Friday, October 28, 2016

Patris Studio and Gallery: The New Chapter

I write this on Thursday October 27, 2016. My angel investor and I now own Patris Studio and Gallery.  It is exactly 2 months to the very day that Micah, the realtor,  texted me that the building was going up for sale.  It is a miracle story and I am humbled and grateful that my life's dream to have Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park has been granted. 

 During these last two months I often prayed and poured out my tears to the Lord, my mom and Terre Johnson up in the heavenly realms and asked them for wisdom, advice and miracles to happen.

From all practical points of view, it looked like the end of Patris Studio and Gallery in Oak Park.  I didn't qualify to buy the building, I didn't have the money.  I was unable to find another studio in Oak Park no matter where I looked.  Was this the end?

I walked into church one Sunday morning, devastated at the multiple offers coming in to purchase the building.  I saw this image on the screen and knew it was time to step out in faith and trust God to do a miracle as he did in the past for David when he triumphed over Goliath. I was up against a Goliath-sized situation, but I believed that the battle for my studio could be won from the Heavenly realms. 

And on this day, Sept. 27, 2016 the heavens opened up and grace poured down like rain upon me. 
In 2012, I moved into this amazing building owned by Terre Johnson and Michael Luna.  They became my art patrons and gave me the opportunity to turn this historic building into a thriving, vibrant art center.  I will be forever grateful to both Michael and Terre for allowing me to achieve my lifes' dream.
Thank you. 


  1. Oh Patti! I am so glad to hear that this miracle happened to you! Your center is the center of our art lives here in the Sacto area and we so appreciate all the work you do to keep it going! I've been in a road trip during the months this was playing out but want to celebrate this wonderful news. I believe if you put good things into the world, good things will come back to you. You are proof of that being true as all the years of daily effort to make your studio a Center for Art in Sacramento has come back to you. Bravo and Kudos and Thanks!

  2. Thank you Marti. It's a true miracle story how it all happened.
    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! Gratitude party and celebration scheduled for Thursday Dec. 8. Details tba but hope you can stop by then if not before. Thank you!