Turn Up the Volume
by Camille Patha

April 1 – June 11, 2017

Artist Talk April 30, 2017, 1pm
Curated by Kathleen Moles
Hardback catalog available at the museum

Art in Embassies Program
January 21, 2015

A Punch of Color:
Fifty Years of Painting
by Camille Patha

February 1 – May 25, 2014

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Throughout her six-decade career, Camille Patha’s painting has oscillated between the figurative and the abstract. Patha began painting gestural abstraction in the 1960s then deliberately explored various painting styles, including hard-edged abstraction and surrealist-infused photorealism and, finally, a return to abstraction. During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery of painting, presenting canvases that wholly embody her imagery and vocabulary with an unwavering voice and shocking vigor.

Patha asserts her power as a painter by creating imagery of a complete universe that enables the viewer to be fully absorbed within a boundless volume. In her paintings, she shares a sense of wonder about the existential conundrums confronting every person and with the exuberance of her elastic symbolism. A Punch of Color is the first retrospective of her work since the 1979 exhibition at the Bellevue Art Museum.

Organized by Tacoma Art Museum. This exhibition is generously funded by Tacoma Arts Commission and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Additional support provided by Jon Shirley and collaborating partner, The Fund for Women and Girls.

Saturday, February 22, 2 pm
Northwest artist Camille Patha shares her insights about her process for creating her colorful and large abstract artwork. Cost: $10 for members, $15 non-member, $5 for students. Tickets

Power of the Purse Luncheon
Hotel Murano
March 12th, 2014
Camille Patha will present at the Power of the Purse Luncheon at Hotel Murano. All attendees will have an opportunity to bid on a purse designed by Camille to support the Fund for Women & Girls.

Color and Composition Workshop with Camille Patha
Saturday, March 15, 11 am
Spend your morning talking about and creating color schemes, designs, compositions, and layouts, with legendary Northwest artist Camille Patha. Cost: $30 members ($40 non-member), includes all supplies. Tickets

Artist Lecture: Camille Patha
Wednesday, April 2, 11 am
Northwest artist Camille Patha shares stories of her inspiration and experiences from her 50-year career. Includes a gallery tour led by the artist. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch and Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

A Punch of Color with Curator Rock Hushka
Friday, January 31, 11 am
Learn how Northwest artist Camille Patha has asserted her power as a painter over her celebrated 50-year career. This lecture is part of Tacoma Art Museum’s Lunch & Learn series. Cost: Free with museum admission.

Camille Patha: Irascible

Opened at Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave S. Seattle, WA
Thursday, April 3, 6-8 pm
On view April 4-26, 2014.