Patricia (Pat) Setser is an award-winning artist who lives in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoys mixed media art. From early ages, she has been recognized for her talent and was awarded a scholarship to the Dayton Art Institute at the age of nine.
sometimes I go back to something I’ve done before and change it out.
In the Mix
Charlee Guillaume, a multimedia designer with Mix Theory Studios, interviewed six local artists at the Art Center Cooperative in San Marco. This interview is part of the Artist Segment of In the Mix. Video produced by Charlee Guillaume with the help of guest videographer, Josh McLendon of Lost Media Solutions LLC. Photos of her new artwork was provided by Pat Setser.
Pat is a former graphic artist and commercial printing sales consultant. She enjoys working in all media – pencil, pastels, water color, acrylic, oils and mixed media. Her commissioned work includes illustrations for calendars, book covers, portraits, murals and sculpting. She designed a placemat for MacDonald’s restaurants celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week.
artists today are so fortunate to look anything up, to get ideas, to see how it was done previously, what materials were used.
Locally, Pat is a member of the Jacksonville Artist Guild, the Art Center Cooperative and the Society of Mixed Media Artists.
She has also served as president and treasurer of the Jacksonville Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. This organization supports and promotes professional women in art, writing, music and other allied professions such as theater.
In 2016, Pat co-chaired the 90th Anniversary of the Jacksonville Branch celebration and was recognized as a “Woman of Vision” by the organization for her role in coordinating a month-long exhibit for the winners of the Vinnie Ream competition in art, music and letters at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.
Don’t give up. don’t think [art is] something that you have to put on the shelf as far as earning a living.
Pat also served on the National Board in Washington DC as National Art Chair and Membership Development. This year, one of Pat’s artwork will be displayed in Washington D.C. for the National League of Pen Women’s Bicentennial celebration.
Find out more about Pat’s work on her site: www.PatSetser.com.