The City of Covington opened its City Hall Art Gallery in 2004. Since that time, over 100 local artists and groups have displayed their artwork in the gallery. The City of Covington Art Gallery is located in City Hall at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100. Artwork may be viewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. There is a 26' wall designated for art in the City Council Chambers. In addition, there are two track systems behind the Permit Center counter in the Covington City Hall lobby. One is 13 feet long and the other is 4.5 feet long, for a total of 17.5 feet. Please note that the City Council Chambers is a public meeting space and may not always be available for viewing artwork during the hours indicated. Please call (253) 480-2400 for a current viewing schedule.
November Artist of the Month - Patricia Doyle
November 1 - November 29, 2017
Pat Doyle’s paintings present an interesting cross-section of different art media. Her oil, pastel, and watercolor paintings which make up this exhibit feature color and drama. She paints all subjects, but you’ll especially enjoy several paintings of animals, from a mouse to a tiger and finishing with an award winning burro.
Patricia Doyle has lived in Washington State for ten years. She was born and raised in Austin and central Texas. She is a self-taught artist and had her first one woman art exhibition in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 1990 at the invitation of the prestigious Instituta Nacional de Bellas Artes. Galleria San Miguel exhibited her works for several years.
She began painting while in Tehran, Iran, in 1964. Many years later she found herself living and painting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. While living there she was fortunate enough to study with renowned portrait artist Don Stewart and with watercolorist Helen Coffee. Both were instrumental in her being winning burro.where she is today. She also spent several years painting in Germany.
In Pat’s career as an artist she has been awarded four Best of Show awards and other numerous ribbons and awards. Recently, she was the first place winner at the 2017 Enumclaw GEMs show, a winner at the 2016 Washington State Fair, a winner at the 2016 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, and was the winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award at the 2015 Enumclaw GEMS show. Patricia is a member of the Enumclaw Arts Commission and the Northwest Pastel Society. The Arts Alive! Gallery in Enumclaw has been displaying her work for several years. She is presently teaching an oil painting class at the Gallery.
Pat says, “I love what I do, both good and not so good, and after I am gone I will at least have left something for people to enjoy.”