Drawing Challenge IV

Drawing Challenge IV
Pat Badt is please to be included in the Jason McCoy Gallery Drawing Challenge IV, an on-line show during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Drawing Challenge is a weekly call by the gallery for artwork that responds to a specific poem, song or sentence.

Drawing Challenge IV:  
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."

from Rachel Carson's (1907-1964) "Silent Spring" (1962)

Plain & Fancy at the Painting Center, NYC

Plain & Fancy at Cedar Crest College

organized by 
The Third Barn

Traditional Works from the Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites paired with contemporary art 
Leslie Fletcher 
Jill Odegaard
Scott Sherk & Pat Badt
Rhonda Wall
Brian Wiggins
1810 Goundie House
Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
September 21 through February 16, 2019

Center for Visual Research
Cedar Crest College 
October 28, 2019 through February 9, 2020

The Painting Center
February 25 through March 21, 2020

The William J. and Pearl F. Lemmon Visiting Artist Gallery 
Kent State University at Stark
October 1 through 30, 2020

Badt Sherk, Tears of Rain

Plain & Fancy at Goundie House, Bethlehem

Plain & Fancy at Goundie House, Bethlehem

Passing Bittersweet


January 9–February 9
Williams Center Gallery 
Guest Curator, Elizabeth Johnson
Passing Bittersweet features work that embodies ideas garnered from reading Lafayette alumnus Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights. His chatty, humorous, open-ended essays were culled from a year of daily asking himself: “What delights me?” Self-study and identity merge with the places, people, books, and routines that make Ross Gay happy. From inside what he calls “intense fleeting attentions,” Gay maintains a practice of acknowledging what is beautiful in the midst of the brutal.
The 25 artists of Passing Bittersweet were chosen not because they illustrate Gay’s delights or process, but because their personal delights find aesthetic, physical ways to reframe negativity. The gathered artworks echo Gay’s conviction that numberless, small, positive human actions and transactions dispel what is dark, lonely, and unjust. Passing Bittersweet honors Ross Gay, The Book of Delights, and artists who validate vulnerable, peripheral, and oft-overlooked treasures of common experience.

Badt, Wood Sprites

Sherk, Cellar