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Pam Foss Studio/Gallery, 11755 Quail Village Way Naples FL 34119 

Tel: (410) 490-1140                             Email: gallery@pamfosssculpture.com

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I am a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I was drawn to the visual arts at an early age, receiving my first formal training at Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey.   Unable to afford college, I immediately entered the workforce and married a few years later spending the next several years raising our three children.

 

I studied sculpture on my own and by apprenticing with various artists as time permitted while my children were growing-up.  My career as a full time visual artist began in 1980 with an emphasis on creating a series of equine bronze sculptures.  

 

Beyond working on commissions for bronzes, my latest work involves creating abstract bas-relief sculpture and assemblages in a variety of media including hand-made paper, resin, bronze, and Styrofoam.  I have also devoted considerable effort towards creating a pair of highly acclaimed dynamic dioramas of Peggy Guggenheim's iconic New York Gallery "Art of This Century".

 

My inspiration comes daily from having the good fortune to live an amazing, well-traveled life that has provided me with an endless number of intriguing subjects for my work.

 

Public Sculpture

Arts Club of Washington, DC 2017

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2016

Calvert School, Baltimore, Maryland 2004

East Chase Mall, Montgomery, Alabama 2004

Westland Mall, Knoxville, Tennessee 1994

Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD 1991

Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama 1986

Aqueduct Racetrack, Jamaica, New York 1982

 

Corporate Collections (partial list)

Krapf Bus Company, Chester PA

Louis Dreyfus Property Group

Key Bank Corporation, Albany, New York

Jim Wilson Associates, Montgomery, Alabama

Melon Bank, Pittsburgh PA

New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.

Edward J Debartolo Corporation. Youngstown OH

Crown Controls Corporation, New Bremen, OH

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY

Northwestern Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI

Hialeah Park, Miami, FL

McDonalds, CLP Corporation, Gadsden, AL

 

Museum Collections

Kentucky Derby Museum

D. Wayne Lukas Collection, Inquiry and Blinkers On

 

Solo Shows (upcoming)

Arts Centers of Bonita Springs, December 2019

 

Solo Shows (past)   

Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth DE

Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD, 2011

Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore MD, 2010

Professional Associations

International Association of Paper-making Artists IAPMA 

International Sculpture Center

Group Shows (partial list)

Art Centers of Bonita Springs, "Second Nature" Best in Show 2018

Rehoboth Biennial 2014

Rehoboth Art League 75 Annual Members Show, Best Sculpture

Women’s Rights and artist’s perspective 2014

Women’s Caucus for the Arts, The Petroleum Paradox, Denise Bibro Gallery, NY, NY  2012

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, winner (A Brittain Banghart Award Jackson Pollock) 2008

Talbot County Visual Art Center, (Honorable Mention, Sunday Drive) 2008

Rehoboth Art League, (Honorable Mention Long Tall Sally) 2008

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY 2007 

John T Mather Memorial Hospital Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit 1992

Salmagundi Club, NY, NY (third place, Angle of Attack) 1990

Art Expo, Los Angeles CA 1987

Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA 1983, 1984, 1985  

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 1984

American Academy of Equine Art, Tufts University, Hamilton MA 1983

 

 

Gallery Shows (partial list)

Gallery 206 Naples, Florida

Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery, Rehoboth, DE

Gallery 50 Contemporary, Rehoboth DE

Heidi Clark Gallery, St Michaels, MD

West Annapolis Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville, DE

Bucks County Gallery, New Hope, PA

Frank Miele Gallery, New York, NY

Midtown Gallery, New York, NY

Hobe Sound Gallery, Hobe Sound, FL

Park Shore Gallery, Naples, FL

The Sportsmen’s Edge, New York, NY

Meisner Gallery, New York, NY

Merriam Fisher Gallery, Washington, DC

Middleton Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY

Beresford Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Dayspring Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Books & Catalogues (partial)

Women’s Rights, an artist’s perspective Exhibition Catalog

Contemporary Sculpture, Schiffer Books June, 2012

Petroleum Paradox Exhibition Catalog (Load of Bull) May 24-June 23, 2012

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, (111th annual exhibit catalog) 2007 

 

Press/Newspaper (partial)

New York Times

Washington Post

Albany Times Union

Toronto Star

Miami Herald

Bucks County Herald

Hunterdon, Democrat

The Capital

Naples Daily News

Princeton Packet

Schenectady Gazette

Star Democrat

 

Press/Magazines (partial)

Departures

Home Companion

Southwest Art

Hunterdon Life

Prime

The Horsemen’s Journal

Spur

Thoroughbred Record

Blood Horse

 

Press/Television

The Ellen Show

The Phil Donahue Show

PM Magazine

Wide World of Sports

 

 

Reviews

Since we launched our Color Wheel series, Pam Foss has submitted images every week. Foss’s most recent series: “Out of the Blue.” On. Trend.

This series of aquatic sculptures evoke frothy waves, with a particular shade of light periwinkle that’s derived from blue foam. We don’t have images of the full piece, which we’re told involves 84 individual sculptures groups together to form an 8 foot-tall, 4 foot-wide installation, but we figured, why not list the submission anyway? We see a little Judy Chicago and Georgia O’Keefe influence and that’s generally a good thing.

