PAMALA BERGO COFFEY
Pam graduated from Mason City High School and the University of Iowa with a BA degree: in Education, Communications, Theatre, Art and English. She shared her knowledge of the arts as a junior high teacher for 22 years in Washington, Iowa. After raising 4 children and retiring from teaching she had her own business and studio selling her pottery and painting. She published a book "Prosaic Pallet" with 60 of her paintings and narration for each. Her work was displayed in Washington Iowa at the Community Center, Public Library, and several churches. The Washington Hospital purchased 6 of her paintings, and she was awarded purchase award for a painting now housed in the Washington public library. She was a part of 3 women's studio tours and 3 Eastern Iowa Studio tours. Pam has participated in the MacNider Art Festivals, Clear Lake Art Sail, North Iowa Studio Tour In Mason City, and Clear Lake Farmer's market. She also has had commissions for funeral urns, communion and baptismal pieces. In 2012 Pam and her husband Tim moved back to Mason City and Clear Lake where Tim is the Executive Director of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pam was a board member of The Clear Lake Art Center. In 2013 Pam opened "Bergo's Art and Antique". The gallery had over 30 artist and now is the home of Wright on the Park. Pam helped organize and is a part of the artist owned gallery Art on the Plaza in downtown Mason City. It is my pleasure to be a part of the Arts in northern Iowa and my passion to create and promote art!