Artist in Residence Program

The Connecticut River Artisan Group (CRAG) is pleased to announce that Pam Choquette has been selected as the artist in residence for 2024.  Pam’s education includes the liberal and healing arts as well as art and music.   Pam’s roots originate in the deep south and include a family of military veterans, medical professionals, musicians and missionaries.  Her culturally diverse background and childhood memories are rooted in family traditions, which ignited creativity from an early age.  
After retiring from 25 years in social services working with at-risk youth, Pam participated in a CRAG plein air event at Quimby’s Lodge in Averill, Vermont.  Her first watercolor painting was a magical experience that opened a Pandora’s box of artistic adventures.  Since that event, collaboration with other artists significantly impacted Pam’s artistic journey into the enchanting world of Fluid Art.  Fluid Art is known as flow art, liquid art or acrylic paint pouring.  It has become a popular abstract painting technique that involves the use of fluid art mediums, such as free flowing acrylic paint, or very runny acrylics, powdered pigments or inks.  After years of significant research, online masterclass tutorials and personal experimentation, Pam is now considered one of the premier artists in the north country using this unique fluid art process.  Her expertise is recognized by her peers and the numerous students she has shared her talents with.  She has exhibited her paintings at several venues, and her fluid art masterpieces are included in many private collections.  
As the artist in residence, Pam will present two classes, participate in CRAG exhibits, and interact with people in the community at various locations.  The program is funded by a grant from the Tillotson North County Foundation. 

Photo of Connecticut River Artisan Group (CRAG) artist in residence, Pam Choquette, in action in the park in Canaan, VT.  Pam will be offering two classes and painting at different locations during her residency.