Patricia Dubroof is an arts innovator with over 35 years experience in studio, gallery and cultural arts planning. She has dedicated her life to using art as a healing modality with all ages. She consults with The National Center for Creative Aging and Iona Senior Services. In 2007 she developed the Gallery at Iona, which includes the Artist in Residence Program and other cultural arts programming. As Gallery Director she is responsible for selecting artists, exhibitions curator, maintaining the permanent collection, events planning and implementation, facilitating art for healing workshops, and gallery administration. She is a catalyst of community building through outcome reports, developing community sources through outreach programs, inter-departmental coordination through facilities, day health center, development, volunteers and social services.
Ms. Dubroof has consulted on a variety of projects for the NCCA since their move to DC. She is currently the site manager for the Veterans Medical Center of Washington DC strategic and implementation plan for arts and healing for their long term care center (CLC).
Previously, Dubroof created an Artist In Residence Project for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, linking healing and art for elders. She was named Artist in Residence for the City of Rockville in 1989 and continued to hold that post creating community art projects for five years.
Dubroof attended the University of Maryland and the Corcoran School of Art. She apprenticed with Washington Color School painter, Gene Davis. She is a trained facilitator and support group leader. Ms. Dubroof serves on the UMUC Arts Advisory Board. She maintains a painting studio in Maryland and website; www.pdubroof.com