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Jwill be participating with a number of McColl Center for Art and Innovation alumni in their annual Studio 17 Contemporary Art Gala.  The event is on Saturday, February 25th from 7-11 pm.  Tickets are available for purchase as well as all the artwork.  Proceeds go to the McColl and support all the artists participating in the annual event.  For more information, please click the link below:

Studio 17

Biography

Pamela Winegard is a mixed media artist and art educator. Pam was recently selected to be 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 lives with her husband in Matthews. She currently maintains a studio in South End, Charlotte.

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)