Pamela Carvajal Drapala - Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. Attended Yuma Union High School, Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. Degree: AA, Arizona Western College. Three courses away from BA in English and a focus in Art. Scholarship Founder of the Vincent A. Carvajal Art Scholarship for Yuma high school area seniors. Graduate of Northern Arizona University. Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Poetry, essays, and short stories can be found at - In the Eyes of the Wild, Yuma Daily Sun, Shuz Magazine, Awareness Magazine, Colorado Crossing Editions, Library of Congress, Reaction Exit Art, La Hercencia Magazine Editions (2), and Time of Trial, Hidden Press, two CNN I-Reports.
Exhibitions and Performances:
NAU Celebration of Achievement and Showcase, April 8, 2008. Gathering of Three, June 9, 2006, through
September 30, 2006, Yuma Art Center Museum (Historic Downtown), 254 S. Main Street. Supported by the Yuma Fine Arts, City of Yuma, Arizona Commission On the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Galeria Tonantzin - Las Mujeres Exhibit, San Juan Bautista, California, March 11, 2006. Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, New York, December 2005. Arizona Western College - On the Border Exhibit - Farm Worker Series - September 2004. Agora Gallery, Soho New York - June through July 2004. Taste of Fine Art Auction - Yuma, Arizona - Donation of Frida at Peace. Hospice Ocean to Ocean Art Show - October 2003 - Donation of The Crossing and African Sunset Tiles.
Art, Poetry, and Photography - Presentations to Audiences
Northern Arizona University 20th Anniversary Celebration 2008, art, poetry, and photography presentation – Fruitful Yuma Valley, Arizona Western College 2008, art, poetry, and photography – We are all Connected, March 13, 2008. Desert Artists, Yuma, Arizona, November, 2006.
Outstanding Purple Ribbon, Fine Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Pay Day, Farm Worker Series. Blue Ribbons: Fine Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Geronimo and Adam, Farm Worker Series. Cash Award Gold Rosette and Purple Rosette, Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005. Luz, Farm Worker Series. Purple Ribbon, Art Competition, Yuma, AZ 2005, Jorge, Farm Worker Series. Outstanding Ribbon: Fine Art Competition Yuma, AZ 2004, Yuma Eve, Farm Worker Series. Grand Champion (Cash Award) and Outstanding 2003: The Weaver Outstanding, The Green Eyed Girl, 2003 Outstanding: My Daughters and Angel, 1990s. Three Cash Awards for Costume Design - Yuma Country Fair. First Place: Frida at Peace, 2003 First Place: Frustration, 1990s. First Place: Blue Moon, 1990s. Second Place: My Friend Hong, 2003. Second Place: Laura and Ashley, 1980s.
Next Endeavor: Day of the Dead painting series.
Proudest Moment as an Artist: Selling my nine portraits in the ...