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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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10 Trees
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 380
$ 304
Little Girl Flying a Kite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 280
$ 224
Three Gulls Three Swans
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 280
$ 224
Three Birds Three Fish
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 280
$ 224
Still Life with Tomatoes
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 280
$ 224
On the Way to School
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Five Geese Two Swans Four Gulls
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 980
$ 784
Family Flying a Kite
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,120
2 Egyptians. 1 Modern 1 Ancient
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,200
$ 960
Three Sheep and Three Birds
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 970
$ 776
Tea in Cairo
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,400
$ 1,120
Going to Market
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Food Fuel Family Fish
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Single Parent Family
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 800
$ 640
Older Part of Town
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
$ 792
The Marina Downtown
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
$ 792
Still Life with Violin
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 650
$ 520
Three Species Kissing
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,300
$ 1,040
Breakfast with Bedhead
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
$ 792
A Crane in My Backyard
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 990
$ 792
Cinderella Making her Getaway
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Quilt National, The Dairy Barn, Athens Ohio USA, 2013
Curators Prize, Grand National, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Canada, 2013
Whistler Prize, 100th Anniversary, Whistler House Gallery, Lowell, Mass, USA, 2012
Quilt Visions , Visions Art Museum, San Diego, USA, 2010
Celebration, National Quilt Museum, Paducah,Ky, USA, 2011