Reflecting on a Centrum Residency

Reflecting on my time at Centrum, I have discovered that it offered a pivotal moment in my art practice.  I had the luxury of focused time in a setting that offered so much visually with few demands.  A new direction and body of work resulted from my time at Centrum and to know that the possibility to return is there  really is fantastic.  I have been to other residencies yet Centrum stands out  as unique and special not only because of the exquisite setting, but also in the structure and respect the program offers artists. The creative energy and renewal that I gained from my residency was one of the greatest gifts I have ever had.
I am anxious to return.
 Pam Rogers1       Pam Rogers3     Pam Rogers2
The images I have attached were created with paint made from soil in Fort Worden and also plant pigments from plants near the beach.
Pam Rogers
Bethesda MD

Pam is a Centrum Artist in Residence who was here in March 2009.