By Renee Larr
Fishers resident and award-winning artist, Pamela Chase Newell, will have 20 pieces of her artwork on display at the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, Ind. beginning May 9 for one month. Newell works in oils and soft pastels specializing in impressionistic still life and landscapes.
Newell is not only an artist but a teacher of art, as well. She is a workshop instructor at the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Carmel and teaches at the Hamilton County Art Center.
The honor of being part of an exhibit at the Brown County Art Guild does not come easily.
“It’s tough to get into. It’s a guild which means you are juried to get in – not by a gallery owner, but by the guild of artists. Artists vote you in. It takes a whole year and a rotation of three juries. You bring in your paintings and they say yes or no. You bring in four to six paintings each jury session and by the time you’re done they will have seen 15 to 21 paintings. So you can’t be a one hit wonder,” said Newell.
One piece of Newell’s art work can take anywhere from three to four hours or as long as three years. She is also commissioned by people to create works of art for their home.
“It’s hard to get into somebody’s head to see what’s in their vision because they can’t express it,” said Newell.
Her works are on display and can be purchased at Brown County Art Guild, Castle Gallery in Ft. Wayne, Hoosier Salon Gallery in Carmel and Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati. While her art is her livelihood, it’s not always easy for Newell to part with some of her works.
“You have to send them out into the world. That’s what I’m here for but sometimes it’s just so hard,” Newell said.
The Brown County Art Guild is located at 48 South Van Buren Street in Nashville, IN. For more information on Newell visit pnewellart.com. For more information on Brown County Art Guild visit browncountyartguild.org.