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Pamela Caughey is an artist living in Hamilton, Montana with her husband and two sons. She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. During her four years of college, she took courses in oil painting, ceramics, and art history. She lived in London, England in 1983-1984, where she studied photography, drawing, and ceramics. After moving to Montana in 1986, she began her serious study of watercolor and took several watercolor workshops from signature members of the American Watercolor Society, including Barbara Nechis, Judi Betts, Carlton Plummer, Christopher Schink, and Joseph Bohler. She served as President of the Montana Watercolor Society in 1996, Vice-President in 1994-1995, and Watermedia Chairperson in 1994. Since her move to Montana, her work has been included in numerous juried, solo, and group exhibitions. She recently earned her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montana School of Art. She is a multi-media artist working in painting (acrylic and encaustic), drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation.
The Emerson Center of Art and Cultlure, Bozeman, MT; Disquietude, March-April, 2012.
The Brink, Missoula, MT, Mapping the Emotions (tentative title), collaborative exhibition, Pamela Caughey and Karen McAlister Shimoda, September, 2010.
The Charsam Gallery, Big Sky, MT, Group Exhibition, February 2011.
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, 39th Annual Benefit Auction, January 7th-February 7th, 2011
Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Disquietude, December 2 – 16, 2010.
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Montana Landscape, July 1 – October 17, 2010.
The Catalyst, Missoula, MT, Journeys in Microspace, two-person exhibition, April 2010.
Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, MT, February 1 – April 1, 2010. 2009
University Center Art Gallery, University of Montana, Half-Life, Solo Exhibition, November 2 – 24, 2009.
University Center Art Gallery, University of Montana, Grad Montana, August 31 – September 25, 2009, Stockpile, collograph, pastel, thread, 30”x22”.
The Harwood Art Center Albuquerque, NM, Crossing 2009, Group Exhibition, June 5 – July 31, 2009, Sarin, encaustic and digital print on panel, 7”x7”.
Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT, Language of Dislocation, Group Exhibition, February 20 – March 20, 2009, Triangulation, 12”x12” encaustic, Night Lights, 12”x12” encaustic.
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, Annual Benefit Art Auction, January 2009, Cosmos, encaustic and graphite, 12”x12”.
Gallery of Visual Arts, Department of Art, University of Montana, 14th Annual Juried Student Art Show, October 2008, Woman Dismantled, 40” x 30” acrylic collage; and Beyond, 12”x12”, digital encaustic, graphite. (Awarded third place overall.)
Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, September 8 – November 2, 2008, Artist Deconstructed, 40x30 watermedia painting.
The Frame Shop, Hamilton, MT, Recombinant Art, June 2008, Solo Exhibition of new watermedia paintings, drawings, and encaustic.
AWARDS and COLLECTIONS
November 2009: University of Montana, Montana Museum of Art and Culture Permanent Collection: Earth and Sky, 10”x8”, encaustic, mixed media.
November 2009: University of Montana, Montana Museum of Art and Culture Permanent Collection: History, 10”x8”, encaustic, mixed media.
October 2008: Third Place Overall, Beyond, 12”x12”, The 14th Annual Juried Student Art Show, Beverly Glueckert, juror of selection.
October 2007: Nancy Beelman Merit Award for Riptide, 40”x30”, Mixed Media, Collage, Watermedia 2007, Nita Leland, juror of selection and awards.
October 2007: University of Montana, Montana Museum of Art and Culture Permanent Collection: Rock of Ages, 40 x 30, Watermedia/Collage, Skaggs Building percent-for-art.
September 2007: University of Montana, Montana Museum of Art and Culture purchase of Shattered Scape, 30 x 40, Watermedia/Collage, Skaggs Building percent-for-art.
April, 2010, Gilbert Millikan Art Scholarship November, 2009, Thomas Leslie Wickes and Heloise Vinal Wickes Scholarship in Fine Arts May, 2009, Nancy and Ron Erickson Scholarship May, 2009, Fell-Oskins Scholarship April, 2008, Fell-Oskins Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS and ARTICLES
The Entertainer, “Hamilton artist’s UM exhibit examines influence of terrorism, fear“, Missoulian, Friday, November 26, by Joe Nickell.
Ravalli Republic, “Fearfully beautiful: Hamilton artist’s show takes on fear and national security,” by Joe Nickell, November 26, 2010
Missoula Living Magazine, February/March 2007, “Pam Caughey: When the Paint Meets the Paper,” by Brian D’Ambrosio.
The Entertainment Connection, “Artist’s Journey Explores Inner Spirit,” Ravalli Republic, Friday, June 27, 2008, pg. 2, Georgia Kay, Arts and Entertainment Editor.
The Clark Fork Journal, “Pam Caughey: Local Flavor, Worldly Sophistication; Multifaceted artist’s spontaneous works develop from natural feelings without constraint,” July 2006, pg. 3, 12, Brian D’Ambrosio, Editor.
The Entertainment Connection, “Combinations Overlay, Parallel Nature’s Forms,” Ravalli Republic, Friday, June 23, 2006, pg. 2, 11.
Best of Watercolor, Painting Light and Shadow, 1997, North Light Books, p. 107; “Hanging Baskets,” 22 x 30 transparent watercolor selected for this volume.
January 2011, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, 39th Benefit Art auction, Artist Talk.
May, 2010, Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, MT, Drawing Workshop.
April, 2010, Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, MT, Drawing Workshop.
Spring 2010, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Art 101, Visual Language-Drawing.
Fall 2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Montana-Missoula, MT; Art 101, Visual Language-Drawing.
Fall 2009, Lecture, “Art in the Age of Terrorism”, Art 203, open to the public, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
Spring 2009, Lecture, “Art in the Age of Terrorism”, Art 151, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.