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artist , art education consultant

Patra Jo Holter, American Artist, art education consultant. Avocations: travel, horticulture, swimming, nature, antiques. F C. Fulbright scholar, Norway, 1962-1963, expert, summer 1963; recipient Exemplary Media award New York Regents Advisory Council, 1968; Scarsdale School Sys. grantee, 1972.


Holter, Patra Jo was born on March 6, 1936 in Ashland, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Cap and Sigrid (Gadda) Holter.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1958. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1962. Student, National Academy Art and University Oslo, 1963.

Certified in administration, Fairfield University, 1983. Postgraduate, New School Social Research. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles.

Postgraduate, University Colorado. Postgraduate, Pratt Institute.


Art teacher, Herricks Junior H.S., New Hyde Park, New York, 1958-1960;associate art, University of California, Berkeley, 1961-1962;adult art teacher, University of California Alumni Camp, Pinecrest, summer 1961;elementary art teacher, Control School, Mamaroneck, New York, 1964;elementary art teacher, Edgewood School, Scarsdale, 1971-1982;elementary and junior H.S. art teacher, Quaker Ridge School, Scarsdale, New York, 1964-1970;art teacher, Scarsdale Senior H.S., 1982-1984;chairman art department, Scarsdale Senior H.S., 1984-1993;district visual arts supervisor, Scarsdale School Sys., 1989-1993. Art teacher workshops, curriculum developer, consultant in field, liaison Scarsdale. Visual arts coordinator Lincoln Center Institute, New York City, 1978-1980.

Liaison art teacher Westchester Council for Arts, Scarsdale, 1970's.


  • Certified teacher, New York, Wisconsin, administrator, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Author, artist: Photography Without a Camera, 1972, reprinted 1980. Contributor articles, photographs to professional publications. Exhibitions include Wisconsin Salon Art, Madison, 1958, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, 1962, American Embassy, Oslo, 1963, Mount Mercy College Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1988, Silvermine Galleries, 1994-2006, Waveny Carriage Barn, New Canaan, 1995-1997, Washburn Arts and Cultural Center, Wisconsin, 1995-2010 Northland College, Ashland, 1996-1999, Meridian International Center, Washington, 1997, Tweed Museum Art, Duluth, Minnesota, 1997-1999, Court Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, 1997-1998, Wisconsin Arts Board International, Madison, 1999, Manhattan Borough President's Gallery, New York City, 2001, Madeline Island Art Guild, LaPointe, Wisconsin, 2003, Riverfront Art Center, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 2003-2008.

      , Oredock Celebration Exhibition, Ashland, 2008, Stage North Gallery, 2010.


Member, midwest representative Fulbright Arts Task Force. Member Fulbright Association, Norwegian Fulbright Association, Silvermine Guild of Art, New York State United Teachers Association, American Federation Teachers, National Museum Women in Arts, New York State Retired Teachers, Ashland History Society, Chequamegon Bay Alliance for Sustainability, Chequamegon Bay Area Arts Council, Wilton Garden Club, National Council State Garden Clubs, Kappa Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, horticulture, antiques.


Cap Holter

Sigrid (Gadda) Holter