Pamela O'Brien

Pamela O'Brien


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   5536 Manker St., Indianapolis, IN

Pamela O’Brien

5536 Manker Street

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227




Work Experience Self-employed artist, Indianapolis, IN

Artist, Mar 2015 – Present

Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery, 2017

Gallery exhibit: “Art Of the Ages” at The Athenaeum

Gallery exhibits: “Red” and “Secret Doors;” at Stutz Artists Association, 2016 and 2017

Gallery exhibit: “Home” presented by Indiana Interchurch Center Gallery, November -December 2016

Gallery exhibit: ‘Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable World,’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library June 2016.

Gallery exhibit: ‘Can We Talk?  Memories, Miracles and the Power of Things Unsaid,’ the kick-off event for the Before I Die Festival, a city-wide event sponsored by Indiana University School of Nursing, IUPUI, at The Stutz Artists Association, March-April 2016.

Teach workshops on Intuitive Abstract Painting.

Design and make jewelry using sterling silver, glass and/or semi precious stones

Education Design Management (EDM), New Orleans, LA

Co-owner and Director of Social Services, Mar 2003 – Oct 2007

Co-Owned and served as Social Services Director of Education Design Management, Inc., a consulting and management firm specializing in innovative curricula and community social services programs

Consulted with neighborhood organizations who sponsored charter schools after Hurricane Katrina; incorporated art and service learning into the curricula to meet the specialized needs of various communities and neighborhoods

Collaborated with singer Charmaine Neville to develop after school art and music programs for at-risk youth


Education Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

various art classesJun 2013 – Present

Took 8-week course on oil painting and completed landscape painting taught by local artist Carol Skinner

Studied figure drawing using live model, taught by local artist Vandra Pentecost

Studied the work of artist Claude Monet and completed work in his style taught by local artist Addie Hirschten


Tulane University School of Social Work, New Orleans, LA

Master of Social Work, Dec 1991

Recipient of Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship


Additional Skills and affiliations       Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages; fluent in Spanish

Lived in Cozumel, Mexico from 1984-1988 and studied art with local artists..

Blog writer on cooking, art and stories related to life as a home chef, gardner and artist

Self employed as a caterer from 1993-2007.

Worked with a partner and started a business in interior decorating from 1994-1999.

Member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis

Member of Women of Indianapolis Artists (WOIA)

Member of Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association (IDADA)

Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery in Fountain Square