Exhibitions & Events

HOLIDAY ART MARKET - Artist in Residence Holiday Market, 3rd Floor, Maryland Hall


**  Sunday, December 15, noon to 4 p.m. **


Our second annual holiday market will be another good one!  Food, cider and lots of interesting new work by the Artists on the 3rd floor.  I have new small framed works perfect for gifts and also more hand-signed prints. See you there!



Midnight Madness

Three Thursdays in December:  12/5, 12/12 and 12/19 the shops and galleries in Downtown Annapolis are open until Midnight (11 p.m. on 12/19) for a lot of holiday fun and of course, shopping!

I have work in the "Art for Gifting" show at Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, 68 Maryland Avenue in December.  Come on out!

Upcoming in 2020

Solo exhibit at The Commons, Oct - Dec 2020.



September - January:  "Love Your Space", Solo exhibition of over 20 paintings installed throughout offices of Long and Foster Christies' International, 145 Main St. Annapolis, MD


Nov 20 - National Portrait Gallery - Painted live for A. James Clark School of Engineering 125th Anniversary Gala; painting commissioned to honor their legacy and future achievements and contributions

Sept 3 - Oct 26:  Creative Space:  Work by Maryland Hall's Resident and Working Artists

July  1- Sept 30:   "Endless Summer by Patrice Drago", Solo Exhibition at Anne Arundel County Arundel Center, sponsored by Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Exhibition of selected works in various media.  

July 24:  Artists Open Studio, Summer Celebration, Hosted by Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

May - June:  "Going Coastal", solo exhibition at Soul, 509 S. Cherry Grove, Annapolis

Jan - April 2019: "MFA Lowe House Exhibition", juried exhibition on display at the House of Delegates, Bladen St., Annapolis, MD

March: "Mélange II," Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis

Dec 2018  - April 12, 2019:  "A New Hope", What's Up? Media exhibition at What's Up? Media. Awarded Best in Show.

Nov 2018 - Mar 14, 2019:  "Space & Place", Arts Council of Anne Arundel County exhibition at BWI Airport, between Concourses C & D departures. 

Jan 10 - March 2:  "Visual Harmony", MFA & MD Hall joint exhibition, juror:  First Lady & MICA faculty member Yumi Hogan



July/August: "A Breath of Fresh Air".  Exhibit of works by Maryland Hall Artists in Residence, present and past

July/August: 2 MFA exhibitions:  "50 Forever @ Circle Gallery", Exhibition celebrating MFA's 50th year at the Circle Gallery, and "50 Forever Online Show"

Aug 20 - Sept. 28:  "Memory" at Hospice of the Chesapeake's Gallery 90.


July: "Use Your Imagination", Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE. Exhibition of abstract works by six invited artists. 

Jan - April: "Lowe House Exhibition" MFA juried exhibition on display at the Lowe House of Delegates, Bladen St, Annapolis. Juror: Teddy Johnson, Cade Gallery Director and Asst. Prof. of Visual Art, AACC

Public Art

"ArtWalk's Crosswalks".  Tactical Urbanism project led by Art at Large Inc. (Sally Wern Comport) and Art Walk (Chuck Walsh). See blog for details.


Feb - Mar:  "Beyond the Line, Color Pencil Released", exhibition by Metro-Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America, at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD. Selection & Awards Juror

Book Editing

In 2018, I edited two exceptional art books by San Francisco Abstract Artist Tesia Blackburn, aka Acrylic Diva.   

It's Only Painting:  Essays on Creativity from a Veteran Artist.  

It's Only Painting:  The Maker's Book

Both books are available through Amazon and AcrylicDiva.com



September:  "By the Sea", Introducing Patrice Drago's abstracts and abstractions inspired by a love of water and maritime life; sponsored by Barbara and Dick Powell, Lewes, DE

April - May:  "Skylines & Sidewalks", Solo Exhibition of Urban Mixed Media Artwork at Annapolis City Hall Art Gallery

Live Event Painting

Nov 3: Junior League of Annapolis Annual Gala

June 10:  Annapolis Art & Wine Festival, Live Painting Featured Artist, Juror, Yumi Hogan

June 3:  Annapolis Arts Week - Arts District Bounce Party- Maryland Hall


Nov-Dec: "Small Jewels", Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE

Aug- Nov:  Invitational; artwork on display and sale at 19FiftyThree Pop-Up at ArtFarm Annapolis

May 23 - June 11: "Image and Imagination", Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College, Juror, Christopher With, President Washington Print Club

March 29 - April 29:  "MFA @ Gallery B", Gallery B, Bethesda, MD, Juror, Susan Calloway

Group /Joint Exhibitions

June 16:  “Patrice Drago & Anita Hagan: Open House”, Joint exhibition and sale with print artist Anita Hagan

March: MFA Mélange, group exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery

Corporate Art 

Brightview Senior Living  "Tree of Life" Facade Public Art; Rockville Towne Center, Rockville, MD.  Permanent graphic exterior installation by Sally Wern Comport of Art At Large, Inc.; digitally reproduced artwork from invited artists for 6-story montage on panel, at Brightview Senior Living in Bethesda, MD.




April:   "Patrice Drago:  Forward Motion" - New abstract and selection of urban works at Annapolis City Hall


Live Event Painting

November:  Junior League of Annapolis Masquerade Gala

April: Black and White Gala, Severna Park Schools, Severna Park, MD


August - October: Invitational at Gallery 99, Pasadena, MD

September:  MFA Invitational at Marlboro Gallery, Prince George's Community College

April: "Art for Autism", Invitational exhibition at Metropolitan, Annapolis

April 16 - 29: "All That Art", MD Hall juried exhibition; Fundraiser event and art auction, April 29, 6 p.m.

