Curriculum Vitae


                                                      ART and DESIGN                                                         


Fantastic Fibers Miami, Fiber Art Guild, Founding Director                                                           2016 – Present


Pamela Palma Designs, Miami Beach, FL       1993 – Present
Illusions Fiber Art Studio, Buffalo, NY  1987 – 1993

Fiber Artist and Textile Designer.  Hand woven, dyed, stitched, knitted, crocheted, sewn, painted, printed fine art fabrics, tapestries, works of art; functional objects, apparel, fashion accessories, decorative accessories, furnishings; mixed media and sculptural constructions; murals. Exhibit in international galleries and museums; on the runway; commissions and private collections. Teach weaving. Internship mentor for high school and college students. Adjunct professor of design; art instructor. Develop art programs for nonprofits in South Florida. Awards, grants. 

Arts Advocate. Founding Director of Fantastic Fibers Miami, guild for fiber artists in Miami. American Tapestry Alliance, Board of Directors. Grant review panelist for Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Art Educator. Teaching experience – children and adults, fiber and mixed media. South Florida venues include Pamela Palma Designs’ studio, the Bakehouse Art Complex, Perez Art Museum Miami, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Miami Dade College, Design and Architecture Senior High, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Town of Cutler Bay.

Nonprofit Development and Leadership.  Consultant to community organizations for strategic planning, mission statements, programs. Raise funds for art education programs, community programs, capital campaigns, exhibitions, events, performances. Clients include the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, South Beach Jazz Festival, the Girls’ CLub Collective. Director of Development, Director of Government and Foundation Relations for Miami Dade College, Miami Art Museum, National Young Arts Foundation. 


Fresh Threads, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL                            2018

Out of Many One, Studio 18 in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL                                      2017

Rockin! The Story of Rock & Roll, Studio 18 in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL             2017 

Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017, Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL           2017

Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond TraditionArmory Annex, Lake Worth, FL            2017

Art Basel Group Exhibition, Artium Gallery, Miami, FL                                                      2016

Travelling Tapestry:Textile Mail Art                                                                           2016 – 2017

  • Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Mexico and
  • Museo de la Filatella de Oaxaca, Mexico                                      Museum Collection

Small Tapestry International,  American Tapestry Alliance,  Touring Exhibition         

  • Artspace, Raleigh, NC;                                                                                      2016
  • Biggs Museum of Art, Dover, DE;                                                                    2015
  • Orville J. Hanchy Gallery, Natchitoches, LA                                                    2015

** Continuous Threads, 200 Years of Textiles in Georgia, Invitational, 

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, Buford, GA                             2015

Intertwined, Contemporary South Eastern Fiber Art, Touring Exhibition               2015

  • Hudgens Art Center, Duluth, GA;
  • UCC Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA;
  • Lamar Art Center, Barnesville, GA;
  • Anne Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA

In Response to the De La Cruz Collection, Audrey Love Gallery                                 2014-2015

Art After Dark, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, FL                                                  2014

Ofrendas, Day of the Dead, Swenson Gallery, Miami FL                                             2014

Untitled, American Tapestry Association, Feinstein Gallery, Providence, RI                2014

Recently Acquired 5, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL                                                 2014

Clothesline Musings, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA                          2014

Art Wynwood, International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL                                     2014

Urbanism, Perceived – Imagined, Coral Gables Museum, FL                                       2014

Together We Fly,  Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL                                                       2013

Two of a Kind, Swenson Gallery, Miami FL                                                                   2013

Thinking on Paper, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                   2013

**Spoken Threads, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY                                                       2013

Behind the Scenes, Swenson Gallery, Miami, FL                                                          2013

Oneiric: Beyond Consciousness, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL                                2013

Visual Poetry, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL                                                2013

Love the Everglades, Artopia Gallery, Miami, FL                                                           2013

Works on Paper, Gallery 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                             2013

Rip Her to Shreds, The Projects at FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL                            2012

High Fiber Under Five, San Jose Museum of Textiles, San Jose, CA                           2012

Triad 3: Works from the Collection, Valmar Art Gallery, Miami, FL                                  2012

Fiber Options, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD                                           2012

Triad 2: Venus Transmissions, Valmar Art Gallery, Miami,FL                                         2012

The Artists Among Us ll, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY                             2011

Triad 1: Buy Me Love, Valmar Art Gallery, Miami, FL                                                     2012

Art in Craft Media, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY                                      2012

Art Fallout, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                 2010, 2011

Museum Artists, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL                                                              2008


Miami Heart Research Institute, Miami Beach, FL 2003
Deering Estate, Palmetto Bay, FL 2003
Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables, FL  2003
Arts at St. Johns, Miami Beach, FL 2003
Bal Harbour Gallery, Bal Harbour, FL 2002
Ziff Jewish Museum of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL 2002
The Gilded Hand, Coral Gables, FL 2000 – 2002
Synergy Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 2000 – 2001
Inspirations Gallery, Coral Gables, FL 2001
Miami Art Collective, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL 2000 – 2001
The South Florida Art Center, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 1999 – 2003


The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL 2013 – 2018
South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL 1999 – 2001
Miami Art Central, Miami, FL, Founding Director 2001 – 2003


Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, FL 2006
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, Miami, FL 2005
St. Johns on the Lake, Miami Beach, FL 2003
Private Residence, Miami Beach, FL 2002
Jackson Memorial Hospital Children’s Oncology Clinic, Miami, FL 2000
Kristi House, Miami, FL 1999
Private Residence, Coral Gables, FL 1996
American Cancer Society, Miami, FL 1996


International Museum Collections:    Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Mexico,

                                                          Museo de la Filatella de Oaxaca, Mexico

Private CollectionsUSA:

Palm Springs, CA; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Albuquerque, NM; Zuni Pueblo, NM; Holland, NY; Lewiston, NY; New York, NY; Buffalo, NY; Providence, RI; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; St. Simons Island, GA.

