Commemorative Vessel Gallery 9.5:
Vessel as the Human Form, Humanity at Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland, California, November 1–December 14, 2013

One, Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2011
“Emergent Behaviors,” Vessel Gallery, Oakland, California.
“New Work by Pamela Merory Dernham and Nikki Schrager," Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, California.

 

2008
“Go Figure: Wire Sculpture by Pamela Merory Dernham," Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California.

 

2004
“Give and Take: Pamela Merory Dernham," The Gatehouse Gallery, diRosa Preserve, Napa, California.

 

2003
“Figurative Work by Elizabeth Addison and Pamela Merory Dernham," curated by Diana Lynn, Green Shutter Gallery, Hayward, California.

 

2001
“Pamela Dernham/Kathy Gore Fuss/Nemo Gould Sculpture," V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013

"Commemorative Vessel Gallery 9.5:
Vessel as the Human Form, Humanity" at Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland, California, November 1–December 14, 2013

 

2011
“Pacific Rim Sculptors Group at Yreka,” curated by Michael Crane, Liberty Arts Center, Yreka, California.
“Small Miracles," curated by Anne Pinata, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, California.

 

2010
“What Are Women Artists Doing?," curated by Tricia Grame, Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, California.
“Twisted, Chiseled, and Fired," curated by Tricia Grame, Village Theater Gallery, Danville, California.
“Pac Rim @ Cricket Engine," curated by Carin Adams, Oakland, California.

 

2009
“Think Before You Pink," Invitational Exhibit, ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

2008
“Outward Appearances," ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

2007
SOFA: Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Exposition, representing Mowen Solinsky Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
“Wired," Mowen Solinsky Gallery, Nevada City, California.

 

2006
“The Family of Clay: CCA Ceramics, 1950-2005," curated by Arthur Gonzalez and Nancy Servis, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California.
“InSights: Pamela Merory Dernham, Lowell Downey, Janna Waldinger, and Dana Zed," curated by Art and Clarity, St Supery Winery, Yountville, California.

 

2005
“All in the Family IV," di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California.
“An Array of Small Works," Crockett Contemporary Art, Crockett, California.
“In the Round," curated by Cathy Kimball, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California.

 

2004
“Off the Rim: Pacific Rim Sculptors Group," curated by Brooke Barrie, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey.

 

2003
“Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Fall Members Exhibition," juried by Cheryl Haines, San Francisco, California.
“Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Summer Exhibition," juried by Steven Oliver, San Francisco, California.

 

2002
“A Figurative Show," V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California.
“Oakland Portraits: Then and Now, 1852-2002," California State Building, Oakland, California.
“Steamie Crème With No Theme," work from the di Rosa Preserve and Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, curated by Rene di Rosa, San Francisco, California.

 

2001
“Seventh Annual Members Show” with Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, juried by Rene de Guzman, San Francisco, California.

 

2000
“Pro Arts 2000 Juried Annual," at Pro Arts Gallery, juried by Larry Rinder, Oakkand, California.
“Founders Day Alumni Exhibition," California College of Arts and Crafts, juried by Maria Porges and Douglas Nickel, San Francisco, California.

 

1999
“California College of Arts and Crafts Alumni Sculpture Exhibition," juried by Carrie Lederer, Oakland City Hall, Oakland, California.
“Igniting the Edge: Forging New Geographies, Categories, and Identities," curated by Terri Cohn, Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California.

 

1998
"Material Matters: An Exhibition Exploring Alternative Media in Art," Gensler, San Francisco, California.

 

1997
"L'Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational," The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California.
"Pacific Rim Sculptors Group," Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California.

 

1996
"Altar - ed Images," curated by Cameron Cartiere. Falkirk Cultural Center,
Ross, California.
"Ceramics in Northern California," juried by Sandy Simon, Clayton Bailey, and John Toki. Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California.

 

1995
"The Female Gaze: Nudes by Women," Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

 

1994
"California Clay Competition," juried by Sandy Simon. The Artery, Davis, California.

 


1993
"Objects of Desire," San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

Public Commissions

2010
“The Pleasures of Conversation” and “Finding Common Ground," Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California.

 

2007
Second Place Finalist for Lobby Sculpture at 545 Madison Avenue, New York.

 

1999
Main reception area at Arthur Andersen Company, San Francisco, California.

 

Private Commissions
2009
“The Symposium," wire wall sculpture for Sonoma home of Pamela and John Story.
“Before Morandi," outdoor wire wall sculpture for San Francisco home of Bruce Colman and Margaret Sheehan.

 

2006
“Always Asking," wire wall sculpture for the Dallas home of Cherie and Keith Hughes.

 

2005
“Musings," wire wall sculpture for San Francisco home of Bruce Colman and Margaret Sheehan.

 

2004
Wire wall sculpture for Berkeley home of Robert Huang.

 

2000
“Grapevine," wire wall sculpture for the Sonoma home of Kimberly and Simon Blattner.

 

Installations
2000
Alice Art Center Window, Oakland, California.

 

1998
The Oakland Neighborhood Windows Project, Oakland, California.

 

Representation
Vessel Gallery, Oakland, California.
Mowen Solinsky Gallery, Nevada City, California.

 

Memberships and Affiliations
Alumni Council of the California College of the Arts from 1997 to 2005
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Exhibition Chair from 1998 to 2001
Artist Leadership Network from 1992 to 2009
Women’s Caucus for the Arts

 

Publications

2005
Gant, M.S. “Around the Rim: New Shows at SJICA and MACLA," Metro, Silicon Valley, California, http://www.metroactive.com.

 

2004
Rivera, F.R. “Non-Linear Work from Off the Rim," U.S. 1 Newspaper.

 

1997
Kraft, F. "L'Chaim! Kiddush Cup Exhibit," Canadian Jewish News, 1997.

 

1995
"Exhibits Examine Differences, Similarities of Genders," Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Personal
Born 1955 in Santa Monica, California.

 

Education
1998: Master of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts (formerly, California College of Arts and Crafts), Oakland, California.
1983: BSN, University of California at Los Angeles.

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