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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Education: Patricia Cahill Taft’s artistic eye was sharpened along the historic waterfront of Boston’s North Shore where she was immersed in a wide range of maritime activities. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Salem State University, she continued her education at Massachusetts College of Art, and Montserrat College of Art.

Current Work: Cahill Taft's artistic passion began and continues to be in the fine arts of painting and photography. Technical advances in creative computer software precipitated a new channel of artistic expression in this ever evolving realm of innovative imagination. Her graphic design projects encompass billboards, CD artwork, magazine covers and advertisements.

Fine Art Accolades:
• Winner: Canon USA and Ron Howard "PROJECT IMAGINAT10N" film festival
• Best in Show: 2016 Spring Bull Gallery Juried Photographic Exhibition
• Finalist (Painting): United States National Fine Arts Competition and International Exhibition
• First place: Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award
• First place (Photography): Bristol Art Gallery • Open Juried Exhibition
• People's Choice Award (Painting) • The Conanicut Island Art Association • Images of Jamestown Exhibition
• Second Place (Photography): Bristol Art Gallery • Bristol, RI • Open Juried Exhibition
• Second Place (Photography): Wickford Art Association • Wickford, RI • Abstract/Avant Garde All Media Exhibit, 2015
• Third Place: Photographers' Guild Newport Art Museum Exhibition 2015-2016
• Third place (Painting): Marblehead Arts Festival
• Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography
• Numerous honorable mentions

Exhibit Locations:
• Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography
• The Museum of Yachting, Newport, RI
• Newport Art Museum
• Isherwood Gallery, Newport, RI
• International Yacht Restoration School
• Edgartown Art Gallery, Edgartown, MA
• Photographic Society of Rhode Island
• Gallery 297, Bristol, RI
• Sheldon Fine Art Gallery, Newport, RI
• Bristol Art Gallery, Bristol, RI
• Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
• Wickford Art Association Gallery, Wickford, RI
• Redwood Library
• Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA
• Newburyport Printmaker, Newburyport, MA
• Portsmouth Arts Guild, Portsmouth, RI
• Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown, RI
• Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI

Collectors List:
• Twentieth Century Fox
• The Ambassador to Thailand
• Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
• Harold Graves
• Laurie Cabot
• New England Pirate Museum
• The Boat House, Edgartown
• Salem's Witch Dungeon Museum
• Many private collectors



Current Memberships:
• National Association of Photoshop Professionals
• Newport Art Museum
• The Photographers' Guild of Newport Art Museum
• Wickford Art Association
• Conanicut Island Art Association