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December 2020 Artist of the Month  ... Pam Jacobson

Pam grew up in Colorado, living there for more than half a century. Throughout those years, art has always been a part of Pam’s life. In school, through college, and into adulthood she took a multitude of classes, seemingly trying every art medium. More than twenty-five years ago she and her husband bought a house that had the perfect place for stained glass windows. She decided that instead of paying someone to make the windows she would take a class to learn to make them herself, thus introducing herself to glass. Since then it has become a passion.

After making stained glass windows for a few years, she moved into fused glass and was so taken that she immediately had to buy a kiln of her own. As a result, an ETSY business was born, featuring glass jewelry, and household décor.

Even though art was Pam’s love, her profession was teaching. For thirty-one years she taught nearly every grade level, special education, and even had a job that focused on educator staff development. It was the perfect job while raising two sons, and it also allowed for time to be creative. In addition to glass, creativity for Pam also included painting, knitting, crocheting, card-making and general crafting.

In 2014, Pam retired from teaching and she moved to Mesquite with her husband, Alan, in 2016. One of the qualities that she loved about Mesquite was that it seemed to be a very “artsy” town.

Once here Pam jumped right into an assortment of activities through Sun City where she is currently the president of both the Stained Glass Club and Glass Crafters (Fused Glass Club). She has also been a member of the Virgin Valley Artist Association since 2016, and she is currently the co-chair of the Gift Shop Committee and the Boutique Committee, as well a member of the Board. Being part of VVAA has given Pam an opportunity to connect with other artistic-minded people as she enjoys this phase of her life in Mesquite, Nevada. 

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This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.