Holscher bites the Big Apple, brings home a prize

Published 7:27 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2009

By Staff
Hurray for Pat Holscher.
The artist and Washington resident just returned from New York City with a major award.
Earlier this year, the Daily News wrote about Holscher after she’d won the American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal of Honor for her painting “Family Dynamics.” Now, she’s taken a bite out of the Big Apple, having recently accepted the award during a reception at the Galleries of the Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village.
We’re impressed, of course, with Holscher’s artistic ability, but what especially strikes us is her humble, down-to-earth attitude and her passion for her craft. Holscher said her award came about though hard work and luck.
And true to her art, Holscher seems to be as genuinely excited about her work being chosen by the Craven County Arts Council for its permanent collection as she was for her national award.
And that says a lot about serious artists: The images and the process by which they come about are paramount, and paintings, as with other art forms, are created to communicate with people. Prizes validate the work, but communication is the key.
Holscher probably says it better:
We’re confident she’ll succeed.
Congratulations, Pat, and keep those watercolors flowing.