 

Whitney Kimball, artFcity.com

Selection of reviews of Pam Foss’s Art of this Century Gallery art boxes. 

 

I did indeed see the dioramas—intriguing, enjoyable, even impressive. And I’m grateful for the attention they bring to Peggy and to Kiesler and to their story. Forgive the ignorance, or even ingenuousness—what does one do with them?   They aren’t multiples for sale I don’t suppose? If the answer is: they are what they are, then they are splendid.

 

Philip Rylands

Director, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Guggenheim Foundation Director for Italy

 

Pam, I am just amazed by the extraordinary work you did on the diorama of the AOTC Gallery!  It looks meticulously done; you must be very skillful.  Plus the whole diorama really brings the gallery to life; in many ways I like it better than the pop-up in the AOTC Gallery exhibit book.  There's something about a

box….  Can you imagine how Peggy would have loved it?

 

Mary Dearborn

Author, Mistress of Modernism the Life of Peggy Guggenheim

 

I don't believe I had seen these. . .how fascinating. . .thanks for keeping Art of This Century alive.

 

Susan Davidson

Curator

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the bronzes you created of my beloved ST Bernard’s April, May, and June.

 

Thanks to you, they will forever serve as sentinels of Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, keeping watch over an area where so many animals receive the best of care.

 

With gratitude,

Cynthia Knight

Akron, Ohio

 

“Her works are truly representative of the actual model – her works catch the excitement of each model in every form,” Jim Wilson, developer of Riverchase Galleria.  He decided to place her sculpture “The Great Blues” in the Galleria so every one might enjoy the splendid beauty of this work.

 “I was struck by the sculpture's (Angle of Attack) vivid portrayal of beauty and savagery in the same instant. It seems to capture much of life as we see it.” 

Brigadier General Peter J. Boylan

Commandant of Cadets

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

 

Taking a tour of the KeyCorp collection with the CEO in gray pinstripes reveals a side of (Victor) Riley the public doesn’t see.  Amid his beloved art collection, he is a kid in a candy store. He stops at a stunning life size bronze sculpture of an eagle swooping in for a kill.  The artist is Pam Foss from New York; its title is “Angle of Attack” Riley ignores the discreet “do not touch” sign and lovingly strokes the bird’s perfectly rendered chest feathers.  “She has really captures these feathers”, Riley says, “Just feel that.  What detail.  It’s the type of sculpture I can sit and stare at all day.”

Paul Grondahl Albany Times Union January 1989

 

“The real surprise at Dayspring Gallery is the bronze sculptures of local artist Pam Foss.  Done as limited editions of 15-20 each, the bronzes were cast by the lost wax method at a Long Island foundry and mark Foss as a sculptor to be reckoned with-now and in the future.”

Peg Churchill Wright Schenectady Gazette August 26 1982

Along with the captivating oils and delicate graphics showing at Dayspring Gallery is a magnificent bronze sculpture by Pam Foss, a Saratoga artist of extraordinary gifts.  Point to Point is small enough to be a library table piece.  A steeplechase, where one horse is making the jump over another fallen horse and rider, at the exact moment of a spill. Using the lost wax technique, Foss has been able to capture subtle facial expressions and impossible minute detail as well as the precise moment of action. 

 

It is one thing to paint from photographs of animals moving at great speed, but quite another to execute a split second of complicated movement in the round.  Foss could well turn out to be the Remington of the racetrack.

 

Lucille, Nitzberg

Sunday Times Union, Albany NY

“Pam Foss is one of America’s leading equine sculptors.  Her Bronzes are greeted with enthusiasm wherever they are exhibited and it is a compliment to her enormous talent that they are eagerly sought after by collectors.”

Sean Byrne, The Thoroughbred Record

 

Pam Foss’s impressive “Great Blue Heron” an animated interpretation of the birds on the cusp of flight far outstrips the rest of the field of figurative sculptures in this year’s show.

Staff writer The New York Times August 8, 1993

 

“Pam Foss’s animal images in bronze are gracefully executed and finished with strikingly colorful patinas,”

 Naples Daily News, December 1, 1989

“Annapolitans own several pieces of public sculpture.  A recent edition to our collection has been installed at Quiet Waters Park.  Sculpted by local artist Pam Foss, the life size bronze of two impressive herons is well-suited to its new home.

Situated next to the visitor’s center high on a bluff, the sculpture is not fully revealed until one climbs the staircase from the road.  Perched on a tree branch, the herons stretch in an “S” shaped composition, producing a sense of imminent movement, the piece thus interacts with the viewer from all angles.

Precise realism delineates the sculpture and its harmony with the Victorian garden space.  Ms. Foss has produced a variety of textures and colors in the piece, making it as interesting to explore the piece close up as it is from afar.  The park is a breathtakingly beautiful place and the herons are worthy guardians.”

 

Carol Falk

New in Town

The Capital, December 15 1990

Contact Information:

Pam Foss

11755 Quail Village Way

Naples, FL 34119

Tel: (410) 490-1140

Web: www.pamfosssculpture.com