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Artist Background



*Metal Jewelry, John C Campbell Folk School, Jim Anderson

*Pebble jewelry. Meredith Baxter. North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN USA.

*Drawing on metal.  Advanced workshops with Deb Karash and Mary Karg. 

*Individual Training and workshops supported by the Donald G. Humanities Trust Individual Artist Grant and workshops in flame painting copper. Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, Arkansas, USA. Rachael and Skip Mathews.  

*Metalsmithing classes at Metal Heart Jewelry. Kirk Slar, Minneaplis, MN  USA. 


*North House Folk School, Duluth, MN USA

Duluth Basket Guild, Duluth, MN. USA

*John C Campbell Folk School, Brassport, NC. USA. 

*Annual Bead and Button Show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

*Ely Weavers and Fiber Guild, Ely, MN

Tapestry Weaving

*I have studied with several well known tapestry weavers in the United States, Mexico, Norway, and Scotland. 

*Three month artistic travel to England, Wales, and Scotland to study ancestral sense of place experienced through paper collage.

*Study of Norwegian and Swedish textiles in Norway and Sweden. Recipient of the 2007 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant to study textiles in Norway and Sweden with the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum located in Decorah, Iowa, USA. 

*Southwest Institute of Technical and Further Education in Australia (TAFE) Diploma of Art in Tapestry classes 2002 - 2004.

*Weavers Guild Minnesota, Minneapolis, MH


*Mentor Series, Developing Your Artistic Potential, David Feinberg, Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

*Trees-Identifying and Sketching them, Marilyn Brandenberer, John C Campbell Folk School

*Interpreting the Landscape, Christine Baeumler Split Rock, UMN, at Cloquet Forestry Station

*Cartoon Drawing, Brian Platt, Hay on Wye, England

Exhibitions and Awards


Pamela's art is represented by the Ely Art & Soul Gallery in Ely, MN, USA  55731.

*The Art and Soul Gallery has monthly theme exhibitions with an accompanying open house the first Monday of each month from, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Current Exhibitions​

​Exhibitions, events, awards                     

*Pamela J Davis has studied internationally and domestically with acclaimed tapestry artists, beaders, and coppersmiths. 

*Pamela J Davis has been awarded funding from the Minnesota States Arts Board, the Arrowhead Regional Art Center, and local organizations such as the Donald G. Humanities Trust Individual Artist Grant in Ely, MN, USA. 

*Pamela J Davis' art is displayed in numerous permanent and private collections, exhibits internationally, nationally, and locally.​ 

*Public Displays

​Ramsey Washington County Watershed District Building, St. Paul, Minnesota  USA

Ely Public Library, Ely, Minnesota, USA

Business Background


Business Resume Pamela J Davis
*Management Water Resources
Consultant: St. Croix Basin Water Resources Planning Team: Partnership organization of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission and other contributing members. 2000 - 2005.
*Water Resources Science: Graduate Assistant at the University of Minnesota. Instructor at the University of Minnesota. 1995 - 2000.
Management Retail / Wholesale
*HUE, dba Moskal and Chilewich. Distributor of women's and children's socks, knee-highs, tights and bodywear. Vice President. San Francisco and New York City, New York. USA. 1987 - 1992.
*Monet Jewelry. Costume jewelry. New York City, New York, USA. Regional Manager. 1978 - 1987.
*Higbee Department Store. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Management Training Program. 1976 - 1978.

Where I am From


Places I have lived:
Born Cleveland Ohio on Lake Erie, one of the 5 Great Lakes
Other cities I have lived:
Columbus Ohio, Chicago Illinois, New York City, Boston Massachusetts, San Francisco California, Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota, Ely Minnesota

*Thus far in my life I have traveled or lived in all of the States of the United States, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Copenhagen, England, Scotland, Wales, Caribbean Islands

Formal Education


Formal Education
*Southwest Institute of Technical and Further Education in Australia (TAFE) Diploma of Art in Tapestry classes
*Ph.D. classes completed. University of Minnesota. USA.  Water Resources Science.
*Masters of Science. University of Minnesota. USA. Water Resources Science.
*San Francisco State University, California, USA. Science preparation classes.       
*Bentley College, Massachusetts, USA. Business classes.                                                         
*University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire. USA. Bachelor of Arts Psychology.