Inge Pataki is the Founder of Gallery 78. Originally from Germany, she came to Fredericton as a visual artist. She established Gallery 78 with her husband in 1976 to showcase and nurture artistic talent in New Brunswick. Inge has been an integral part of the fabric of Fredericton and New Brunswick in her dedication to the promotion of the visual arts. Gallery 78 has become known as an artistic jewel in Eastern Canada. The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and Elliott McCrae Hill have recognized Gallery 78 with the Community Leadership through Business Award.