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Pattie Porter Firestone

453 Las Alturas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93103, U.S.A.
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Phone: 3015205775

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            Pattie Porter Firestone is a sculptor working in metal, wood and stone. She uses flat sheets of metal as her vocabulary in a language about energy, movement and rhythm for both indoor and outdoor sculpture. She served as President of the Washington Sculptors Group a nonprofit in Washington, DC 2004-2009 and has experience in a cooperative gallery, directing a public interest law center, teaching art and art history to children and other community activities. In 1981-1993 Firestone co-founded the Westside Arts Center, a nonprofit arts organization of artists teaching children in Santa Monica, California.

            Her most recent solo show is SEISMIC DREAM 2011 at American University Museum in the Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden. She won the 2006 GAIA PRIZE for a permanent installation in Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, Virginia. She has a long list of collectors and shows across the country. For more details please see her website at



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Charles Gibbs & Stephanie Stockwell, Charleston, SC

Judy and Henry Geller, Washington, DC

Allan Gerson & Joan Nathan, Wash, DC,

Jane Gottlieb & David Obst, Santa Barbara, CA

Richard Hanes, Bethesda, MD

Barbara Harris, Washington, DC

Debby & Peter Harvey, Potomac, MD 

Independence Complex, Liberty Property Trust, Greenville, SC

Lisa See and Richard Kendall, Aspen, CO 

Albert Kramer and Ruth Jaeger, Wash, DC

Ellen Gleberman & David Laufer, McLean, VA

John & Susan Colin Marks, Washington, DC

Margaret & Paul Meyer, San Diego, CA

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD 

Maury and George Moody, Hilton Head, SC

Hensley & James Peterson, Aspen, CO

Sandy Libby & John Rendon, Strong, ME

Eleanor Ringel and Arthur Cater, Atlanta, GA,

Lea & Tim Shuba, Alexandria, VA

Beth Smith, Kansas City, MO




“Seismic Dream,” a sculpture & sound installation at American University Museum, Sylvia             Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden, Sept. 2011 – Jan. 2012

“Ripple Effect Sculpture Exhibition,” Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton, NJ, Sept.–Nov.


“Discover What’s Outside,” Salisbury, NC, March 2010 - Feb. 2011

“Arts in Foggy Bottom,” Neighborhood Assoc, Shirley Koller, juror, DC May-Oct.

Chevy Chase Village Hall, Sally Troyer, juror, April-May

“Porous Borders,” Historical Society of Washington, Jayme McLellen, juror, Sept.-Dec.


“Flora: Growing Inspirations,” US Botanic Garden, Washington, DC, May – Oct.

“Sculpture on the Grounds 2009,” Rockville, MD Civic Center June – Oct.

“Reform,” Workhouse Gallery at Lorton Arts Center, VA Claire Huschle, May –June

“National Outdoor Sculpture Competition,” juror,David Furchgott, N Charleston, SC

Chevy Chase Village Hall, Sally Troyer, juror, April-May


“Aquifer,” Edison Place Gallery, DC, jurors, JW Mahoney, Deborah McLeod, Nov.-Dec.

American Univ. Museum, DC Feb.–March, WPA Auction

Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

“Sculpture NOW 2008,” Washington Square, DC, juror, Ramon Osuna Feb.-May

“Intervene/activate,” Union Gallery, UMD, juror, Donald Russell, January

Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

Sculpture NOW, Washington Square, Wash, DC, Victoria Reis, juror, Feb.-May


“Outdoor Solo Show,” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, April-August

“Sculpture Unbound,” Edison Place Gallery, juror, Glenn Harper, February–March

Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May


Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

“Something New,” Foxhall Gallery, DC, Jan.-Feb.


“Capitol Hill Sculpture Project,” DC, May –Oct.

Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May


“Sculptors at Work, “Corcoran Gallery of Art and Strathmore Hall, Juried Show, Oct-Nov.

“Sculpture NOW 2001,” Washington Square, Wash, DC, juried show, Feb.-May

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD, juried, Outdoor Spring Show


“Collaborative Mail-art,” Avery Fisher Hall,             Lincoln Center, New York, Jan

“Outdoor Spring Show,“ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD, juried,

Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, juried “Summer Exhibition,” June-August

Montgomery College, Outdoor Sculpture Program


Montgomery College, Outdoor Sculpture Program

Creative Partners Gallery, Solo Show, Bethesda, MD

Colorado Mountain College Gallery, Glenwood Springs, CO, July-Sept.,



Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, B.A.

Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France

New York Studio School, Paris, France, studied with Elaine de Kooning, Wayne             Thiebaud, George Spaventa

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

Corcoran School for the Arts, Washington, DC

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO