December 1 – January 30, 2020
Artist Reception | Sunday, December 8⋅2:00 – 4:00pm
The Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) is an organization with over 170 members that are beginning, amateur and professional artists. The organization offers the opportunity for watercolorists of all skill levels to network with artists statewide. The only requirement for membership is an interest in watercolor painting. IWS was organized in 1977 by a group of devoted artists that loved watercolor painting. They were led by Joe Messner of Cedar Rapids. Each year the organization sponsors an annual meeting, a juried exhibition, a luncheon with an award ceremony and workshops. The organization’s primary purpose is to promote and support the arts in Iowa with an emphasis on watercolor painting.
2019 Juried Water Color Winners
Richard Hanson 1st Place
Marvella Blome 2nd Place
Richard Parker 3rd Place
Nash Cox 4th Place
Michael Broshar 5th Place
- December 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020Meet the Artist | Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00pmArtist StatementPam’s tremendous love of nature and the beauty and wonder of the world around her was fostered at a very young age. Coming from a very artistic family, Pam was surrounded by art and craft supplies lending themselves to constant creativity. Raised in the town of Aurora, Illinois. Pam and her husband Steve moved to Cora, Wyoming in 2005.
Pamela began oil painting officially when taking a class with her then 8-year-old daughter, Stephanee. It was a mom and child “make and take it class” at the local college. The first oil painting was of a wolf lying in the snow. The painting brought out such exuberance and joy in finding a talent she didn’t know she had. Pam studied under this same local artist for many years.
Pam then went on to use not only oils but other mediums such as acrylics and alcohol inks. Once a very realist and structured oil painter Pam has found such joy and freedom in abstract alcohol ink painting. Her paintings burst with contrasting and harmonious bold colors bringing life to her compositions. Pam’s distinctive personal but style emanates joy, peace and expresses her vibrant spirit.
Pam’s tiles are not only wall or table art, but she also paints useful items such as coasters, trivets, and cups. She believes you can create anything once you see it in your mind.
Pam’s work is displayed and for sale at The Gnome Colony in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, here at the library, from her personally or on her website www.soulfulpaintbrush.com