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Patricia sold paintings just out of college at various art galleries in the Bay Area. 

She painted commissioned portraits as well as abstract acrylics. 

She did a limited amount of commissions as she raised her family in the Auburn area.

She is now a full time resident in the Coachella Valley where she is creating in paint and Photoshop.


Faces, Flowers and Abstract are her current focus in Pencil, Paint & Pixels.

She promotes art in education with Think Art Now, a sequential and comprehensive set of lessons.

She volunteered on 2 art boards. (Board member of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artists Counci 2010 - 2015 and

President of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society 2012 - 2015.) 


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Article by Judi Kauffman August 30, 2018

Artist Profile: Pat Kodet, Resilient Optimist



Four Artists, Twelve Months –

A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

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Four Artists, Twelve Months –

A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

Jim Chapin | April 17, 2018
Kodet, Walling, Torres, Raft

A CALL TO CREATE:  ABSTRACTED STATES OF MIND is a year-long collaborative project between 4 abstract artists who

describe themselves asbeing “connected by friendship and a call to create.”

Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord

with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist is charged with creating a painting that show

s “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

Each artist uses different mixed media applications, so it should be an interesting outcome!

The California-based artists who conceived of this idea for this project are:

Andrea Raft

Andrea first studied painting at the Brentwood Art Center in Los Angeles. Where under its auspices she traveled to Giglio, Italy

to study and paint. It was there she developed her interest in earthen hues, and textures, inspiring her to paint in overlapping layers,

revealing an aged patina and history. Found objects, collage papers, photography, metal leaf are often found in her mixed media pieces.

Her work is often serene and meditative.Andrea has lived in Los Angeles, Freeport Bahamas, San Luis Obispo, and most recently

moved to the Coachella Valley. Each shift from urban to rural, east, west and her travels to Asia have inspired her artist perceptions,
further enabling her to study, paint and show her work in a host of disparate environments.


Sylvia Torres

Sylvia is a native Californian, a contemporary artist, and art educator. She works in mixed media, acrylic, oils, and encaustic.

Her work reflects complexity and depth containing bits of nature, pieces of memories and items others cast aside.

Sylvia was an Artist in Residence for 11 years at Studio Channel Islands Art Center and on their Board of Directors.

As an art educator she taught at the Carnegie Art Museum in Ventura County, at Studio Channel Islands

Art Center, in K-12 classrooms through the Art In The Schools program, Ventura, CA, at Venus Art Studios, Palm Desert, Idyllwild Summer Arts Program

and various organizations.Sylvia was interviewed and her history archived by Donna Granada, founder of Focus On The Masters, a non-profit dedicated

to documenting, preserving and presenting the work and lives of highly accomplished contemporary artists, bringing them to the forefront of the art community.

 Her work is widely exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Prior to her work as a fine artist,

Ms. Torres was a graphic artist, an art director, and a print salesperson.


Meg Walling

Meg Walling is a painter and mixed media artist who was raised in western Pennsylvania, where she first registered the impact of color

and developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today.  Colorful, textural and vivid,

her paintings highlight the beauty, geometry, and starkness of the desert landscape where she has lived for the last 45 years.

Meg is drawn to geographic areas that are visually rich, have a strong sense of place and extremes in environment. 

Now known for her abstract landscapes and figurative work, she has exhibited in numerous southern California galleries,

commercial public spaces and in the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Her paintings are found in private art collections from New York to southern California.


Pat Kodet

Patricia Kodet graduated from San Jose State University, with a BA in Fine Art. Patricia sold paintings just out of college at

various art galleries in San Francisco and the Bay Area. She painted commissioned portraits as well as abstract acrylics.

She is now a full-time resident of the Coachella Valley where she is creating Abstract paintings. Kodet’s expressive approach to a non-representational painting

has created a series of soft flowing paintings. They are painted with passion and strength. About 80% of most paintings are painted with her hands (in gloves).

After the initial pushing of paint with both hands, she uses large brushes. Many of the paintings are completed in 1 session.


Upcoming themes include subjects such as “courageous” and “whimsical” to connect their artworks.

They have also come up with a few restrictions for each theme so that within each theme, the four artworks will have similar elements as well.

The themes for the next 12 months are:

  1. Joy - warm colors
  2. Boastful - complementary colors
  3. Inquisitiveness - all whites
  4. Gratitude - text
  5. Isolation - cantilever composition
  6. Powerful - angles
  7. Nurturing - circles
  8. Enervated - shades of grey and blacks
  9. Whimsical - filigree
  10. Courageous - metallics
  11. Meditative - cool purple/blue
  12. Romantic - warm red

We’ll be checking in on them each month throughout the year to see what they are creating and how their individual take on mixed media,

work together within the connecting themes and the limitless possibilities of a blank, Gessobord panel.


