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Currently at the City Arts of San Mateo Gallery

Works by

Vivian M. Patton

Now through February

Peninsula Ballet Theatre

1880 S. Grant Street
San Mateo

Artists' Statements


  • Taught Gifted Art Classes, 5th grade

  • Taught through Stanislaus County Arts Program, (STARS)

  • Self-employed Graphics Business, (illustration, design, catalog illustration, murals, carved and etched glass panels and walls, print ready art, silk screened art, business identities)

  • Commissioned Portraits

  • Elementary Educator, (K-3)

  • Language Development Specialist (1st-6th grade)

  • Working Fine Artist



  • Placerville Arts Association, National Mother Lode Art Exhibit, Award of Merit

  • Carnegie Arts Center, Pastel Show

  • Santa Paula Art Museum, I Am Me

  • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Bold Expressions Exhibit, Honorable Mention

  • Carnegie Arts Center, Fields and Farms, Honorable Mention

  • Bedford Gallery and U.S. Tour, Frida

  • Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, It’s Time

  • CSU Fullerton, Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition

  • Groveland Art Gallery

  • Ventana Gallery, Sierra Professional Artists Exhibit

  • Yosemite Vineyards, 4th of July Show

  • Ironstone Vineyards Spring Show

  • CSU Stanislaus Art Gallery, Solo Show

  • Carnegie 9th annual Art Exhibit, Second Place Award

  • Central California Art League 28th Annual Exhibit

  • Adventist Health Cancer Center, Collection

Vivian M. Patton


Raised in the San Francisco Bay area where she was involved in art classes, Vivian moved to Stanislaus County where she married and had a successful graphics business with her husband.  While working at her business she also went back to college to get her BA in fine arts.


She began working with children’s art programs and fell in love with education.  For twenty-two years Vivian taught elementary grades K-3 and worked as a language Development Specialist.  Her art background was extremely helpful in both areas of education.


Vivian’s move to Groveland, 24 miles from Yosemite National Park, brought Vivian back to her roots as an artist.  Her work is being exhibited throughout California, she is doing commissioned work, and work that is touring the country.


Vivian’s art is a journey with a purpose of visually being able to show that although time is intangible and fragile it exists in a physical world.  As we travel through this time and space with intensity we can’t hold on to the slightest moment.


Vivian is working full time as an artist in her home studio.  She is inspired by the history around her and the beauty of the Mother Lode area. 

Now showing at the

Peninsula Museum of Art

Art at the

San Mateo Public Library

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