Pamela J. Black is an abstract painter who lives and works in a rural town in Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and holds her Masters in Education, which she obtained while teaching elementary art for five years. Black spends her days with her two young children while painting from her in-home art studio during their nap time.

Black's work can also be found at The Millworks in Harrisburg, PA. You can find her there most nights in Studio 104, so stop by to say hi if you're in the area. She also has paintings, prints, magnets and notecards available for purchase in the first floor gallery during their normal business hours.


My paintings are interpretations of what I see around me and what I have discovered through sketches along my travels. I often begin by creating a random mark on canvas or paper and respond to it by bringing order back to the surface. Focus on process, change and exploration is essential to creating work that feels authentic and personal. Ultimately, my creative process is fueled by a need to find a sense of balance between chaos and control.

Through this dialogue that I create, I continue to find connections to myself. My paintings serve as reflections of my soul’s landscape - they are visual records of my emotions, findings, and my everyday thoughts. I choose to explore these ideas through my relationship with the medium, while constantly expressing myself through the process of painting. My hope is for the viewer to be brought into the present moment while engaging with my paintings and to be able to find their own story within the artwork.


2020 Solo Exhibition, October & November Featured Artist, Cafe 1500, Harrisburg, PA

2020  Solo Exhibition, August Featured Artist, The Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill, PA

2020  Stay-At-Home: Staying Connected, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

2020  Cerulean Arts' 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2020  I Like Your Work Summer Juried Show, Congruence, I Like Your Work Podcast

2020  5th Annual January Juried Exhibit, On Thin Ice, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

*Received First Place in Drawing & Painting

2019  Yorkfest Adult Juried Exhibition, Creative York, PA

*Received Award of Distinction

2019  Solo Exhibition, “Third in the Burg” Featured Artist, Cafe 1500, Harrisburg, PA

2019  Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Art Gallery,   

Gettysburg, PA

2019  91st International Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2019  Purple Pops!, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

2019  Small Works Winter 2019 Juried Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

2019  Alterations Juried Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

2019  BLUE Juried Group Exhibition, Creative York, York, PA

2018  Art in the Valley, Mechanicsburg Museum Association, Mechanicsburg, PA

2014  3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery, The Art Institute of York, York, PA

2012  Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, The Parliament, York, PA

2010  Two-Person Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA (with sculptor, 

Michael Layser)

2010  Solo Exhibition, A Place to Start, Gunnar Galleries at the Sewing Factory, Gettysburg, PA

2010  Lemon Show, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA

2009  Painting and Photography Exhibit, Hazleton Art League, Hazleton, PA

2009  31st Annual Student Art Exhibit, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg, PA

*Received Painting Third Prize Award

2009  12th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
2008  Keystone National Works on Paper National Juried Exhibition, The Art Center School & 

Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA
2008  Solo Exhibition, New Works, The Finer Edge Gallery, Gettysburg, PA

2008  Solo Exhibition, The ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA

2008  Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, Progressive Galleries, Harrisburg, PA

2008  Featured Artist, Gallerie 13, Mechanicsburg, PA

2008  Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, The ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA
2007  Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007, 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, The State Museum of PA,

Harrisburg, PA
2007  Solo Exhibition, A Process of Exploration, Student Union Gallery, Kutztown, PA



Staircase mural completed at Source the Space in New Cumberland, PA (2019)


2020  Issue VIII, Featured Artist in PIKCHUR Magazine

2020 Bob's Art Blog: The Signature Style of Pamela J. Black, The Burg News

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