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My entire life has been dedicated to art. As a painter, educator, and advocate, I strive to create art that feeds the soul, tells a story and always leaves you with something new to enjoy or discover.


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You can see my work displayed at the following galleries: Art in the Village, Warren, VT; Turning Art, Boston, MA; and Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH.

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Artist’s Statement

As a musician strives for a variety of vibrations in sound, my goal is creating visual color vibrations.  I greatly admire the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky in profession and thought. Kandinsky said. “Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts upon every part of the human body.”

I explore different subject matter in my paintings with a need to always challenge myself with complex compositions and color combinations.

Pamela R. Tarbell

Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A.

United States Art in Embassies Artist:

Embassy Residency in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa


Juried Member of the National Association of Women Artists

     and Massachusetts’s Chapter


Upcoming Solo Exhibits:

Maynard Art Center, MA 2022

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 2023

Solo Exhibit:

WREN Gallery, Bethlehem, NH, 2021

Hopkinton Library, Hopkinton, NH, 2020

Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, 2019

E.N. Wennberg Gallery, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, 2019

Durham Library, Durham, NH, Fall 2019
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, 2018
Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH, 2016
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH, 2011
Lyceum Gallery, Derryfield School, Manchester, NH, 2009
Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH, 2007
Robert Larsen Gallery, Sulloway & Hollis, Concord, NH, 2006
Conant Art Gallery, Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, 2006
Galletly Gallery, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH, 2005
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH, 2004
Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH, 1987, 1994
Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, 1989, 1994
Derryfield School Manchester, NH, 1994
Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA, 1989
Eastborne Gallery, Newport, RI
The Library Arts Center, Newport, NH
Concord Public Library, Concord, NH


Two Person Exhibitions:
North Country Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NH, 2000
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, 1999


Art Awards:
2nd Place, Arts in Bloom 2021, Juror:Tatiana Filis, Hopkinton Arts Center, Hopkinton, MA

“Best of Show” Milton Art Center, Juror: Kaved Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscape Magazine, Milton, MA, 2016
Honorable Mention, 2003 Biennial, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, 2003
3rd Place, Art in the Round Barn, Green Mountain Cultural Center, Waitsfield, VT, 2001
Dr. Charles W. Kickham Memorial Award, Drawing, 1990, Sixth Annual Arts Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH


Articles and Reviews:

“Around Concord” Magazine, article by Laura Pope, 2018
“Eleven NH Women Artists to Keep Your Eye On,” NH Magazine, 2017

Art New England Review by David Raymond, 2016
“Artist of the Year from NH” Exploring TOSCA Magazine, MN, 2015
“The Force of Nature” WCA-NH Exhibit Book, Plymouth, NH, 2015
“Tell Me a Story” WCA-NH Exhibit Book, Jaffrey, NH, 2015
Concord Monitor, Arts & Entertainment Section, Concord, NH, 2014
Still Point Gallery Book, Selections from 2010 Exhibitions by Christine Brooks Cote, 2010
Manchester Union Leader, Manchester, NH, 2009
Amherst Citizen, Amherst, NH, 2009
Hippo Press, Manchester, NH, 2009
Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, 2009
Around Concord Magazine, 2008
Interplay: Inward Outward Transference, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Loretta Gascand, PhD, NH, 2007
Art New England, 2005
Bow Times, Bedford, NH, 2005
Concord Monitor, Concord, NH, 1988, 1994, 1997
Sphere Magazine, “Appliqué Fabrics,” 1977


Group Shows:

“Nourishing the Senses,” NAWA-MA, Juror: Valldimir Zimakov, Gallery Director; The Wedeman Gallery, Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center, Lassell College, Newton, MA
“Changing Lives, Changing Future” Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, National Association of Women Artists



“Roddy Exhibition”, Concord Art Association; Juried by Sam Adams, Curatorial Fellowship at the deCordova

    Sculpture Park & Museum

“Art Forward,” Galatea Fine Arts; MA Chapter, National Association of Women Artists, Boston

“SALON 2021” Curator: Mike Howat, Kimball Jenkins School of Art, Concord, NH

“22nd Annual Joan l. Dunfey Open Exhibition” NH Artists Association; Juror: Mary Harding, Curator

“Tanden”, Invitational, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

Arts in Bloom 2021, Juror: Tatiana Filis, Hopkinton Arts Center, Hopkinton, MA

“Trios: A Balance of Three” Invitational, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA

An Artist’s Vision, Juried, Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Barnstable, MA

Members Exhibit, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA

Aery, Augmented Reality, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH, in conjunction with the
  NH Business Committee  for the Arts



“Inspirational Journey,” National Association of Women Artists, SC Chapter, Charleston, SC

National Association of Women Artists, Annual Membership Exhibit, online

New Hampshire Business for the Arts, event at Lavalee Brensinger Architects, with Artist Pamela

