Corporate Gallery Award

Windes Corporate Gallery Award

Patricia Martin’s award winning artwork, “Influences,” is a masterful work of three hand-woven cotton, silk, and wood panels.

Windes has collaborated with the Student Arts Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to create the Windes Corporate Gallery Award, which recognizes exceptional artists and is presented semiannually to a student in the program.

Windes has a long-standing tradition of community involvement and the Corporate Gallery Award is intended to actively encourage and support these art students and their work. By showcasing these artists’ work in a corporate setting, our hope is to bring awareness and appreciation of the cultural and creative contributions that artists make to our communities.

Our awardee is Patricia Martin with her hand-woven panels, “Influences – Annie Albers,” “Influences – Eleanor Roosevelt,” and “Influences – Grandma A.” Patricia’s work is masterful and thought-provoking. Her artistic voice comes through working with threads both by interlacement and by coloring or dyeing the threads with the use of the floor loom.

Patricia is in her second year of a three-year curriculum, working towards her Masters of Fine Art in Textiles. She received a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications in Color and Design for Print from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and holds a Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing from the Handweaver’s Guild of America. Prior to continuing her artistic studies at CSULB, Patricia had an extensive career teaching art in an elementary school environment. She currently teaches weaving to adults in her studio in San Luis Obispo.

Windes is pleased to congratulate Patricia on receiving this award.

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For questions or more information about the artist, please contact Carolyn De Baca at or toll free at 844.4WINDES (844.494.6337).