Art Expert Patricia Cameron to talk at Academy-Seattle - August 7th, 2008

July 24, 2008

Academy - Seattle Lecture Series 2008

Seattle, (July 24, 2008) – The International Academy of Design & Technology in Seattle (Academy - Seattle) is excited to announce that Art Consultation Expert Patricia Cameron will speak to the Academy community on the Tukwila campus at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 7th. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Patricia Cameron is the owner and curator of the Cameron Art Gallery, which is located in Seattle in the Lake Union District (the new biotech corridor being developed by Paul Allen). Cameron is known for her high level of aesthetics and the ability to correctly identify promising new artists. She will speak on a subject that is of particular relevance to young artists: "Discovering New Talent: How to Approach a Gallery."

Prior to being the owner, curator and art advisor for the Patricia Cameron Gallery, from 1982-1998, Patricia held a series of positions in Honolulu, Hawaii, including Co-Director of the ArtLoft Gallery; Associate Director of Fine Art Associates, and owner/director of Art Cosmopolitan. Patricia was deeply committed as a member of the original steering committee for "Crossings"- a series of international art and cultural exchanges between artists of Japan and Hawaii that began with her gallery in 1986. This was followed by a second exchange in 1989/1997 between France and Hawaii, and the most recent exchange occurring in 2003 between Korea and Hawaii. What began as an idea for a gallery exchange grew to include the entire art community in each country.

Upon moving her business to Seattle in 1998, Patricia continued to present exhibitions in her Pioneer Square gallery. Additionally, she acted as curator for shows at the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle from 2001-2004. In June 2005, Patricia relocated to her current ground floor space in the exciting South Lake Union district of Seattle.

The Patricia Cameron Gallery displays paintings, mixed media, sculpture and works on paper by both emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery offers an experience which reflects Patricia's own philosophy towards art. The vision of the gallery is a global one, fed by Patricia Cameron's passion for, and commitment to, art as a bridge between cultures. The gallery supports artists whose original artworks are deeply honest and of the highest quality. It presents a welcoming environment in which to view the exhibitions.

Patricia Cameron Gallery also provides a full range of services for the private or corporate collector. With 24 years of experience dealing with clients and artists both nationally and internationally, Patricia Cameron offers a creative and cost-effective answer to any art need while working with existing or commissioned artworks from the design through developmental stage, creative installation, and documentation for developers, architects, interior designers and corporations. For more information please see http://www.patriciacamerongallery.com.

Patricia Cameron's lecture will take place Thursday, August 7th at 6:30pm on site at the International Academy of Design & Technology, 645 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188. Driving directions can be located on http://www.iadtseattle.com. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Laura Nielsen 206 575 1865 or lnielsen@iadtseattle.com to reserve your spot.

NOTE to EDITORS and PRODUCERS: Patricia Cameron is available for interview. Contact Patricia Vaccarino, 206 979 3380, patricia@xanthuscom.com

About Academy – Seattle
The International Academy of Design & Technology provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. At the Academy, students are part of an energetic community that shares ideas, solves problems, and finds new ways to approach career training today and in the future. While enrolled at the Academy, each student is given an opportunity to grow vocationally, intellectually and professionally.

The Seattle campus, which opened in 2004, offers a variety of Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media Production, Fashion Merchandising and Game Design & Development. Both credential levels are not available for all programs. The International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information on the Academy- Seattle, call 206.575.1865 or visit www.iadtseattle.com.