Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

Pamela Miles— Painter

 Pam Miles

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Member of Flag since
2007
Area Chair 2012-2014
2017- Present

Pamela's Bio:

Pamela Miles is a teaching artist. The importance of nature, color, and texture take center stage in her studio, art rooms, and home.
Pam received an A.A. degree from Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire, attended Syracuse University as a Clothing and Textiles major, and graduated from USF with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and a Master’s in Art Education. Workshops at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Alison Saar, the Gulf Coast Art Museum with Miriam Schapiro and summer classes at Penland School in Fabric Design and Book Art further enhanced her art and teaching.
Highlights in her professional life have been being the Manager of Pyramid Arts, Ltd. (a Fine Arts Publishing Company publishing works by Rauschenberg, Dine, Rosenquist, etc.), Assistant Director of the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Director of a commercial art gallery, founder of Camp Create (a summer art camp for children at the Gulf Coast Art Museum), set designer for “Bye Bye Birdie” at John Hopkins Middle School, art teacher for two private Pinellas County Schools for children with learning differences (The dePaul School for Dyslexia and Morning Star School), and an Artist-in-Residence in Title 1 Public Schools through Pinellas County Cultural Affairs and The Mahaffey Foundation. Additional highlights include having a one-person show entitled “Just Say No to Grass” at the Royal Theatre; being the recipient of an Individual Artist Professional Development Grant; having a painting selected for Public Art at the Epi Center; working with a member artist from Creative Clay in their ARTLINK program to create a meaningful body of art work; acting as the professional artist for the Creative Aging Legacy Journal Pilot Program in one of two locations in the United States; serving as a member and Area IV Chairperson for the Florida Artists Group; exhibiting her paintings with her son’s drawings in a two-person exhibition entitled “Spirits, Spines & Spirals” at The Mahaffey Theatre 2012; having a one-person show at American Stage in the spring of 2013; serving as the Artist-in-Residence to paint murals at the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter through the City of St. Petersburg; organizing the exhibition SURF, SKATE, SKIM (along with her two sons) for The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, summer of 2013; having a two-person exhibition of her paintings with David Bewley at The Mahaffey Theatre in 2014; receiving the Fonchen Lord Award for the Florida Artists Group 65th Annual Exhibition at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in 2015 and selling the painting; and, lastly, being represented since 2016 by VIDA (shopvida.com), a design firm in California that is reproducing her paintings on clothing and tote bags.

Artist Statement:


For me, making authentic art is inspired by observations of interpersonal relationships and recollections of sentimental locales and events as well as the fascination with particular items, especially in nature: people, places, and things. Throw in a large dose of early imprinting with church, international travel, and the “3 M’s”—music, museum, and the military, and the “recipe ingredients” for my paintings emerge.

Education:


M.A., Art Education, 1991, Dean’s List, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
B.F.A., 1976, Dean’s List, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Clothing and Textiles Major, 1969-1970, Dean’s List, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
A.A., 1967, Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH, Secretary of Class and Key Girl

Educational Workshops:

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, mixed media with Alison Saar, 1999
Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL, mixed media with Miriam Schapiro, 1995
Penland School, Penland, NC, fabric design, 1994 & book art, 1992

Professional Experience:

Administrative:

Director, Gallery 600, Largo, FL, 1984-86
Assistant Director/Manager, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa,
FL, 1979-83
Manager, Pyramid Arts Ltd., a Fine Arts Publishing Company, (artists included Jim Dine, Robert
Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, etc.), Tampa, FL, 1976-78

Instructor:

The dePaul School for Dyslexia, Clearwater, FL, 1989 - present, Art Teacher (KidsArt
Award 2002 & 2003) - exhibition of students' Map Art, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 2013
Exhibition of students' art work, The Morean Art Center, 2013 - exhibition of students’
art work, (Yayoi Kusama & Richard Kalina lessons), Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 2015
Morning Star School (for learning differences), Pinellas Park, FL, 1996 - present, Art
Teacher (KidsArt Award 2003), Exhibition of students' art work, The Morean Art Center,
2013
Lift Academy (for neurodiversities), Seminole, FL, 2014 - 2016, Art/Art History Teacher
The Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Artist-in-Residence for Word and Image and
FLORIDA: Paradise Lost/Paradise Found Exhibition 2010 - 2011 in selected schools
Her students were awarded 4 Honorable Mentions & 1 Best in Show for Word & Image
Northshore Elementary, 2009 - 2014, Sexton Elementary, 2014-2015, St. Petersburg, FL,
Artist-in-Residence for Arts & Literacy through the Mahaffey Theatre Class Acts,
St. Petersburg, FL
The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2010 - present, Art after School classes
Creative Clay, 2011, St. Petersburg, FL - part of an ARTLINK pairing
Woodlawn Elementary, 2004 - 2009, Sexton Elementary, 2007 - 2009, St. Petersburg,
FL, and Ponce de Leon Elementary, 2010, Clearwater, FL, Artist-in-Residence through the
Pinellas County Cultural Affairs
Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL, 1983 - 2008, Children's Art after School classes,
Workshops, Parent/Child Programs and Camp Create (founder 1987-1995), Florida
African American Heritage Celebration 2004-2009
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, 1988-1995, Art for Children's Theater,
Art Instructor for the Creative Aging Journal series at the Long Center, Clearwater, 2011
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1991-1993, Instructor, Art for the Child & Crafts for
the Art Educator
St. Petersburg College, Adjunct Instructor, Clay Classes for the Pinellas Center for the Visually
Impaired & Art history Classes for the Levison Center Adult Day Care, 1988-91

Selected Exhibitions:

Florida Artists Group 67th Annual Exhibition, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs,
FL, 2017, Jack Rasmussen, MFA, PhD, Director/Curator of the American University Museum,
Juror
Florida Artists Group Area IV Mentors and their Mentees, St. Petersburg College Art
Gallery, Clearwater, FL, 2017
Stirling Art Gallery, Dunedin, FL, 2016
Florida Artists Group 66th Annual Exhibition, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs,
Bonita Springs, FL, 2016, Katherine Chang Liu, Painter, Juror
Art on 1st Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, 2015
Florida Artists Group 65th Annual Exhibition, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon
Springs, FL, 2015, Frank Faulkner, Artist & Designer, Juror
Art & Ale, featured artist, Largo, FL, 2014
Florida Artists Group 64th Annual Exhibition, The St. Augustine Art Association, St.
Augustine, FL, 2014, Stephen Knudsen, Professor of Painting, Savannah College of Art
and Design & Senior Editor/Critic for ARTPULSE Magazine, Juror
Las Damas des Artes, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, 2014
Painting by Numbers, The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, FL, 2014, Two Person Show
The Juried Art Show 2014, Studio 620, St. Petersburg, FL, 2014, Erika Greenberg-Schnei-
der, Master Printer and Visiting Professor Graphic Design Program, University of South
Florida, Juror
Florida Artists Group 63rd Annual Exhibition, The Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts,
Tallahassee, FL, 2013, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Native American painter and print-
maker, Juror
Solo Exhibition, American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL, 2013, Michele Tuegel, Gallery Curator,
Christine Renc-Carter, Curator, St. Pete College
Florida Artists Group 62nd Annual Exhibition, Ringling College of Art & Design,
Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL 2012, Tom Nakashima, Professor Emeritus at Catholic
University, painter, printmaker, Juror
Spirits, Spines & Spirals, The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, FL, 2012, Two Person Show
Florida Artists Group 61st Annual Exhibition, Art & History Museums Maitland, Maitland,
FL, 2011, Lee Weiss, watercolorist, Juror
Florida Artists Group 60th Annual Exhibition, Big Arts, Sanibel, FL, 2010, Dan Welden,
painter and printmaker, Juror
Florida Artists Group 59th Annual Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL,
2009, Sique Spence, Director of the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chelsea, New York, Juror
Florida Artists Group 58th Annual Exhibition, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon
Springs, FL, 2009, Sam Gilliam, painter, Juror
Just Say No to Grass, The Royal Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, 2007, One Person Show
The 44th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, The vonLiebig Art Center, Naples, FL,
2004, Robert Gelinas, Professor of Painting (retired), University of South Florida, Tampa,
FL, Juror - special addition to Honorable Mention Awards
Florida All Stars, Eighth Annual All Florida Spring Juried Exhibition, The Morean Arts
Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 1996, Neil Watson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Tampa
Museum of Art, Juror
The Bridge Show, Still and Moving Gallery, Tampa, FL, 1993, curated by Tom Overly
The Bag Show, Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL, 1989, invitational exhibition
Eclectic Peculiarism, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL, 1988, invitational
exhibition
Inner Surfaces, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL, 1986, Diane Burko, for-
mer Chairman, Art Department at the Community College of Philadelphia, Juror
1986 Annual Juried Exhibition, Orlando Museum, Orlando, FL, 1986, Ned Rifkin, Curator
of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Juror

Awards:

Florida Artists Group 65th Annual Exhibition, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon
Springs, FL, 2015, Frank Faulkner, Artist & Designer, Juror - FONCHEN LORD AWARD
Studioworks '08, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL, 2008, Stephanie Mayer-Heydt, PhD,
Curator for the Faye Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Juror - BEST OF SHOW AWARD
Recipient, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Pinellas County
Cultural Affairs, Clearwater, FL, 2007
Studioworks '97, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, 1997, Emily Kass, Director of
The Tampa Museum of Art, Juror - MERIT AWARD
Studioworks '95, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, 1995, Dorothy Cowden, Direc-
tor, Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Instructor, Art Department, University of Tampa,
President, Berghoff-Cowden Editions, Inc., Juror - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Gulf Coast Biennial, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, 1986, Vicki Kopf, Curator
of SECCA, Juror - MERIT AWARD
Nominee, FRIENDS OF THE ARTS AWARD, 1994-95, 1993-94, 1991-92, through the Pinellas
County Arts Council

Judge—Juror:
Colors of Pinellas, Eighth Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program for Employees, Retirees
and their Families, 2014
Surf Skate Skim exhibition, The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2013
Plein Air Art Exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Largo, FL, 2013
Winter Park Art Show High School Entrees, Winter Park, FL, 2011
Colors of Pinellas, Fifth Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program for Employees, Retirees
and their Families, 2011
Beauty and the Beach (outdoor art show), Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2010
Pinellas County Piggy Bank Pageant (through Pinellas County Extension), Largo, FL, 2010
Clearwater Jazz Festival Art Exhibition, Clearwater, FL, 2009
Beach Art Center Welcome Back Members Exhibition, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2007 & 2008
Colors of Pinellas, Second Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program for Employees, Retirees
and their Families, 2007
Beach Art Center Watercolor Show, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2006
Beach Art Center Student Exhibition, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2006
Selection Committee for Outdoor Sculpture for Lealman Park, St. Petersburg, FL, 2005
(through the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs)
Southwest Florida Scholastic Art Exhibition, The Tampa Museum, Tampa, FL, 1990 & 1991
Bay Pines Arts and Crafts Show, St. Petersburg, FL
Morton Plant Hospital Craft Show, Clearwater, FL
Ybor City Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tampa, FL

Selected Collections and Commissions:

Ms. Amy Brenholtz Barnett                      Bank Board Room Commission, Tampa, FL
Ms. Patricia Archibald                               Suncoast Orthopedics Commission, Largo, FL
Ms. Cynthia Rice, Esquire                        ATL Design Consultants Commission, Clearwater, FL
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Busch
Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Woolman
Birch Miles and Dr. Beebe Bahrami       Public Art through the Pinellas County Cultural
Virginia McKenna                                      Affairs - installed at the Epi Center, Clearwater, FL
Anonymous
Miles Parks, NPR

Designer:

Represented by VIDA - My paintings printed on clothing, 2016 - present (shopvida.com)
Set Design/Colorist for Bye Bye Birdie, John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL,
2005
T Shirt and Poster for Peter Pan, John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003
T Shirt for the Ruth Eckerd Hall Summer Theatre Program, Clearwater, FL, 1989
T Shirt for the Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL, 1988
Owner/Designer/Manufacturer, Dyeing to be Different, Odessa, FL, 1978-79, Batik Pillow
Business - Accounts: Burdines, Robinsons, Jacobsons, Disney World, etc..

Art Auction Invitee

Mirror Lake Complex Benefit, St. Petersburg, FL, 2007
Clearwater Free Clinic, Clearwater, FL, 2005 and 2007

Member:

The Florida Artists Group 2007 - present
Area IV Chairperson for the The Florida Artists Group 2012 & 2013, 2017
CLUB 21 Painting Group 2009 - prese

Other:

Organized SURF SKATE SKIM Exhibition & Design Competition (with Warren Kenny
and Gordon Bonnett) for the Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Summer 2013

Artist-in-Residence, Pinellas Safe Harbor/Homeless Shelter, Clearwater, FL, 2012-2013,
Responsible for painting and painting designs in 330' long hallway, designs for 4 large pods
and selecting and painting inspirational quotes throughout the building through the Arts &
International Relations Department of the City of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL

National Center for Creative Aging, completed 2012 Arts & Aging Core Training 2012
& taught pilot course in one of two locales in the U.S. through Ruth Eckerd Hall 2010-2011

Expressive Therapist for Children's Therapy Group and Parent/Child Therapy Group,
Medfield Psychiatric Hospital, Largo, FL, 1988 - 1990