Patsy Surh O’Connell
Patsy Surh O’Connell was born in Shanghai, China of Korean parents, and lived in Korea before coming to America as a student in 1963 graduating Interior Design School in San Francisco CA. She served as Board of Trustees member on Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) for two terms through 1997-2004. Patsy founded the nonprofit Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) in WA in 1996 where 47 countries of Asia and the Pacific Islands are represented in her community. The mission of the organization is bridging communities and generations through arts, culture, education, and business.
She continues to explore different subject matter with DANIEL SMITH watercolors. With them she has had numerous one-person shows, and received many awards through juried shows. Her works are in private collections in several different countries.
Affiliations: Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), Women Painters of WA (WPW), Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), Korean Artists Association of WA (KAAW), Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA), Oversea Chinese Artists Association (OCAA), and Peninsula Artist League (PAL)