Pamela Day Resume

My thought processes weave back and forth from 2 to 3 dimensions. In clay and paint and photography I love to manipulate the surface of the medium for more depth of color, detail, and expression. A study of people’s faces and attitude helps me create my ceramic figurative sculptures. Past designing the initial structure, I search first for the personal expression and soul for what their eyes will reveal, how it will interact with the viewer, or other characters they may be paired with. Influences often come from Grimm and Aesop tales, crows and their expressions, and our relationship to the environment.

I’ve fluctuated from working in 3-dimensions, and high relief, to returning to low- to mid-relief clay work, adding to the Grimm series by creating an illustrative story in clay.

I created a series of heads that I call “Sensate-creatures” that seem to come from deep in the wood as in a Midsummer Night’s Dream. These heads began as a lesson/demo, teaching my students about the Olmec Civilization and the many ton heads created as stylize-realistic portraits of their rulers.

Although, I painted with gouache (opaque watercolor) in the past in a more traditional design sense, I love the medium for its consistent matte surface, still allowing beautiful depth of color and detail. My recent works experiment with movement, color, and juxtaposition, and puzzling images that can relate or flow into or under one another to become a whole. Parts may appear as collage, although they are not. The influence of this series is social/environmental issues, and nature. Wary of the Cassowary, the first of new painting series, intrigued me first, of course, because cassowary are birds – I love birds – and then grabbed me in my research by their expression and colorful heads that were so prehistoric in appearance.

‘Is It Worth It’ named partly by the subject matter, but also because I realized how detailed and “small brush” oriented I am about painting, and because I had chosen to work larger than I had with Cassowary. In ‘Is It Worth It’ I love the building of the color’s depth, and the result. ‘Spring Time in Paris 2015 Climate Conference’ by title obviously responds to the concerns in our world.

I’ve added another series of paintings that were a result of a visit to Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France, that are about one group of a specific plant. I loved the leaves, textures, and special relationship to one another, as well as creating their environment.

Both my clay work and paintings are detail-oriented, I love working with all the dimensions, intricacies, movement, and color that are possible in either medium. And, I’ve also been particularly drawn to creating fabricated painted environs for my clay characters.

I at times appreciate the immediacy of photography, which allows me to have a quicker more immediate result as well. I do find myself often editing my photos to make the maximum use of the color I can pull out of each image. I do like color.

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind works. They take the time they take to make them, which does frustrate me at times when I have more ideas than I have time to create.


2018

Kaleidoscope, Brighton Art Guild All-Member Wxhibit, Howell Opera House, Howell, MI
Photography Exhibit, CoBACH Center, Brighton, MI
Clay, Glass, and Metal, Northville Art House, Northville, MI, Clay work Exhibit
Fall Harvest, Studio West, Brighton, MI, photograph English Hydrangea
Art in Novi, Novi Civic Center, Novi, MI, Body of Clay Work Exhibit
Art at the Library, Brighton Library, Brighton MI, Comprehensive Exhibit of ten year’s work, Clay Work and Paintings
Michigan Water Color Society, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI, Giverny II
May Flowers Exhibit, CoBACH Center, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton, MI, English Red Tulip, English Hydrangea, photographs

2017

Harvest of Art, CoBACH Center, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton, MI, Joe’s Work, photograph
DSWPS Exhibit, Starkweather Art Center, Romeo, MI, Is It Worth It, Paris in Spring 2015–Climate Conference Honorable Mention, Giverny in Spring, gouache
Bugs, Blooms, and Beasts Exhibit, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, Giverny in Spring, gouache
West of Center Exhibit, Northville Art House, , Northville, MI, Wary of the Cassowary, gouache
Invitational Exhibit, Studio West, Brighton MI, Three Grimm’s Tales, clay high relief
May Flowers Exhibit, CoBACH Center, Brighton, MI, Brighton Art Guild, Monet’s Garden, photography
Silver Medallion Exhibit, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, Is It Worth It, gouache
DSWPS Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, Happy Days are Here Again, clay sculpture
Michigan Ceramic Arts Exhibit, Taubman Center, Detroit, MI, Two Grimm’s Tales, Rumpelstiltskin, reliefs and sculpture

2016  

Kaleidoscope at Studio West, Brighton, MI Climate Conference, gouache; Juror’s Special Award
Decay and Detritus Exhibit, CoBACH Center, Brighton, MI photography
Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland, MI, Is It Worth It, gouache; Wary of the Cassowary, gouache
Livonia Art Council Exhibition, Livonia, MI, Climate Conference, gouache
Our Town, Birmingham, MI, Jesters, Cold Shoulder, Happy Days are Here Again
Big Sculpture @ The Factory Invitational Exhibit, Highland Park, 8 clay sculptures
West of Center, Northville, MI Rumpelstiltskin, combined sculptural clay and gouache
Michigan Annual LXIII, Mt. Clemens, MI, Is It Worth It, gouache – Gail DeMeyere – juror

2015     

Kaleidoscope at Studio West, Brighton, MI, entered clay and painting
About Books Exhibit, Ferndale Public Library, MI, Red and Big Bad, Hare’s Bride Puppet Show
Studio West Gallery Exhibit, Brighton MI, Avian and Horace

2014 

Greater Michigan Art Exhibit, Midland, MI, Gustavus and Hare’s Bride Puppet Show
Kaleidoscope at the Mall, Brighton, MI, Rumpelstiltskin, and, Honorable Mention Gustavus
Print Exhibit, Ferndale Public Library, MI, from Hare’s Bride Puppet Show
Art Squared, Wixom, MI, Best of Show for work/booth
Scarab Club Exhibit, Detroit, MI, Hare’s Bride Puppet Show

