Distinguished Service Award 2020

Pat Ingram Bone ’65

The Distinguished Service Award is the preeminent service award which the school bestows upon a member of our community. Since its inception in 1959, the Distinguished Service Award has been given to that person who has shown through his or her actions an exceptional measure of devotion to The Williston Northampton School.

Patricia Ingram Bone graduated from NSFG in 1965 and The College of Wooster in 1969. She married Stephen K. Bone on graduation weekend.She is an an Americana artist specializing in painting and collage. She has self published two books:  AMERICANA COLLAGE and AMERICANA. Following her father’s advice to find inspiration in the world around her, Patricia began painting on salvaged barn boards in the Charlotte area. After decades on the East Coast she moved to California where she has resided for the past 34 years near her three children and four grandchildren. Always eager to expand her own artistic education, Patricia is currently exploring abstract painting with collage.

Pat is the founder and generous funder of the Grum Project, Williston’s visiting artist program. The Grum Project brings artists of all kinds—musicians, actors, visual artists, dancers, and more—to campus for mini-residencies so that the entire Williston community can participate. You can read more about this important and enriching arts initiative here.