2015   Artist-in-Residence; 39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, MD

2007   Project Grant, Prince George’s Arts Council, Prince George’s County, MD

2004   Faculty Development grant, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC, to explore digital printing onto fabric with wide format inkjet printer

2003   Faculty Development grant, Corcoran College of Art + Design, to present “Size Matters: A Quilt Too Big to Ignore,” and “New Image Collaboration,”  at inaugural symposium, Wild by Design, International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

2000   Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

1999   Faculty Development grant, Corcoran College of Art + Design,to study algebra at University of Maryland, University College as it can be applied to studio work

1996   Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

1995   Project Grant, Prince George’s Arts Council

1994   Honorable Mention, Artist as Quiltmaker IV, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

1991   Best Creative Use of a Traditional Design, and Honorable Mention in Mixed Technique category, Woodlawn Plantation

1988   Most Innovative, Quilts of Merit, Woodlawn Plantation



EXHIBITIONS (solo, 2- and 3-person)

2015  Sum & Its Parts, Gallery 31, GW Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2014  Thoughtless, Gallery, Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD

2013  Pat Autenrieth: Quilts, Campanella Gallery, McAfee Memorial Library, Park University, Parkville, MO

2008  Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD

2006  Campanella Gallery, McAfee Memorial Library, Park University, Parkville, MO

2003  Contemporary Art Quilts; Safety Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL. Edward Krantz, curator. Catalog.

1997  Selfish; Gallery, Harmony Hall Regional Center

1986  Autenrieth, LaRoche & Palmer Consider; Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

1984  Ink Drawings; Foundry Gallery

1983  Paintings; Foundry Gallery


Tract Two; The Olshonsky Gallery, Washington, DC

Two Painters; Local 1734 Art Collective, Washington, DC

1979  Drawings and prints; Foundry Gallery


EXHIBITIONS (Selected group)

2022 Artist as Quiltmaker XIX, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH


Finding Home, The 33rd Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD


Symbiotic Presence, The Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, Brentwood Arts Exchange

2019  Quilt National ’19; The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, OH


The Shape of Change; Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College,

Arnold, MD

Cabinets of Curiosity; The Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Artists Against Gun Violence; The 3rd Floor, Upshur Street Books, and the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen, Washington, DC


Process and Inspiration Invitational; Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Creative Corridor: Artists of the Gateway Arts District; Marlboro Gallery, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD

2016  Legacy of the Corcoran; Kunst Haus Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014; Schweinfurt Art Center, Auburn, NY

Prince George's Sampler; Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

New Directions’14; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of  Contemporary Art Chicago, juror

Words and Letters, The Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2013   Are We What We Eat?, Accademia di Belli Arti di Brera, Chiesa di San Capoforo, Milan, Corcoran Fine Art Faculty, Milan, Italy


Fantastic Fibers 2012, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Luanne Rimel, juror.

The Sketchbook Project 2012, Art House Coop, Brooklyn Library, NY

2011  The Sky’s the Limit, Brentwood Arts Exchange, M-NCPPC, Brentwood, MD Michael Platt, juror.


20 Years: A Retrospective, Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD

ARTQUILTStransitions, Allenton and Semans Galleries at the Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC; Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC; Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC. Susan Brandeis and Jan-Ru Wan, jurors.


Threadlines 2008, Missouri State University Art + Design Gallery, Springfield, MO.

Jason Pollen, juror.

A Tear in the Fabric: The Conceptually Driven Quilt, California Polytechnic State University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA. Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, curator.

Art Anonymous, benefit for the Corcoran Scholarship Fund, Gallery 31, Corcoran Museum,

Washington, DC

2007  Wild Things, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD. Jefferson Pinder, juror.


Connecting Cultures and Colors: First Kyrgyz-American Quilt Exhibit, Museum of Fine Art, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Studio Art Quilt Associates: The Creative Force, International Quilt Festival, Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. Paul J. Smith, juror.