2013     

HWD Regional Competition, Kettering, OH.  Honorable Mention – Hare’s Bride Puppet Show
Kaleidoscope at the Mall, Brighton, MI, 1st place – Hare’s Bride Puppet Show
Greater Michigan Art Exhibit, Midland, MI, Jesters, Birdhouse of the Soul, Special Relationship
Scarab Club Small Works Exhibit, Detroit, MI Sensate Creature II – Gustavus
The CoBACH Center, Brighton, MI, Group Exhibit, clay sculptures
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit, Ferndale, MI, Queen for a Day

2012    

Think Small Show, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI, Honorable Mention – Sensate Creature II – Gustavus
Village Fine Arts Juried Exhibit, Huron Council for the Arts, Highland, MI, Honorable Mention – Lily
Views and Visions, Huron Council for the Arts, Highland, MI, Grace MacIntosh Memorial Art Award – Lily
Kaleidoscope at the Mall, Brighton, MI, 2nd place – Lily
Great Lakes “Small Works”, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI, Sensate Creature II – Gustavus
AAWA Exhibit at the Northville Art House, Northville, MI, Happy Days are Here Again
Michigan Fine Arts Competition at the BBAC, Birmingham, MI, Special Relationship
Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI, represented my sculptures

2011      

Kaleidoscope at the Mall, Brighton, MI, 1st place – Special Relationship
Blu Arch, Birmingham, MI, represented my sculptures

2011-08

Show Us the Monet – Brighton, MI, Contributing Artist – proceeds to Brighton Art Guild

2010       

Lawrence Street Gallery Summer Invitational, Best of Show – Jesters, juried by committee
Kaleidoscope on Main Brighton Art Guild All-Member Show, Best of Show – Birdhouse of the Soul, Donna Zagotta – juror

2009

Art Harvest – Tri-County, Howell, MI, 1st place – 3-D Jesters, Mike Mahaffey – juror
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit, Ferndale, MI, 1st place – 3-D, Jesters, juried
12th annual Livonia Arts Commission Exhibition of Fine Arts, three pieces accepted Livonia, MI, juried
Kaleidoscope on Main Brighton Art Guild All-Member Show, 1st place – 3-D Jesters

2008   

Kaleidoscope on Main Brighton Art Guild All-Member Show, Best of Show – Jester with Bird, Gail Mallymack – juror
Art on Main, Figures, Fools and Fantasy – Group show, Brighton, MI
Art Harvest – Livingston County, Howell, MI juried, Honorable Mention
Art Ventures Gallery, Brighton, MI, represented my sculptures

2007        

10th Annual Livonia Art Commission Exhibition of Fine Arts, Livonia, MI juror – Lucille Procter Nawara
Kaleidoscope on Main – 1st place mixed media clay and colored pencil, All-Member Show
Festival of the Arts Nativity Episcopal Church, Bloomfield, Nancy Thayer – juror, 1st place 3-dimensional art
Art Harvest – Livingston County, juror, Honorable Mention
Body Eclectic – Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI, juror, Honorable Mention

2007-2000

Janet Davies Scholarship Fund, Brighton Area Schools, Brighton, MI, Contributing Artist

2006        

Our Town, Birmingham Community House, Birmingham, juror – Dominic Pangborn
Lansing Art Gallery invited to exhibit/sell clay and paintings
Kaleidoscope on Main Brighton Art Guild, participating artist
Art at the Library Brighton Public Library, Brighton, juried in solo exhibit of 15 clay pieces.
EMU “Art Masters Alumni” Invitational Exhibit, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Mi
Mission, Art and Music First Presbyterian Church, Brighton, Curator, Bob Adams,

2005      

Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild all-member show, BCPA, Brighton, MI, 1st place 3-D Art, Edde Joppich – juror

2004      

Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild all-member show, BCPA, 1st place – 3-D Art, Donna Zagotta, juror

2003      

Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild all-member show, BCPA, Brighton, Honorable Mention 3-D Art, Chris Waters -juror
Art at the Library solo exhibit Brighton Public Library, Brighton, juried-in, 15 clay pieces

2002 

Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild all-member show, BCPA, Brighton, 2nd place 3-D Art, Dr. Rubenfeld – juror

2001-2000

Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild all-member show, participant

1999

Art at the Library solo exhibit, clay, and gouache paintings Brighton Public Library, Brighton, juried-in

 

Education and Experience: Pamela Day

2017 – Workshop attendance Richard Notkin clay workshop, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2016 – Wayne State University -– Field Instructor for Art Teacher Interns, Ceramics Instructor for Art Educators

2015 – Workshop attendance Print on Clay, Arrowmont School of Arts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014 – 13 – Walled Lake Consolidated Schools – taught Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Art and Design

2014, 12, 11 – Workshops attendance: Wood Engraving Prints – Hollander’s School, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 – 09 -­ President of the Brighton Art Guild

2005 – present – Board Member of the Brighton Art Guild

2009 – present Art Curator/Coordinator for CoBACH Center, and Guild Education Chair

1999 – present – member of the Brighton Art Guild

2005 – present – member of two Critique Groups

2006 – 2009 -­­­ Walled Lake Consolidated Schools – taught AP Studio Art, Drawing, Art and Design, Jewelry

2005 – 1973 – Brighton Area Schools – taught pottery, drawing/painting, metals, high school and middle school art

2004 – 2001 – Clay Workshop attendance:  Art New England, Bennington College, Vermont and Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

1990 – Completed: 30 additional credits in the arts at various colleges and universities

1978 – MAE from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

1972 – BFA Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Affiliations:

Brighton Art Guild
MAEA
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors
Michigan Water Color Society
Michigan Ceramic Artist Association