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PAMELA OGDEN
Watercolor, Collage

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
"My artwork springs from a love of the organic, abstracted and filled with color. Whether I am painting with pure watercolors or acrylics or constructing collages with my painted papers, carved stamps and drawn and printed images, I am remembering always things I have seen underwater or through blurry glass or glimpsed after being partially blinded by sun or reflections. Real objects and landscapes and even people are made mysterious and almost unidentifiable by these phenomena. It is this quality of familiar unknowingness that I want to capture on paper and canvas."


Pismo Beach, by Pam Ogden
Pismo Beach
Watercolor
Sunset Sail, by Pam Ogden
Sunset Sail
Watercolor
She Went West, by Pam Ogden
She Went West
Collage
 
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*Single Shows)
2005 26thh Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Carole Barnes, Judge
7th Bakers Dozen International Collage Exhibit, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Museo de Collage, Mexico
Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2004 Alleghany Highlands Art and Crafts Center, Clifton, Forge, VA.
2003 24th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition, Peninsula Art Center, Newport News, VA. Alex Powers, Judge.
Art Pannonia Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
2000 21st Annual Virginia Watercolor Exhibition, Martinsville, VA. Judge: Judy Betts
Nelson St. Gallery Juried Show, Lexington, VA
9th Annual Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, VA
1999 8th Annual Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, VA.
1998 5th Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, Roanoke College, Salem, VA.
Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA
*Mac and Bob’s, Salem, VA
1997 *Salem Museum and Historical Society, Salem, VA
18th Annual Virginia Watercolor Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA. Judge: Margaret M. Martin
Studios on the Square, Roanoke, VA
1995 16th Annual Virginia Watercolor Exhibition, Farmville, VA. Judge: Ann Salisbury
1994 Kemper A. Dobbins Annual Transportation Art Exposition, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA
1993 14th Annual Roanoke City Art Show, Roanoke, VA. Judge: John Perreault
1992 13th Annual Roanoke City Art Show, Roanoke, VA. Judge: Tom Armstrong

COMMERCIAL COMMISSIONS:
  • Book Cover, Songs to Sisters by Ruth O’Lill & Lynn Olcott
  • Salem Historical Society 1998 calendar
  • Auggie’s Place, Santa Barbara, California
  • The Bagel Basement, San Luis Obispo, California

  • PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  • City Hall, Salem, VA
  • Salem City Public Library, Salem, VA

  • AWARDS AND HONORS:
  • Blair Wiley Fishwick Award, 24th Annual Sidewalk Show, Roanoke, VA. 2003
  • Third Prize Mixed Media, 38th Annual Bath County Show, Hot Springs, VA. 2002
  • John Will Creasy Memorial Award, 43rd Annual Sidewalk Show, Roanoke, VA. 2001
  • Signature Member Virginia Watercolor Society.
  • Merit Award. 16th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition, Farmville, VA. Judge: Ann Salisbury. 1995
  • Third Place, Kemper A. Dobbins Annual Transportation Art Exposition, Roanoke, VA. Judge: Ann Masters. 1994
  • Merit Award. Radford University’s Student Juried Art Exhibition, Radford, VA. 1990

  • EDUCATION:
  • Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
  • Cornett School of Business, Roanoke, VA
  • Radford University, Radford, VA. B.S. Fine Arts, 1992
  • Continuing studies on a yearly basis with nationally known instructors such as Louise Cadillac, Gerald Brommer, Serge Hollerback and Don Andrews.
  • In addition, Ms. Ogden is the editor of the Virginia Watercolor Society’s newsletter, Waterlogue, which is published quarterly. She has provided private art instruction to children and is a principal and planner of Art in the Alley, an annual exhibition in Salem now in its 35th year. Until his passing in 2003, she was a participant in Ted Turner’s critique group held bi-annually at Peter Wreden’s studio in Roanoke, VA. Mr. Turner was chair of the art department at UVA. Her leisure time is spent traveling and using her accreditation as Master Gardner to design landscapes, solve horticulture problems, give free plant advice and garden her own acre in Salem, VA.

    Contact Pam Ogden
    615 Academy St.
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    (540) 389-9471
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