PAT De CARO Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pat De Caro attended drawing classes as a child at the Fleisher Art Memorial school.  She studied art, dance, and philosophy at Temple University. She  moved to Seattle to pursue painting at the University of Washington and received a M.F.A. in 1982.  She also studied with Joan Brown at Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend on a Ford Foundation grant. Later she received a Fulbright -Hays Fellowship to Italy where she lived and painted from 1983 to 1985.  De Caro has also been an artist- in -residence at many artist colonies; the Mac Dowell Colony (New Hampshire), the Ragdale Foundation (Chicago),   Brandywine  Print Workshop (Philadelphia), and the Ateliers Hoherweg (Duesselfdorf), and the Pilchuck School of Glass (Stanwood).

The Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement awards $10,000 to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 or more years of her life to creating art. The award, created in 2001 through a generous gift to the Artist Trust Endowment by Irving and Yvonne Humber, recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to the visual arts. This year 40 applications were received for this award. It is an honor to recognize Pat DeCaro as the 2012 Twining Humber Award recipient.


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