Art and Soul of Quilting, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI

2005-06  QuiltArt 10th Anniversary Exhibition, International Quilt Festival, Houston; TX, Chicago, IL ; Lyon, France; and Lowell Quilt Festival, Western Avenue Studios, Lowell, MA


Fine Art Quilts 2005, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN. Melissa G. Post and Hollis Chatelain, jurors. Catalog.

Hive Project;  William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 

Belleville, IL. Patricia Autenrieth, curator.


Special Interests: The Art of Politics; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA


Art Quilts Now, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI. Tracey Fugami, curator.

Quilt National ’03,  Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH. Liz Axford, Wendy Huhn and Robert Shaw, jurors. Catalog. 

Hive Project; Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX. Patricia Autenrieth, curator.

Select | 2003 Art Auction, Washington Projects for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC. Selected by Rebecca A.T. Stevens, curator

Language Arts: Text as Imagery; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA


Hive Project; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Focus: Materials and Meaning; Mixed Bag Fine Art and Crafts Gallery, Houston, TX

Quilt 21/2002, Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, MA. Sandra Sider, Maxine Farkas, Laura Cater-Woods, curators. Catalog.                                                                 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Hive Project; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD                                                         

2001  Embellished Textiles,  Convention Center, Portland, OR. Robert Shaw, curator.

2000  Art Quilts: America at the Millennium, Quilt Expo, Strasbourg, France. Robert Shaw, curator.


Comments on the American 20th Century, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Yvonne Porcella, curator.

Art Quilts and Wood ’99; Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC

Fine Focus; Crest Theatre Gallery, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL, and traveling. Sandra Sider, curator.

Drawing and Redefining Drawing; Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD, and Parents’ Association Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Manon Cleary, curator.

Transformations; City of Hyattsville, Municipal Building, Hyattsville, MD


Edge to Edge: Selections from Studio Art Quilt Association; Museum of American Folk Art,

New York, NY. Curated by Stacey Hollander. Catalog. 

Visions: Quilt Expressions; Quilt San Diego, Museum of San Diego History, San Diego, CA.  Libby Lehman, Martha W. Longenecker and Robert Shaw, jurors. Catalog. 

ArtSpin ’98, City of Hyattsville, Municipal Building 

Collaborative Works;  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 

Knot As They Seam: Puns and Permutations in the Fiber Arts, Maryland Art Place. Curated by Mary Swann. Catalog.

It Seams Funny to Me; American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA. Jean Ray Laury, Lynn Lewis Young, and Kathryn A. Pellman, jurors.

The Kiss; traveling exhibit curated by Rachel Roggel

 Current Work; HCAA at Huntington Community Center, Bowie, MD


Together and Apart; New Image at Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center, Hood College, Frederick, MD

A Permeable Edge: B/fi/O/gu/D/re/Y; Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, and The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD. Curated by Bonnie Holland. 

Studio Art Quilt Association; online exhibit of members’ work

Quilt National ’97 Select Rejects; online exhibit, by Sandra Sider

Observations from the Slow Lane; University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD

ArtSpin ’97; City of Hyattsville, Municipal Building

Crosscurrents; Slayton House Gallery, Columbia, MD


ArtSpin ’96; City of Hyattsville, Municipal Building

Form & Freedom; International Quilt Market and Festival, Houston, TX. Lynn Lewis Young, curator.

Visions: QuiltArt; Museum of San Diego History; San Diego, CA. Will Chandler, Penny McMorris and David Walker, jurors. Catalog.

New Image; Mansion Art Gallery of Rockville, Rockville, MD

Crafts National 30; Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Michael W. Monroe, juror.                                                         

Improvisations ’96; Studio B Gallery, Lancaster, OH. Tim Keny and Penny McMorris, jurors.


Anti-Gravity; School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD 

77th Annual Juried Art Exhibition; traveling throughout Prince George’s County, MD. Jan Howard, juror.

