ABOUT & CONTACT
Emerald City Art Collective was established in 2011 and is a gathering of artists in beautiful Seattle, Washington. ECAC includes members in Washington State and California. Members show their artwork around Seattle and the Northwest region, and participate in art educational activities. Members include professional artists, semi-pros and committed hobbyists who are dedicated to making art and building a community of artistic friends. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Board
Patty Ryan, Board Member
Patty has been a member of the Emerald City Art Collective since August 2020. She has served as a board member for Sustainable Path Foundation. And chaired their Grants Committee for a year. Patty is passionate about her painting. She is committed to ECAC because the club’s art shows and events provide supportive venues for artists. She believes the club fosters a safe, nourishing environment for its artists. Patty and her wife moved to Seattle in 1994. In tribute to Patty’s brother, Merle, all proceeds from the sale of her art work are donated to Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), a Seattle non-profit organization committed to providing basic survival services and permanent supportive housing to homeless mentally ill people.
Kathy Kimball, Board Member
Kathy attended Oberalster Gymnasium in Hamburg, Germany for a year where art instruction included frequent visits to art museums and copying works of the great masters. This amazing experience challenged her to learn to paint. She had a lifelong career in education where she served as a teacher and educational leader in K-12 public schools and program director at the University of Washington. She has studied with several prominent artists and in 2011 teamed up with Seattle artists Patrick Howe to form the Emerald City Art Collective. As a club member, Kathy appreciates community, friendship and opportunities to explore and learn through studying and making art with others. She currently serves on the board of The Emerald City Art Collective and has been on other non-profit education and environmental boards, most recently as treasurer of the Pacific Education Institute in Olympia, WA.
Christopher Gasper, Board Member
Christopher is a visual artist who has been an avid student of art and art history for the last 25 years. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area having moved from Seattle in 2018. His involvement with the Emerald City Art Collective dates back to 2014 and has participated in many ECAC art shows and other exhibitions around the Seattle Metro Area. Prior to being an ECAC Board Member, Christopher served on the Board of Directors for Sand Point Art and Cultural Exchange (SPACE) in Seattle and was the Exhibitions Committee Chair (2016-2017). In this role he lead the committee on exhibition policy and procedures, show themes, educational programing and promotional assets. He was also involved with curating and installing shows and produced videos that promoted the art exhibitions and artists showing at the SPACE gallery. Christopher earned a BA at UMASS Boston (1985-1990) majoring in studio art. Additional schooling included stints at the Academy Art University in San Francisco, CA (1995-1996) studying illustration, and Merritt College in Oakland, CA (2011-2012) studying painting and art history.
Patrick Howe, Executive Director
Patrick graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1974, where he received two consecutive fellowships. After graduating he became the Head Preparator at the Portland Art Museum, which involved installing exhibitions in over twenty galleries. He has exhibited widely, including in two juried exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, and a one person show at the Loveland Art Museum, in Colorado. He owned Patrick Howe Gallery, in Seattle from 2004 to 2014. In 2013 his book “The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art” was published and nominated for the Robert Motherwell Book Award in 2014 for outstanding and original thinking on the topic of Modernism in Art. He has been jurying and curating shows since 2004. His current artistic focus in on his Post Personalism artwork series.