Pam Spika Nicholson

Pam's passion and curiosity for painting have won her numerous awards at the best shows and exhibits in Colorado. She is inspired by the movement and rhythm of patterns, bold, pleasing, vibrant colors, masterful contrasts and unpredictable asymmetry balanced by strategically placed lines. She believes art is an expression of creativity that should bring emotion to the mind, interest to the eye, engages the viewer and should stand strongly and independently on it's own requiring no “artsy” explanation. She has her own very distinct style…a blend of technical, geometric precision with contemporary, lively colors!

 

Pam's artistic technique involves a mixture of mediums. She draws her designs on paper or canvas. For some pieces, a collage of decorative papers is applied in the background. She then textures the surface to add depth and dimension. Once dry, she paints with acrylics and adds fine details with colored pencils, crayons and metal leafing.

 

Pam was born in Miles City, Montana in 1965. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree cum laude from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado in 1987. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona and painted for 11 years with Phoenix Art Group. 1998 brought a welcomed move back to Colorado where she began showcasing her work at numerous festivals throughout the year. She has been invited to participate in two international art shows including The 18 th International Art Festival in Manila Republic of the Philippines in 2009 and also the Pyeoungtaek International Art Festival in Pyeoungtaek, Korea in 2007. Pam has been creating and selling original artwork that has become part of many public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including England, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Hong Kong. She works from her studio in Parker, Colorado.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS, AWARDS, SHOWS & DONATIONS:

  • HIGHLIGHTS

Channel 9 News Television featured Artist – Denver, CO - May 2011
Represented by 21 st Century Art Consultants – Denver, CO – 2005-2011
Represented by Opiela Gallery – Denver, CO - 2009
18 th International Art Festival – Manila, Philippines - 2009
Pyeoungtaek International Art Festival – Pyeoungtaek, Korea - 2007
Channel 7 News Television Interview - Denver, CO – Aug. 2005
Channel 7 News Television Interview – Denver, CO – May 2005
Colorado Community Newspapers, Featured Article, Sept. 2, 2004
Elbert County News, Featured Article, July 15, 2004
Parker Artist Guild Secretary – Parker, CO – 2003-2004
Member of Parker Artist Guild – Parker, CO – since 1999
Artist for Phoenix Art Group – Phoenix, AZ – 1987 to 1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, cum laude – Gunnison, CO - 1987

 

  • AWARDS

3 rd Place Fine Art – Art in the Park - 2010
Best in Show – Parker Artist Guild “Duets” Show with partner,Tadashi Hayakawa - 2009
2 nd Place Fine Art – Wells Fargo Art & Jazz Festival – 2008
2 nd Place Fine Art, Mixed Media – Golden Art Festival - 2008
1 st Place Fine Art, Mixed Media – Castle Rock Artfest – 2007
2 nd Place Fine Art – Art in the Park – 2006
Award of Merit – Fine Arts Festival at Briargate – 2005
2 nd Place Fine Art,Mixed Media– Golden Art Festival – 2005
3 rd Place Fine Art – Art in the Park – 2005
1 st Place Fine Art, Mixed Media– Castle Rock Artfest – 2004
1 st Place Fine Art – Art in the Park – 2004
Business Choice Award – Art in the Park – 2004
20 th Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition Finalist 2003
1 st Place Fine Art – High Prairie Farms Art Show– 2003
Purchase Award – Images of Parker Art Show – 2002
1 st Place Professional – Images of Parker - 2001
Purchase Award – Images of Parker - 2001
Best of Apple – Apples, Aspen & Art Show - 2001
Best Professional – Edge of the Cedars Art Show- 2001
Public Favorite – Edge of the Cedars Art Show – 2001
People's Choice Award – Edge of the Cedars – 2000
Artistic Excellence – Images of Parker - 1999
Honorable Mention – Images of Parker - 1999
North Fork Council for the Arts and Humanities Award –1999
1 st Place Mixed Media – Edge of the Cedars - 1999
Purchase Award – Edge of the Cedars Art Show - 1999

 