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demo UCR


CVWS Annual Show and Sale March 10-11, 10 - 5

CVWS card woman in acrylic watercolor
I received two awards in this year's show.


Agenda for 2017 San Diego Mensa Regional Gathering Midnight at the Oasis!

Ivy Palm Resort & Spa 2000 N. Palm Canyon Drive    Palm Springs Conference Room A/B   11:30 -1:30

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UCR Arists Council of The Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibit March 2- April 23

Reception March 2




I sketched portraits for Rob's Desert X exhibition

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Photographer for Palm Springs International Film Festival



Happy New Year



Gallery Opening and representation

exhibited in Incredible Art Gallery from Sept. 2016 through Jan. 2017

Incredible Art Center


Reception: May 4, 6-8pm

Saguaro 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Saguaro Announcement




Group Show and Sale CVWS 3-4-16 through 3-5-16

Palm Springs Airport Museum

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I will demo in watercolor on March 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:00


Group Show 3-1-16 through 4-22-16

UCR, Palm Desert - 75080 Frank Sintra Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211

I will demo an abstract acrylic on April 9, 2016 9:00 - 12:00


Group Show 2-5-16 through 2-22-16

Historical Society of Palm Desert


72861 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

Reception: 2-13-16 12:00 - 2:00


"Meet Our Masters" Month of February at Venus Art
A group exhibition comprised of Venus Studios' Art Instructors
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Join us for the opening reception of "Meet Our Master" on Saturday, Feb.. 6th 3pm-6pm!

As part of our "Passport To Art Design" monthly art walks, this gallery show will include an array of

amazing works by all of Venus Studios Art Instructors! 

Stop by for live music, food, drinks, art, and meet Venus Studios's Masters!!!

Featured Artists (instructors):
Pat Kodet, Valentina Lamdin, Diane Morgan, Michele Ohanesian, Jessica Schiffman, 

Susan Smith Evans, and Meridy Volz


1-10-16 through 2-25-16

UCR, Palm Desert - 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Reception: 2-5-16 5:30 -7:30

Classic Hollywood Ex

Al Pacino Jessica Chastain   Ryan Gosling   Emily Blunt

plus 2 more photos in show


March 5, 2016

11:00 for CVWS (Coachella Valley Watercolor Society) Annual Show

at the Palm Springs Air Museum


Watercolor Portrait Demo


Art Show & Sale March 4 & 5, 10:00 - 5:00



April 9, 2016

10:00 - 12:00 at UCR in Palm Desert

Abstract Acrylic



12-10-15 Reception: 5:00 - 8:00

42210 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA

Cambria Show announcement   Fractured Jewels painting


The Palm Springs Art Museum 99 Buck Sale

Riviera Resort

April 11, 2015

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pARTy in Palermo

Palm Springs. CA

March 22, 2015 



CVWS Annual Show

Palm Springs Air Museum

February 27 & 28

air museum 


The Palm Springs Art Fair

Palm Springs Art Museum Booth

February 12 - 15, 2015

 Fine Art FAir



Archangel Gallery 2014

Michael Fiacco
Please join us TONIGHT at Archangel Gallery for the opening of 'Priority Male; a celebration of masculinity', featuring amazing photography, charcoals, mixed media,

and oil paintings by Michael Childers, Eduardo Carriazo, McGarren Flack, Brian Kelly, Dan Pyle, and ADDED artists Curry Mendes and Pat Kodet!

Artist Reception 5 to 8pm. Live model 5 to 7! Cocktails, wine. 1103 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs' exciting Design District! www.archangelgallery.com



Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage

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Some of the paintings on display in Gallery B113, The River, Rancho Mirage, California


River Show

Patricia Kodet is is Gallery B113 through the month of April.



Wax Pixels and Paint

Andrea Raft, Sylvia Torres, Meg Walling, Pat Kodet 


Ventura Gov Center

Ventura Government Center  4th floor 
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009
Friday, July 19th through  Tuesday, Aug. 27th.

Reception is July 26th 5:30-7pm on the first level of the Hall of Administration, 
Atrium Gallery. There will also be a poetry reading at the reception.


Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

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I hope to inspire others with My art. I hopShow announcement Santa Annae the

__________________________y will feel the same feelings_____ that I experienced when I painted the artwork.

Workshop Works 2012, The Palm Springs Art Museum

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