Feb - Apr:  "MFA Lowe House Exhibition", regional exhibition at Maryland Lowe House of Delegates in Annapolis. Juror: Matt Klos, AACC

March - Apr 9: "Spring AIR", exhibition of works by Maryland Hall Artists In Residence, Martino & Openshaw Galleries


Group /Joint Exhibitions

March: MFA Mélange, group exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery

June 22 - July 8:  MFA Midsummer Madness Group Exhibition at MFA Circle Gallery




Nov - Dec: "Abstractions from Nature", Solo Exhibition at BayWoods of Annapolis

March - April:  "Patrice Drago:  Balanced Distraction", abstract works with interference paint, Martino Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts


Curator & Exhibitor

December: "DeColArt" Design Show House/Art Gallery"; led by Katalin Farnady of Farnady Interiors; exhibited; curated over 50 works in eight rooms. Featured in Annapolis Home Magazine winter issue.

June - Sept: “Colors of Summer”, Curator and exhibitor; summer-themed and summer color exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks

Feb:  "The Winter Show," Curator and exhibitor - group exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks


Awards Juror

May:  "Art on the Half Shell", Muddy Creek Artist Guild Spring Show and Sale; Homestead.



Nov:  "MFA@ Gallery B”, juried exhibition at Gallery B, Bethesda, MD. Juror:  Margery Goldberg.

Jun 19 - Aug 1:  "MD Art @ College Park", The Art Gallery at University of MD College Park; MFA and Maryland artists, Juror:  Yumi Hogan

Mar - Apr:  "Maryland Landscape Artists", West Annapolis Artworks invitational in celebration of Maryland Day

April - May:  "All That Art", MD Hall Fundraiser, Juried Exhibition and Auction event on May 1

Jan - Apr:  "Celebrate Maryland Artists!"  MFA Group invitational exhibition at Lowe House Office of Delegates, Annapolis





October, 2014:  "Above the Surface," marine-themed abstracts, 49 West, Annapolis, MD



October - Nov:  "Art of the Forest," curator and exhibitor, group exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015:  "Holiday Shoppe", curator and exhibitor, group exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks


Juried /Invitational

June - August:  "MD Art @ College Park," statewide juried exhibition at The Art Gallery, University of MD, Juror, John Shipman

June - September:  "At City's Edge" invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks

May 27 - August:  "Encounters," invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

May  - July:  "Still Point VI," online national juried exhibition, Juror, Christine Cote, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME

April - May:  "Journeys," invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

Mar - April: "A Sense of Place," invitational exhibition at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

Mar:  "All That Art," Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts exhibition & fundraiser event - Live Auction

Feb: "Birds & Bees," invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks


Nov. - Dec: MFA Holiday Gallery, member exhibit at MFA's seasonal gallery, 40 West St., Annapolis

Oct: MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

Jan - Feb:  "Six and the City," 6 Artists group exhibition at Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD





Sept - Oct:  "Color and Cocktails" solo exhibit, summer artist series at Maine Cottage flagship showroom, Annapolis, MD

Febr - Mar:  "Joy," Solo exhibit at MFA Holley Gallery (in Circle Gallery), Annapolis, MD


Juried / Invitational 

Nov  - Feb 2014:  "A Sense of Home,"group invitational exhibition at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

Nov  - Feb 2014:  "Holiday Shoppe" group invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks

Sept - Nov:  "Art in Windows" group invitational sponsored by MFA in downtown Annapolis storefront

Aug - Nov: "Beginnings" group invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

June - Aug:  "MD Art @ College Park," University of Maryland Art Gallery.  Juror:  Dan Mills, Director of Bates College Museum of Art

May - July: "Still Point V," online national juried exhibition, Juror, Christine Cote, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME


Oct:  MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

July - Sept:  "A Perfect Summer," joint exhibition with Gail Higginbotham at Paul's Homewood

July:  "Celebrate America," 6 Artists group exhibition at Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Snow Hill, MD

Feb - Mar:  "Equinox," 6 Artists group exhibition at Quiet Waters Park Willow Gallery, Annapolis, MD






May:  "Wild New World" Solo Exhibition, Piccolo Roma, Annapolis


Juried Competitions

June:  "Art Takes Times Square," group exhibition by Artists Wanted, NY, NY

January:  MFA "Winter Member Juried Exhibition"; Juror, Jordan Faye Block of Jordan Faye Contemporary



Nov  - Jan 2013:  "6 Artists - 6 Directions," Group exhibition at Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport

Oct: MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

September:  "Water's Edge," group exhibition at River Gallery, Galesville, MD

March:  "Equinox" - Group exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks; Owner/Curator:  Su Ann Lasher




Juried Competitions

August:  "Strokes of Genius," MFA National Juried Exhibition; Juror - Daniel Shay, National Gallery of Art

September:  Maryland Federation of Art "On-Line Member Juried Exhibition"; Juror - Sue Ann Lasher



Oct:  Annual MFA Collector's Choice Fundraiser

March:  "Mélange II," Solo show within Group Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery



Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), Annual Collector's Choice Fundraiser

February - April - Paul's Homewood - Joint exhibition with Barbara J Moore and Joyce Taylor Hamon



Dec:  "Freedom" - Joint exhibition with Joyce Reynolds, bb Bistro Gallery, West Annapolis

Summer:  "Luanne Pachios Art Invitational" - Joint exhibition with Joyce Reynolds and Lynn Griffiths Conley for art collectors at the private residence of Luanne Pachios in Scarborough, Maine 




October, "Summer Fruit," solo exhibition, Purple Poppy Gallery, Annapolis, MD 


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Patrice Drago Art Studios,

Annapolis, MD

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