    Tarbell and Thomas Devaney, demonstration of Aery digital art display, Manchester, NH

“S/HE” Juried, Atlantic Wharf Gallery. Boston, National Association of Women Artists-MA Chapter

“A Woman’s Point of View”, WCA-NH, Vynn Art Gallery, Meredith, NH

New Hampshire Committee for the Arts, Invitational Art Exhibit Event for Augmented Realty, Two

     Person Art Exhibit, Manchester, NH

“Tree & Twig” Invitational Exhibit at the Twiggs Gallery, Boscawan, NH

Annual Juried Exhibit, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Juror; Steven Pennell, Pawtucket, RI

“Mirror Images” Juried, MA Chapter, National Association of Women Artists, King Hooper House,

    Marblehead, MA

“Jazzy” Juried at the Hackensack Art Center, Hackensack, NJ (postponed)

Artist Spring Show Case, Artsy Shark, On Line



“HUM-MAN-IZE”, National Association of Women Artists-MA Chapter, John Joseph Moakley U. S

    Courthouse, Boston, MA

“Cowboys Up” Juried Exhibit, Liberty Art Center, Ureka, CA

“Paper West” Juried by Judith Brodsky, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City



“Day Dreaming” Juried Exhibit, National Association of Women Artists, Coral Springs, FL
“Natural Force” Trustman Art Gallery, Juried Exhibit by the National Association of Women Artists-

      MA Chapter, Simmons College, Boston, MA
“Radar-Act I”, Juror: David Thomson & Tameka Eastman-Coburn, Artlery160 Gallery, MA Chapter of

   the National Association of Women Artists, Boston, MA
“‘Radar-Act II”, Harrison-Lobdell Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

“A Second Look” Women Caucus of NH, Kimball Jenkins School of Art

2018 Juried Exhibit, Maple and Main, Chester, CT


“Open Horizons”, National Juried Exhibit, Art & Design Gallery of County College of Morris, Randolph,

      NJ, in conjunction with the National Association of Women Artists
“Figuratively Speaking”, Invitational Exhibit, Curated by Mike Howat, Kimball Jenkins Estate,

      Concord, NH

13 Moons: An Abenaki Child’s Year; Mosaic: Exploring our Multicultural Neighbors, Children’s

      Museum, Dover, NH

MA-Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

     Invitational Group Exhibit, Jaffray Civic Center, NH


“Botanical”, two paintings, Juror, Sarah Johnson, Director of the Cahoon Museum, National Ass. O

      Women Artists, MA Chapter, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA
“86th Annual Open National Juried Show,” two paintings, Connecticut Women’s Association; Juror, Carol Padberg, Ass. Professor of Fine Arts Chair of Hartford School of Art, University of Hartford, CT:

      Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
“Annual Regional Juried Show” Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA; Juror: Kare E. Hass,

      Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
“The Legacy Juried Art Exhibit”, Governor Ames Estate, North Easton, MA, Juror, Mim Fawcett,

      Executive Director of the Attleboro Art Museum
“Continuum” National Ass. of Women Artists, MA Chapter, Jurors: Marie Craig & Cherie Clinton,

      Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
“Breaking Ground,” National of Women Artists, MA Chapter. Juror: Mark Towner, Dean of the School

      of Visual & Performing Arts, and Kathleen Moore, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
“Milton Art Center” Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope Magazine, Publisher, Milton, MA
“If Trees Could Talk,” WCA-NH, Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH;  Juror: Dr. Cynthia Vascak, Dean of

      Plymouth State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, NH
“Water” Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, international on-line juried exhibit
     Milton Art Center, Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscape Magazine, Milton, MA
“If Trees Could Talk,” WCA-NH, Juror: Cynthia Robinson, Gallery Director
     Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University; Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen, NH


“Driven to Abstraction” Invitational Exhibit at the Dover Children’s Museum, Dover, NH
“Force of Nature” National Juried Exhibit WCA-NH, Juror: Judith Brodsky, Plymouth State University,

“Healing with Art” Juried Exhibit, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Catholic Memorial Hospital,

     Manchester, NH
20th Year Celebration, WCA-NH, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH
Tomorrow Master Pieces, Hopkinton Historical Society, Hopkinton, NH
“Red” online juried exhibit by COD
“Colors of Humanity Art Gallery” Juried online exhibit


“Enchanted Garden”, Invitational Exhibit, Children’s Museum, Dover, NH
“Tell Me a Story” WCA-NH, Jeffrey Civic Center Gallery, Juror: Maureen Ahern,
  Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene
Tomorrow’s Master, Hopkinton Antiquarian Society, Hopkinton, NH
“Dancing Leaves” Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH


20/20, 20 Years of Sulloway & Hollis’s Larsen Gallery, Concord, NH
Tomorrow’s Master Pieces, Hopkinton Antiquarian Society, Hopkinton, NH


