Pat Moore founded the Salon Artists Gallery in 1990. The Gallery has served as an artist’s co-operative since that time, permanently exhibiting the works of over a dozen area artists plus hosting a monthly gallery opening (feature exhibit). These monthly exhibits include many artists who might otherwise be challenged to publicly exhibit their works. Also included in the exhibits is student artwork from the many area schools where Pat Moore leads special projects with the art classes. The Salon Artists Gallery serves as an inspiration, educational space and “home” for artists of all abilities and ages! In typical fashion, Pat Moore said that the Salon Gallery is a collaborative of multiple artists; however, in the nomination, the nominator especially highlighted Pat, so we are sharing just a few of her many passionate endeavors.
Pat Moore, the founder seems to be everywhere and anywhere at the same time promoting, exhibiting, and teaching art. Here are some of Pat’s endeavors in the recent past.
- She teaches art to children and adults at the Tall Grass Arts Studio, Union Street Gallery, Flossmoor Library, Glenwood School.
- She has led public art projects with the Village of Park Forest including the creation of two painted pianos, and over thirty “stepping stones” for the downtown landscape project; she also worked with the Park Forest Aqua Center and summer camps to create a lobby mural, not to mention the Park Forest Library to create a butterfly art project to complement their butterfly garden.
- Pat’s artwork was used for the 2018 Park Forest Vehicle Sticker.
- Pat regularly donates her artwork to charitable causes.
- She coordinates and hangs artwork at area restaurants, usually the works of Salon artists.Pat Moore and the Salon Artsts Gallery reflect a place where work and soul are inseparable. Artists may join by submitting artwork to the group to be juried in.