Welcome to today’s show! We have Patricia Wood, Karen’s friend, and teacher, with us today. Pat is a professor of art at American River College, where she is currently teaching printmaking and drawing. She is also the director of the Kaneko Gallery, which is the campus art gallery. Today, Pat tells us about what she’s doing at American River College- the fabulous art shows she’s put together for the Kaneko Gallery, and the fun projects she’s coordinated with her students. She also talks to us about her background and the kind of art that she creates. Listen in today, to hear all about Pat’s creative approach to her life, her art, and her stimulating and multi-faceted job.

The Kaneko Gallery is situated at the American River College in Sacramento, California. Pat has been the Kaneko Gallery Director since 2016, and she coordinates and produces all the shows that are held there. Pat is also part of the Permanent Collection Committee for American River College, which oversees the college art collections for the 200 campuses in America that have part of the Andy Warhol estate. Tune in now, for more.   

Show highlights:

  • Pat discusses the various art shows she coordinates for the Kaneko Gallery every year. These are massive undertakings.
  • This year, Barbara Range, the curator, and director of the Brickhouse Gallery will be the juror for the annual student art competition.
  • Pat explains why her bookings run way into the future.
  • Coordinating art shows has been a lot of fun!
  • Building an entire room within the gallery.
  • American River College now owns an Elizabeth Catlin linoleum cut print, a Jacob Lawrence silkscreen, and a Simela Lewis woodcut.
  • American River College has some beautiful art.
  • The Warhol Collection, consisting of photographs and silkscreens, was gifted to American River College.
  • Finding the best way to create a map for the art collections.
  • Teaching art appreciation and an introduction to art history.
  • Making a public art piece was an interesting assignment.
  • Pat talks to us about the art that she creates.
  • Pat has been focused on drawing, with a bit of mixed media, for the past couple of years.
  • Pat had some sketches in the recent SMD (Sacramento Municipal District) show.
  • Pat got her MFA from the University of Arizona in 1997 and she later became a double major.
  • Pat talks about the time at the University of Arizona.
  • What Pat has noticed about children and art.
  • Why everyone should create some kind of art.


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Pat Wood is correct, American River College is not the only community college that received grants from the Warhol Foundation, but most recipients are universities. For a complete list of recipients, you can go to Photographic Legacy.

Links to individuals and places mentioned by Pat Wood in the podcast:

Jodie Hooker 

Mick Sheldon

Kaneko Gallery 

ARC Kaneko Gallery

Student Show submissions 

Barbara Range, Brickhouse Gallery 

Shenny Cruces

Angela Casagrandes 

Rachel Clarke 

art new media link to photo at the Rachel Clarke show 

Fan Lee Warren 

Unity Lewis   


Unity and Samela Lewis 

Samela Lewis

The History Makers: Samella Lewis 39

Black Arts Movement 

Jacob Lawrence 

Elizabeth Catlett 

Betye Saar 

Charles White 

Charles White migration series 

Crocker Art Museum 

Sarah Mattson 

Ken Magri 

Linda Gelfman 

Garr Ugalde 

Figurative Angel Sculptures

Ruby Chacon 

ARC campus painted mural 

Randy Schuster 

Wayfinder’s map 

Dolores White

SMUD Gallery 

Craig Smith 

Lorrie Kempf 

Laura Parker 

Joy Burtinuson 

American River College (ARC)  

University of Arizona, Tucson

Sacramento City College 

University of California Davis 

Haleh Niazmand  

Stephanie Ryan  

Pima Community College  

Tucson Arts Foundation 

Sierra Community College  

San Joaquin Delta College 

Rillito River  

Mount Lemmon 

Rose Canyon 

Alan Short Center 

Fairytale Town 

Art Folsom prison 

Rehabilitative Arts CA State Prisons 

Davis Art Center 

California Youth Authority Arts Programs 

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