“3rd Annual Master Artists Exhibition” Invitational Exhibit, Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NH
“Regalia” Invitational Exhibit, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH (up-coming)


“Red,” Juror, Howard Yezerski, Cambridge Art Ass, Cambridge, MA
Jaffrey Civic Center, Invitational Exhibit, Jaffrey, NH
Invited Artist, Magnet Open Art Project, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Concord, NH
“Perspective in Mix Media” Invitational Exhibit, Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH


Beyond Audubon”, Juried Exhibit, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Geometric Abstraction” Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME, on line juried exhibit


“Works on Paper” Juried Exhibit, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
“Figure it Out” Juried Exhibit WCA-NH, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
“Historic Interpretation: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection,” Peabody Historic

     Society and Museum, Peabody, MA


Annual Members Show, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Making Her Mark,” Juried Exhibit WCA-NH, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
“Interplay: Inward Outward Transference” Invitational Exhibit, Cunningham Gallery, Jeffrey, NH
60th NH Art Association Annual Juried Exhibit, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH


59th NH Art Association Annual Juried Exhibit, University of NH, Durham, NH
Biennial Regional Jurors Choice Competition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene University,
  Keene, NH
“The Child in You” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il
“Autumn in Abstract” Gallery @ Two Pillsbury, Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH
Art Here & Now, Invitational Exhibit, Hunt Memorial Library, Nashua, NH
Manchester Airport Art Exhibit-NH 2003-2007
NH Art Association Annual Juried Exhibit, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH


14th Annual Juried Summer Exhibit, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
“The Art of Peace” Juried Exhibit, Juror: Susan Faxon, Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy, Andover,
     MA; Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


NH Art Association annual Juried Exhibit, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
“In Our Hearts and on Our Minds,” Juried WCA-MA & NH, Keene University, Keene, NH
“Looking Back/Facing Forward,” NH Women’s Caucus for Art’s 10th Anniversary Juried Exhibit,
     Southern NH University, Manchester, NH
Omer T. Lassonde Memorial Exhibition Juried Competition, NHAS, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
     2000, 2003, 2005
“Myth Dream Fantasy,” Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis Juried Exhibit, Gallery 1581,
     MA-WCA, Boston, MA
“Recent Work,” Juried Exhibition, WCA-NH, Kimball-Jenkins Gallery, Concord, NH


Art in the Round Barn Juried Exhibit, Green Mountain Cultural Center, Waitsfield, VA
AVA, 12th Annual Summer Juried Exhibit, Lebanon, NH
“Works on Paper,” Wentworth Coolidge Masion Gallery Invitational Exhibit, Portsmouth, NH
NH Institute of Art’s Biennial Juried Exhibition; Katherine French, Juror; Manchester, NH
  1990, 1993, 2003


NH Institute of Art’s Biennial Juried Exhibit, Juror Katherine French Manchester, NH
Art in the Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT
Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Regional Open Juried Show; Juror: Edgar Allen Beem;
  Ogunquit, ME
Prescott Park Arts Festival, Juried Exhibit, Portsmouth, NH
AVA, 11th Annual Summer Juried Exhibit, Lebanon, NH
Mixed Media, Derryfield School, Manchester, NH
“Dueling Portraits”, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, NH



3rd Annual Joan L. Dunfrey Memorial Exhibit, Robert Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2nd Annual Joan L. Dunfrey Memorial Exhibition, Robert Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
“Art on Paper Exhibition,” Juried by David Levy, President and Director of the Corcoran
  Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, for the Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
“In Abstract Terms,” Juried, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


Albers Fine Art Gallery, Andover, MA, 1999-00
1st Annual Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Juried Competition, /Robert Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
NW Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, NH 1990-94, 2000-01
Shore Road Gallery, Ogunquit, ME, 1992-03
Art III Gallery, Manchester, NH, 1995-01
“Finding a Long Grey Hair”, Invitational Exhibit by WCANH, St. Paul’s School, NH


Sulloway and Hollis Gallery, Oil Painting Invitational, Concord, NH
NH Art Association annual Juried Exhibit, Currier Museum, Manchester, NH
Art in the Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT
NH Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Juried Members Exhibition, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH
NH Chapter of the 1999 Women’s Caucus for Art, The Open Studio, Bow, NH
“Tomorrow’s Masters” NH Historical Society, Hopkinton, NH 1995-1999


“White Mountain Scenes: Past and Present,” Sulloway and Hollis Gallery, Concord, NH
Mast Cove Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME, 1995-98


Sharon Arts Center, “National Juried Miniature Art,” Peterborough, NH
NH Women in the Arts, NH Art Association Juried Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


