Patricia Dubroof is an arts innovator with more than 35 years of experience in studio, gallery, and cultural arts planning. She has dedicated her life to using art as a healing modality. In 2007, she developed the Gallery at Iona, which includes an artist-in-residence program and other cultural arts programming. As gallery director, she is responsible for selecting artists and exhibition curators, maintaining the permanent collection, planning and implementing events, facilitating art for healing workshops, and managing the gallery. She also consults with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCAA), Iona Senior Services, and Washington Pediatric Associates.
Dubroof has successfully launched an arts and healing project at the Veterans Medical Center of Washington, D.C., through its long-term care center. At the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, she created an artist-in-residence project linking healing and art for elders. In 1989, she was named artist-in-residence for the City of Rockville, Maryland, a position she continued to hold for the next five years, creating community art projects.
Dubroof attended University of Maryland, College Park, and the Corcoran School of Art. She apprenticed with Washington Color School painter Gene Davis. A trained facilitator and support group leader, Dubroof serves on the UMUC Arts Advisory Board. She maintains a painting studio in Maryland (www.pdubroof.com).