Cekkebration of Local Authors

Bio: Pat Hunter and Janice Stevens Gallery II

Pat Hunter, one of the San Joaquin Valley’s most recognized artists, is best known for her watercolor depictions of historical landmarks. Pat and her business partner and author, Janice Stevens, co-own Gallery II in Fresno, California, where her work is exhibited. Pat’s commissioned art can be found in numerous corporate and private collections, including more than 25 McDonald's restaurants throughout the United States. Pat has also been an invited artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park on a continual basis since the early 1990s.

Pat and Janice have collaborated on several books:
Fresno’s Architectural Past, Volume I and Volume II; William Saroyan: Places in Time; Remembering the California Missions (of which the authors were awarded the Native Daughters Image Award in 2010); and a three book series: An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North; An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central and An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South due out in 2017. Their latest book, Breaking Bread with William Saroyan, a collection of Armenian recipes with excerpts from Saroyan’s work and George Mardikian’s Dinner at Omar Khayyam’s, will be out summer of 2016.

Both Pat and Janice collaborate on a feature column,
Pastimes, for Central Valley magazine, a publication of the Fresno Bee.

Janice, in addition to her collaborations with Pat, also has compiled
Stories of Service Valley Veterans Remember WWII and Stories of Service, Valley Veterans Remember WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War.