Pat Banks describes herself as an artist, a student and an adventurer. As an independent artist, she has worked with artists, communities, nonprofit organizations, corporations and schools on a number of special projects.
Pat is an active member in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and is currently President of the Richmond Galleries Inc. She has worked extensively on issues of economic development, networking, arts advocacy and the environment. Her work can be seen in select regional galleries, one-person shows, juried events and fairs. She is a workshop presenter who has worked with numerous groups including the Kentucky History Museum, Madison County School System, Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, the Regional Arts Education Network, the Kentucky Arts Council and artist groups. She has been a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen since 1981, an adjudicated member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Arts Education Roster and the Visual Arts At The Market Program, an artist with the Kentucky Center for the Arts, a visual artist at the Kentucky Craft Market, and serves with several innovative arts and environmental organizations. Pat is a regular workshop presenter for the Berea Festival of Learnshops and is director of Kentucky Riverkeeper, a 501(c)3 environmental group.