COOS BAY — During December, Coos Bay Public Library will exhibit works from local artist Pam Dennis.
As a girl, Pam dreamed of being a commercial artist. Although she never achieved that official title, she worked in visual merchandising, designed posters and sets for theater, and has dabbled in visual and performance arts since her early 20s.
In 2000, Pam joined the team at South Coast Hospice where she wore many hats, including creating, with the help of many dedicated volunteers and co-workers, an award winning Thrift Store.
Dennis describes some highlights, “Colored pencils got me started; drawing suns for CBS Sunday morning news, never believing they’d appear on the air, which they have. I've been honored to create the 2014 and 2016 Oregon Coast Music Festival posters, and received awards for technical achievement in set design, and even a couple for acting.”
With no formal training, she draws, paints, and dabbles in doll creations utilizing and inspired by men’s discarded ties. Some of the images featured in this show were created digitally with the Art Rage app on her Samsung notebook.
According to Dennis, “This app has opened up a whole new adventure in art; lots of tools with lots of options, enables varied styles and moods. A ton of FUN! Living on and loving Oregon’s bay area for 60+ years has filled my life with joy. Here’s to ART... may it feed your soul, each and every day."
You can find her blank note cards and artwork at Art of Life downtown Coos Bay and Resto-Arts in old town Florence.
To contact her for commissioned works, email her at email@example.com.