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    Pamela Nelson
    Mother Plant
    Velvet Collage
    57 x 44-1/2 inches (144.8 x 113.0 cm)
    The Artscape Auction Benefits The Dallas Arboretum
    Donated by: Pamela Nelson
    Retail Value: $4,300

    This piece was featured on the cover of the invitation for the event.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Pamela Nelson is an artist living in Dallas, working in painting, mixed media, and public art installations. Pamela has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art, Texas, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and the National Arts Club in New York City.

    Public artworks by Nelson include designing four Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations, designing 24 stained glass windows for a Richardson church, creating a terrazzo floor medallion at DFW Airport, and installing a color theory project at NorthPark Center in Dallas.
    Pamela has been an instructor for Dallas County Community Colleges, the Arlington Museum of Art, the Gateway Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Stewpot Open Art Program for the homeless in Dallas. She received her BFA in 1974 from Southern Methodist University.

    Active in many community art organizations, Pamela has served on the boards of EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, that provides funds for economic or medical crises, and the MAC, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, an alternative exhibition and performing arts space. She served for ten years as Vice Chair of the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, a monthly review panel for public art and architecture in Washington; appointed by President G. W. Bush in 2001.

    She was honored with the Legend Award in 2000 by the Dallas Contemporary, an alternative art venue in Dallas. Nelson's work in included in U.S. Embassies in the Ivory Coast and Tajikistan, at the El Paso Museum of Art, the corporate collections at MTV in New York, U. S. Trust in New York, and the A.H. Belo collection in Dallas.

    Source: pamelahnelson.com

    ABOUT THE AUCTION
    Proceeds from the Artscape auction will benefit The Dallas Arboretum. This auction will open online and will have bids transferred to a live event on Friday, May 12, 2017. If you the winning bid online, you will be notified following the event on Monday, May 15, 2017. The organization will collect payment and handle shipping of the winning lots. For any questions regarding the auction, please contact Kristen Schultz, KristenS@HA.com or 214.409.1775.

    ABOUT THE EVENT
    The Great Contributor to Art Award
    As part of Artscape Reimagined, the Dallas Arboretum will recognize a patron of the arts for their contributions to and support of the arts in Dallas. The Great Contributor to Art Award will be presented to Craig Hall at the Artscape Award and Auction Dinner in Rosine Hall on May 12. This prize was designed and contributed by Gary Lee Price, whose Great Contributors exhibition at the Arboretum inspired the award.

    Tickets to the dinner are available for sale now.
    Limited tickets are available at $300.
    Additional are available at $350 and $500 (Patron)
    Tables available at $3,500 and $5,000

    Dallas Arboretum
    8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

    For additional ticket info, contact Missy Whisler at (214)515-6688.

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
    The Mission
    The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

    The Dallas Arboretum Today
    More than 1,096,000 visitors from all 50 states, as well as 90 countries, came through our gates in 2016. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world and the number of honors is so extensive it is listed on our website. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Groundbreaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.

    Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. The Arboretum has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time paid staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.

    Support for the Dallas Arboretum and our members, donors and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department provide Botanical Garden.



    Donated by: Artist and Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
    Retail Value: $1,200

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    Mary Vernon, Professor of Art and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University, teaches painting, drawing and SMU's noted color theory course, Color and Meaning. She was born in southern New Mexico, educated at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Vernon is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Her national service to the arts includes membership on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Arts Administrators, the Wishboneâ„¢ Educational Advisory Board, Advisory Board of the Texas Biennial and membership on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art. She has served as the U.S. State Department Visiting Artist in Chile (2003), has shown her work in France, Hungary and Kazakhstan, and is represented by Valley House Gallery of Dallas.

    Source: SMU.edu


    ABOUT THE AUCTION
    Proceeds from the Artscape auction will benefit The Dallas Arboretum. This auction will open online and will have bids transferred to a live event on Friday, May 12, 2017. If you the winning bid online, you will be notified following the event on Monday, May 15, 2017. The organization will collect payment and handle shipping of the winning lots. For any questions regarding the auction, please contact Kristen Schultz, KristenS@HA.com or 214.409.1775.

    ABOUT THE EVENT
    The Great Contributor to Art Award
    As part of Artscape Reimagined, the Dallas Arboretum will recognize a patron of the arts for their contributions to and support of the arts in Dallas. The Great Contributor to Art Award will be presented to Craig Hall at the Artscape Award and Auction Dinner in Rosine Hall on May 12. This prize was designed and contributed by Gary Lee Price, whose Great Contributors exhibition at the Arboretum inspired the award.

    Tickets to the dinner are available for sale now.
    Limited tickets are available at $300.
    Additional are available at $350 and $500 (Patron)
    Tables available at $3,500 and $5,000

    Dallas Arboretum
    8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

    For additional ticket info, contact Missy Whisler at (214)515-6688.

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
    The Mission
    The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility.

    The Dallas Arboretum Today
    More than 1,096,000 visitors from all 50 states, as well as 90 countries, came through our gates in 2016. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world and the number of honors is so extensive it is listed on our website. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Groundbreaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.

    Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. The Arboretum has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time paid staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.

    Support for the Dallas Arboretum and our members, donors and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department provide Botanical Garden.





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