can-Can dancer created from a model she hired who is a member of a traveling dance troop. “I like showing both landscapes and figurative works together,” says Pat Cross, “because viewers are often surprised to see how the painting approach is the same, regardless of the subject.” The exhibition and reception during Art Walk Charleston are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Stop in at Gallery Eleven between 5-7 PM at 1025 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301. To see more artworks by Pat Cross, visit her online gallery at www.patcrossart.com
Winfield, WV - March 11th, 2015
BECKLEY, WV -- A fresh exhibit entitled "Urban Flow" currently hangs at Tamarack’s David L. Dickerson Fine Art Gallery. “While West Virginia is well known for its abundant wildlife and luscious landscapes, there is no shortage of urban-esque environments,” explains gallery manager Molly Baker Halstead. “Join us in the gallery to see this other side of West Virginia living through an array of exemplary artistic works, all by juried Tamarack artists and artisans,” she invites. Over 100 works of art fill the gallery with originals ranging from large, ambitious paintings, world-class blown glass, and one-of-a kind bronze sculpture to petite carvings and precious metal icons. Also juried into this exhibit is the 12" x 28" figurative painting entitled Spa at Berkley Springs by Pat Cross, owner of Pat Cross Art, LLC. The spas and resorts in West Virginia are so cherished among corporate...
Winfield, WV - February 27th, 2015
Charleston, WV - The rich flora and fauna of the Appalachians attract botanists from all over the globe to explore the mind-boggling biodiversity of this region, including artist Pat Cross. Although Pat Cross grew up in this area up to age 18, she launched westward with geographical curiosity to explore other areas known for stunning beauty, such as Northern Florida, Utah, Colorado and Oregon. After 35 years of such indulgent wanderings and a well-established fine art business in the Pacific Northwest, Pat Cross returns to West Virginia to not only care for family, but to rediscover what only the Appalachian region has to offer. "I started with what was at hand, the beautiful garden of my mother." Pat adds, "This botanical series records the delicious curiosity I experience with wild, wonderful West Virginia and the lush, endlessly curious plant behavior here." See more of Pat's work at her online gallery, www.patcrossart.com
Winfield, WV - February 25th, 2015
Charleston, WV - Now Showing! The US Federal Courthouse in Charleston features a fine art exhibition by the Allied Artists of West Virginia from 12/2014 through 2/2015. Members exhibiting include Sandra King, Steven Holsclaw, Newman Jackson, Deborah Herndon, Tsukasa Kambara, Connie Stover, Mary Russell, Sharon Harms, Joyce Daniels, Sarah Taylor, William Gambill, Ray Kleykamp, Pat Cross, Connie Mae Moeller, Cheryl Canterbury, Kathy Gallagher, Jerre Watkins, Terry Quentrill, Brenda Beatty, and Eddie Stone. Swing by and view over 50 original works of art in this beautiful facility. See more at http://www.alliedartistswv.org
Winfield, WV - November 16th, 2014
BECKLEY, WV -- A new type of exhibit for Tamarack, the juried exhibition entitled "Origins" demonstrates how richly diversified West Virginia truly is, both in terms of the heritage of its people as well as the history of the art forms practiced in the region. Of the 300 works submitted by the artists membership, jurors selected 100 for exhibition. Among those was the original oil painting of the Owyhee River Canyon by Pat Cross. One of the most remote rivers in the west, the Owyhee River takes the lives of adventurous white-water rafters each year. With canyon walls rising up to 1,000 feet in some places, the ravine offers no escape during a surprise storm or a dramatic drop temperate that sheaths the cliffs in ice. "I'm glad I did not know the details of the dangers involved," smirks Pat Cross, "Otherwise, I would have cowardly declined the offer to go." The crew invited Pat Cross ...
Bend, OR - June 19th, 2013
Bend, OR -- Pat Cross launched a new Fine Art America Group entitled "Head in the Clouds." This new group collects the artworks and member artists who paint compelling skies. Designed for painters only, the Group is open to any painting medium including oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempora, gouche, pastel, dyes and water-soluable color pencils. I chose the title, "Head in the Clouds" to parody misconceptions about professional artists who, more often than not, demonstrate dicipline, hard work, depth of thought and expansive views. Here, in this new FAA Group, member artists may also show support of one another through encouraging critique, ideas and image votes.
Bend, OR - May 11th, 2013
Now, for the first time, museum-quality prints of "Grazing Sunriver Meadow" are available on Fine Art America. Selected as the feature artwork for the annual Sunriver Music Festival, "Grazing Sunriver Meadows" reached over 50,000 viewers through poster prints, program guide and magazine covers, as well as media publicity. Each year, one artist from the Pacific Northwest is selected by the Sunriver Music Festival to represent the musical qualities of the region in a fine art form. Known for her oil paintings of the Oregon landscape, Pat Cross was commissioned to create a vertical artwork that depicts the unseen qualities of the area--music. "I relish the sounds of Sunriver," says Pat Cross, "From the gentle breezes that make Aspen leaves patter like rain, to the riotous percussion of late-summer thunderheads, the atmosphere in Sunriver makes music." To see more artworks by Pat Cross and to read the feature article "Sounds of Sunriver," visit www.patcrossart.com
Bend, OR - May 11th, 2013
Now, for the first time, museum-quality prints of Autumn Fall River II are available on Fine Art America. In the original oil painting, the Fall River winds through the Deschutes National Forest, as one of Oregon's most scenic and remote—a fly fisherman’s favorite. Although the Fall River has its fair share of rapids, the artist is most attracted to those rare vistas of calm waters. Here, the reflections play on both the floor and the ceiling of the river to create a complex abstraction of shape and color. One of a series of Oregon Landscape oil paintings by Pat Cross. To view more works by Pat Cross, visit her online gallery at www.patcrossart.com
Bend, OR - May 4th, 2013
Now, for the first time with Fine Art America, Pat Cross makes available fine art prints of the 24" x 36" oil painting entitled "Broken Top on Sparks Lake." One of a series of oil paintings on the Oregon Landscape by Pat Cross. Evening sun filters through a buffer of clouds to illuminate the richly-hued, craggy crown of Broken Top, a statovolcano along the Cascade Range in Oregon. The wind subsides to calm the clear, glacial waters of Sparks Lake just long enough for Broken Top to admire his reflection. See more artworks by Pat Cross at www.patcrossart.com
Bend, OR - October 13th, 2012
Sunriver, Oregon -- Each year, one professional artist from the Pacific Northwest is selected to create the original artwork engraved on the medallions awarded during the Pacific Crest Sports Festival. Carol Atherton, President of AA Sports, Ltd. selected Pat Cross as the artist for 2012.