Patricia Howard is a photographer and educator based in the Washington, DC area. She is currently a studio arts instructor with the Smithsonian Associates and Associate Member of the Torpedo Factory Artist Association. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Art at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has taught at Penn State University and was a Promotions Manager and Producer at public television station KBDI in Denver, Colorado.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Patricia received her MFA from Penn State University. She has completed workshops with Duane Michals and others at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado and at the International Center for Photography in New York with Holger Keifel and Kathleen Kennedy.  In addition, she has completed workshops at the Colorado Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institute (Sackler Gallery).

Residencies/Visiting Artist:

2018 - Vermont Studio Center, full Fellowship, month-long residency, Johnson, Vermont.

The Photography Master Retreat, Esparon, France.

Visiting Artist, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

2017 - "How to Flatten a Mountain" residency at Cow House Studios, County Wexford, Ireland.

2014 - month long residency, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland.

Solo Exhibits:

2019 “House to House: Transitory Tales of One Family in Spencer, Indiana”, 2 person show, Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, Maryland.

2013-4  "Migrations", solo exhibit at Juniata Museum College of Art November 7-February 8, 2014.  (Selected photographs from Grange Fair series in permanent collection at Juniata Museum College of Art, currently on display in Provost's office).

2010 - Yoder Preserve, Boalsburg, PA.  On-site presentation of photographs and poetry printed on waterproof books, installed in nature preserve.  Funded by PCA, Partners in the Arts Project Stream.

2007 - August-October, "Talismans", photography exhibit at Zola's, State College, Pennsylvania.

2005, "Relics", MFA Thesis show, Zoller Gallery, Penn State campus.  

1994 - "Our Place In It", Still photography and oral history project documenting community of Louisville, Colorado.  Louisville Recreation Center, funded by Boulder County SCFD, Tier III.  Selected images in permanent collection Louisville Public Library.

Group Exhibits:

2019: Alternative processes and Integrated Media”, Texas Photographic Society, Plano, TX.

2018: “Abandoned”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas.

"TAG Gallery, newly juried artists, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

"Domesticity", national juried exhibit Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS.

"Portraits", national juried exhibit, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas.

2017:  "Photography Unsettled", national juried exhibit, Artworks, Loveland, Colorado.

"4th Annual Call for Entry", Redline Art Center, Denver, Colorado.

Finalist, Photographers' Forum, 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest (national).

"How to Flatten a Mountain", PhotoIreland exhibit, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

2016:  "Oh!  The Joy!", juried group exhibition, The Antheneum, Alexandria, Virginia.

"Artist as Maker, Thinker and Feeler", juried exhibition, Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community                  College, Arnold, Maryland.

          "One Foot Squared", open invitation benefit art auction, Redline Art Center, Denver, CO.

          “The Fine Art of Photography”, juried group exhibition, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA.

          2013:   "Faculty Collections Show", Paul Robeson Gallery, The HUB, Penn State University.

          "Annual Juried Exhibit", Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, on-line gallery.

          "Gesturing into Consciousness", School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibit, 50th Anniversary, Penn State Univ.                   

          2009 - "Self-Portrait", group show, Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

          2005 - "Summer Study Abroad (Mexico) Exhibit", Penn State Theatre Downtown, State College, Pennsylvania.
          2003 - "Artists Books", Webster's Bookstore, State College, Pennsylvania.

          2002-03:  "Menagerie", graduate student show, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University.

          Graduate Student Show, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

          "Baker's Dozen", student show, Adam and Art Gallery, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.   


Artwork featured in textbook: Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice, by Christine Z. Anderson, Focal Press.

Photographs featured on "Don't Take Pictures!" and "Lenscratch" websites.

Altoona Mirror, "The Ties That Bind: Photography Show Highlights Home, Community", January 18, 2014. Feature article on "Migrations" show.

Weekender Cover Story, Centre Daily Times, "Artist Takes it Personally", September 27, 2007.

ArtsWord, School of Visual Arts, Penn State University, profile of Mexico Study Abroad program.

The Collegian, "Exhibit to showcase black and white Photographs", April 28, 2004.  Review and interview regarding MFA thesis exhibit.

Interview with artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, in conjunction with "Lewis and Clark: the Untold Stories" conference, published in Penn State Arts & Architecture News, on-line, Spring 2003.