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Pamela Quarles-Adams

Professional Freelance & Commission Fine Artist   /  Art Educator  

 www.artischeaperthantherapy.com  /  pamelaquarlesadams@gmail.com  /  719.244.8202    

North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona

Art Portfolio and References Available Upon Request

 

Education

1992       Graduate Studies: 35 hrs for Master’s Degree Art Education, McNeese University, 

                Lake Charles, LA

1986       BA Degree, Visual Arts/Photography, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA 

 

Experience 

2022-00  Over Two Decades Professional Freelance & Commission Fine Artist, Art is Cheaper Than Therapy Studio,

                 North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona

2021        Guest Art Teacher, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA

2020        Art Teacher, River Deep Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

2020-14  Artist & Art Teacher, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018-14  Pre K-5 International Baccalaureate Art Teacher, Colorado Springs, CO

2015        Art Teacher, The Adduce Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

2014        Guest Art Teacher, Arts Desire Gallery/Studio, Lake Charles, LA

2014-10  Pre K-8 Paragon Art Teacher, Colorado Springs, CO

2010-02  Owner/Operator/Clydesdale Breeder, Starbuck Ranch, Divide, CO

2002-95  Art Teacher, all ages & special needs, Art is Cheaper Than Therapy Studio, CO & LA

2001-00  Drawing & Painting Art Teacher, The Art Academy, Lake Charles, LA

1999-92  K-5 French Immersion Art Teacher, Lake Charles, LA

1996-93  Art & Computer Graphics Teacher, Calcasieu Art & Computer Camp, Lake Charles, LA 

1990-87  Office Manager, Allstate Insurance, Lake Charles, LA

1987-86  Assistant Programmer, Fox 29 Television Station, Lake Charles, LA

1986-81  Architectural Draftsman, Facilities & Planning, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA

1981-80  Home & Land Survey Draftsman, Meyer & Associates, Sulphur, LA

 

Professional Licenses/Certifications 

2005       Professional K-12 Art Teacher License, Colorado

1993       Professional K-12 Art Teacher License, Louisiana 

2020       Trained Art Teacher, Military Arts Connection (M.A.C.)

2016       Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A. License) from N.T.S.O.C, Colorado Springs, CO

1988       Property & Casualty Insurance License, State of Louisiana 

 

Memberships

National Education Association, National Art Education Association, Transylvania Community Arts Council, Pikes Peak Arts Council, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles Children’s Museum


Solo Exhibitions

2021       “Louisiana WILDlife Series” Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA

2019       “WILDlife and Abstracts” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2019       “Colorado WILDlife Series” Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

2019       “Jeweled Mounts” Antlers Wyndham Grand Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Art Eclectic” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2015       “My Memories” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2013       “Collective” The Staircase Gallery, Woodland Park, CO

2013       “Coming Home” Arts Desire Gallery and Studio, Lake Charles, LA

 

Juried Shows

2020       “All Business” Colorado Square, Colorado Springs, CO

2019       “Pikes Peak Arts Council Show” Academy Art & Frame, Colorado Springs, CO

2019       “Drip, Dribble, Splash” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Word Art” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Pikes Peak Arts Council Show” Ivywild Community Center, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Companion Art” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Color Block” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2018       “Waste Not, Want Not” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2017       “Old School, New Art” Ivywild Community Center, Colorado Springs, CO

2017       “Motif” Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2014       “Faculty Art Show” District 2, Education & Administration Center, Colorado Springs, CO

2012       “Faculty Art Show” District 11, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Honors/Media Recognition

2021       “Money & Career” featured artist article, THRIVE Magazine, Southwest Louisiana

2021        Artist & Set Designer, Hairspray the Musical, South Iredell County High School 

2019       “Artist Spotlight” Life in Broadmoor Magazine, Colorado Springs, CO

2014       “Butterflies & Friends” artist, Rotary Club Project, Colorado Springs, CO

2013       “Butterflies & Friends” artist, Rotary Club Project, Colorado Springs, CO

2013       “Hometown Artist Spotlight” Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, LA

2001       “Gators on the Geaux” Artist, Lake Charles, LA

2000        Mural Artist, Lake Charles Millennium Park, Lake Charles, LA

 

Galleries/Venues

2023-21   Mazen’s, Lake Charles, LA

2021         Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA

2020         Cherry Creek Jewelry, Denver, CO

2020-18   Antlers Wyndham Grand Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

2020-16   Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

2019         Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Art Deco Lounge & Gift Shop, Colorado Springs, CO

2018-17   Heart Market, Colorado Springs, CO

2018-16   Summerland Gardens, Colorado Springs, CO