Posted by Wyatt Williams

on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM

S. Patricia Patterson, Stockton 1978 50x75
  • S. Patricia Patterson, "Stockton 1978" 50x75"

This week, the Swan Coach House named Atlanta native S. Patricia Patterson as the 2012 winner of the Emerging Artist Award. Like past recipients Ann-Marie MankerMatt HaffnerLucha Rodiriguez, and others, Patterson will receive a $10,000 grant and present a solo show next year at the Coach House Gallery.

Long before that, Patterson will exhibit her first solo show, Facing Otherness, at Young Blood Gallery on July 9. We caught up with Patterson to ask her a few questions about her massive watercolors, why she returned to Atlanta after moving the West Coast, and more.

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Art & Design

Breaking news: Forward Arts Foundation announces Emerging Artist Award winner

By CATHERINE FOX | Apr 12, 2011

The Forward Arts Foundation bestows an annual award on an emerging artist who has yet no commercial gallery representation. The winner gets $10,000 and a solo show at the Swan Coach House Gallery, the foundation’s intimate Buckhead space, both of which are tremendously helpful to artists in the building stage of their careers. The group has an excellent track record; recipients generally go on to establish a fruitful practice.

After winnowing the field to five finalists and making studio visits, the award committee has selected S. Patricia Patterson as this year’s winner.


S. Patricia Patterson with "Iranian Wedding Album 1975"

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Fever to Tell

The exhibition of work from the recipients of the 2008 Murphy and Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts has come and gone, but I arrived in time to snap some pics before it vanished.


S Patricia Patterson’s watercolor Curtain, 2008. The self assured expression of the eldest along with her relaxed posture contrasts so beautifully with the unreadable nothings radiating out from her siblings.

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