Pamela Harr’s Biography

Pam & Popi Oct 1st 2010 (Squash & Swiss Chard)

PAMELA HARR – Graduate of Oregon State University in General Science and the University of Iowa in Physical Therapy. After her first husband Gerry Harr was killed in Viet Nam in 1971 she became a sculptor out of an interest that grew from her work with handicapped children. Her sculptures consist primarily of pioneer women and children and religious themes as well as a series of historical carrousel horses. She has also authored articles for several publications and is active as a fund raiser and works as an artist in residence. She resides is Glendive, MT with her husband, Harvey Rattey and 6 children.

Pamela has recently sculpted the life-sized bugler and flag-draped casket for the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial at Fort Peck, Montana.  This video is Pamela being interviewed about the Memorial sculptures by Dorothy Sturlaugson of KXGN TV.

Pam & Popi on the back porch

Pamela Harr 1981 Inductee, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth, TX

MAJOR AWARDS:
Induction into National Cowgirl Hall of Fame – Fort Worth, TX 1981
Blue Chip Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Excellence in Business) 1993
Nations Business Magazine 1993 Feature Story
Creative Business Feature Story  2001
Best of Show – Women Artists of the American West 1976 – 1977
Gold medal – Western Artists of America 1982
Best of Show in Bronze – MONAC – Spokane, WA 1980
1st place – Las Vegas, NV Art Museum 1978
1st place – Cody Art League, Cody, WY 1978
Best of Show over-all – National Cowgirl Hall of Fame 1977
Bronze Medal – Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angles, CA 1977
Pam Working on a Bronze       Pam & Popi in the Springtime
PERMANENT COLLECTION:
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
Augustana Center for Western Studies, Laturgical Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Mary Hill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

MUSEUM SHOWS:
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame  – Fort Worth, TX – Permanent Collection 1977 – 2003
Badlands Museum – Medora, ND – Permanent Collection 1979 – 2003
Museum of the Rockies – Bozeman, MT 1979 – 1987
Museum of Native American Cultures – Spokane, WA 1978 – 1987
Museum of Science and Industry – Los Angeles, CA 1977

MAJOR WESTERN ART SHOWS:
Montana Society Congressional Reception – Washington, D.C. 1987
National Women Art Exhibition – Louisiana World Exposition – New Orleans, LA 1984
International Art Expo – New York City 1984
Wildlife & Western Art Exhibit – Minneapolis, MN 1983 – 1984
Museum of Native American Cultures Show – Spokane, WA 1977 – 1989
C.M. Russell Show – Great Falls, MT 1972 – 2003
Nebraskaland Days – North Platte, NE 1975 – 1994
Western Artists of America – Cody, WY 1983
Western Art Show – Rapid City, SD 1982 – 1983
Waterfowl Festival – Easton, MD 1982
Hess’s Gallery of Fine Arts – Allentown, PA 1982
Favell Museum Show – Klamath Falls, OR 1981 – 1982
Koln, West Germany 1980
Western Artists of America – Reno, NV 1979 – 1982
Death Valley Invitational Show 1976 – 1978
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition – Charleston, SC 1983
Western Art Show – Yokohama, Japan 1983
Custer Art Center – Miles City, MT 1999 – 2003

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
CREATIVE LIVING: Tactics for a Life Plan – Summer Issue 1999
SOUTH DAKOTA HERITAGE MAGAZINE: Champion from South Dakota – Howard Fisher, Centennial Series #6 1989
WESTERN HORSEMAN: The Rodeo From Montana’s Hartland – July 1983 – Mailwagons of Northern Montana – December 1974
SOUTHWEST ART: Pamela Harr – Sculptor – November 1976
ART MARKETING LETTER:
Sales Receipts & Collection – September 1987
Royalty Contracts – September 1986
Short & Long Term Marketing Schedules – May 1986
Computer Application To Art Marketing – March & April 1985
Banking – Art As A Business – April 1986
Interview Regarding Sales Representatives – December 1984
MOSQUITOES OF THE NORTHWEST: US Department of Agriculture (illustrations only) 1967

SEMINARS: Given by Pamela Harr
Art as a Business – Walla Walla Community College – Clarkston, WA February 1986, 1988, & 1990
Beall Park Art Center – Bozeman, MT November 1985
Marketing Class – Montana State University 1993 & Dawson Community College 2007
Artist in Residence – Bozeman – Montana Public Schools 1990 – 1994
Computer Marketing Class – Montana Arts Council 1996

MEMBERSHIP:
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame – Fort Worth
International Sculpture Center – New York
American Carrousel Society
American Donkey & Mule Society
Western Artists of America
American Angus Association

LINKS OF INTEREST:
Breakfast at Gingers
Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum

Custers Lookout