Patricia Dobson


An avid collector of American Indian art and artifacts, Patricia Dobson paints cultural objects of the Southwest, Plains
Indians and wildlife. Dobson works both from photos she has taken and from the actual arranged objects. Her oil
paintings are characterized by unique shadow effects and surface effects that suggest old, time-worn artifacts.
She studied at Foothill College in California and worked as an electrocardiograph technician in California before
turning to life as a professional artist in 1975. With her focus on Native American themes, she moved to Arizona with
her two boys in 1985.

Selected Exhibitions:
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, Invitational, Los Angeles, California
Gilcrease Museum Invitational, Tulsa, Oklahoma
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth, Texas
Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona
Desert Caballeros Western Museum,” A Brush with Reality”, Invitational, Wickenburg, Arizona
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Trailside Galleries, Western Classics, Scottsdale, Arizona
Mountain Oyster Club, Invitational, Tucson, Arizona
Denver Rotary Club’s Artists of America
Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s “A Century of Arizona Women Artists”, Wickenburg, Arizona
Settlers West American Miniatures Show, Tucson, Arizona
Governors Invitational, Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Peppertree Ranch Invitational, Santa Ynez, California
San Dimas Festival of Western Arts, San Dimas, California
El Paso Roundup Art Show, El Paso, Texas
Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver, Colorado
Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library Invitational, Midland, Texas

Selected Press:
Southwest Art Magazine, July 1987
Persimmon Hill, 1988
Art of the West Magazine, July/August 1991
Art of the West Magazine, September/October 1997
Prix de West Preview, 2008, Cover
Western Art Collector Magazine, May 2008, Cover
Western Art Collector Magazine, “Collecting Western Still Life’s” 2011
Art of the West Magazine, May/June 2012
Phoenix Home & Garden, Master of the Southwest, March, 2012
Whispering Wind Magazine, 2013, Cover

National DAR American Heritage Competition, First Place-Oil Painting, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020-2021
National DAR American Heritage Competition, Evelyn Cole Peters Award for Excellence in Art, 2014, 2017
Gilcrease Museum, Collector’s Reserve and President’s Choice Awards, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2014
Gilcrease Museum, President’s Choice Award, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2013
Phoenix Home and Garden, Master of the Southwest, 2012
Gilcrease Museum, Patron’s Choice Award, 2009
Scottsdale Artists’ School Beaux Arts, People’s Choice Award, 2009

Permanent Collections:
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California
Copley Museum, La Jolla, California
Dunnegan Museum, Bolivar, Missouri
Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.

Artwork to be Showcased