artist photoPat Gooden was born in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1954, and currently resides in Florida.  She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  A past recipient of the Virginia Museum Undergraduate Fellowship, she has also won numerous awards for her drawing and painting. She studied Black and White photography and darkroom technique at Polk State College.

        In 1997 she began using the computer to retouch old photographs and quickly discovered its potential as an artistic tool.  Since that time, she has been creating artwork exclusively with the computer and outputting prints digitally with Epson printers. Currently all of her work is created using Photoshop .She also uses an Epson Professional scanner and prints with an Epson Stylus Photo 3880.  Her work is composed of digitally manipulated original photographs and images created using digital media brushes in Photoshop.

       Currently, her award winning work can be found in numerous private and public collections as well as digital photography books and other print publications.




Selected Shows:

2013 Ridge Art Association Black and White and Read All Over - Award of Excellence

2013 Black and White Spider Awards Nominee and Fellow

"Pat Gooden-Altered Images" a solo show, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL

Solo show June-July 2013 {tay'cho} an art gallery , Bartow ,FL

Arts On The Park Lakeland Members Show 2013- Best of Show

6th Annual Masters Cup The Color Awards Winner 2012  http://www.thecolorawards.com/gallery/index.php?cid=208

Professional Women Photographers Internation Juried Exhibition; .NO Gallery 

Manhatten,NY , Jurors selection , May 9th, 2012

5th Annual Photograpyh Master's Cup 2011 Nominee


Ridge Art Association Members Show 2011, Award Winner

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 2011

Photography: Art's On The Park,Lakeland,Fl 2011 Best of Show

Annual Fine Arts Exhibition Arts On The Park Lakeland , FL. 2011  Award Winner

3D and Digital Illustrators, New York, NY- Best of Show

Mestna Galerija, Nova Gorica, Slovenia  2-29 November 2002

2002 Deus Ex Machina,  Best of Show, Bradley University  

Millennium Exhibition 2000 , Lakeland , FL- Best of Show

Best Emerging Artist  , Weekly Planet, Tampa Fl      

Center for The Creative Arts, Lakeland ,Fl - Best of Show

2000 and 2001 Photography and Computer Art Exhibition Winter Haven, FL- Best of Show



Selected Publications:

Photography and Digital Imaging ,  Marvin J. Rosen and David L. Devries, Cover Art

An Introduction to Digital Imaging With Photoshop 7, Philip Krejcarek

An Advanced Guide to Digital Photography, Vincent Oliver

Visual Overture Magazine -- Editors Pick 




LONDON Monday October 21, 2013 - Amateur photographer Patricia Gooden of USA was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Fashion at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from the Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. PatriciaGooden's "Nautilus ," an exceptional image entered in the Fashion category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee."

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

Contact: Patricia Gooden
Email: pdgooden@gmail.com
Website: www.goodenart.com


Professional Affiliations:

Member Florida Professional Photographers Association

National Association of Photoshop Professionals 













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