ABOUT

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I am interested in the space between sentiment and formalism, between beauty and its shadow. My work, by appropriating and adding to the collected evidence of my life, pays homage to art’s unique ability to give permanence to the fleeting.

Pam Sutherland (formerly Pam Anderson) is an artist residing in Richmond, VA working in mixed media and collage. She has been teaching drawing and painting at The Collegiate School since 1998 and counts her students among the most inspiring parts of her life. Pam received the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Drawing in 2004. Solo shows include Souvenirs of Daily Life at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA (2001) ; Too Much Sugar at the Main Art Gallery in Richmond, VA (2006); Esoteric Blanket (2007) and Ghosts from a Middle Place (2010) at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in New York City; and Acts of Arrangement at The Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, VA (2013). Her show with three-dimensional collaborator Jere Williams, Relevant/Scrap, will be exhibited at The Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA in September 2018. Pam was an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2006. Her work was published in the Open Studio Press’ Studio Visit in 2008. She is the 2009 recipient of the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in Fine Art given by Richmond Magazine. Her work is in several public collections including the University of Virginia, the Federal Reserve Bank, Wachovia Securities and the Try Me Collection. Pam holds a B.A. in Fine Art from The College of William and Mary and an M.F.A. in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis.