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Founder of Gallery 621, a co-op for contemporary artists in Benicia, Pam Dixon began her career in free-lance commercial and industrial art, later becoming a serious exhibiting artist in the 80′s.


Dixon’s checkered life history - a mad-cap mixture of Hollywood, Carmel and San Francisco “contribute to (her) inspired playfulness and sense of poignancy as refreshing as a blast of fresh air”, Mark Van Proyen. Art Week.


Currently represented by John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, Dixon has also recently been working on casting at the Sacramento Art Foundry.  She was a member of the Berkeley Pot Studio before joining Jerry Epperson in his ceramics studio in Crockett where she now works with Ruby Wolfman.


Dixon was guest artist working in the Sacramento studio of Tony Natsoulas from 2013-2014. She was a driving force in bringing an incredible array of ceramic talent to Benicia in Transmigrational: Ceramics from the Corridor, the opening exhibition of the Benicia Museum of Art project in 2014. In 2015 she was also included in the publications Why Make Art by Hedi Desuyo, Kurt Fishback’s 51 Women Artists. Past publications and their companion exhibitions include Excor: Revival of Exquisite Corpse, the Art of Chance by Sherry Parker. Notable exhibitions (from a long list) include two retrospectives: Richmond Art Center, Un-Still-Lifes: Pami Fat Face and her Friends, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Hosay Portrait.


Studio: Benicia, California


“Whatever happens between the wall-of-self and the wall-of-paint is the mystery which is worth everything.”

- pam dixon, 2012



Recent Exhibitions:

John Natsoulas Gallery’s annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors, CCACA 2016, April 29 - May 1, 2016

Bark! 2016 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, February 3 - March 2, 2016

Why Make Art, invitational exhibition with publication by Hedi Desuyo, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA,
    Oct 14 – Nov 15, 2015

Currents and Reflections, Visions of the Wild at the Temple Art Lofts, Vallejo, CA, October, 2015

51 Women Artists, invitational exhibition with publication by Kurt Fishback, at Transmission Gallery, Oakland,

    CA, June 5 - July 18, 2015

Plates & Totems Invitational at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, October 2015

Inspirations from Meckel Way, at Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA, April 3 - May 16, 2015

America’s ClayFest III at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, Apr 16 – May 20, 2015

Art of a Community, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA - Jan 21- March 8, 2015

Common Threads: New/Recent Work by Pam Dixon, Pablo Galvan & Somboun Sayasane 

    Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA - January 7-31, 2015

4th Annual Plate & Totems Invitational at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, Oct 17 - Nov 15, 2014

Transmigrational, Benicia Museum of Art Invitational, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA, Oct 16 - Nov 11, 2014

Maskerade 2, Sacramento City College Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA - October 2-31, 2014

Art Bra Show, at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA -  September 6 - October 11, 2014

Altered Landscapes, juror Phil Linhares, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA - July 17- September 11, 2014

Car Talk at Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, June 13 - August 22, 2014

Transformation  at Gallery 621, Benicia, CA, May 1 - June 8, 2014

The 5th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition at the Marin MOCA, Novato, CA -  May 2014

Plates & Totems Invitational at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA -  May 2013

Myths, Legends, and Prophesies at the Loft Gallery, Sacramento, CA - March 2013

Dixon Revue, solo exhibition at Gallery 621, Benicia, CA, March 21 - May 6, 2013

Pam Dixon, Arts Benicia Presents at the Rellik, solo exhibition, Benicia, CA, March 2 - July 1, 2013

Art of a Community, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA - February 2013

Los Angeles Art Association 2012 Open Show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, December - Jan 4, 2013

Guest Artist painting with the San Francisco Sinfonietta on the occasion of Arts Benicia’s 25th Anniversary,

     Benicia, CA - June 8, 2012

This is It! solo exhibition at Gallery 621, Benicia, CA - April 2012

EXCOR: Revival of the Exquisite Corpse: The Art of Chance at Firehouse North, Berkeley, CA - August 2011

Founder’s Show at Gallery 621, Benicia, CA - June 2011

X-Rated Valentine Show: The Great Art Seduction at Skinner Howard, Sacramento, CA - February 2011

Dixon is “... up and running as usual!”

Selected Past Exhibitions:

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Beyond Words - Three, juried by Ruth Braunstein, San Jose, CA

Bruce Museum, Women in the American West, Greenwich, CT

Richmond Art Center, Un-Still-Lifes: Pami Fat Face and her Friends, retrospective curated by Tomlinson,                        

    Richmond, CA

Beverly Gordon Gallery, New Distinctions, Dallas, TX

Crocker/Kingsley Art Museum, 63rd Annual Invitational, Sacramento, CA

Gregory Ghent Gallery, Pam Dixon, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Hosay Portriat, retrospective, San Jose, CA


Women's New Museum NYC, 1980's, Museum Store

Gracie Mansion NYC,1980's, Museum store


Representation:

John Natsoulas Gallery, 2015 to present
Ernest De Soto Workshop, SF/ Mexico since 1984-1993
J’nette Gardens, Janette McKinley, Montclair, 1983-1990
Gregory Ghent Gallery, San Francisco 1982-1987
Susan Alexander in the ’70’s,






contact Pam Dixon at mz.pam@me.com for a full and detailed exhibition list
photo credit: David Gray



 

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