BIO 2023

Pamela Crockett is best known for her large-scale oil paintings of small, natural decaying objects in active environments. In them, she imbues inanimate objects with life, and her attention to texture invites the viewer for a closer look. A former fellow in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and recipient of the Olssen Faculty Incentive Award, Pamela has been teaching art and painting since receiving her Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa in 1991. Teaching positions include Mt. St. Mary’s College, Loyola University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, McDaniel College, St. Timothy’s School, and the University of Iowa.

M. F. A. University of Iowa, IA City, IA, 1991
M.A. University of Iowa, IA City, IA, 1990
B.A. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 1976

Upcoming Solo Exhibit: Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD 2024

Lecture/Demo: Clifton Arts, Respect the Palette, Bristol, England, UK, 2021

Nature, Made, Grinnell College Museum of Art, IA, 2020

Solo Show: Dance of Decay Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD, 2020

Dance of Decay, Anacostia Honfleur Gallery, Wash., DC, 2019

Needles and Glue, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, 2019
Pamela Crockett Solo
, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD, 2018

Everyday Relics, Howard County Arts Council, Columbia, MD, 2018

Noisy Se Butsu: Active Still Life, Hannah More Arts Center, Stevenson, MD, 2012

Unveiling, Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD

Beyond the Pane: Mixed Media Window Paintings, Loyola University, MD

In the Wings, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD

Prints and Drawings, Gallery One, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Imagery and Installation, University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City


(not) Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts, VA 2023

Foundry Gallery Artists’ Choice, Foundry Gallery Washington, DC, 2023

Schmucker Art Gallery Juried Exhibit, Gettysburg College, PA, 2023, Blick Art Award

Detritus, Viridian Artists, New York, NY, juror, Vernita Nemec, 2023

Save our Planet, Fourth Place Award, Red Bluff Art Gallery, CA, 2023

Washington County Museum of Fine Art, juror, Virginia Anderson, Hagerstown, MD, 2022

Emerge, Schwa Show, juror: Sheila Ferri, Greenville, NC, 2022

Small Worlds, Crooked Tree Arts Center, juror: Tami Miller, Traverse City, MI, 2022

Spring Fling, District Arts, Frederick, MD, 2022

Balance and Resilience, Chautauqua at Eastern Kentucky University,

juror, Gary Bibbs, Richmond, KY, 2021

Bitfactory Gallery, juror, Bill Thomason, Denver, CO, 2021

Night and Day, District Arts, Frederick, MD, 2021

Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Cumberland Valley Artists, juror, Amy

Eva Raehse, Hagerstown, MD, 2021

City of Alexandria Art Purchase, Group Exhibition, Alexandria, VA, 2019

Hill Center Galleries, Washington, DC, juror Caitlin Berry, 2019

Grinnell College Museum of Art, Nature Made,

The Washington Post “Where the celestial meets the nitty-gritty,” Gallery Review, Mark Jensen,
American Artwork, Juried Print Edition,

Director, “International Fashion Show of Wearable Art,” featured with the exhibit El Anatsui, Gawu at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 2008,
Fellow in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, VA,
“Design, Culture, and Aesthetics Come Together,” Pamela Crockett, Scholastic Arts

Magazine, 2007
Olssen Faculty Incentive Award,
2010, St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson, MD
Baltimore City Paper,
“Critic’s Choice: Exhibits,” Eileen Murphy
Summer residency, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Carroll County Times Review, “Pigments of the Imagination,” Amanda Knittle
The Baltimore Sun, Arts and Entertainment, “Preview”
The Baltimore Sun, Resurgam Reflects Accomplishment,John Dorsey