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pam craig



119 South Main
Germantown, TN 38103
United States
T: 901-758-0806


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PAKC is an Award winning Acrylic painter of abstracts and representational work. Large canvas paintings to suit your needs, whether it is for residential or corporations. Commission work also available. Watercolor florals another specialty. Member of MGAL. Donations to Orpheum and other charity organizations. Exhibitions Red Clay Survey Huntsville Museum of Art. 10th National Exhibition GPAC. Experience Art in Memphis ArtSee Gallery. Commissioned are work by Jack Belz Peabody Place Entertainment Center

Profile and Credentials        


Pamela Kelso Craig


president of Memphis/Germantown Art league 2000-2001

Rivertown Gallery Owner 1996

1970 BFA Sculpture, University of Memphis, TN

Member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Listed in Who's Who in American Artists

recent exhibitions


Homage to Pollock One Woman Show at West Tennessee Regional Art Center

Crittenden County Fine Arts Exhibit West Crittenden County Community

Central South Nashville Tn Bellmont College Lieu Gallery

Star Artists Show Memphis Botanic Gardens Gallery Memphis, TN

6th National Fine Arts Exhibition Germantown Performing Art Center, Germantown, TN


Red Clay Survey Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

Keptelen Abstractions Rivertown Gallery, Memphis, Tn(also 1999, 1998)

One Woman Show Primary Colors Fogelman Center University of Memphis, Memphis, Tn

Winter Gardens Show Memphis Botanic Gardens Gallery Memphis, Tn(also 1999,1998,1997)

Heritage Classic Show Hardeman Art Festival, Bolivar Tennessee

CAC Fine Art Exhibition Crittenden County Community College, West Memphis AR (1999,1998,1997)

Helena Watercolor Society Exhibition Phillips Community College/University of Ark. 1999,1998,1997,1996)

MGAL 25 Annual Spring Show Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN

Fin Fur &Feathers Middleton Tennessee Arts Center, Middleton, Tn (1999,1998,1997)

Mid South Fair Fine Art Exhibition Creative Arts Building Memphis, Tn

1999National Pen Women's Fine Art Exhibition Memphis, Tn(1998,1997,1996)

Fourth National Art Festival On the River Botanic Gardens Gallery Memphis, Tn (1998,1997, 1996

Art Manifest Paragould Art Festival Paragould Ark

Lambuth University Art Exhibition Lambuth University Jackson Tn (1998, 1997)

Askew Nixon Ferguson Spring Show Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc.Gallery Memphis, Tn

1998MAG International Exhibition Madison Avenue Gallery ,Memphis, Tn(also 1997)

honors and awards


1st place National Penwomens Exhibition

2nd in Acrylics over all paintings CAC Crittenden Community College

=Most Creative Heritage Classic Art Festival Bolivar Tennessee

Liquitex Award for Excellence in Acrylics Star Artists Show Botanic Gardens Memphis, Tn


2nd Premium Over all Award annual Mid South Art Fair= Memphis TN( also in 1996)

=1st Place Fin, fur Feather Middleton Tn

Honorable Mention annual Winter Show Botanic Garden Memphis, Tn

Purchase Award CAC Crittenden County AR

19991st Place Over all Art Council Street Festival Blytheville AR

1st Place & PurChase Award CAC Art Festival West Memphis AR

2nd Place and Honorable Mention National Pen Womens Fine Art Memphis, Tn

3rd Place Helena Watercolor Annual Exhibit Helena

3rd Place Merit Award Best use of Watercolor and Purchase Award, Middleton Tn

Honorable Mention CAC Crittenden County AR

Watercolor Merit Award Hardeman County Bolivar TN

1998Honorable Mention Lambuth University Jackson, TN

1st Place NAPW Exhibition Memphis, TN

1st Place CAC Crittenden County AR

Honorable Mention Winter Show Memphis, TN

People's Choice Award3rd Annual National Art Festival Memphis, TN

museum/universities/ corporate collections

Crittenden County Hospital AR, West Memphis Library, AR, Grayson Law Firm, AR, University of TN Library, TN Old Line Insurance Co. TN, Mahoney Inc. TX, Aksnes Development Company Sacarmento CA, Smith & Nephew Inc. Memphis TN Mil-Tec Inc. Huntsville Ala Mr and Mrs Bologna Memphis Tn