Quilt National: Innovation & Impact; The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Collaborative Works by New Image; Rockville Art Place, Rockville, MD

Full Deck Art Quilts; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, traveling throughout the United States with Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Services. Curated by Sue Pierce. Catalog, 1996 calendar, deck of cards.


Artist as Quiltmaker VI; Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH. 

Penny McMorris, juror.

Machine Quilting in the ’90’s; International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX. Accompanied by The Complete Book of Machine Quilting, 2nd ed., by Robbie and Tony Fanning.      


The Corcoran School of Art Printmaking Portfolio 1994, ‘Lust & Sin’;  Gallery K,

Washington, DC

White House Ornament Invitation, The White House, Washington, DC

Quilts—Fine Art and Tradition; Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL

Quilt National ’93;  Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center and traveling throughout the U.S. Elizabeth A. Busch, Michael W. Monroe and Judi Warren, jurors. Catalog.         


Postcards—Then and Now; Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC

Tactile Architecture ’92 (with New Image Group); National Trust for Historic Preservation—Decatur House,Washington, DC

Corcoran Foundations Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

Adirondack Park Centennial Quilt Exhibit; traveling throughout the state of New York


Woodlawn Plantation Quilt Exhibition; Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, VA

7th Annual American Quilters Society Show; Paducah, KY

1990  New Perspectives; Center Street Gallery, Manassas, VA


5th Annual American Quilters Society Show; Paducah, KY

7 x 7; Foundry Gallery

Foundry & Friends; Foundry Gallery


8th Annual Smoky Mountain Quilt Show; American Museum of Science and Energy,

0akridge, TN

Quilts of Merit; Woodlawn Plantation


Photostatic; Foundry Gallery

Ambiguous Relationships; Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Rockville, MD. David Tannous, curator.

Art-in-Embassies Program; residence of The Honorable John E. Upston, Kigali, Rwanda

1985 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Washington Monument; Colonnade Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

1983  Wall-to-Wall; Washington Women’s Art Center, Washington, DC


Miniatures; Foundry Gallery

Five Star Art Auction & Exhibition; Local 1734 Art Collective

Feminist Imagery; Local 1734 Art Collective

Invited Group Show; Foundry Gallery 

Washington Iconoclassicism; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL. Sponsored by the Washington Project for the Arts. Lee Fleming, curator. Catalog.

Art-in-Embassies Program; Residence of The Honorable Rozanne L. Ridgeway, Berlin, Germany


Art-in-Embassies Program; U.S. Ambassador Dyess’s residence, The Hague, Netherlands

Art-in-Embassies Program; residence of The Honorable David Korn, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                                                        


22nd Area Exhibition: Works on Paper; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. William Lieberman, juror. Catalog. 

D.C. ‘Scapes; Cramer Gallery, Washington, DC

25 Washington Artists: Realism and Representation; Foundry Gallery. David Tannous, curator. Catalog.


Landscapes, Cityscapes, & Other ’Scapes; Local 1734 Art Collective

Blue; Local 1734 Art Collective

1976  Up the Monument: Reverences and Irreverences on the Bicentennial; Foundry Gallery


Just Prints; Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Washington, DC

First Invitational Exhibition; Gallery of Modern Art, Fredericksburg, VA

Washington Area Artists’ Exhibition; Gallery of Modern Art


Paperworks; Washington Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Adhibit Committee and the D.C. Slide Registry of Women Artists. Nina Felshin & Susan Sollins, jurors. Catalog



1981-2015  Corcoran College of Art + Design/GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Washington, DC

1981  Yorktown High School, Adult Extension, Arlington, VA

1977-79  Graduate School, U.S.D.A., Washington, DC

1977  Veterans Branch Y.M.C.A., Arlington, VA



2015  Bookmaking workshop, Smithsonian African Museum, Washington, DC

2004  Slide lecture and workshop, in conjunction with exhibition, Gee’s Bend Quilts; Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC

2003  Safety-Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL , in conjunction with exhibition

2000  Lecture and workshop to quilt groups, Boston, MA 

2000  Visiting Artist, Crossover Quilts: Mixed Media Contemporary Quilts, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA



2015  Artist residency, 39th St Gallery, Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD

2010  Artist residency for Washington Latin Public Charter School, Washington, DC

2009  Project artist for American Masterpieces: The American Quilt 2009, Textile Museum, Washington, DC, in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts; designing and planning a community project, leading five two-part workshops where local participants created blocks towards a large community quilt installation.

