Patricia Ridenour



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Patricia Ridenour Resume

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Awards include…

22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition, First Place Photography Award, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 2017

The International Photography Awards. First Place Award for the series Surface.  NYC.  2010 

Poncho Auction.  Best of Show Artist Merit Award, Seattle, WA. 2007

First Place Award for Excellence in Journalism in Photography-Feature Story -Society of Professional Journalists. Western Washington, 2003 

AKA Photography, sponsored by Polaroid, award winner for hand painted Polaroid transfer on watercolor paper, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA. 1999 

Mustard Festival, Mumm's Winery, Award for Innovative Photography, painted Polaroid transfer on silk, Napa Valley, CA, 1998 

Center on Contemporary Art, The Artists Annual, award winner, Seattle, WA, 1998 

Photographers Forum, award winner, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992 

Bellevue Art Museum, 2 first place awards, Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, 1988, 87

Grants include…

Artist Trust GAP grant for the series Surface, WA.  2011

Metro/4Culture/The Photo Center NW, six (50 x 12 inch) photographs mounted on wood at various Seattle bus shelters, WA. 2011

Metro Arts Commission, grant titled Modern Odysseys, Heroic Journeys We Make Every Day. Ten commissioned paint and pencil altered photographs used in the grants book, poster, and film, originals part of Metro permanent collection. Seattle, WA. 1992

City of Seattle grant to teach homeless children photography culminating in an exhibition of the students work at The Pacific Arts Center, Seattle Center, Seattle, 1993

Portland Photographers Forum, Portland, Or. 1987

Collections Include…

National Museum for Women in the Arts, mixed media collaboration, Washington DC.  1999

Washington State Arts Commission. Fourteen  (35 x 29 inch) infrared, oil painted silver prints at various elementary schools and mental health facilities throughout NW WA. 1991-1994

Swedish Hospital, twenty (35 x 29 inch) commissioned oil painted silver prints for the Swedish Addiction Recovery Wing, Seattle, WA. 1991

Commissions include…

Kodak, NY. Painting on a new Kodak paper P-MAX Art RC, images used to market paper.  2004

The Seattle Opera, 5 commissioned images for the season, 2000

The Seattle Opera5 commissioned portraits of principles in costume for 1999 season posters.

The Seattle International Film Festival, poster commission. 1998

Seattle Best Coffee, twenty sepia toned silver prints commissioned for all Seattle Best Coffee locations.  1997

Selected Exhibitions include…

Surface, 16th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, juried.   Chicago. 2013

Revision: Photo Center Faculty Exhibition, the Photo Center NW, Seattle WA. 2013 

William Hunt curator, Equivalents, two photographs from the series Surface, The Photo Center NW gallery, Seattle WA. 2012 

Surface, Arts West, Seattle WA. 2011 

Palimpsest: Erasure and Recovery, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, 1996

Bellevue Art Museum. The Divine Commute and Other Travel Myths, solo, Bellevue WA, 1992 

Dis(connect), A Response to Popular Culture, Arts West. 2010 

Alluring Illusion, solo Benham Gallery, Seattle WA.  2001

Revision: Photo Center Faculty Exhibition, The Photo Center NW, Seattle WA. 2013 

National Museum of Photography, Brescia, invitational, Italy, 1996

Bellevue Art Museum, 50 Years, Invitational, WA. 1996

The Divine Soles: Symbols and Sacred Places of India, solo Benham Gallery, Seattle. 1996

Abilene Art Museum, Indelicate Balance, invitational, Abilene Texas. 1995

The Architecture of the Human Form, Recent Nudes, solo, Benham, Seattle, 1994

Brno Art Museum, The Czech Republic, Invitational, exhibition title, Out of Context.  A cultural exchange between The USA and The Czech Republic, 1993

Bellevue Art Museum, The Divine Commute and Other Travel Myths, invitational, 1992

Tacoma Art Museum, 100 Years of Photography, Dan Fear curator, invitational, Tacoma WA. 1989

Editorial include…

Random House, Book titled Altars, created over 20 altars then photographed them to illustrate book by Denise Linn for Random House, London and Penguin USA. 2000

The New Scientist Magazine, London England. Photographs for feature story on Nathan Myhrvold. 1999

Stanford University Press, CA. Photographs for feature article, 1999

Allyn and Bacon Publishing, cover image for bestselling book by Randy Fujishin. 2002

Vogue Magazine, NYC. Photo for editorial. 2001

Mirabella Magazine, NYC. Photo for editorial. 2001

Conde Nast Magazine, NYC. Photo for editorial. 1989

Reviews and interviews include…

Chicago Sun Times, Chicago. Exhibition review. 1996

The National Campaign for Freedom of Expression in the Arts Quarterly, story and photographs. 1995

Seattle Times, Exhibition review. 1995

Dallas Observer, TX, Exhibition review. 1992

Photo Pro Magazine, feature story and photographs. Florida. 1989

Academic include…

The Photo Center NW,  21 years on Faculty. Created their digital photography program, was part of both accreditation processes, voted to faculty board for 5 years until retiring, curriculum developer for certificate program, thesis advisor. Advanced lighting, analogue and digital instructor, 2011-1992 

University of Wisconsin at Madison, lecturer, Wisconsin, 1996 

Seattle Art Museum portfolio reviewer WA, 2005 

Polaroid. Polaroid Transfer instructor Seattle and Portland areas.  1994-2000

Marshall’s Oil Paints. Painting instructor Seattle and Portland areas.  1990-1998


Past Affiliations

The Image Bank, NYC and Dallas. International stock photographer. 1992-1999

Getty Images, Seattle WA.  International stock photographer. 1999-2001

National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC.  Artist. 1999

Benham Gallery, Seattle WA. Represented by gallery 1988-2001