PATRICIA ROSHAVEN BIOGRAPHY AND ARTIST STATEMENT: PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING
As a travel companion, the camera notices light and shadow, stories in the surroundings and intriguing compositions. Western North Carolina inspires me on an almost daily basis to travel with my camera. Digital photography requires carrying out the technical demands of camera, computer and editing software, as if putting together an elaborate puzzle to create a beautiful image. I’ve been a student of photography for fourteen years.
In painting, I may have a simple idea when starting a piece, but I enjoy this work the most when there is no thought of technique or of a final image. It is painting in the wild, and it is an adventure to step back to view a creation that came from a place I did not know was there. I’ve taken a few very instructive classes over the last thirty years, but painting teaches the most when I am as free as possible with the materials.
1964: B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Major: Political Science. Minor: English.
1966: B.Ed. Wisconsin State University, Whitewater. Secondary Education, Social Sciences and English.
1967: Received California Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential, Social Sciences and English, from San Jose State College (now San Jose State University), San Jose, California.
1967 – 1969: Middle School Teacher, Mount Diablo School District, Concord, CA. Social Sciences and English.
1970: M.L.S. University of California, Berkeley. Emphasis on children's literature.
1970-1974: Librarian and library instructor, University of California, Berkeley. Taught undergraduate course in library research skills. Reference and cataloging librarian at UC Berkeley's business library.
1975/76: Housemother, Berkeley Institute, English language school for Japanese, Berkeley, CA. Managed the building in which the students lived; organized programs so that students would have opportunities to speak English outside of class time.
1976: Began painting with acrylics.
1972 – 1987: Self-employed massage therapist and massage instructor, Berkeley, CA.
1982-1986: Exhibit sales and management, San Francisco County Fair
1987 – 91: Health insurance sales, San Francisco, CA and Boca Raton, FL.
1992 – 2004: Branch campus library director, Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL. Supervised library staff of a quickly growing library. As the library grew and moved to a permanent location, participated in the development of the collection, staff and new library building. These changes occurred during the information technology revolution in libraries. Teaching computer skills and library research skills was a vital part of these years.
1998: Began study of photography by taking a film photography class at Palm Beach Community College.
2001: Purchased first digital camera. Took a variety of classes at Palm Beach Photographic Center.
2004 to present: Artist (photography, water media).
Roshaven, Patricia, "Waiting," Around the World with TPN
, edited by Troy Feener and Sarah Clarehart. Travel Photographers Network, 2008, photograph, (no page numbering).
Roshaven, Patricia, "Woodpecker," Fresh
. #1/3, Fall 2010, cover photograph.
-- Cradle of Forestry Appalachian Spring photography exhibit, 2005.
-- North Carolina Mountain State Fair, 2005.
-- Masters Mystery Art Show, 2005 and 2006, in Miami in conjunction with Miami Basel.
-- Canterbury Faire in Tryon, N.C, July 2006.
-- Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC, June 15-July 31, 2006.
-- Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC, June, 2007.
-- "Dragonfly" awarded 2007 Print of the Year by the Carolina Camera Club.
-- Kaplan Auditorium, Henderson County Public Library, May, 2007.
-- Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Campus Library, January 2008.
-- Tryon Fine Arts Center, June 2008.
-- Asheville Airport Gallery, July 26 - Oct. 12, 2010.
, 78 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC., November 2010 to March 2011.
-- Henderson County Library, Kaplan Auditorium, January 2011.
-- Hendersonville Co-op, June 2011.
-- Spartanburg County Human Resources, August-September, 2011.
-- Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC., September-November, 2011.
-- Studio show, Nov. 12, 2011.
-- Town of Columbus, NC, Arts and Crafts show, December 2011.
-- St. Luke's Hospital, February - June 2012.
-- Art Trek Tryon, May 4-6, 2012.
-- Upstairs Artspace, May 4-May 19, 2012.
-- Tryon Fine Arts Center, as part of Carolina Camera Club's annual show, June 19-July 18, 2012.
-- Asheville Airport Gallery, Sept. 7, 2012 - Jan. 7, 2013.
-- Thompson's, 83 Palmer St., Tryon, NC., September 2012 - . Inquiries: Erin Thompson, 828-859-3185, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Chapman Cultural Center's Fest, Spartanburg, SC, Oct. 27, 2012
-- Invitational: Four Season's of Creativity Inspired by Pearson's Falls, Sept. 2012-July 2013.
Academy of Ubiquitous Communication Educators International (AUCEi). Emeritus member and Founding Fellow, 2010 -. Carolina Camera Club
, 2005-2009, 2012 -.Hendersonville Camera Club
, 2006 - . Spartanburg Artists' Guild
, 2011 - . Upstairs Artspace
, 2012 - . Tryon Painters and Sculptors
, 2013 - .
Kussrow, Paul G. and Patricia Roshaven. (1996) "A Case for Treating Library Researchers Differently." In Research and Reflection
[online], v. 2, #2, December, pp 1-6.Methods of Library Use: Handbook for Bibliography I
by Bruce Johnson, William Lee, Patricia Roshaven and Maryly Snow. School of Library Science, University of California, Berkeley. 1976.
Eric Document 129340.
Roshaven, Patricia and Rudy Widman, "A Joint University, College and Public Library," Resource Sharing and Information Networks
, v. 15, #1/2, 2001, p. 67. Also published in Joint Use Libraries
, edited by William Miller and Rita Pellen, Haworth Press, 2003.
Editor, library newsletter, 1992-2004.
Oct. 2011 - Oct. 2012, English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor, Blue Ridge Literacy Council, Hendersonville, NC.
I am a gardener, growing vegetables and flowers using organic and biodynamic principles at my home in Columbus, North Carolina. Not a bad cook, either.