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 Patrick Howe

Patrick Howe is an artist, author and teacher. His artwork hangs in many corporate and private collections. In 1975 and 1976 he was selected to exhibit at the Northwest Annual Art Show at the Portland Art Museum. In 1981 he had a one man show at the Loveland Art Museum, in Loveland, CO. In 2006 his book “Dramatic Light” was published. In 2004 he was the winner of the Best Artist Award at Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair, Bellevue, WA. In 2014 his art theory book “The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art” was nominated for the Robert Motherwell Book Award for outstanding and original thinking on the topic of Modernism in Art. From 2004 to 2014 he was the owner of Patrick Howe Gallery, in Seattle. There he exhibited his artwork and taught classes. Patrick was born in Portland, OR and has been living in Seattle since 1981.

Artist Statement

My artist statement is the same as many artists; I love artistic creativity, and I love sharing it with others. My goal specifically is to experience deep inner peace, and making art is one activity that takes me there. It’s also about sharing artistic creativity with a community of like-mined people.
Summary of Book

“The Awakening Artist: Madness and spiritual Awakening in Art” is an art theory book that explores the evolution of spiritual consciousness throughout the history of art. There are a few tips for artists but it is not a how-to instructional book, it’s more about an analysis or art. As the poster says “Can’t get enough art theory, human psychology, spiritual growth and human madness? Then “The Awakening Artist” is the book for you.”


Why I wrote the Book


I wrote the book because I have always thought that art and spirituality had a lot in common. However, I was unable to find any books that dealt with the spiritual in art in a broad-minded way that also viewed the history of art as evidence of humanities spiritual growth. Eventually I found myself writing the very book I was looking for.



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  • November 20 : Patrick Howe, Book presentation

         "The Awakening Artist: Madness and Spiritual Awakening in Art"

  • December 18 : Dan Riley, EAFA Outreach Program
  • January 15, 2015, VALA Presentation (Vanues for Artists in Local Area) Redmond
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