Sunday, October 9, 2011

Northwest Pastel Society's 25th International Open Exhibit

"The Art Barn" Pastel Pat Meras

Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2011
The American Art Company
1126 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Opening Reception Nov 12 from 2-4pm

This painting won the THE BILL McENROE AWARD, fourth place,
and I couldn't be more pleased, as Bill is one of my favorite people on the planet.

Ninth Annual PAL Open Juried Art Exhibition

"Sparks Lake, Afternoon Light" Pastel Pat Meras

This is a very fine art exhibit judged by
renowned artist and living master, Richard McKinley.
I was so honored to be awarded THIRD PRIZE at this event.

Gig Harbor Civic Center
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Oct 6-Dec 2 / Mon-Fri 8-5pm

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Intertwined, Requiem For TheTrees"

"We Stood Tall" 24 x 18 pastel by Pat Meras

This outreach to the arts community was initiated by Pat Lanz, WA State Parks Commissioner, in response to the pending removal of trees in Kopachuck Park that are afflicted with laminated root rot and pose a danger to life and property. Artists were called to draw, paint, photograph, write about, or otherwise memorialize the trees.
Creative work produced for this project will be exhibited at the:

Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Oct 1-16. Reception Sept 30, 5:30-7:30

and later showing at the:

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
3/10/2012 - 5/6/2012

"En Plein Air"

"View From The Longbranch Dock,"  pastel by Pat Meras

An Exhibition and Wine Tasting, Oct 1, 2011, 2 to 4pm
at The Lodge at Mallard's Landing
 7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Come and enjoy a glass of wine while viewing
 familiar scenes from around the harbor painted by local artists.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


"In The Scottish Highlands II" 9x12 pastel Pat Meras

Women Painters Of Washington Gallery
Columbia Building
701 5th Ave. Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Mon-Fri 11am- 4pm
I have 6 paintings included in the show.

Columbia Tower Club Exhibit

"Nisqually Winter Light" 22x30 Pastel Pat Meras

Also at the Columbia Building in Seattle, on the top floor,

I have two large pastel paintings included in the

Columbia Tower Club Exhibit

until the end of October


Northwest Pastel Society Show

"Lopez Island Light" 19x13 Pastel Pat Meras

Northwest Pastel Society

Signature/Distinguished Member Show

at the Scott Milo Gallery

420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221

I have 2 paintings included in the show. Aug 5-30

Dana Gallery Exhibit

“Missoula, Afternoon Light” 9x12 Pastel Pat Meras

Ninth Annual Western Montana Paintout & Exhibit
at the Dana Gallery
246 N Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802
July 20 - Aug 31

I was honored to be included in the group of 25 established artists
invited to paint Missoula and the surrounding area en plein air,
French for “in the open air.”
I have 7 plein air and 4 studio paintings included in the exhibit.
It's a beautiful gallery, Montana's largest, worth visiting
if you have the chance.
I had a wonderful time painting the landscape of my homestate
and making new best friends whom I feel I've known forever.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gig Harbor Garden Tour 2011 - A Tour Of Literacy

"The Delightful Marriage Of Poppy And Lavender" 11 x 16

This painting was chosen to be printed on promotional materials for the event. The Tour will be on Saturday, June 25, 10 -5:00, and Sunday, June 26, 10 - 4:00. For tickets and info, go to

Northwest Pastel Society's 2011 Members' Exhibit

" Alpine Light" 9 x 12 received An Award Of Merit

This is one of two of my paintings that will be included in the exhibit at the Kirsten Gallery, 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Opening reception will be April 10, from 2-4:00.