"Joy" Exhibit at Paul's
"Great to be Alive" at Chaney Gallery, MD Hall
"The Water's Fine" at Circle Gallery
"Urban Spaces" at Annapolis Collection Gallery
MFA Melange Exhibit
"Freedom" Exhibit at Paul's

Exhibitions & Events

2022

December, 2022: "Art for Gifting" at Jo Fleming Contemporary Art. Open for Midnight Madness, Dec. 1, 8, and 15. Opens Dec. 1.

Solo Exhibition

  • September-October: West Annapolis Artworks,  "New Explorations", Preview Art Talk August; Art Event Oct. 19

  • April - June: The Gallery at MC3, Solo Exhibit "Between the Spaces", a five-part pandemic retrospective

 

Juried Exhibitions

  • Feb 15 - Mar 31: "Street Scenes", MFA Curve Gallery, Juror Margaret Murphy, Director of the Center for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University

  • Nov 19,2021 - Mar 14: "Winter Memories", BWI Airport Exhibition, presented by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County 

2021

Juried Exhibitions

  • Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, Annapolis

  • "Small Wonders", National Juried Exhibition, MFA Circle Gallery, Juror Amanda Burnham, Professor and 2D Foundations Area Coordinator at Towson University

  • "Corporate Connections", MGM Grand at National Harbor; Designer's Choice Purchase Award

  • "BWI Hoof, Paw & Claw 2021",  BWI Airport Exhibition, presented by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

 

2020  

Art Event

  • "Art in Design", Presentation & Discussion by Designer Katalin Farnadyl one of four featured artists on panel; Colonial Players Theater,

Invitational

  • "Art for Gifting", Jo Fleming Contemporary Art

  • "Respective Perspectives", Invitational exhibition at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, International Concourse, 

  • MFA Melange, Circle Gallery

  • SoCo Arts Lab, Winter/Spring Exhibit, Deale, D

 

2019 

Live Event Commission

  • James A Clark School of Engineering 125th Anniversary Gala at National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC: commissioned to create painting live, honoring their legacy and future achievements

Solo Exhibitions

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

  • "Going Coastal", solo exhibition at Soul, 509 S. Cherry Grove, Annapolis

  • "Endless Summer by Patrice Drago", Solo Exhibition at Anne Arundel County Arundel Center, sponsored by Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Exhibition of selected abstract works in acrylic and mixed media.

Juror

  • Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, Awards Juror for all-media exhibit "The Artist Eye"

Juried/Invitational Exhibitions

  • Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, "Art For Gifting", group invitational

  • "Creative Space: Moving Through Abstraction"   Four Maryland Hall Resident and Working Artists

  • "MFA Lowe House Exhibition", juried exhibition on display at the House of Delegates, Bladen St., Annapolis, MD

  • "Visual Harmony", MFA & MD Hall joint exhibition.  Juror: First Lady & MICA faculty member Yumi Hogan

  • "Mélange II," Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis

  • "A New Hope", What's Up? Media exhibition at What's Up? Media. Awarded Best in Show.

  • "Space & Place", Arts Council of Anne Arundel County exhibition at BWI Airport, between Concourses C & D departures. 

2018 

  • "A Breath of Fresh Air".  Exhibit of works by Maryland Hall Artists in Residence, present and past

  • Juried MFA exhibitions:  "50 Forever @ Circle Gallery", Exhibition celebrating MFA's 50th year at the Circle Gallery, and "50 Forever Online Show"

  • "Memory" at Hospice of the Chesapeake's Gallery 90.

Juried/Invitational

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

  • Manresa Invitational, Atria Manresa, Annapolis

  • "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; Tactical Urbanism

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

Juror

  •  "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, 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

2017

Solo

  • "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

  • "Skylines & Sidewalks", Solo Exhibition of Urban Mixed Media Artwork at Annapolis City Hall Art Gallery

Live Event Painting

  • Junior League of Annapolis Annual Gala - Invitational

  • Annapolis Art & Wine Festival, Live Painting Featured Artist, Juror, Yumi Hogan

  • June - Annapolis Arts Week - Arts District Bounce Party- Maryland Hall

Juried/Invitational

  • Fall: "Small Jewels", Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE

  • Invitational; artwork on display and sale at 19FiftyThree Pop-Up at ArtFarm Annapolis

  • Spring: "Image and Imagination", Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College, Juror, Christopher With, President Washington Print Club

  • Spring: "MFA @ Gallery B", Gallery B, Bethesda, MD, Juror, Susan Calloway

Group /Joint Exhibitions

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

  • 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.

