For fifty years, the Art in Embassies program has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. Turning artists into envoys, the idea behind Art in Embassies is to extend visual diplomacy beyond the embassies into local communities.
Recently, curators from Art in Embassies chose two works by Pat Gerkin to be included in the art collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Douglas Silliman at their embassy residence in Kuwait. “I am honored to have my work chosen to grace their home,” noted Pat, an abstract painter who uses acrylic, mixed media, and encaustic on canvas or wood.
Pat Gerkin’s abstract paintings and mixed media have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the Washington, DC area and New England. Her work is in public and private collections in the U.S., South America, Europe and the Middle East. More of Pat’s work can be seen at http://www.gerkinstudios.com/.
The following works are from the series, “Connections”