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PATTIE PORTER FIRESTONE is a sculptor working in metal, wood and stone. Using flat sheets of metal as her vocabulary, Firestone creates a language about energy, movement and rhythm for both indoor and outdoor sculpture.

She served as President of the Washington Sculptors Group, a nonprofit in Washington, DC, 2004-2009 and has experience in a cooperative gallery, directing a public interest law center, teaching art and art history to children and other community activities. In 1981-1993 Firestone co-founded the Westside Arts Center, a nonprofit arts organization of artists teaching children in Santa Monica, California. Thus, her organizational and communications skills are well hewed.

Her large solo show SEISMIC DREAM in 2011 at American University Museum in the Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden won critical acclaim. Working under time constraints and site-specific structures, Firestone transformed the “garden.” Firestone worked with a fabricator and the museum staff to temporarily alter the entire envelope of the large concrete space.

She won the 2006 GAIA PRIZE as a permanent installation in Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, Virginia. She worked with the Park staff and community in developing the design to fit their educational needs.

PRESENTLY, Firestone has work publicly on display in Portsmouth, VA, and Lorton, VA. Her most recent exhibition was in the lobby of 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC exhibiting 18 pieces through Zenith Gallery, www.zenithgallery.com in Washington DC. Collections include collectors in CA, DC, MD, VA as well at in the states of Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, West Virginia, South Carolina and Maine. Amazon.com in Herndon, VA just purchased a Firestone sculpture for their collection.

EXHIBITIONS include works exhibited in Los Angeles, Aspen and Glenwood Springs, CO as well as solo and group shows in the Washington, DC region.

As PRESIDENT of the Washington Sculptors Group 2004-2009, now Treasurer and on the Board of Directors since 1996, Firestone has a strong sense of the importance of providing opportunities for the regional, diverse artistic community. She has skills in managing people, installing large outdoor work and organizing shows and events.

REFERENCES for the quality and reliability of Firestone and her work can be found by contacting American University Museum Director & Curator Jack Rasmussen, Martin Ogle, Founder, EntrepreneurialEarth.com and others upon request. Firestone apprenticed with Public Artist Judy Sutton Moore in 2010.


“While affixed solidly, the forms implied piercing and penetration, a movement in and out of their containment, suggesting waves and water……… Her dreamscape pulled the viewer into a shared experience of awareness – neither hopeful or threatening – that reflected the simple inevitability of our evolution.”

Rima Schulkind, Sculpture, June 2012


Using the simple vocabulary of metal lines in space, I create three-dimensional objects anchored in the earth yet breaking away from their gravitational limitations. Searching to comprehend nature’s invisible language, I use line, rhythm and movement to express energies connecting us with the earth.


Journey, sculpture installed in the American Embassy in Rome, Italy with Ambassador John Phillips
LouLoudi, group show at The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA, Renee Stout, juror, March 21-May 4

Above & Below: Mantel, added to Amazon's art collection in Herndon, VA
Agave Fountain, selected for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital outdoor Meditation Garden
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Oct. 2013–Sept. - "Best in Show"

Poetic Dimensions of Symbols and Shapes, Zenith Gallery Oct. – Jan. 2013 Solo Exhibition in lobby at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC.

Seismic Dream, a sculpture & sound installation at American University Museum, Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden, Sept. 2011 – Jan. 2012
Ripple Effect Sculpture Exhibition, Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton, NJ, Sept.-Nov.
Venice Art Walk showing, Supporting Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA, Feb.

Discover What’s Outside, Salisbury, NC, March 2010 - Feb. 2011
Arts in Foggy Bottom, Neighborhood Assoc, Shirley Koller, juror, DC May-Oct.
Chevy Chase Village Hall, Sally Troyer, juror, April-May
Porous Borders, Historical Society of Washington, Jayme McLellen, juror, Sept.-Dec.

Flora: Growing Inspirations, US Botanic Garden, Washington, DC, May – Oct.
Sculpture on the Grounds 2009, Rockville, MD Civic Center June – Oct.
Reform, Workhouse Gallery at Lorton Arts Center, VA Claire Huschle, May –June
National Outdoor Sculpture Competition, juror, David Furchgott, N Charleston, SC
Chevy Chase Village Hall, Sally Troyer, juror, April-May

Aquifer, Edison Place Gallery, DC, jurors, JW Mahoney, Deborah McLeod, Nov.-Dec.
American Univ. Museum, DC Feb.–March, WPA Auction
Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

Sculpture NOW 2008, Washington Square, DC, juror, Ramon Osuna Feb.-May
Intervene/activate, Union Gallery, UMD, juror, Donald Russell, January
Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May
Sculpture NOW 2007, Washington Square, Wash, DC, Victoria Reis, juror, Feb.-May

Outdoor Solo Show, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, April-August
Sculpture Unbound, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, juror, Glenn Harper, February–March
Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May
Something New, Foxhall Gallery, DC, Jan.-Feb.

Capitol Hill Sculpture Project, DC, sponsored by Washington Sculptors Group May.-Oct.
Chevy Chase Village Hall, April-May

Chevy Chase Village Hall Group Show, April-May

Something New in 2002, Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC January-February
LandSculpture Studio Group Show, Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Sculptors at Work, Corcoran Gallery of Art and Strathmore Hall, Juried Show, Oct-Nov.
Sculpture NOW 2001, Washington Square, Wash, DC, juried show, Feb.-May
Outdoor Spring Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD, juried

Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, B.A.
Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France
New York Studio School, Paris, France, studied with Elaine de Kooning, Wayne Thiebaud, George Spaventa
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California
Corcoran School for the Arts, Washington, DC
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO