Pat Gabriel

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1960

Resident of Fort Worth Texas since 1966.

“I am self-taught and have been painting since the early 70s for personal satisfaction. In December 2007 I launched a web site and began self-promotion with the aim to produce work for exhibition and sale. My intent is to build a second career as a painter.  Fine art has been my life focus although not my primary source of income. I have made my living for over 30 years in advertising and currently work full time for GCG marketing where I have been employed for the past 22 years. My current position is Creative Director with duties that include, managing the art department, supervision of 6 fellow artists, guiding all creative work our agency produces and additionally as a producing Art Director. I have extensive knowledge of print production and design process.”

PAT GABRIEL, American (b. 1960)

Group Exhibitions:

The Panel Exhibits May, 2012

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

The Texas Aesthetic V:

Contemporary Texas Regionalism May, 2012

William Reaves Fine Art

Houston Texas

Hunting Art Prize May, 2012

Gulf States Toyota Friedkin Corporate Campus

Houston Texas

Dallas Art Fair April, 2012

Artspace 111

Dallas Texas

Contemporary Texas Regionalists February, 2012

West Texas Tour

William Reaves Fine Art

Midland and Marathon Texas

Preservation is the Art of the City® September, 2011

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

CONTEM?ORARIES: July, 2011

A Survey of 21st Century American Artists

Central Library

Fort Worth Texas

Art Santa Fe

International contemporary art fair July, 2011

William Reaves Fine Art

Santa Fe New Mexico

The Texas Aesthetic IV:

Contemporary Texas Regionalism May, 2011

William Reaves Fine Art

Houston Texas

Hunting Art Prize April, 2011

Gulf States Toyota Friedkin Corporate Campus

Houston Texas

Dallas Art Fair April, 2011

Artspace 111

Dallas Texas

The Presence of Light:

Sky and Light in the Texas Landscape December, 2010

William Reaves Fine Art

Houston Texas

Preservation is the Art of the City® September, 2010

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

Hunting Art Prize May, 2010

Gulf States Toyota Friedkin Corporate Campus

Houston Texas

Dallas Art Fair February, 2010

Artspace 111

Dallas Texas

Paintings, Prints, and Presents December, 2009

Artspace 111

Fort Worth Texas

Preservation is the Art of the City® September, 2009

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

Texas Artists Coalition Membership Show August, 2009

Juror: Kevin Vogell, Director Valley House Gallery

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

American Landscape: Urban/Rural March, 2009

Artspace 111

Advisory Panel Selects, 2008 September, 2008

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Texas

Corporate collections:

GCG Marketing, Fort Worth TX

Speaking:

Lecture: Realist Painting in Fort Worth:

Recent work by Ron Cheek, Pat Gabriel and Jo Rutledge

Location: Fort Worth County Day School, May, 2011

Awards:

2011 Hunting Art Prize Poster

Painting Fragile Spring chosen for poster image

Lucy Brants and Harry Brants Award in memory of Cynthia

Bran for the painting Super Cell

Preservation is the Art of the City® September, 2011

The Gail and Bill Landreth Award in memory of Gene Owens

for the miniature driving paintings

Preservation is the Art of the City® September, 2009

Publications:

American Arts Quarterly

The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light

by Frederick Turner

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Creative Life: Artist

Pat Gabriel’s landscapes with roiling cloudscapes

by Gaile Robinson

Teaching:

Guest artist Demonstration painter

Location: Fort Worth County Day School, May, 2011

Cloudscapes in Oil – Painting class

Location: Artspace111 July, 2010

Organizations:

Advisory Panel Member

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Duties include selection of artists to be exhibited and curation of shows

Education:

High school graduate 1978 – Self taught

Background Information:

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1960

Resident of Fort Worth Texas since 1966.

“I am self-taught and have been painting since the early 70s for personal satisfaction. In December 2007 I launched a web site and began self-promotion with the aim to produce work for exhibition and sale. My intent is to build a second career as a painter.  Fine art has been my life focus although not my primary source of income. I have made my living for over 30 years in advertising and currently work full time for GCG marketing where I have been employed for the past 22 years. My current position is Creative Director with duties that include, managing the art department, supervision of 6 fellow artists, guiding all creative work our agency produces and additionally as a producing Art Director. I have extensive knowledge of print production and design process.”

Meet The Artists: Pat Gabriel and Randy Bacon at the Grace Museum


Excerpt from “Sky’s the limit”

Fort Worth Star Telegram April 12, 2012

By: Gaile Robinson, Star Telegram Art and Design Critic

FORT WORTH – Six months ago, Margery Grella, the director of Artspace 111, put the gallery’s artists on notice: For Gallery Night, their show would have a theme – something the gallery rarely does. For spring, they would mount an exhibition titled “Sky Blue Sky.”

For many of the artists, this was not a stretch, as they regularly paint landscapes, and the sky is always there in their art. For a few, such as Pat Gabriel, who paints gorgeous skyscapes over stretches of unsightly ground clutter, the sky is absolutely vital.

Still, there were others who never seem to include the heavens in their art, so that the result was a show of skies by old hands and the newly enchanted. What was surprising was that the skies were as varied as the artists; no two handled the theme in the same way.

Gabriel’s skies are always spectacular, and he pushed his good/bad vision to the max when he painted a typical suburban roofline of brown asphalt shingles, with brown gutters and a brown satellite dish backed by a gorgeous sky. It was truly an encapsulation of the sacred and profane.

More typically he paints strong horizontal pieces that resemble windshield dimensions with highways, taillights and road signs in the foreground and beautiful stretches of Texas sky in the distance. Unfortunately, it’s the way we see skies most often – from the windows of our cars as we drive to and from work. His paintings are a blatant reminder that sunsets and sunrises should be porch time, not drive time.


BLK EYE Vodka Pairs Perfectly with Texas Art

GCG Marketing, the agency where I work, recently added a new client, BlackEyed Distilling Co. Their main product is BLK EYE Vodka – the first vodka made using black-eyed peas in the distilling process. As part of a full product launch, I was asked to do an illustration for the debut label. 

Visible through the glass, the mixed media illustration, Farmfield at dusk, is printed on the inside of the label in black and white with metallic gold accents.

Each bottle will feature original artwork by Texas artists. The outer portion of the label will stay the same, but the illustration will be changed once or twice a year, so the brand will continue to evolve as they reach out to other artists to continue this new tradition. 

Farmfield at dusk is currently available as a Giclée print with gold leaf added by hand. Sold through Artspace111.

www.blackeyed.vodka