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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: 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


Solo Exhibit:

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 2023
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH, 2023
Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH, 207 & 2021
Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, 2019
E.N. Wennberg Gallery, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, 2019
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, 2018
Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH, 2016
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH, 2004, 2011
Lyceum Gallery, Derryfield School, Manchester, NH, 1994, 2009
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
Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH, 1987, 1994
Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA, 1989
The Library Arts Center, Newport, NH


Art Awards:

Best Painting, Naturally New England 2022, Center for the Arts, Juror: Ron Brown: Artist and Gallery

    Director, Sunapee, NH

Merit Award, Celebrating the Artist Next Door, Two Villages Art Society; Juror: Andrew Spahr, Currier

    Museum Curator; Contoocook, NH, 2022

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 
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, 2008 & 2018
“Eleven NH Women Artists to Keep Your Eye On,” NH Magazine, 2017

Art New England Review by David Raymond, 2016
NH Tourism: Film/Video, one of three artists selected for promoting art in “Visit New Hampshire,”


“The Force of Nature” WCA-NH Exhibit Book, Plymouth, NH, 2015
“Tell Me a Story” WCA-NH Exhibit Book, Jaffrey, NH, 2015
Manchester Union Leader, Manchester, NH, 2009

Artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, 2009


Group Shows:


“We’ve been around Forever” Juried Exhibit at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA. NAWA_MA Chapter

“We are not Women, we are Gods” Juried-Multicultural Arts Center, East Cambridge, MA, National Association

    of Women Arts-MA Chapter

“The Crow Show” National Juried Exhibit, The Studio Door Gallery; Juror: Marie McGhee, Director of the Arizona-Sonoma Desert Museum of Art Institute; San Diego, CA

“Echo/Reflections II” Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

The Healing Art Gallery, Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH


“Magnifince of the Mundane”, Juror: Kurt Sundstrum, Senior Curator Currier Museum;

     23rd Annual Joan L Dunfrey Exibit, New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH

“So Big” Arts Worcester, Juried Members’ Exhibit, Juror: Nancy Burns, Associate Curator Worcester Art

    Museum, Worcester, MA

Echo/Reflections, Matching paintings to quilts, Two Villages Gallery, Contoocook, NH

 “Abstract Art: Contemporary Approach” Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

“Contemporary/Abstraction Exhibit, Juror: Rebecca Proctor,The Art Center, Dover, NH

Hampton Iconic Art Fair, Juried, East Hampton, Long Island

“Trust the Process” John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse, Boston, National Association of Women Artists,

     MA Chapter

“Connectivity,” National Juried Exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum; Juror: Craig Bogwood, Curator of the Art 

    Complex Museum, Duxbury

Library Arts Center-Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Newport, NH



“Nourishing the Senses,” NAWA-MA, Juror: Vladimir Zimakov, Gallery Director; The Wedeman Gallery,

    Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center, Lassalle College, Newton, MA

“Changing Lives, Changing Future” Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, National Association of Women Artists

“Roddy Exhibition”, Concord Art Association; Concord, MA, 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

“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

Womxn, Juried, National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter, Marblehead Art Association,

    Hooper House, Marblehead, MA

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



“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

 “SHE/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

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



“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



“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


*For some information on group exhibition please contact the artist


Corporate and Private Collections:

Senior Living, Rosendale, MA (3 paintings)
Foxfire Management Company, Concord, NH

Gallagher, Callahan, & Gartrell Law Firm, 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
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

Five Rivers Conservation, Concord, NH
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:

Turning Art, Boston, MA, 2020-

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

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

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