About the Artist


Patte Reider Ormsby received her degree in Studio Art and Art History from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, continuing her education with Michael Kramer’s Gilder Studio through Smithsonian Institution.

A classically trained fine artist, Ormsby believes one must learn the rules in order to break them, and has done that for over 30 years of continuing independent study. The mother of three grown young men, she lives with her husband in Fredericksburg, VA.

Recent Awards

2013 3rd Place, Regional Juried Show, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2012 HM, Regional Juried Show, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2010 Best in Show, Biennial, Art Guild Show, King George, VA
2010 HM, Conceal & Reveal, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2009 1st Place, Secret Places, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2009 HM Radius250, Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA
2009 HM Layers, FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA


Selected Exhibitions

2015 Art at the Mill, The Mill at Carter Hall, Millwood, VA, (Invitational)
2015 Marks, Forms, Layers, Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA, (Featured)
2014 MidAtlantic New Painting, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, (Juried)
2014 Amazonas, Les Yeux Dy Monde, Charlottesville VA,  (Invitational)
2013 Wellfleet Revisited, Left Bank Gallery,Wellfleet, MA, (Solo)
2012 Ave, Patina, New Work FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA (Solo)
2012 Woman Made, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, (Invitational)
2012-2003 Group Shows, Art First Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
2012-2002 Group Shows, P Rose Gallery,  Fredericksburg, VA (Invitationals)
2011-2015 Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2011 Fredericksburg Remembers 911, Fredericksburg Area Cultural Museum (Invitational)
2010 City Square, Ponshop Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
2009 Radius250, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA McGuffey Art Center
2009 New Work, Ormsby, Art First Gallery,  Fredericksburg, VA (Duo)
2008 Art, P Rose Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA  (Invitational)
2008-2006 All Media, Alexandria Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
2007 Midnight, Cape Light, Garden Gallery, LGT, Provincetown, MA (Solo)
2006 Body Language, Fredericksburg Athenauem, Frdericksburg, VA (Solo)
2006 We, The People, Garden Gallery, LGT, Provincetown, MA (Solo)


For a complete résumé including commissions and collections, please contact me.