The Upper Crust at 7 East Market St. in Georgetown will exhibit works by award-winning folk artist Pamella Bounds-Seemans starting Monday, May 12. Bounds-Seemans was born in Milton, has a home there and currently lives in Wilmington. Her colorful folk art is known as FFF - fun, funky and folk - and uses plenty of jewel-encrusted frame color. Several area art critics and gallery owners call her one of the most interesting artists in the state. She is known as the Wild Woman of Art.
From 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, the Upper Crust will hold a Meet the Artist reception. Light refreshments will be served.
Bounds-Seemans is known for painting local scenes as well as creative whimsical beach-themed works; fish, mermaids and seahorses are among some of her creations. Her exhibit will continue until mid-May. She has Georgetown ties, having held her first state exhibition in 1981 at Delaware Technical Community College.
Bounds-Seemans has had many exhibits throughout her 30-year career from New Mexico, Virginia, Delaware and Rehoboth. Her work can be found at the Tideline Gallery in Rehoboth Beach and Blue Streak Gallery in Wilmington.
Her mother had much influence on her life and work. Her mother’s home was like a folk art museum, and Bounds-Seeman's whimsical Outside Art is a liberation from the simplicity that often defined its traditional form. In addition to being an artist, she and her husband have raised three children.
Bounds-Seemans has had numerous awards and has made a number of television appearances. Her work can be found in several collections in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Wilmington and Family Court of Delaware as well as other private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
The Upper Crust serves made-from-scratch baked goods, fair trade organic coffee, breakfast and lunch in a casual setting. Part of The Upper Crust’s commitment to the community is to offer a gallery space to local artists who might not otherwise have an opportunity to show their works. Contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-856-2300 to schedule a time to stop in with images of work.