Best known for her large-scale oil paintings of small, natural decaying objects in active environments, Pamela Crockett 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 painting and teaching 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 


So Impotent Our Wisdom: Solo show, 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, Arts Center, Stevenson, MD 

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
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 PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/RESIDENCIES
Grinnell College Museum of Art, Nature Made,

The Washington Post “Where the celestial meets the nitty-gritty,” Gallery Review, Mark Jensen, meets-the-nitty-gritty/2019/05/10/8ee64eb8-7005-11e9-9331-30bc5836f48e_story.html 

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,
Fellow in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, VA, 

“Design, Culture, and Aesthetics Come Together,” Scholastic Arts Magazine

Olssen Faculty Incentive Award, 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