  • ART SHOWS & FESTIVALS

Downtown Denver Arts Festival – Denver, CO – 2010, ‘09, ‘08, ‘07, ‘06
Breckenridge 4 th of July Art Festival – Breckenridge,CO – 2010, ‘09, ‘08, ‘07, ‘06, ‘04
Downtown Boulder Art Fair – Boulder, CO – 2010, ‘09, '08, ‘07 ‘06, ‘05, ‘04
Art in the Park – Parker, CO – 2010, ‘09, '08, ‘07 ‘06, ‘05, ‘04, ‘03, ‘02
Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide, Labor Day – Breckenridge, CO – 2010, ‘09, ‘08
Art Fest – Castle Rock, CO – 2010, ‘09, '08, ‘07 ‘06, ‘05, ‘04
Taste of Lone Tree Art & Food Festival – Lone Tree, CO - 2010
Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival – Breckenridge, CO - 2010
Golden Fine Art Festival – Golden, CO – 2009, '08, ‘07 ‘06, ‘05, ‘04
C.C. Opiela Gallery – Denver, CO – 2009
18 th International Art Festival – Manila, Philippines - 2009
Pyeoungtaek International Art Festival – Pyeoungtaek, Korea - 2007
Celebration of Nature Exhibition at The Wildlife Experience – Parker, CO - 2007
Lapis Gallery Featured Artist - Denver, CO – Jan. 2007, Dec. 2006, May 2003, April 2003
Wells Fargo Art & Jazz Festival – Grand Junction, CO – 2008
Pikes Peak Arts Fest – Colorado Springs, CO - 2008
Boulder Fall Fest – Boulder, CO – 2007, ‘06, ‘05, ‘04, ‘03
Spring Art Show – Parker, CO –2007, ‘06, ‘05, ‘04
Denver Art Affair – Littleton, CO - 2007
Lone Tree Art Show – Lone Tree, CO – 2006
Beaver Creek Fine Arts Festival – Beaver Creek, CO – 2006, 2005
Littleton Fine Arts Festival – Littleton, CO – 2006, 2005, 2004
Aspen Fine Arts Festival – Aspen, CO - 2005
Colorado Arts Festival – Denver, CO – 2005, 2004, 2003
Colorado Arts Festival Curated Showcase – Denver, CO – 2005
Fine Arts Festival at Briargate – Co.Springs, CO – 2005
Colorado Art Expo – Denver, CO – 2004, 2003
Conifer Fine Art Festival – Conifer, CO – 2004
High Prairie Farms Art Show – Parker, CO – 2003
Summerfest Fine Arts Festival – Evergreen, CO – 2003
The People's Fair – Denver, CO – 2003
Voluck Designs GalErie – Erie, CO – 2003
Sanctuary Décor – Littleton, CO – 2003
Holiday Fine Art Fair – Parker, CO – 2002
Niwot Clothesline Art Fest – 2002
Summerfest Festival – Littleton, CO – 2002
Highlands Ranch Art Fair, - Highlands Ranch, CO - 2002
Western Welcome Week Festival – Littleton, CO – 2002
Images of Parker Art Show – Parker, CO – 2002, 2001, 1999
Louisville Art Show – Louisville, CO – 2001
Edge of the Cedars Show– Cedaredge,CO – 2001,2000,1999
Apples, Aspen & Art – Cedaredge, CO – 2001

 

  • ARTWORK CHARITABLE DONATIONS

Castle Rock Public Art Commission Fund – 2010, ‘09, ‘08, ‘07, ‘06, ‘05, ‘04
Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Painted Violin – 2009, ‘08
Colorado Cancer Research - 2007
ArtMA – Pediatric Cancer Research – 2006
Breckenridge Music Institute Festival – 2006
Women's Crisis & Family Outreach Center – 2006
Colorado Arts Festival Silent Auction – 2005, ‘04, ‘03
Rocky Mountain PBS Art Auction - 2003
Parker Artist Guild Holiday Silent Auction – 2002
Creekside Elementary School Silent Auction – 1999