Honorary Life Member - 1984
Patricia B. Meadows has given thousands of hours to the visual arts and to civic endeavors. Best known for her unabashed support of regional artists, she was co-founder of Dallas Visual Art Center (formerly D’Art and now called The Contemporary) and co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League. During her time at DVAC, she originated The Collectors, the Legend Award, and the Critic’s Choice juried exhibition. In addition, she has organized and was curator for hundreds of exhibits locally, regionally and nationally including three exhibits for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C.
Ms. Meadows has been listed in “Who’s Who In American Art” since 1984 and served as president of the Dallas Art Dealers Association. She served four years on the Dallas Museum of Art’s Acquisition Committee and on the boards of the Dallas Arts District Management Association and the Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. She also served as an advisory panelist for the visual arts for the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 1996 she started Art Connections, an art consulting business that specializes in corporate and private collections.
In late 1999, Ms. Meadows joined Hall Financial Group as Senior Vice President. She is in charge of marketing and community relations for the company, and is the senior art curator for Hall Office Park, a 162-acre multi-tenant office development in Frisco, Texas.
Under her supervision, more than 165 works of art have been selected and installed in publicly accessible locations within Hall Office Park. The park’s signature section is the Texas Sculpture Garden, a four acre indoor and outdoor site at the entrance to the development, which showcases contemporary sculpture by 40 well-known Texas artists.
Of her work at Hall Office Park, she says, “This has been one of the most rewarding assignments in my life – getting to work with our wonderful artists and Craig and Kathryn Hall.” In addition to her work at Hall Office Park, Ms. Meadows is also the manager of the Halls’ personal art collection, which now numbers over 500 works of art. The extensive collection is housed in Dallas and Frisco, Texas, in Napa and Rutherford, California, and in Paris, France.