Works by Pamela Alderman
ArtPrize: The World's Largest Open Art Competition
Pamela's interactive and collaborative work, voted into the Top 25 for seven consecutive years and Top 20 and 3rd Place in the Time-Based category in 2015, has been featured throughout ArtPrize's first decade. For this annual 19 day art competition, the entire Grand Rapids downtown becomes an art venue while public-based voting decides the winner. Following her successful ArtPrize career, Pamela's interactive healing work continues to expand into school and community programs and speaking opportunities.
See Pamela's ArtPrize Collection which includes:
- ArtPrize 2018: Broken Wings
- ArtPrize 2017: Let Go
- ArtPrize 2016: Color Me Orange
- ArtPrize 2015: Hometown Hero
- ArtPrize 2014: The Scarlet Cord
- ArtPrize 2013: Wing and a Prayer
- ArtPrize 2012: Courage Ablaze
- ArtPrize 2011: Braving the Wind
- ArtPrize 2010: Woman in Red
- ArtPrize 2009: Companions
The Scarlet Cord
Healing for Sex Trafficked Children
The Scarlet Cord took a solid year to plan and create, but it was the intention of the artist to bring this to the public for years before it materialized so trafficking survivors can experience hope and healing through art. The public response was to vote The Scarlet Cord a Top 25 Installation and the hope and healing have continued at schools, Phoenix, Women's Expo, and beyond.
Thank you for putting yourself out there for the voiceless in a very tasteful way.
Find out more about The Scarlet Cord and how you can make a difference.
School and Community Programs
Interactive and Collaborative
Known for her interactive art pieces, Pamela offers students of all ages an unique participatory experience. We are grateful that 335,000 individuals have personally engaged with Pamela's collaborative work over the last decade. The following programs on bullying and school violence prevention, and healing our broken world, or sex trafficking awareness can be adapted to fit your specific group needs.
The opportunity to become part of the art piece was powerful for many of my fourth grade students.
Healing Our Broken World Through Art
Book Pamela for an inspiring presentation at your event. At universities and classrooms, museums, auditoriums, and other venues, Pamela has delivered passionate messages on her creative work with sex trafficking awareness, bullying and school violence preventions, and culture care—healing our broken world through art. Pamela's presentations are often coupled with her interactive and collaborative work.
Your work makes me feel so connected to others. Your work links us all together.
While most art emphasizes the artist's need for self-expression, Pamela Alderman's interactive art focuses on viewers and their story. Her donor-supported work invites individuals into the healing process through interactive art. As participants engage in the art making, small steps toward healing result.
Pamela has a very unique gift for connecting deeply with people through her artwork.
Healing in Arts
“Your art speaks of healing,” were the words Makoto Fujimura spoke to Pamela several years ago and they have defined her artwork ever since. Each installation, each exhibit, each piece, is still speaking of hope and healing. Responses from people experiencing Pamela's interactive healing installations have added testimony to the healing power of art.
Just the act of writing the message and hanging it on the tree made me feel like I was part of the healing process.
Find out more about Healing in Arts and see other responses to Pamela's art.
Exhibitions and Collections
In addition to the “healing” in her art highlighted above, many of Pamela's works are part of the permanent collections on hospital walls and in other organizations. Her portfolio of Exhibitions and Collections includes a list of Selected Permanent Collections.
Pamela's Original and Commissioned Works
Pamela's original works are available for sale and commissioned works can be created. Availability and selection is subject to constant change. General guidelines are published on our Original/Commissioned Works page. Please contact the artist to inquire.