Color Specimens 1-9, 23” x 35” ea. Acrylic on Yupo

Color Specimens 1-9, 23” x 35” ea. Acrylic on Yupo


Pamela Nelson is an artist living in Dallas, working in painting, mixed media, and public art installations.  Pamela has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art, Texas, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and the National Arts Club in New York City.

Public artworks by Nelson include designing four Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations, designing 24 stained glass windows for a Richardson church, creating a terrazzo floor medallion at DFW Airport, and installing a color theory project , Color Equations , at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Pamela has been an instructor for Dallas County Community Colleges, the Arlington Museum of Art, the Gateway Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Stewpot Open Art Program for the homeless in Dallas.  She received her BFA in 1974 from Southern Methodist University.  In 2013, she gave a TEDx talk about caregiving.

Active in many community art organizations, Pamela has served on the boards of EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, that provides funds for economic or medical crises, and the MAC, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, an alternative exhibition and performing arts space.  She served for ten years as Vice Chair of the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, a monthly review panel for public art and architecture in Washington; appointed by President G. W. Bush in 2001.  She is currently serving on the Board of the College of Art and Design at UNT, and advisory board for Fairmont artist residency program.

She was honored with the Legend Award in 2000 by the Dallas Contemporary, an alternative art venue in Dallas.  Nelson’s work in included in U.S. Embassies in the Ivory Coast and Tajikistan,the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, at the El Paso Museum of Art, the corporate collections at MTV in New York, U. S. Trust in New York, and the Bush Presidential Center., and the Metropolitan Museum on New York.

Her archives are housed at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Gallery representation is Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas. On Center Gallery in Provincetown, Ma.

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