Patty Mitchell is the Chief Executive Officer of Creative Abundance Consulting.  She has worked for more than 20 years as an artist and social innovator, specializing in collaborations between artists with and without perceived differences.  She founded one of the first collaborative art studios in the country in 1998 - Passion Works Studio in Athens, OH ( After a ten-year hiatus, she recently returned as the CEO/Executive Director.

Patty Mitchell received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Ohio University’s College of Fine Art. In 2010, she received an Ohioana Citation for Art and Education, which recognizes outstanding Ohioans in a variety of fields.  She has also received an Individual Artist Award from the Ohio Arts Council, Citizen of the Year from Athens Civitan, and The Keystone Award from Ohio University for outstanding community service. Patty Mitchell received her BFA and MFA from Ohio University's Fine Art Photography program. She is currently a Community Fellow at Ohio University with the Barbara Geralds Storytelling Institute.

Patty Mitchell