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Gallery to exhibit works by Pamela Chase Newell

Huntington, Ind.-Huntington University's Robert E. Wilson Gallery will feature works by award-winning Indiana artist Pamela Chase Newell from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14. The exhibit will include luminous oil and pastel paintings of landscapes, gardens and still-life pieces.

"I paint the transient light and color that captivates me and hope the moment portrayed touches the heart of the viewer," Chase Newell said in her artist statement.

The gallery will host an artist reception for Chase Newell at 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The Robert E. Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre for the Arts performances, and by appointment. For further information, contact Gallery Director Susan Yee at (260) 359-4331 or syee@huntington.edu.

Specializing in impressionistic style paintings of landscapes, gardens, and still life, Pamela Chase Newell's expressive work reflects a love of gardening (as an Advanced Master Gardener), landscapes and nature. She works in pure pastel, pastel over water media, and oil. The Fishers artist is a workshop instructor, a faculty member of the Indianapolis Art Center, and also teaches at the Hamilton County Art Center.

Chase Newell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She continued her study at the Indianapolis Art Center. She also has studied with Ron Mack, Dan Woodson, Bob Eberle, Todd Reifers, noted American Impressionist C.W. Mundy, and most recently David Slonim.

Chase Newell's luminous colorful paintings have been selected for numerous exhibits including the Hoosier Salon where she has exhibited for 13 years, Indiana Heritage Arts, Indiana Artists Club, Minnetrista ("Art about the Land"), the Cincinnati Art Club ("ViewPoint"), National Juried Art Competition, and the Chicago Pastel Painters National Juried Exhibition. She has had work selected for many solo shows. The Richmond Art Museum selected her paintings in 2008 for an invitational exhibit showcasing pastels by 13 award-winning artists from Indiana and Ohio. In 2007, she exhibited in a collaborative solo show with the Smithsonian Institute at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in Zionsville. Chase Newell was the featured artist in the 2007 January/February edition of Fishers/Geist Magazine.

Galleries include The Hoosier Salon, Brown County Art Guild and Originals. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections and also may be viewed by appointment at her studio or on her Web site.