Pat grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area surrounded by great minds. Art
in many forms were experienced. She jumped into the world of selling her
paintings beginning in High School and began her artist career with galleries
in Los Gatos, Los Altos, and San Francisco just after college. She has won
numerous awards and exhibited in many one-person and juried exhibitions.
Her works of art are in various collections around the Coachella
Valley and across the states.
For 10 years, Patricia was one of the artists featured in the Placer County
Studio Tour. Moving to the Coachella Valley just over six years ago, she is
part of the Artists’ Council Board of the Palm Spring Art Museum and President of the Coachella
Valley Watercolor Society.
Pat enjoys painting, teaching, and learning. She taught In Elementary Schools, and in her home
studio after school. She developed Think Art Now, 72 art lessons for children. She raised two
artists, her daughter is a High School art teacher and her son is heading visual effects teams for
movies and TV commercials.
Pat is showing her abstract acrylics in a Pop Up Gallery at B113 at The River, just across from
the Movie Theater entrance. The show will be up until the end of April.
For more information, visit www.patkodet.com



Friday, April 4, Saturday, April 5 and  Sunday, April 6, 2014

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Once again The RIVER has generously offered the CVWS space to hold our open art show, at no charge to the club. The sale will be advertised in The Desert Sun and on our web site. Postcards will be available for our artists to distribute to their valued clients.

SHOW HOURS: 11 AM-9 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

CHECK IN and SET UP:  Thursday, April 3, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

TAKE DOWN: Monday, April 7, 10 AM-11AM.  PERIOD! NO EXCEPTIONS!.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31. Please return your entry form and entry fee to CVWS, PO Box 565, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

For more information call Alicia Siegler at 650-207-0585

or Kathleen Scoggin at 503-515-9633

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Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Ribbon Winners

at the 25th Annual Members’ Art Show & Sale

Classic Club, Palm Desert,

February 28 – March 1, 2014


2014 Annual Show Winners

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Field Mice Rule!


The Annual Plein Air Show was a runaway success of beautiful paintings, great attendance and record breaking number of sales and income. The ribbon winners were: Nels Femrite, Best of Show; Kathleen Scoggin, First Place; Connie Zane, Second Place; Sylvia Smith, Third Place and Bev McDonald, Honorable Mention.

2014 Christina Davis Memorial Scholarship Award


Winner Marilyn Hirshleifer, with Chris’s daughter and Scholarship Chair, Dorcas Greene

The second recipient of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society’s Annual Christina Davis Memorial Scholarship is Marilyn Hirshleifer of Palm Springs, CA.

“I started my art life in New York City at the Art Students League and became a textile designer. What inspired me today is Color-Abstract Art, Plein Air Painting. In 2000 visiting friends in Africa, I was very attracted to the African designs and continued to visit Africa for 13 years. I see all my pictures as designs of color-balance and the many facets I see around me and in my travels.”

The 3 judges found her work to be “unique with strong color and composition”.

The scholarship award is a 4 day workshop with Pat Dews or a 5 day workshop with Stephen Quiller, hosted by the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society.

Ms. Hirshleifer has generously offered the value of her award back to the club to use for the grants made to youth art programs in the valley.

Chris’s daughter spoke to the audience after the presentation, saying “You all were a strong influence on my mother’s creativity and harmony. She thanks you.” Read the rest of this entry »