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Pamela Allen

"Making art is like a stream of consciousness for me. I put some shapes on my design wall and from that moment on, I am talking to them and they are talking to me. I never know what the conversation will inspire, but it is such a joyful occupation to work with an open mind like this. And occasionally, I might be rewarded with a ''Eureka'' moment by pursuing an unlikely solution to a problem."

Pamela Allen tends to create little stories or scenarios as her work unfolds, and progress is often determined by the story that is taking shape. It may be a personal story with personal symbols. The meaning, on the other hand, may be more enigmatic to the viewer. This dialogue between the art and the viewer is a major element in Allen's art.

Allen typically approaches design challenges with an ''anything goes'' attitude. She is resourceful and innovative in her choice of materials, using many recycled fabrics. She also pierces found objects and uses them as embellishments in her work. Allen believes that fabric is capable of doing things that no other medium can, and she exploits this capability whenever possible. Her pieces are full of fun and surprises.

Allen has a BFA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She has taught art courses for Queens Fine Art Department, community colleges, and at major quilt festivals in Canada, the USA, and South Africa. Allen has exhibited her work extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. She was an artist-in-residence at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and she attends the Atlantic Center for the Arts every year.

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Badminton 1200 BC
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Halley's Comet - Hasting...
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 460
$ 391
Sleeping Beauty
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Three Species Kissing
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Eve in the Orchard
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
SOLD
Kissing in Public by Pamela Allen (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Kissing in Public
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
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Spawning in the Dunes
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Eve Under Scrutiny
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
SOLD
Harbor Grace by Pamela Allen (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Harbor Grace
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
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SOLD
Dog Walk at the Beach by Pamela Allen (Fiber Wall Hanging)
Dog Walk at the Beach
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 560
$ 476
Transatlantic
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,100
$ 935
A Crane in My Backyard
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
Splash Pool at the Park
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
On the Square
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
Waiting for the Caiplin ...
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,990
$ 1,691.50
Around City Park
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
On the Locks
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Pamela Allen
$ 1,000
$ 850
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Quilt National, Athens Ohio USA, The Dairy Barn, 2013
Curators Prize, Grand National, Kitchener, ON, Canada, Homer Watson House and Gallery, 2013
Whistler Prize, 100th Anniversary, Lowell, Mass, USA, Whistler House Gallery, 2012
Quilt Visions , San Diego, USA, Visions Art Museum, 2010
Celebration, Paducah,Ky, USA, National Quilt Museum, 2011