March 2016 Gift Shop Artist of the Month- Patty Mowell


About Patty Mowell- March Artist of the Month

 Patty Forbes Mowell graduated in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Art from Lycoming College, where she studied both Art and Photography. That same year she began working for a photo finishing Co. in Towson, MD. Her work in Drawing, Watercolor and Photography was exhibited at the Towson Arts Festival, and won awards the two years there. In 1979 she and her husband moved to Chestertown, where she joined the Chestertown Arts League.

After raising a family Patty began painting again in 2000, and photographing again in 2005. She was awarded “Best Digital” that year by the Chestertown Arts League, and First Place, in the Juried Open Show for her photography. In 2006, 2008 and 2009, she received “Honorable Mention” in the Chestertown Arts League’s Open Photography Show. And in 2009, awarded first place for her watercolor at the C.A.L. Members Show, and the “Award Of Excellence” at the Open Juried Show. In 2011, Patty was juried into an exhibit held by her alma mater, Lycoming College, to celebrate their 200Lighthouse Glassth year, and in 2013 became a juried member of the Working Artist’s Forum at the Academy Museum in Easton, MD.

Latest achievements – 2015:

Selected as Show Coordinator for the Working Artists Forum

Awarded “Judges Award Of Excellence” – WatercolorNew Beginnings 2

“Honorable Mention” – photo, River Arts “Art of Stewardship”

Juried into the WAF Selections at the Academy Museum

Patty is a member of Chestertown River Arts, WAF (Working Artist’s Forum), and the Academy Museum. Her work can also be seen at Twigs and Teacups, The Fish Whistle Restaurant in Chestertown, and Facebook.