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In Partnership with Cambridge College, 2022

Banner Art detail: Patricia Turner, "Treasonous Clowns"

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Patricia Anderson Turner addresses social and political issues with mixed media and textile art; her subjects are as varied as war, mental illness, social media, climate change, the rise of white supremacy and gun control among other thorny issues of our times. Turner’s career highlights include a First Place at the Verona Museum of Modern Art in Italy, 2011, as well as top honors in multiple museums: seven years in the Reece Museum’s political “Fl3TCH3R Exhibit” with awards in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021, the Museum of Modern Art in Tallahassee, the Foosaner Museum, and more. Turner is a featured artist for OppArt which provides art for The Nation magazine. The Nation is the oldest weekly news magazine in the USA; it has been in continuous publication since 1865 having been started by abolitionists.

Turner is an invitational member of “Unnatural Election”, curated by Andrea Arroyo. Several of Turner’s pieces are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Michigan State University, the Human Rights Art Exhibit, and featured in scholarly publications such as Quilts and Human Rights, forwarded by Desmond TuTu. A member of the National Association of Women Artists since 2019, Turner has received 3 major awards in NAWA’s national exhibits to include the Anna Walinska Memorial Medal of Honor, First Place for Mixed Media/Collage, in 2021.

Turner selected female artists and organized three galleries, 12,500 square feet of space, for the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, FL where she exhibited 25 of her works and an installation in the Main Atrium Gallery for “Women Take Issue” in February of 2022.