Patricia Lappin opened her first studio in Fairfield CT in 1980. She was represented by several galleries in CT and received many awards in juried shows in New England and New York., including 1985The Butler Institute of American Art National Juried Show, Ohio and 1983 Allied Artist of America National Juried Show, New York City, NY.
2010Wine and Roses Fundraiser for the Cancer Support House Featured Artist
2009 Recipient of the Mayor’s Honors for the Visual and Performing Arts.
2008 CAE Juried Show Special Award
2006 Ozark Arts Alliance Juried Show, 1 for oil, 1 for watercolor
2006 CAE Juried Show, Award of Merit
2005 CAE Juried show, Best in Show
1992 43rd Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT. Perkin-Elmer Award, juror was Eliza Rathbone, curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington DC.
1984 Connecticut Classic Art Juried Show, First Place in Oil
1982 33rd Art in the Northeast, New Canaan CT Award from juror Theodore Stebbins, curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Her paintings through the 80’s and 90’s explored traditional portrait, landscape, and still life subjects. She was an elected member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan CT and taught privately at her studio and at the Greenwich Art Society in Greenwich CT. She had a show at the Bell Gallery in Stamford CT in 1985 and at Fairfield University in 1992. She has been associated with Central Park Gallery in Kansas City, MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, OK, and Art Form Gallery in Van Buren AR. She is currently a signature member of ANA, Artists of Northwest Arkansas. C.R. Gibson Co, of Norwalk CT has published 10 of her watercolor paintings as blank boxed cards.
Since moving to Ft. Smith in 1996, she has continued her pursuit of excellence in traditional subjects. In 2006, in need of a diversion, she started exploring the use of design and color in abstracts, concentrating on expressing her impressions of different music. Lappin continues with this exploration of abstracts to music and in teaching classes and workshops in more traditional and classical methods of painting. Her main medium is oil, but she is also skilled in watercolor and drawing.
Town of Fairfield Collection, Fairfield, CT
AR Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Alma, AR.
Fianna Hills Country Club, Ft Smith AR.
Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Ft. Smith Art Center Permanent Collection
Region, National, and International Private Collections.
John P. Lasater IV worked for 13 years as a designer, illustrator and art director with a division of Hallmark Cards, so it was a natural transition to begin creating meaningful images with paint. Looking at his artwork, you will hopefully sense goodness, simplicity, peace, honesty and intrigue. John believes everything points to our One God, Who is the source of all things, and Who is in all, through all, and to all.
John's honors include multiple awards, and inclusion in national shows and outdoor painting exhibitions. He is also involved in promoting the arts having judged local and national competitions.
John has studied under nationally-known artists C.W. Mundy, Carolyn Anderson, John Budicin, and Todd Williams.