International Collections:  Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Spain, Colombia.


American Tapestry Alliance, Member                                                             2014 – present

                                                 Director of Fundraising                                      2016 – 2017

Fantastic Fibers Miami, Fiber Art Guild, Founding Director                             2016 – Present

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Member                                             2017 – 2018

Miami Salon Group, Member                                                                           2015 – 2016

Florida Tropical Weavers Guild, Member                                                       2015

Nova Southeastern University, Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, FL                    2014 – 2015

Jekyll Island Arts Association, Jekyll Island, GA – Member                           2013 – 2014

American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN – Member                                       2013 – 2015

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY – Member                                     2012 – 2015

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL – Adjudicator               2011 – 2014

The Girls’ Club Collective, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Adjudicator                          2010 – 2014

National Young Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, Development Director             2010 – 2011

Jekyll Island Art Society, Jekyll Island, GA – Adjudicator                                2005 and 2010

Walden University Alumni Association, USA – Member                               2010 – Present

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Miami, FL – Member                      2010 – 2011

Pine Tree Residences Association, Miami Beach, FL – President                2010 – Present

Philanthropic Educational Organization, Miami, FL – Member                   2010 – 2013

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL – Development Associate                               2006 – 2009

Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs –Grant Panelist                     2007 – 2011

Arts at St. Johns, Miami Beach, FL – Director                                                2005 – 2006

Dade County Fair, Miami-Dade County, FL – Adjudicator                               2001 – 2002

Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, FL – Adjunct Professor         1994 – 1999

Junior League of Miami, Inc., Miami, FL – Executive Council                       1993 – 2000

Junior League of Buffalo, Inc., Buffalo, NY – Member                                 1990 – 1993

Buffalo State College Alumni Association, Buffalo, NY, Member               1987 – Present


Culture Owl, Miami, FL                                                                                   2018

Art Circuits , Miami, FL                                                                                    2018

Miami New Times                                                                                            2018

Curbed Miami                                                                                                  2018

Luxe Interiors and Design                                                                                2016

The Miami Herald, Miami-Dade, Broward Editions 2012
The Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2012
Arterpillar, Blog, South Florida  2012
Art Districts, Miami, FL 2012
The Miami Herald, Miami, FL 2008
Lincoln Road Magazine, Miami Beach, FL 2003
Ocean Drive Magazine, Miami Beach, FL 2003
The Miami Herald, Miami, FL 2002
FiberArts Magazine, Taunton Press, Inc. 1999
The Junior League Journal, Junior League of Miami, Inc. 1997
The Junior League Journal, Junior League of Miami, Inc. 1996
BUFFALO! The Magazine of the Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY 1993
The Buffalo News, Home Décor Special Issue, Buffalo, NY  1993


Common Field Convening, Miami, FL                                                                                               2016

Artist Access Grant, Miami Dade County, Department of Cultural Affairs                                         2015

Best of Show: Fiber Art, Canandaigua Art Festival, NY  1995
Patrons’ Award, Textiles, Miami Beach Art Festival 1994
First Place: Textiles, Miami Beach Art Festival 1993
First Place, Sassoon Wearable Art Runway Show, Miami Beach, FL 1993
Honorable Mention, Wisconsin Weavers Guild Exhibition, Madison, WI  1991
Honorable Mention, AAO Gallery Exhibition, Buffalo, NY 1989


Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, Art Instructor Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), Miami, FL, Adjunct Professor Erie Community College, Adjunct Professor, Buffalo, NY, Adjunct Professor Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL, Art Instructor History Miami, Miami, FL, Art Instructor Beaux Arts, Lowe Art Museum at UM, Coral Gables, FL, Art Instructor Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, Adjunct Professor The Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOCA) North Miami, FL, Art Instructor Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, Museum Educator, Gallery Teacher South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL, Art Instructor The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum, Miami Beach, FL, Adult Program Development Gladstone Center for Girls, Miami, FL, Art Program Development (Jr. League), Art Instructor Kristi House, Miami, FL, Program Development (Jr. League)


Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), Miami, FL State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College) Buffalo, NY State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo), Buffalo, NY Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY


Master of Science – Nonprofit Management and LeadershipWalden University, School of Public Policy and Administration, Baltimore, Maryland and Minneapolis, Minnesota  2010
Bachelor of Science – DesignState University of New York, College at Buffalo 1987
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fine Art, Cultural Anthropology   1974 – 1978
State University of New York College at Potsdam, Fine Art, Modern Dance 1968 – 1970