June 12, 1945 - December 23, 2019
Pam Sanders is a talented visual artist, print maker, silk painter, author and educator. She has a fascination with nature and other cultures, which has led her to travel throughout all of North America, Great Britain, Europe, and the Caribbean. Many images from her travels appear in her artwork and are influenced by her love of nature. Her visual presentations stir the imagination and reflect the human family’s search for tranquility though natures own garden. Her use of dramatic lighting and hues presents the universal experiences of dignity, faith, truth, love and spirituality expressed through art. Her media combines light, shadows, textures and color to achieve multi level images depicting nature’s constant change and transformation. Pam’s printmaking skills are grounded in the same traditions of the great print makers from the past 400 years. Her hand pulled prints are painstakingly precise and technically correct in a world that thinks everything is computer generated or mass-produced. Her original silk paintings are created to wear or be framed and to be enjoyed by all that appreciate the fine art of hand painted elegance. As a master teacher Pam received the “Golden Apple Award” for teaching excellence. Teaching Art at the Middle School and High School level she was able to bring into the classroom her love of many different cultures and an Art expertise that is seldom found below the university level. Pam has retired from teaching Art in public schools and now makes her living creating etchings, woodcuts, block prints, and silk paintings. Her artwork is sold in Galleries and retail outlets in Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, and New Hampshire. She also shares her talent by offering creative programs and workshops that she designs and implements. Pam will be the first to tell budding young artists and all of us; that we can learn a lot by following our dreams, finding our creative sparks, setting goals, taking risks, being open to all possibilities, and success will happen. “Keep creating, no matter what. If you are doing what you love, you will succeed. It may take some time and hard work along the way, but it will happen.” Pam Sanders attended Northern Illinois University and received a master’s degree in studio art and printmaking. She also was the first woman accepted into the Ph.D. Art Education program at the University of Iowa. Ms. Sanders is Artist/Owner of Pam’s Prints and Silks and Adjuncts Art Faculty for Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista University. She annually presents a solo show of “Magi Christmas Prints” and has won numerous awards and taught all grade levels including University and adult workshops. Memorials may be left in Pam’s name to the Good Samaritan Fund at Friendship Haven and the Blanden Art Museum, Art and the Schools Fund.
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