Pamela Dorris DeJong Fine Art
For many years, my primary interest has been plein air painting of the landscape. Locally, I have painted the Ashland Town Forest and Martha's Vineyard landscapes. My travels to Europe produced several series of paintings of landscapes of England, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy.
My most valuable education came from private lessons in the Rita and George Guzzi Studio of West Newton, Lois Griffel's Painting the Impressionist Landscape workshop in Provincetown, and the International Encaustic Conferences and workshops in Beverly and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
I have participated in many other artistic endeavors such as mural painting, building prize-winning parade floats with a group, set design for school plays, and teaching art to children grades 1-8. I received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and created two 48 x 84 inch Ashland landscape paintings for the Town Hall in 2006.
I have also participated in many regional juried exhibits and was featured in Studio Magazine's Winter 2013, Volume 23, juried by Barbara O'Brien, Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO. This year I will be featured in another Winter Edition of Studio Visit Magazine juried by Carl Belz, former curator of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
In the past few years, I have explored interpretive expression of concepts working in mixed media. My recent work has been an exploration of the mechanisms of healing at a cellular level as well as a spiritual, psychological and emotional one.
Currently I am working on a series of paintings addressing environmental issues of concern.
Gallery Blink, 1963 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA: "Illusions", December 1, 2017-January 1, 2018.
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. "Shifts", a New England Wax exhibition, September 30-November 26, 2017
Fountain Street Fine Art at Harrison Avenue, Boston, "Among Friends", September 6-November 17, 2017.
Gallery Blink, 1963 Mass Avenue, Lexington, MA. Exhibition of many regional artists with the theme of bees or anything related to bees. "Buzz", June-July, 2017
"Gulf of Maine Project: Protect The Oceans", an exhibit of New England Artists, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA. March 19th- June 18th, 2017.
"Chaos and Order", New England Wax at the Creative Art Workshop, New Haven, CT, juried by Jennifer Gross, former Chief Curator of the deCordeva Museum and Sculpture Park, March 19th- April 23, 2017.
"Diversity Of Thinking", Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA. Juried by Jane Young of Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA. January 5-29, 2017.
"Vision and Verse", New England Wax Association Exhibition juried by Ann Zill, Director of the University of New England Gallery at the Portland campus. July through October, 2016, UNE Gallery.
"Protect The Oceans", The Whitney Galleries Second Annual exhibit featuring 4 artists interested in protecting our oceans and shoreline habitats. June 17-July 4th, 2016.
Saco Museum of Art, Saco, Maine, April 2-May 28th, 2016, “Beneath The Surface”, a New England Wax Association exhibit juried by Ron Cusan, Director, Ogunquit Museum of Art.
Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA. “Mindscapes”, Mindscapes are mental or psychological scenes of the imagination. These works represent a tumultuous state of mind and the meditative landscapes where solace was sought. January 21-Febrary 27, 2016.
Rivertree Art Center, 35 Western Avenue Kennebunk, Maine, August 28- September 26, 2015 "Chaos and Order", New England Wax Association Juried by Anne Zill, Director of the art gallery at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine.
River Tree Art Center, Rivertree Art Center
35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine
"Protect Our Oceans" exhibit with new work. July 31- August 23, 2015
A Gallery Art, Bradford Street, Provincetown MA, June 3-9, 2015, "One Plus One", exhibit of encaustic artists.
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA. "Earth Wind and Fire", a national exhibit juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus, Rose Art Museum, Waltham. April 10-May 24, 2015
"Protecting The Oceans", Three artists join with scientists to preserve the Gulf of Maine, The Whitney Gallery, Wells Maine, March 12-April 10, 2015
Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH. "Transformations", juried by Kaveh Mojtabai, editor of Artscape Magazine, September through October 31, 2014, http://www.sharonarts.org/
Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME., "The Diptych Project", a group of NE artists created works in response to Chicago artists using the encaustic medium.
July 25-September 20, 2014. http://feedtheengine.org/diptych-project-2
Ashland Public Library, "Healing Fields", a solo exhibit that concerns painting the internal and external landscape and healing fields of energy, March 2014
"Violence Transformed 2014": Harriet Tubman House and Cambridge College, Boston and Cambridge, MA. March, April 2014,
Mount Dora National Encaustic Exhibition, "Big Bad Wax" juried by Kim Bernard and Susan Loden, January 10-March 2, 2014.
Fountain Street Fine Art, Fountain Street Framingham, “Breaking Boundaries: New England Wax”, juried by Lauren O'Neil and Sara Zela of Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH. January 2-26, 2014
“Material Matters”, Portland Public Library, Maine, November 1-30, 2013: 18 New England Artists working in wax, fabric and metal.
Fountain Street Fine Art, Fountain Street Framingham, "No Limit", June 27 - August 3,2013, juried by Kathryn Markel.Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA. June 2013,
Cambridge College, "Violence Transformed 2013", March 16-20, 2013, Visual and Performing Artists addressing issues of domestic violence.
Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA.01702, "Cotton", SecondAnniversary Exhibition, January 4-27, 2013, juried by Joanne Mattera.
