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pamela bradford

pamela bradford

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    My art is inspired by those nearest to my heart, my family & friends. Life is full of challenges, each one unique as the person experiencing it. I try to capture that uniqueness in my sculptures. I take ordinary things and add a twist to represent how we overcome life’s challenges. I use humor, vibrant colors, various textures, and even hidden design to incorporate both personality and nature into one, because without a little quirkiness, life can become mundane.
  • Resume

    Pamela Bradford
    2018 BA Graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    pbradford@my.centenary.edu
    (318) 519-7832

    Artist Background Statement
    As an artist and recent graduate of Centenary College, I have been blessed by many opportunities to
    expand my knowledge and skills in ways I never dreamt possible. My love for art began when I was a child,
    admiring my mother’s paintings and sketches. I knew one day I wanted to be just like her, so I jumped at every
    opportunity I got. For years I drew and painted. Anything from nature to the latest comic book designs, if it
    could be drawn or painted, I did so. During my time in the military I got to try my hand at carving, creating
    squadron shield designs for competitions, and I loved it! Being able to go from paper to a 3 dimensional
    design was amazing! Fast forward to my time at Centenary, where I was introduced to the world of sculpture. I
    discovered a passion for creation like I’ve never experienced before. I now create sculptures and carvings on
    anything from my children to random oddities that capture the viewers eye and invite laughter. I strive to
    brighten the world through my art in color, texture, humor, and quirk!

    Work Experience
    Artist & Jewelry maker
    Pamela Bradford Studios
    December 2014 to current

    -Design/create sculptures, paintings, and jewelry sold locally and online

    Skills:
    -Professionalism, self-motivated multitasking, time management, wire working, basic hand and shop tools,
    computer design programs, painting, staining, dying, stone work, wood work, metals work, plastic work,
    glass work, creative thinking, financial record keeping, self-promotion, advertising, sales

    Resident Artist
    Jim & I - Shreveport, LA
    June 2017 to October 2017

    -Created and helped design art and structural pieces for the Shreveport Aquarium.

    Skills;
    -Acquiring supplies for projects, project design and implementation, on-site communication with project
    owners, teamwork, team leadership, independent work, attention to detail, multitasking, project
    fulfillment within brief time constraints, time management, wood working skills, plaster work, plastic
    work, painting, concrete acid staining
    -Working with workshop power equipment and pneumatic tools;
    -scroll saws, wet saw, jig saw, circular saw, router, air compressor, belt sander, orbital sander, drills,
    pneumatic spray gun, and fine detail work with hand tools.

    On site Artist/Store Manager and Sales
    Delis Decor - Bossier City, LA
    December 2014 to August 2015

    -Created custom and personalized art and oversaw store and personnel management

    Skills;
    -Painting, engraving, pottery work, jewelry design, metal work, employee schedules, employee pay,
    social media advertisement, radio advertising, customer service, retail display and facility upkeep,
    supply and restock, purchasing and acquisitions

    Museum Management Intern
    Meadows Museum
    January 2015 to May 2015

    -Set-up, tear-down and maintain museum exhibits and displays

    Skills;
    -Painting, vinyl work, facility maintenance, basic woodworking and carpentry, maintaining climate
    controlled atmosphere, security

    Military Service
    US Air Force Retired
    April 2002 to November 2014

    Positions held;
    -Command Staff Secretary
    -Training Manager
    -GPC/GTC Travel & Card Purchasing Monitor
    -Group COMSEC & Computer Systems Monitor
    -Cyber Operations Manager
    -Personnel System Management Craftsman
    -Munitions Personnel & Stockpile Controller
    -Personnel Supervisor
    -Munitions Systems Craftsman
    -Munitions Crew Chief
    -Munitions Systems Technician

    Commendations: AF Achievement Medal x3, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Medal,
    Combat Readiness Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal x2, GWOT Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
    Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Nato Medal, AF Longevity Medal

    Education
    Bachelors of Art
    Major: Studio Art, Minor: Business Management
    Centenary College - Shreveport, LA
    May 2018 to Present

    Munitions Technology
    Community College of the Air Force - Barksdale AFB, LA
    2007 to 2014

    Munitions Technology
    University of Maryland
    2005 to 2007

    Noteworthy Art Work
    Work in collaboration with Centenary Arts Program;
    -Local artist set-up and display (Highland area)
    -Christmas in the Sky art and interior decor work
    Barksdale AFB, USAF, 2MUNS & 2MOS
    -Squadron Shield design, carve, Paint & display 2011-2013

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