Patricia Canelake lives and works in St. Paul and in Duluth near Lake Superior. The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire The Yaddo Colony, Sarasota Springs, New York and Harper's Ferry National Park, West Virginia have awarded her painting residencies. She has painted and exhibited in Provincetown, Massachusetts New York, New York The Headland Center for the Arts, Fort Barry, California and throughout Minnesota. Her paintings are in national and international museum collections and in private collections. Her work has been shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum, the Provincetown Art Association, the Gayle Elston Gallery in New York, Joy Kops Gallery and Lizzard's Gallery. She is a 1997 recipient of the Jerome Travel and Study Grant, received the 1989 McKnight Fellowship Foundation Award and the 1995 Minnesota State Arts Board Headlands Residency. Canelake recently served a two-year term as a panelist for the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2000, Canelake was awarded an Arrowhead Regional Artist Fellowship and a McKnight Artist Fellowship.