|Shawn Patterson began her retail stained glass career in
Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The successful stained glass
store in historic Front Royal was the place she put into
practice over 30 years of experience in creating original
stained glass art and her plan for stained glass instructional
classes. Zenglass provided materials and instruction for aspiring
valley stained glass artists throughout the Valley.
Shawn is known for her creative original stained glass designs.
Her individual style of stained glass has brought beauty and
inspiration to local residents, retailers, parishioners and even
Known as a proficient glass artist with extensive experience in
historic restoration Shawn participated in the restoration of
the Tiffany windows at the Naval Academy Chapel in
Annapolis MD and other high visability glass projects included
St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington DC also known "The
President's Church" with it's location directly across from the
White House. She found time to serve as an active member
of the Retail Art Glass Suppliers, contributing an article to their
2004 Art Glass brochure.
Shawn was featured in an instructional video sponsored by
Voice of America China. Also an accomplished painter in
watercolor, oil and acrylic she has sold and displayed her
original glass work & paintings throughout the United States.
Shawn and her husband returned to Oklahoma City after 28
years on the east coast. They focused immediately on
establishing a stained glass/ gallery creative center in the
Paseo Arts District. The result was Prairie Arts Collective.
Shawn quickly attracted clients and a large group of happy
Her 32 years of extensive stained glass experience continues
to bring forth joy to the many people who visit the gallery in
Oklahoma City's oldest arts district.