1997-2004  Designing, hosting and maintaining website for Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance, Hyattsville, MD




Review:  O’Sullivan, Michael. “Art Takes on a Language of its Own.” Washington Post, 23 May 2014, On Exhibit: 18-19. Print.


Lenkowsky, Kate. Contemporary Quilt Art. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008: 198. Print


Interview: Krage, Susie. “Quilters’ S.O.S. - Save Our Stories Project.” The Alliance for American Quilts, N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Dec. 2015. 


Review: LaVilla-Havelin, Jim. “HIVE,” Surface Design Journal. 28.4, Summer 2004: 54-55. Print.


American Art Collector, Vol. 1, Book 3, Tom Palmer, ed., © 2004, Alcove Press, Berkeley, CA


Catalog: Lark Books & the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center. Quilt National 2003, New York: Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc, 2003. Print.


Review: Goddard, Dan R. “Quilters Leap Generations with Image-rich Piece.” San Antonio Express-News 8 October 2003. Print.                                                                                                                                                                                

Farkas, Maxine. “Art Quilting 101: Surface Design.”  Quilting Arts Magazine, Fall 2003, 11: 50-54. Print


Review: Mattingly, Diane. “Group’s Collaboration Gives Quilting a Fresh Look.” Washington Post, 16 January 2003, Fairfax Extra: 23. Print.


Review: Giuliano, Mike. “In Stitches - Artists Explore Fine-art Themes with Craft Materials.” Baltimore City Paper, 26 June - 2 July 2002


Hemmings, Jessica. “Intersections, Words & Textiles,” Surface Design Journal 26,.4, Summer 2002: 43-45. Print.


Review: Joiner, Dorothy. “Comments on the American 20th Century.” Art/Quilt Magazine,  Spring 2001, 12: 34. Print.


Catalog: Quilt San Diego. Visions: Quilt Expressions, Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998: 13. Print.


Autenrieth, Patricia, and Nash, Dominie, “Critiquing Each Other.” Art/Quilt Magazine, Fall 1997, 8: 38-39, 55. Print.


Laury, Jean Ray. Imagery on Fabric.  Lafayette, CA: Publishing, Inc., 1997: 93. 



Shaw, Robert. The Art Quilt. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc.. 1997: 246. Print.


Catalog: Quilt San Diego. Visions: Quiltart, Lafayette, CA: C& T Publishing, 1996: 72. Print.


Review: Rauschart, Lisa. “Painter Pieces Together New Career in ‘Modern’ Art.” The Washington Times, 5 Nov. 1996, Metropolitan Times: 8-9. Print.


Catalog: Pierce, Sue, and Suit, Verna. Art Quilts: Playing with a Full Deck, Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996. Print.


Autenrieth, Patricia, “Collaborating with New Image Group: A Personal Critique,” Art/Quilt Magazine, Spring 1996, 6: 20-23. Print.


Fanning, Robbie and Tony. The Complete Book of Machine Quilting, 2nd ed. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1994: 248. Print.


Catalog: Dairy Barn: Quilt National. The New Quilt 2, Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, Inc., 1993: 74. Print.


Review: Hohenboken, Steve. “Out of the Linen Closet.” The New Art Examiner, September 1993: 12-13, 15. Print.



International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

City of Hyattsville, MD

Private collections



1970  B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1997-01  Additional course work in computer graphics and printmaking, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC

1999  Additional course work in mathematics, University of Maryland University College,

College Park, MD