2016

 

Solo

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

 

Live Event Painting

  • Junior League of Annapolis Masquerade Gala

  • Black and White Gala, Severna Park Schools, Severna Park, MD

Juried/Invitational

  • Invitational at Gallery 99, Pasadena, MD

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

  • "Art for Autism", Invitational exhibition at Metropolitan, Annapolis

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

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

  • "Spring AIR", exhibition of works by Maryland Hall Artists In Residence, Martino & Openshaw Galleries

 

Group /Joint Exhibitions

  • MFA Mélange, group exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery

  • MFA Midsummer Madness Group Exhibition at MFA Circle Gallery

2015

 

Solo

  • "Abstractions from Nature", Solo Exhibition at BayWoods of Annapolis

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

 

Curator & Exhibitor

  • "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.

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

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

 

Awards Juror

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

 

Group

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

  • "MD Art @ College Park", The Art Gallery at University of MD College Park; MFA and Maryland artists, Juror:  Yumi Hogan

  • "Maryland Landscape Artists", West Annapolis Artworks invitational in celebration of Maryland Day

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

  •  "Celebrate Maryland Artists!"  MFA Group invitational exhibition at Lowe House Office of Delegates, Annapolis

 

2014

 

Solo

  • "Above the Surface," marine-themed abstracts, 49 West, Annapolis, MD

 

Curator

  • "Art of the Forest," curator and exhibitor, group exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks

  • "Holiday Shoppe", curator and exhibitor, group exhibit at West Annapolis Artworks

 

Juried /Invitational

  • "MD Art @ College Park," statewide juried exhibition at The Art Gallery, University of MD, Juror, John Shipman

  • "At City's Edge" invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks

  • "Encounters," invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

  • Still Point VI," online national juried exhibition, Juror, Christine Cote, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME

  • "Journeys," invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

  • "A Sense of Place," invitational exhibition at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

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

  • "Birds & Bees," invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks

Group

  • MFA Holiday Gallery, member exhibit at MFA's seasonal gallery, 40 West St., Annapolis

  • MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

  • "Six and the City," 6 Artists group exhibition at Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

 

2013

 

Solo

  • "Color and Cocktails" solo exhibit, summer artist series at Maine Cottage flagship showroom, Annapolis, MD

  • "Joy," Solo exhibit at MFA Holley Gallery (in Circle Gallery), Annapolis, MD

 

Juried / Invitational 

  • "A Sense of Home,"group invitational exhibition at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

  • "Holiday Shoppe" group invitational exhibition at West Annapolis Artworks

  • "Art in Windows" group invitational sponsored by MFA in downtown Annapolis storefront

  • "Beginnings" group invitational exhibit at Gallery 90, Pasadena, MD

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

  • "Still Point V," online national juried exhibition, Juror, Christine Cote, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME

Group

  • MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

  • "A Perfect Summer," joint exhibition with Gail Higginbotham at Paul's Homewood

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

  • Equinox," 6 Artists group exhibition at Quiet Waters Park Willow Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2012

 

Solo

  • "Wild New World" Solo Exhibition, Piccolo Roma, Annapolis

 

Juried Competitions

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

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

 

Group

  • "6 Artists - 6 Directions," Group exhibition at Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport

  • MFA "Collector's Choice" annual fundraiser

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

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

 

Earlier select exhibits: 

2011 Juired

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

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

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

2010

  • Paul's Homewood Invitational - Joint exhibition with Barbara J Moore and Joyce Taylor Hamon

2009

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

  • "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 

2008

  • "Summer Bounty," solo exhibition, Purple Poppy Gallery, Annapolis, MD

 

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