Patricia Meadows has served the Dallas community in many capacities including consultant, civic appointee, organization volunteer and board member, but she is best known as an advocate for the visual arts. She co-founded D’Art (Dallas Visual Arts Center) and the Emergency Artists Support League (EASL); served as president, chair, and member of local and national arts boards and committees; and is an active civic leader. She has juried hundreds of exhibitions throughout Texas and organized solo and group shows for individual artists, art associations and museums. Through her company Arts Connections, she serves as consultant to corporate and private collectors including Kathryn and Craig Hall.
Patricia led a juried photography competition for new, emerging and professional photographers called “Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District.” The competition encouraged artists to submit images that captured “a day in the life” of the Dallas Arts District. An esteemed local jury selected 91 winning photographs from 57 local photographers. The winning images are featured in a hardbound coffee table book sold at venues throughout the Dallas Arts District and the HALL Arts Hotel to help raise funds for the Dallas Arts District Foundation. Meadows then selected images from the competition that captured the essence of the Dallas Arts District to help connect the guest rooms and hallways to the district and Dallas art community.