Heitzman and Hiatt


Two talented Dubuque artists will be featured in the Special Exhibit gallery for the April / May show: Barbara Heitzman and Pamela Hiatt.

Receiving numerous awards in Bluff Strokes Paint Out as well as State and Regional competitions, Barbara paints primarily with pastels, although she experiments with other mediums. She is a retired instructor from the University of Northern Iowa where she taught Expressive Arts and elementary creative drama. When plein air painting, Barbara says she tries to “capture the essence of what [she observes] but also go beyond realistic local color and use imaginative color juxtapositions and texture.”

One could hardly believe that Pamela only began painting after retiring from the Post Office by looking at her work, but she has devoted herself to the art of oil painting. Pamela has shown her work at various local venues and online. According to Pamela, she is “inspired by the play and flow of light on any given subject and strives to breathe life into [her] paintings using color and brushstrokes to lead the eye.”

Both she and Barbara are members of the Plein Air Painters of Dubuque and have shown their work at various locations in the past. We look forward to highlighting these two amazing artists!

Opening reception
Saturday, April 6 from 4-5 pm

Thursdays through Sundays
April 6-May 31, 2024 - 11 am-4 pm

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