As noted in other posts, we dedicated the 2010 Scene to Pam Glover, seen above, who was a founding painter and major friend of the event.
Pam, who died in April, 2010, after 86 years of making wonderful art, was well-known around the Bay Area and California as a painter and teacher of art. We knew her best as a warm and generous friend and supporter.
Jennifer Mondenessi of the Contra Costa Times wrote a sterling piece on Pam, talking about how her “colorful works captured the Bay Area’s diverse landscape and sparked the imaginations of the many students she taught during her years as an instructor at the Orinda Community Center.”
One of Pam’s many contributions to the Northern California art scene was her support of Scene on the Strait, and she was with us from the beginning. She appeared many years at Scene on the Strait, painting landscapes on site to the delight of spectators and selling many of her paintings as well. All the artists who appear at Scene on the Strait donate a portion of the sale of their art to support the Carquinez Enviromental Education Center and our environmental programs to restore butterfly habitat along the Carquinez Strait.
Here are two reminders of the grand legacy Pam left us: “Springtime,” and “Happy House, Martinez.”