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Patrice Springer California Missions and the Southwest

Now on view at the Poway Performing Arts Center through September 28th. Click to learn more

When I paint, I see beyond the subject and look at all the light and color that weaves in and out of the scene. I love the architecture of the old Southwest adobes as well as the Missions that line the beautiful coast of California. Painting them gives me a certain peace. I build them again through color, putting down color as I see it, even if I don’t mix or blend it, and they take on a whole new life.
Patrice Springer is a native of Culver City, California. She studied art at Santa Monica College, Woodbury University, UCLA and California State University at Northridge where she received her BA in Fine Arts.

Right now she draws her artistic inspiration from the architecture of the California Missions, Santa Fe and the adobes of New Mexico. Her paintings not only show their beauty, but also create a feeling of peace and contentment, much like the missions themselves. She applies layers of acrylic paint on canvas and board to achieve a texture that makes the color appear pure and bright.

Currently, Patrice's mission paintings are on display at the California's Heritage: The Mission Trail exhibit at the Altadena Town & Country Club. Her work has also been featured twice in The Argonaut, a Southern California newspaper and on the Del Rey Art Walk in Del Rey, California. Plus, she has been commissioned to create paintings of people’s homes, pets and other personal memories.

Patrice resides in Del Rey, California.

Art Association Memberships
The California Art Club

Santa Monica College
Woodbury University
BA in Fine Arts from UCLA and California State University at Northridge
2016 The California Missions and the Southwest, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, CA 2014-2016 Del Rey Artwalk, Del Rey, CA
2014 California's Heritage: The Mission Trail, Altadena, CA
2012 The Word is Art Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 Autumn Lights LA, Los Angeles, CA

Cusp Artists' Artwork to Be Featured on LivingPlug Faceplates

LivingPlug with faceplate

If you have electrical outlets in your home keep reading. LivingPlug is a new kind of plug that increases available inputs, saves on energy costs, increases child safety, includes a handy USB port for charging your devices and can be customized to fit your decor. Click to see how the plug works.

We liked the concept of it so much we decided to partner with LivingPlug to offer customers custom faceplates based on Cusp artists' artwork. In addition to all of the practical benefits, like turning those ugly outlets into works of art, these make great gifts for anyone with electricity.

Click on an image below to see an artists' full gallery of faceplates.

Laurie Warren's Buttercup faceplate Patrice Springer Still Life with Lemons faceplate Krista Marlene Perfection II faceplate
Regine Legler's Mystique Circles faceplate Clara Berta's Paradise of Love Jennifer Goyette's Rose II faceplate

Del Rey Artwalk Featuring Patrice Springer

Del Rey Artwalk

The Del Rey Artwalk started in 2010 after residents discovered their community was full of of artists. Now every year this mini arts district holds a neighborhood-wide open house allowing the public to see where the diverse array of Del Rey artists, including Cusp artist Patrice Springer, live and create. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, music and more can be found along the way. Pick up a map at the walk or click the image above to see a larger view of the route. This is a free, all ages event.

Date: Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: 11936 Aneta St, Los Angeles, CA 90230

Patrice Springer's California Mission Paintings Accepted Into Country Club

Patrice Springer's San Gabriel Mission

Two paintings from Patrice Springer's Mission series will be on display at the 2014 California's Heritage: The Mission Trail exhibit presented by the California Art Club at the Altadena Town & Country Club. This exhibit focuses on different artists' interpretation of the missions.

I love the architecture of the old Southwest adobes as well as the Missions that line the beautiful coast of California. Painting them gives me a certain peace.
Capturing the beauty of every mission in California has been a long-time goal for Patrice and she's up to seven and counting.

California's Heritage: The Mission Trail exhibit runs January 24 – May 27, 2014.

Artists' Reception
Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 3–5pm

Altadena Town & Country Club
2290 Country Club Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-12am
Sunday: 9am-9pm

Artists Patrice Springer and Gonzalo Algarate Open Their Homes for the Del Rey Artwalk

2013 Del Rey Artwalk

Come see where Patrice Springerand Gonzalo Algarate create their art at the 2013 Del Rey Artwalk in Del Rey, California on June 23rd from 10am-5pm. 20 artists, of all different varieties will open up their homes to the public so you can get an initmate look at where they work and live. Musicians will also be performing along the walk. Come join us for this free event.

You Define the Moment on 3/16/13

Define the Moment

Normally, we look to the artist to explain their work, but this time we want you to decide what moments you think 3 different artists are capturing in their art.

What is the secret behind Patrice Springer bright and colorful paintings of adobes and missions of the Southwest?

What emotions are Gonzalo Algarate’s explorations of the human form in bronze revealing?

What is the story behind Rick Robinson’s bold, primitive pop metal sculptures?

Cast your vote while enjoying appetizers and organic wine from Frey Vineyards. And two lucky attendees will get to take art home with them when we raffle off two gift bags containing prints and cards by the featured artists, plus more goodies from our sponsors Kay' N Dave's and The Word is Art. Join us!

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
6:00pm - 10:00pm at

The Word is Art
9349 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Kay' N Daves

Frey Vineyards

Cusp Artists Premiere at Gallery Grand Opening

Patrice Springer's Santa Fe Gallery

On Dec. 1st works from Patrice Springer and Gonzalo Algarate and Rick Robinson along with works from other talented artists will be on display for the grand opening of The Word is Art Gallery. The Word is Art gallery showcases art in every flavor from paintings to handcrafted dolls to sculpture to jewelry and more.

And if you live in the Los Angeles area, please join us in celebrating, discover a new artist and maybe even go home with some original art or pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. While you browse, enjoy live music from fellow Cusp artist Daniel Jimenez Afanador, sample wine from Frey Vineyards (the first organic winery in the US) and snack on free food.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2012
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Word is Art Gallery
9349 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Cusp Artists Light Up LA

Patrice Springer's Untitled

On September 22nd Patrice Springer and Shannon Duffy's paintings helped light up Perishing Square in downtown LA as part of Autumn Lights LA 2012, a celebration of art through light. Attended by thousands of people, the night included interactive sculptures, 3-D theatre performances, live musical performances, live blacklight painting, and projection of artworks on buildings, including works by Shannon and Patrice.