Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Carrie Patterson
Associate Professor of Art

Photo of Carrie Patterson

Departments: Art
Office: Montgomery Hall 142
Email: ccpatterson@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4252


Carrie Patterson was born in Tokyo, Japan.  She earned a B.F.A in studio art from James Madison University and an M.F.A in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. In addition she was a student resident at The New York Studio School. Her work has been exhibited across the country in venues such as The Painting Center in New York City, First Street Gallery in New York City, Bowery Gallery in New York City, Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City, Boston University, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art in Philadelphia, Washington Art Association in Washington Depot Connecticut, Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich Connecticut, The Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee Florida, The Museum of Art in Asheville North Carolina, and The Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg Virginia.  Internationally she has exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota Colombia. Ms. Patterson has received a Seedling Painting Award for her work from The Leeway Foundation for the Arts and a Virginia Governor’s Fellowship to The Virginia Center for Creative Arts in 2003. Over the past ten years her work has been selected for exhibition by prominent painters such as Sean Scully, Bill Jensen, John Walker, Graham Nickson, and Barbara Grossman. Her paintings consider how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She is an Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she teaches classes in drawing, painting, color, Introduction to Visual Thinking. To see more of her work go to www.thepaintingcenter.org or www.carriepatterson.com.


1998: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - M.F.A. Painting
1996: New York Studio School, New York, NY - Student Resident in Painting and Drawing
1992: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA - B.F.A., Painting, magna cum laude
1991: British Institute, Florence, Italy - Study Abroad

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Recent Scholarship

In 2010, Patterson exhibited fourteen paintings in the exhibition titled Color Autonomy, curated by Robert Donovan of UMUC at the Federal Courthouse in Greenbelt, MD. Patterson’s work is included in the exhibition Visual Play: 5 Contemporary Painters in St. Petersburg, Florida and a two-person show in November at AxD Gallery in Philadelphia PA. 

In 2009 Patterson's work was exhibited in a three person exhibition titled Placing Color (catalog essay by Vittorio Colaizzi) that traveled to Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery at Bristol Community College, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, The Painting Center in New York City, Watkins Gallery at Winona State University, and our very own Boyden Gallery at St. Mary's College of Maryland. At most venues, Patterson participated in gallery talks and panel discussions with artists: Kayla Mohammadi and Brett Baker. During the summer of 2009, her work was also selected by artist Sean Scully for a group exhibition titled Open City at The New York Studio School in New York City.