Corporate and Private Collections:
Hebrew Senior Life, New Bridges, Dedham, MA (5 paintings)
Crown Point Partners, Hingham, MA
Hebrew Senior Living, Rosendale, MA (3 paintings)
Foxfire Management Company, Concord, NH
Payson Cancer Center, Concord, Hospital, Concord, NH
Sulloway & Hollis Law Firm, Concord, NH
Tomie dePaola, New London, NH


Commissioned Work:
Five Rivers Conservation, NH, Painting for press and auction, 2009
Six large pastel drawings for NH Department of Health and Human Services, Brown Building
  Managed by the NH Arts Council for Percent for the Arts Program
YMCA, Concord, NH
Newfield-Warren, Inc., Exeter, NH
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell Law Firm, Concord, NH
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest, Concord, NH


Gallery Representation:

Art in the Village, Warren, VT 2021-

Turning Art, Boston, MA, 2020-

Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH, 2020-
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH 1996-2018

Current Memberships:

National Association of Women Artist, Juried Member 2015-

MA Chapter, NAWA 2015-

Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH 2020-

Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA 2020-

Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA 2020-

Hopkinton Arts, Hopkinton, MA 2020-

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 2020-

New Hampshire Women Caucus on the Arts, 1992-

NH Business Committee for the Arts 2019-



Trustee of Kimball Jenkins School of Art, Concord, NH 2018-20

Trustee of Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH 2016-19

Board Member of Concord Community TV 2017-19
Advisory Board of the New England Sculpture Association 2010-19
Board Member of Creative Concord, Concord Chamber of Commerce, NH, 2008-2018

   Steering Committee for Public Art on Main Street, Concord 09-
Artspace Development: 2009-11
Arts Advisory Committee for “Art in Focus” Concord Local-TV Station, 2009-11
City of Concord Cultural Task Force 2008-09
League of NH Craftsmen, Trustee 2006-11
   Educational Committee 2008-09
   Facilities Committee 2006-09
   Nomination Committee 2009-11
New Hampshire Art Association 1990-2014
New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts, Trustee, and Executive Committee 2003-11
   Sub-Committee Chairperson for Arts in Education 2003-08
Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Curator of Art Exhibits 1991-94

Personal Awards:
“Outstanding Women in Business” Award, NH Business Review, 2015
“Fascinating Individual” Award, Concord Community TV, Concord, NH 2014


Guest Speaker and Visiting Artist:

Artist’s demonstration and talk: Zoom for ArtReach, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH 2021

Visiting Artist, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, 2019

Visiting Artist, Plymouth State, summer art program, 2018
Concord Community TV, “Fascinating Individual” interview 2014
Concord Community TV, co-presenter, Concord, NH 2013
“The Art of Collecting fine Craft”, Collector’s Seminar, League of NH Craftsmen, Sunapee Fair, 2010
Concord Cable TV Arts Festival, 2008, 2009
Lowell Artist’s Studios, Lowell, MA 2008
American Institute of Architects-NH Chapter, 2007
WXKL Radio, Concord, NH 2007
WKXL Radio, NH MADE, Concord, NH 2007
Visiting Artist: Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA 2006
Learning Institute at New England College, Henniker, NH 2005
Gallery visit and talk for Plymouth University advanced art students, 2005
Panel member: “Creative Work Opportunities for All,” NH’s Statewide Forum on Careers in the Arts

   for People with Disabilities, VSA Arts of NH, Concord, NH 2005
Visiting Artist: Art Department, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH 2004
NH Women Caucus on the Arts, NH 2003
NH Antiquarian Society, Hopkinton, NH 1995


Art Exhibit Judging:

Lake Region Art Association, Tilton, NH, 2021​

Ash Hill Center for the Arts of Swanzey, Jaffrey Civic Center Exhibit, Jaffrey, NH 2018

Library Art Center, co-juried regional art exhibit, Newport, NH 2016
Co-Juror: Meredith, NH, Sculpture Exhibit 2014
League of NH Craftsmen-Group Exhibit, Concord, NH 2013
WCA-NH, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH 2013
Co-Juror for Art in the Parks, with Nick Dipasso, Decodova Sculpture Park; and Ann Jons, Sculpture

    Now, Worcester, MA, 2010
Juror for the New England Sculpture Association, for the Massachusetts Transportation Building,

    Boston, MA, 2009
Percent for the Arts, Jury Committee for the McAuliffe/Sheppard Education Center, Concord, NH

Outdoor Installation for Bicentennial Square, City of Concord and Ground Works, Concord, NH, 2006
Nashua Art Association. 53rd Annual Greeley Park Art Show, NH, 2006
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee Craftsmen Fair, Booth Judge, 2005
Percent for the Arts, Jury Committee for the NH State Council on the Arts- NH Technical Institute’s

    Library, Concord, NH, 2001
Manchester Art Association, NH, Juried Members Exhibit, 1999

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