Pamela Pitt - Artist and Photographer

The Spring issue of Vistas and Byways is still online.

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Now showing at the San Francisco Womens Artists Gallery






I am showing work at the "Point of View" show from May 8 - June 2, 2018 at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. The work I am showing is from my "Shopping" series, black and white photographs.


I am participating in the "World of Abstractions" exhibit at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery.


I received a Juror's Choice Award for my piece, "Night and Day." "Night and Day" started as a doily which is soft and white and comes from my grandmother's generation. It has been combined with a hard, dark background, which is its digital support. I am always drawn to black and white photographs and enhanced the soft and hard portions of the composition by making turning them into dark and light.


March 6-31, 2018 Group exhibit at the San Francisco Women Artist's Gallery, 647 Irving at 8th. Opening, Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:30-8:00. I have received a Juror's Choice award in this show from Priscilla Otani.  The originals from the "Spirit Guide" series were made in a darkroom using negatives and cutouts. The prints were solarized and otherwise manipulated during development, resulting in a partial pink hue on the black and white prints. They were scanned and printed from the digital scanned images. A  woman in the foreground of the scene from the Roman Forum reacts to the statue of a headless woman who has stood there for ages. She is reminded of the history of women. Nonetheless, to herself, she says, "Forward!"  A mourning woman misses her mother and goes to visit her in a New Mexico cemetery on "Mother's Day."



Neighborhood Banner project with the San Francisco Women Artists.



I received a Juror Choice recognition from Carol Newberg for one of my pieces in the upcoming exhibit at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. The OPENING for this exhibit is February 8, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue.  The theme of the exhibit is Eye of the Beholder.

"Grandmother," which is in the exhibit, was made without a camera. I love my Grandmother's doilies, and I imagine her and her friends in a small town in Oklahoma doing hand work together. I put the doilies on a scanner, pressed one of my collages in progress down on top of it, and scanned the overlapping works of art. 
San Francisco was in a drought for so long that I really missed the rain. When it finally started raining again, I remember going to the Safeway on Market. When I got out of my car I saw this amazing sheen of rain on top of oil that had been building up for a long time without being washed away. I took out my cell phone and started taking pictures to just enjoy the experience of the rain even more. This resulted in the picture,"Parking Lot Rainbow," which received the Juror's Choice award.




I will participate in KA-POW! - A group exhibition of NCWCA (Northern California Women's Caucus for Art), which will open February 15, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. at the Pacific Pinball Museum. It is located at


1510 Webster Street, Alameda, California.


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