Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Pam Brekas is this month’s featured artist. Pam is a northern Nevada based abstract painter and digital photographer who has participated in many of the gallery’s exhibitions, since the August 2010 “Abstractions” exhibition.
Besides being an award winning artist, Pam is also an art instructor in her home studio in Gardnerville, Nevada and St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, NV, as well as an arts & crafts instructor on cruise ships.
Since 2001 Pam has received over 170 awards for her abstract painting and digital photography in juried local, state, regional, national and international shows, including an experimental art award in 2002 from the Livermore Art Association. Her work has hung in solo shows in art centers and museums on the west coast and in group shows throughout the county.
Pam states about her art, “Art is an adventure for me. It’s a creative playground to explore as I figure out what I’m going to do when I grow up—or maybe I will just play my way through life and forget growing up.”
She goes on further and says, “Painting, drawing, collage, photography and writing have always been a part of my life and I see no reason to stop any of them. The arts give the soul a voice and everyone has a voice—some just don’t realize it yet or fear the unknown. Since my art is unconventional, using linoleum brayers and kitchen spatulas as my tools, people look at it as play. I will therefore paint and play and not worry about the consequences.”
Finally, Pam states that, “God paints with me and through me, giving rise to images and combinations of colors and shapes that I alone with a brush would not be able to make. It is a moment of clarity and truth—my truth—that allows for the experience. Each moment in time is a NOW, and if I remain in the NOW, then I have no past or future to concern me. Paint in the NOW. Don’t judge, don’t criticize, don’t fret, just blissfully paint, and enjoy the NOW. Your truth will emerge as you create.”
Pam Brekas’ wonderful art and portfolio can be viewed at www.pambrekas.com
GARDNERVILLE, NV, February 21, 2012 / - Pam Brekas is proud to announce that her abstract paintings are being featured at the Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, NV through March 16th in a combined show with Dayton, Nevada ceramicist Jack Taylor.
The public is invited to a reception 3-5 p.m. February 25, 2012 at the Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV. The name of the show is “Can You Imagine...” where the fundamental artistic elements of color, texture, and shape take on new life through an examination of the unconventional and the spontaneous. The two artists, practicing in different mediums find common ground in addressing their mediums from an alternative angle. For further information about the show and the artists see www.sierra-arts.org.
Brekas has created award winning art and photographs and shows her work locally as well as nationally and internationally through websites. In 2011 Looking Down on Splashing Water was showcased with 12 other artists in the Spirit of the Rogue show in Grants Pass, Oregon Wiseman gallery. This same piece recently received a third place in mixed media in a women's open show at LightSpaceTime.com gallery, where she has also been selected to be the featured artist starting April 15th 2012.
About Pam Brekas
Pam has received over 170 awards and recognition and several solo shows in the past 10 years. This is her fourth show in Reno. She is a member of numerous art leagues in Nevada and California and active in the arts community. Locally, her work can be seen at the East Fork Gallery, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, NV and the Art Gallery in Markleeville, NV.
Brekas teaches abstract painting one and two-day workshops in her studio and at St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia Cit, Nevada. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is www.pambrekas.com