Alan Patrick

Albany resident Alan Patrick attended Ball State University. A studio painter, he operated Bethel Pike Pottery from 1966 to 2006 and continues to work from his Albany studio.

He developed a passion for painting as a child when his mother enrolled him in piano lessons. Roland Osborne’s art studio was across the hall from the piano studio. Patrick was intrigued by the big, cavernous place that smelled of canvas and turpentine, with paintings stacked everywhere.  “I knew right then that I wanted to be an artist,” although he still plays the piano.

Alan Patrick has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Show at Richmond Art Museum, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Arts Place, and Minnetrista. He has exhibited at numerous museums and galleries in Richmond, Lafayette, and Indianapolis, to name a few.  His work is also seen in private collections in New York City and Chicago, as well as locally at First Merchants National Bank, Ontario Systems, Muncie Power Products, and the Ball State University Art Museum.


B.S.  in Art, 1964.   M.A.  in Art, 1966. Ball State University. Muncie, IN.
Apprenticed:  Byron Temple Pottery, 1965.


The Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN.
Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN.
Arts Place, Portland, IN.
Indiana Humanities Council, Indianapolis, IN.
Indiana Artists Club, Indianapolis, IN.
Tulip Tree Gallery, Muncie, IN.
Somerville-Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE.
Post Gallery, Houston, TX.
Editions Ltd, Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.
Hoosier Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN.


Hillbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN.
Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.
Gordy Fine Art, Muncie, IN.
Wile-Kovach Gallery, Columbus, OH.
Indiana University, Kokomo, IN.
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN.
Arts Place, Portland, IN.
Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN.
Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN.


Best of Show, Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond, IN., 1996.
Best of Show, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN., 1991.
Best of Show, Indiana Artists Club, Indianapolis, IN., 1998, 2000.
Best of Show, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN., 1992.


McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New York, NY.
Driehaus Capital Management, Chicago, IL.
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN.
Merchants National Bank, Muncie, IN.
Ontario Corporation, Muncie, IN.
Ontario Systems, Inc., Muncie, IN.
Alltrista Corporation, Indianapolis, IN.
City of Muncie, IN.
Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.
Muncie Power Products, Muncie, IN.
Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN.
American United Life Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN.