Pamela Drapala, USA Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement Biography:
Pamela Carvajal Drapala - Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. Attended Yuma Union High School, Arizona Western College, and Northern Arizona University. Degree: AA, Arizona Western College. Four courses away from BA in English. Scholarship Founder of the Vincent A. Carvajal Art Scholarship for graduating Yuma high school area "art major" seniors. Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta.
Exhibitions and Performances:
Galeria Tonantzin - Las Mujeres Exhibit, San Juan Bautista, California, March 11, 2006.Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, New York, December 2005 Arizona Western College - On the Border Exhibit - Farm Worker Series - September 2004. Agora Gallery, Soho New York - June through July 2004.Taste of Fine Art Auction - Yuma, Arizona - Donation of Frida at Peace. Hospice Ocean to Ocean Art Show - October 2003 - Donation of The Crossing and African Sunset Tiles, New York City Night of 1,000 drawings 2005, Gathering of Three, June 2006 – September 2006 (see below), Yuma Fine Art Center Museum, Arizona Western College, Hispanic Awareness Month, A Father’s Wish October 2006.
First, and two second place Fine Arts ribbons for the Children's Series, "Kids on the Block" and two purple rosettes and two outstanding ribbons for "The Fruitful Yuma Valley" and "In My Garden" self-portrait. Outstanding Purple Ribbon, Fine Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Pay Day, Farm Worker Series. Blue Ribbons: Fine Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Geronimo and Adam, Farm Worker Series. Cash Award Gold Rosette and Purple Rosette, Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005. Luz, Farm Worker Series. Purple Ribbon, Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Jorge, Farm Worker Series. Outstanding Ribbon: Fine Art Competition Yuma, AZ 2004, Yuma Eve, and Farm Worker Series. Grand Champion (Cash Award) and Outstanding 2003: The Weaver Outstanding, The Green Eyed Girl, 2003 Outstanding: My Daughters and Angel, 1990s. Three Cash Awards for Costume Design - Yuma Country Fair. First Place: Frida at Peace, 2003 First Place: Frustration, 1990s. First Place: Blue Moon, 1990s. Second Place: My Friend Hong, 2003. Second Place: Laura and Ashley, 1980s.
Invitations to show:
Recently received invitation Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze – Italy December 2007.
Recent Show: Gathering of Three
Pamela Carvajal Drapala - Reception - Friday, June 9, 2006, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. through September 30, 2006, Yuma Art Center Museum (Historic Downtown), 254 S. Main Street. Supported by the Yuma Fine Arts, City of Yuma, Arizona Commission On the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Poetry Reading and Art Presentation: November 2006, Desert Artists, Yuma, Arizona.
Next Endeavor: "The Fruitful Yuma Valley" art book will be available for purchase late 2007.