Author Archives: Pat Musick

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Pat Musick’s Twenty-five Year Retrospective

A month today since the opening of my 25 year Retrospective at the Sculpture Ranch and Galleries in Johnson City, Texas. Thirty-five wall and free standing sculptures from ten series that I have created. This one greets you in the … Continue reading

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Pat Musick 25-Year Retrospective Exhibit

On September 10, 2016 Pat Musick will celebrate the opening of a retrospective exhibit at the Sculpture Ranch and Galleries in Johnson City, Texas. Featuring work from the past twenty-five years the show contains twenty-nine sculptures from ten different series, … Continue reading

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Piero and Me…Love With a Renaissance Artist

  Piero’s almond-shaped eyes gazed down           at mine, and we shared an instant recognition, but of what? It was a moment of mystery and promise.   Who are you, and what will you come to mean to me?     … Continue reading

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Tertium Quid at Helmholz Gallery Before Journey to NASA Collection

On November 28 Lisa Helmholz and the Helmholz Gallery in Manchester Center hosted an exhibition of Pat Musick’s series Tertium Quid. The showing was a farewell to the artwork before it journeys to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! On Way to Permanent Home

Pat MUsick’s large wood and steel sculpture entitled Hallelujah! has found a new home at the Crosslake Presbyterian Church in Crosslake, MN. The work, that Pat created in 2000 consists of five elements varying in height up  to nine feet. … Continue reading

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Helmholz Gallery to host “farewell party” for Tertium Quid.

Pat Musick’s five paintings titled Tertium Quid which have been accepted into the NASA permanent art collection will soon be shipped and on their way to their new home. But before they leave Vermont they will have a two week … Continue reading

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Pat Musick/Helmholz Gallery…New Affiliation

On Saturday, September 5th Lisa Helmholz opened her new space in Manchester Center, Vermont. One of her new artists is Pat Musick,. Pat’s work which is environmental and is concerned with the condition of our planet home. It exhorts a … Continue reading

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Musick/Carr and Fragile Home at the Alexandria Museum of Art

    Our Fragile Home, Pat and Jerry’s traveling exhibit about the delicate condition of our planet earth, , continues its journey with a stop at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana. There is one more venue remaining … Continue reading

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Pat Musick Work to the NASA Permanent Collection

  Pat Musick and Jerry Carr are busy preparing to crate and ship a series of five paintings to the NASA Permanent Collection at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA recently notified them that the paintings, entitled Tertium Quid, … Continue reading

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Piero Debuts at the Cornell University Bookstore

Piero della Francesca and The Piero Affair…with side trips made a recent debut at the Cornell University Bookstore. The occasion was a 40th class reunion for author Pat Musick and book designer Laurie Musick Wright, who graduated from Cornell on … Continue reading

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