Moved to Central Virginia in 2017.

Moved!!!  Hello All, I have been unexpectedly moved back to Central Virginia, living in the beautiful hilly city of Lynchburg.  Late last summer, my husband’s company decided to return us to The Burg after a 16+ year stint in Charlotte, NC.  So we packed up home and hearth (and studio as well) and headed north.  It’s only been a few months but I am full steamed ahead in building a new studio in my home and getting connected to the creative community here and in the great Central Virginia area.  Stay tuned, I’ve already met some really wonderful people and groups.

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Ihave a solo two-month show introducing to me the Lynchburg community downtown at The Renaissance Theater.  The 25-year old performance art theater has a long history of supporting the visual arts in the community.  I am particularly please at being offered the opportunity to show so soon upon our move here.  While the opening reception in February has passed, I will be having a closing reception on Friday, March 2nd from 6 – 8 pm during Lynchburg’s First Friday events.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Biography

Pamela Winegard is a mixed media artist and art educator. She is a 2017 recipient of the Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council Regional Artist’s Project Grant. Pam was has been inducted into the National Association of Women Artist in NYC. She was a juried ASC Fall 2014 CSA Program Artist. In addition, she was a 2012 Affiliate Artist-In-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Pam received a both a fellowship and a grant to attend residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, 2012-14. She is a recently retired professor having taught at Wingate University, CPCC, Winthrop University, and the Art Institute of Charlotte. Pam is a frequent lecturer and a visiting artist leading workshops at institutions across the country. She has been in international, national, and regional juried exhibitions and has been awarded several exhibition honors including Best of Show and First Place awards. She has been published in a number of exhibition catalogs and national magazines. Pam was awarded an Arts & Science Council Penland School of Crafts scholarship. Cabarrus Arts Council awarded her a public art award for the city’s mural project “Windows of Cabarrus County”. The SC National Guard recognized for her volunteer work creating a large mural, in support of the Ft. Mill National Guard Armory. Her work is represented in a number of private collections. Pam relocated with her husband in the fall of 2017 to Lynchburg, VA. She currently is currently building a studio at her home – studio opening expected in early spring 2018.

Artist Statement

In my art, I conduct an ongoing investigation of the visual narratives created between a community and the places they inhabit.  The subject matter is often drawn from the past, or from spaces lost – particularly referencing American architectural icons – but reframed in today’s vernacular.  It is curious to me, this use of nostalgia, transience, permanence, roots, present, past, connectivity, heritage, and other concepts that are used to illustrate our fractured “landscapes”.  Using the resulting contradictory visual information to create new social landscapes that speak to the multiple, complex, social, cultural, gender, historical, political, and environmental identities is what the work offers. The aesthetic experience both in content and materials is a platform for active engagement and dialogue.

My CV (in PDF format)