1993 – Dallas, Texas
Patricia B. Meadows received her B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin. She and her husband, Curtis Meadows, Jr., have two wonderful sons, Michael and John. In 1981 Ms. Meadows co-founded Dallas Visual Arts Center, which now serves over 3000 working artists and 50,000 visitors annually. She developed and directed the program from 1981-86 and served as its board president for three years. As curator, she has created outstanding exhibition opportunities for Texas artists such as the annual Critic’s Choice competition, the Collectors series, the Mosaics series and most recently, Texas Collects. In 1993 she established the prestigious annual DVAC Legend Award. She produced two exhibitions for the National Museum of Women in the Arts featuring women artists from Texas. She served on the Mid-America Arts Alliance Board in Kansas City, MO, on the review panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts and is a juror for local and statewide exhibitions. She has received recognition for her service to the arts through numerous awards and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Her commitment to the city of Dallas includes being appointed by three successive mayors and City Councils to committees and boards involving economic development, neighborhood associations, planning and oversight. She has served as chairman or president of several of these appointments.