Philosophy and Comments        




Personal Statement: I believe that only another artist can understand an artist. I feel there is a drive for an artist to visually express themselves that transcends any other need. I go through life with a permanent camera in my brain taking visual images and storing them for future references. I study life and moments to the nth degree because I never know when I will use just such a moment at any given time in one of my works. As an artist I believe that I tend to see more than others but with details that only I can perceive or imagine. While walking around town, or driving the car I am always trying out different compositions, color arrangements and new designs on the things I view. I may be considered distant or distracted, but the truth be known, I am mentally painting the picture or the scene at that very moment. At times I am driven by my own unseen need to visually display my emotions, to express myself to all the world, to open the wounds, to cry the tears all on paper or canvas.

Painting Styles: I have several styles and methods of producing my work but will discuss the 2 I use most frequently.

In some of my paintings I like to use a "seek and find" approach, not knowing what the subject will be or where the under painting will take me. An adventure with paint…no map or guide lines just pure joy of painting. This style is the basis for most of my abstracts. Layer upon layer of rich colors to give depth and a three dimensional quality, pouring paints, splashing paints and the use of colors and shapes to convey feelings I use various found objects to add deeper texture and a layering effect that make you ask, "how did she do that?" By adding subtle,(the use of color) to harsh (the use of found objects) I build a contrast that adds depth to the painted image.

Another style for me is one that is graphically realistic. This style I use to paint subjects that carry meaning for me and usually are full of symbolic figures. The realism is almost photographic in detail. The first style of seek and find is creative and open…somewhat freeing of the spirit. The second style is controlled and is followed with exactness, but this style usually captures the spirit of those who view it and can transport them to a moment in time in their own lives.

Conclusion: I would like to end with this thought. In my life I have had other names attached to me: wife, mother, daughter, teacher, caregiver, maid and cook. The one true name I need --is to be called an artist. To let life's various requirements take hold and occupy my time and for me not to pursue the gift that has been given me was painful. I believe, this could be the reason so many artists who have reached a certain age and time in their life, find that nothing can hinder them from this goal of being an artist any longer. They pursue it with a vengeance.....

I may never reach the goal of having my work hung in a museum or I may never capture the notoriety and fame of other artist's, but I will always be able to say that I have at least given it my best shot..........

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

PAKC is known in the Memphis area for her work in all areas of Fine Art. Her work can be found at Rivertown Gallery in the downtown Memphis area..hours 10 until 4 Monday through Friday. Pallidio's on Central 10 til 5 everday mid town Memphis or Gallery at Sheffield's 9 til 5 Monday through Saturday. Or online at www.pakcraig.com

Prices are listed per work.

Tennessee Art        

Pam Craig has won many awards for her paintings of the Tennessee Country Side... among the awards was the Liqutex Award for exceptional painting on her painting on paper "THE OCCOEE RIVER" Pam also has won regional art awards for BAck Water RUn OFf which was purchased by West Memphis Library in Crittenden County. Commission work is available of your favorite Tennesse scene. She was commissioned by Jack Belz of Belz Inc. to hang work in a newly built downtown School depicting various secenes of the Memphis Heritage.


PAKC is well known in her area for over sized large abstract paintings suitable for corporate halls and lobbies.


Florals and studies with light dominate the style of PAKC. There are times when her watercolors take on the dimensions of photorealism with the intensity of her paints. Still life studies and themes of family heritage take on new meaning with the strength of her forms and colors.

Solo Shows        

PAKC has had several invitational shows in the Memphis area....one that was resoundingly accepted was her RHYTHM and PASSION show that was titled DANCE AS IF..

this year PAKC opened a new show at Gallery 32 in Germantown. This new series is related to the importance of love in families.

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