Patricia Simmons: A Life of Art | Gallery Benefit Show

September 19- November 20, 2022

Gallery Viewing Hours:

Mondays: 11am-3pm

Tuesdays: 1-3pm

Thursdays: 10:30am-4pm

*Please call to confirm available viewing hours or for additional opportunities (evenings and Saturday afternoons) as ongoing programming can allow.

Closing reception & *artwork pickup: November 20, 1-3pm

*Proceeds from artwork sales benefit FCA & Patricia’s Family

A Note from Patricia Simmons:

Art is my life. When I was four years old I decided to become a great artist. Am I there yet? Not quite but art has brought me to exciting places and a sense of serenity. Each time I do art I try to make it a WOW!!  That means I can make a connection with the viewer in less than a fraction of a second. I am passionate about painting and drawing. I use any medium from crayons to coffee. I was able to attend classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art from second grade to the sixth grade.  It was like being in Wonderland! I have my BFA from Cleveland State University. I took an extra year to be certified as an Art Teacher. I attended classes for 2 years at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University for one year. My graduate classes are from Ursuline Academy along with seven summers at Cleveland State University. I taught art for 20 years and it was a remarkable experience.  I have won many awards in my county and during childhood.  Amazing professors in art school and college helped shape my talent and I am grateful to all of them. I believe my art is spiritually inspired. Subject matter is random and so are various media. Abstract art is my greatest challenge. Drawing and painting women intrigues me. Long ago I wanted to be a Fashion artist. Color is the primary element in my art.  My art has evolved over time for over seven decades now and I feel the best is yet to come.  When you look at my art you are looking at what is in my heart and in my soul. Enjoy!

-Patricia, 2022

The 46th Annual Art Exhibition 2022- Thanks to all who made this exhibition a fabulous one to remember!

View the online gallery.

Artists may pick up their works from 10am to 6pm on Monday, August 29.

Art Exhbition WINNERS & Artists
Artist Nancy Lick, with her piece “Jane”. FAE “Best of Show” 2022

About The Fairmount Art Exhibition:

For nearly 50 years, Fairmount has been serving the residents of northeast Ohio through arts enrichment and programming. In an effort to preserve the past and reimagine the future, the Fairmount Art Exhibition serves as one of the many celebrations throughout the year honoring Fairmount’s rich history and exciting path forward.

The Fairmount Art Exhibition showcases the incredible talent of our region’s most prominent, professional artists. This exhibition is always free and open to the general public and held annually each August. This year (2022), the Fairmount Art Exhibition (FAE) featured 201 works of art displayed throughout Fairmount’s stunning facility.

We look forward to hosting this notable event and celebrating our local and regional artists’ work- see everyone again in 2023!

Watch this video to see what a Fairmount Art Exhibition is like!

Questions? More information? Contact Fairmount at 440-338-3171 or