The Online Exhibition "Natura Viva". Claffey, Deborah: Blog: Making Something Out ofNothing, http://debraclaffey.blogspot.com/ , Friday, November 16, 2012
The Red Dress Boutique, Ashland, MA., ongoing, 2012, 2013
"Suzie Meeker and Friends", group exhibit at the Ashland Public Library, the month ofNovember 2012
"Whimsy in Wax". Essex Center for the Arts, March-April 2012, New England WaxAssociation exhibition
On-line exhibition: "Art and Music" /Part Two, on Nancy Natale's blog:www.artinthestudio.blogspot.com. Here artists share how music influenced their work.February 28th, 2012
Ashland Public Library: One Person Exhibition, month of November, 2011, "A Little ofThis, A Little of That", Explorations in Encaustic, Oil, Acrylic.
Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA.: New England Collective ll, Juried show of 58 artists invarious media, August 2011Art at 12, Boston, MA.: Hot Wax Cold Metal, Group of encaustic artists explore usingsalvage metal in their work, Boston, May - July 31st, 2011
Fairfield Art Council: New England Wax exhibition: May 18-June25, 2010
Ashland Public Library, Exhibit of Painted Pots: November and December of 2009.
Ashland Public Library, One Woman Show, November, 2006, A Retrospective of severalyears work studying the landscape.
Worcester Center for Crafts, member’s show: 2004
Premier Image Gallery, Ashland MA, Three Person Show: 1995
Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA: 1997, one woman show “Atmospheric Light, Spiritual Light” abstract paintings.
Many other juried shows and awards with Framingham Artists Guild exhibitions at the library, 1987- 2003.
Saxonville Studios: members exhibit, 1992
Fiandaca’s Flower Shop, West Newton, MA: 1992, Retrospective of work
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, members show: 1990, 1991
Tisbury Inn Café, Martha’s Vineyard, MA: 1990 to 1992
Southborough Art Center, Southborough, MA: several juried shows: 1989- 1992
Phillips Brickman Gallery, Brookline, MA:1988.
Gay Head Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 1988
Granery Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA: 1987
Activities and Projects:
Ashland Town Hall Permanent Installation: two landscapes of historical significance 48"x 84 inches: "The Cave Rocks in the Ashland Town Forest" and "The Sudbury River".Grant for this project was received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2006.
Logo design for the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, 2003
Logo design for the Woodrow Wilson School, Framingham, MA: 2000
Framingham Swimming Pool Association murals: 1997,(theme of woodlands), 2000,(theme of tropical fish and sea animals).
Posters for the Framingham Public Schools Health Services Department on issues of food allergies, hand-washing, obesity, eating disorders, self-esteem, media messages, colds andviruses: 1999-2002.
Mix98.5 Radio Station Banner Contest: “Kerrigan Can Again” second place,
1994 Junior League Showhouse, Screen for Art Deco Bathroom,
Saint Bridget School Flag Day Parade Float Building Committee, many award winningfloats: 1989-1995.
Set design for Saint Bridget School plays: 1989-1992: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Wizard of Oz.
Concord Art Association membership starting 2014.
Artist Friend Membership: Fountain Street Gallery, Framingham MA., 2012-present
New England Wax: 2009-present, President elect (2015).
President March 2015 to March 2017.
Worcester Center for Crafts: 2003-2006
Framingham Artists Guild: 1986-2003
Southborough Art Guild: 1990-1994
Danforth Museum: 1990-1991, 2014
International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA. June, 2011, June 2014, June 2016
Workshop with John Kilroy: "Painting Still-life in Oil", December 2010
Encaustic Painting Conference, Montserrat College. June 2009, 2010.
Worcester Center for Crafts, 2003-2005, Wheelthrowing, Explorations in Handbuilding,“Dance of Fire: Raku”.
Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA, 1996, Painting the Impressionist Landscape with Lois Griffel.
Private Studies with Rita Guzzi, West Newton, MA, 1973-1992, Painting in acrylic
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 1989, Portrait painting
Private Studies with Ann DeMunn, Chagrin Falls, OH 1967-1970, Painting in oil
"Vision and Verse", a New England Wax exhibition at UNE Gallery, edited by Dietlind Vander Schaff, 2016.
"Beneath The Surface", a New England Wax exhibition, Saco Museum, 2016, edited by Debra Claffey.
"Transformations", a New England Wax Exhibit, Peterborough NH, 2014. Edited by Deb Claffey.
"The Diptych Project", a New England wax exhibition, edited by Dietland Vander Schaff.
Artscope Magazine, September, 2014, “Transformations-Encaustic Artists Challenge Boundaries”, New England Wax at Sharon Arts.
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition, 2014.
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition, 2013
New England Wax Catalog for Fairfield Art Council Exhibition, 2010
Ashland Tab, Photo of prize winning paintings and artists in open art competition, 2000.
Showhouse Catalog, Junior League, Drawing: 1994
Middlesex News, photo of screen in Art Deco Bathroom, 1994
Middlesex News and News Tribune, photo and related article of Banner Contest Portraitof Nancy Kerrigan, 1994.
Commissioned portraits, landscapes and florals for private and corporate clients 1977-present.
Decorating, faux and mural painting for private clients, 1989-1998
Art teacher, grades 1 through 8, Saint Bridget School, 1990-1997
Private acrylic painting lessons for adults and children, 1990-1992
Employed as a Registered Nurse and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in various positions.School Nurse in the Framingham Public Schools. 2000-present